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Aymeline Valade, Lea Seydoux, Amira Casar and Gaspard Ulliel - The 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival - 'Yves Saint Laurent' - Photocall - Cannes, France - Saturday 17th May 2014

Aymeline Valade, Lea Seydoux, Amira Casar and Gaspard Ulliel
Lea Seydoux, Amira Casar and Jeremie Renier
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Aymeline Valade, Lea Seydoux and Amira Casar
Bertrand Bonello, Aymeline Valade and Lea Seydoux
Lea Seydoux, Amira Casar and Gaspard Ulliel

Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas Trailer


Michael Kohlhaas is a horse dealer living a simple but idyllic life with his beautiful wife, children and their quaint home. He buys some carefully selected horses to take home from a nearby town but on the way he is stopped by a greedy local baron who removes several of his horses apparently unlawfully. When Kohlhaas protests his rights, he discovers that his beloved wife has been ruthlessly killed and so he decides, with his whole world crashing down around him, to embark on a fearless voyage of vengeance. While attempting to gather an army to destroy the monsters who ruined his life, he is confronted by his own religious beliefs which tell him he must forgive his enemies. However, is seems Kohlhaas is willing to face the fiery depths of hell for what those enemies have taken from him.

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Amira Casar - Thursday 22nd May 2008 at Cannes Film Festival Cannes, France

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Amira Casar - Saturday 17th May 2008 at Cannes Film Festival Cannes, France

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Amira Casar - Wednesday 14th May 2008 at Cannes Film Festival Cannes, France

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Sylvia Review


Weak
It's always difficult to portray the essence of a historical figure that stands out in the crowd. You either get an over-the-top epic story that nauseates, or a too-simple tale that paints known plot points by numbers without revealing any new subtleties. Sylvia is a case in the latter end of the spectrum, and while it showcases new talents of Gwyneth Paltrow that she doesn't normally get to show off, it leaves the viewer wanting a stronger emotional impact from the infamously suicidal poet.

Directed by Christine Jeffs, whose Rain was a poignant look at a young girl starting to realize her own form of beauty, Sylvia takes us through the tempestuous relationship between Sylvia Plath (Paltrow) and Ted Hughes (Daniel Craig). They meet, quickly mate, his philandering tendencies are revealed, he leaves, she kills herself. The end. Of course, all of this is public knowledge already, so the details of the travails would be what makes or breaks the film, and unfortunately more stock is put into getting the facts right than in creating much interest in them.

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Marie Baie Des Anges Review


OK
Two kids -- one nubile, annoying girl, and one violent, annoying boy -- fall in love on the French Riviera. A real thrill-an-hour.

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Anatomy Of Hell Review


Terrible
It's almost never fair to reduce a film, even a very bad film, to one single image or scene - out of context, almost anything can unfairly seem offensive, moronic, or just plain clueless. However, in the new Catherine Breillat provocation, Anatomy of Hell, you can fairly easily isolate one scene as being emblematic of the whole piece: The character known only as "the man" enters the room where he's been spending a whole lot of time staring at "the woman," takes a look at her naked body, slowly inserts the handle end of a hoe-like garden implement into her vagina and then walks off screen, leaving it there sticking out from her body. They both watch. In a better film, this could have been played as an act of extreme sexual obsession, the work of a near-psychopath, or just a bored boyfriend looking for new kink. In Breillat's clumsy hands, however, it just looks like desperation; having stuck her two nameless actors in a four-night-long battle between the sexes, Breillat seems at a loss for some other way to violate her actress. So, to the garden shed he goes.

Anatomy of Hell starts off just dandy in a gay nightclub where the techno is thudding as we see "the woman" (Amira Casar) watching her boyfriend make out with some guy. She goes to the bathroom and slits her wrists, only to have "the man" (porn star Rocco Siffredi) walk in on her. He hauls her off to the doctor to get stitched up, they have a nice, tense walk, and after going down on him, she says she'll pay him to come watch her: "Watch me where I'm unwatchable." It's all rather dark and disconnected, but there's an insistent, punishing quality to these early scenes that highlight writer/director Breillat's abilities as a filmmaker. She has a slithery way with the camera - especially in a scene shot from above where Casar sidles across the nightclub dancefloor, grabbing hands and shouldering past the dancing men with a liquid malevolence - which should have made this a more enthralling film. As it stands, though, Breillat lets her talents as a sensual visualist go to waste in the name of sheer agitprop of the dullest kind.

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Sylvia Review


Weak

An appropriately moody, gray and madly passionate ode to misery-embracing, famously suicidal author and poetess Sylvia Plath, the biographical "Sylvia" nonetheless paints a very incomplete picture of its subject's life. In fact, it doesn't have much to offer anyone who isn't already well versed in Plath lore.

With only a few scattered, out-of-context quotes from her works (the film went ahead despite disapproval and refusals from the Plath estate), the film provides little sense of her emotionally blistering talent, instead relying on the appraisals of peers. "The wealth of imagery," one friend exalts. "Such horrors but expressed with such coolness."

With its awkward sense of time passage, the storytelling sometimes feels like Cliffs Notes. In one comprehensive segment Plath (Gwyneth Paltrow) and husband Ted Hughes (Daniel Craig) move from England to Boston (where Plath's mom is played by Paltrow's mom, Blythe Danner), then live on the coast for a summer, become frustrated by writer's block, move back to England, become college lecturers, begin struggling with marital problems, and have a baby -- all in 1960. Then suddenly it's two or three years later and she's launching a book of poems ("The Colossus") without even a mention of her revitalized inspiration or a shot of her actually writing.

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Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas Trailer

Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas Trailer

Michael Kohlhaas is a horse dealer living a simple but idyllic life with his beautiful...

Sylvia Movie Review

Sylvia Movie Review

It's always difficult to portray the essence of a historical figure that stands out in...

Anatomy Of Hell Movie Review

Anatomy Of Hell Movie Review

It's almost never fair to reduce a film, even a very bad film, to one...

Sylvia Movie Review

Sylvia Movie Review

An appropriately moody, gray and madly passionate ode to misery-embracing, famously suicidal author and poetess...

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