The Giants (Les Géants): Cannes 2011 Review
The teenage cast members could hardly be better in Bouli Lanners' coming of age tale centered on two Belgian brothers.
CANNES -- Belgian director Bouli Lanners was a painter before he turned to acting and filmmaking, and there’s ample evidence of that background in the sumptuous visuals of The Giants, with lush landscapes and a wooded river setting that show the majestic beauty of nature at its most seductive. Three appealing young actors bring unforced charm, buoyancy and vulnerability to this coming of age story, but the film is held back by lack of meat on its narrative bones.
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