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At The 2011 Cannes International Film Festival - Day 4

Olivia Bonamy Saturday 14th May 2011 at the 2011 Cannes International Film Festival - Day 4 Cannes, France

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Ils Review


Excellent
Perhaps the most refreshing aspect of Xavier Palud and David Moreau's ferocious Ils is its utter lack of trickery and distraction. For 77 grueling minutes, nerves get fried, senses are shocked and your pulse becomes a runaway metronome. Not a minute gets wasted from the moment the film starts until the frustrating and chilling conclusion. There isn't a superfluous character to be found on the screen for one frame, never allowing you to avert your eyes from its very real horror. Every pitter-patter of raindrops and blaze of flashlight bulb serves a specific function in this fearsome machine of terror.

Filmed in grainy 35mm, the chills begin in a broken down car on the side of a murky back road. Like a flutter of strings before a symphony starts, Palud and Moreau orchestrate this gripping scene with a diamond cutter's precision, toying with a victim before moving in for the kill. As prefaces go, the scene, engaging and thorough, serves as a sharp appetizer before the main course.

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Read My Lips Review


Weak
In my notes for the acclaimed French romantic thriller Read My Lips, the word "endless" is scribbled twice on separate pages, and underlined each time for emphasis. The movie's weakness is not in its material, but in how it's handled.

The movie introduces us to Carla (Emmanuelle Devos), an overworked but tireless secretary for a large construction company. She looks a bit like Toni Colette (which means she's deemed ugly by co-workers), wears two hearing aids, and has the ability to read lips. Unable to enjoy silence and immersed in relative solitude, it's no wonder that she's falling apart.

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