The Worst Cannes Ever?!

The same old auteurs, profound political films, and baffling Brits

This rush of motion is matched by bad boy Gaspar Noé's mostly real-time, long-take Irreversible, in which the camera rarely pauses for breath, save for a nine-minute anal-rape scene. Right. While Noé drives home man's animalistic nature, Reygadas adopts to show how each person contains within himself the potential for salvation. The slightly less than modest Reygadas aptly describes Japón as "not for everyone." But is there anything wrong with that?

If Gilles Jacob, Thierry Fremaux, and the rest of the selection committee of the competition continue to spend half their time showing films both tired and true, next year will surely be, once again, the worst Cannes ever.

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