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In The Hollywood Reporter’s Cannes Daily No. 6, THR‘s film critic Todd McCarthy analyzes the first half of the festival. Also, stories on Twilight star Kristen Stewart‘s mother’s directorial debut and stories from inside the Lawless premiere.
Cannes 2012 Critic’s Notebook: Festival Slowly Improves During Week
For some, the festival really got started with Cristian Mungiu’s aetheistic acid bath administered to the devoutly religious, Beyond the Hills. For me, however, things finally kicked into gear with Michael Haneke’s Love, an unflinching yet supremely elegant examination of the final stages of life, unerringly acted by French greats Jean-Louis Trintignant and Emmanuelle Riva.
Cannes 2012: ‘Twilight’ Star Kristen Stewart’s Mother Makes Directorial Debut
Filmmaker Jules Stewart is in Cannes to support the market debut of her directorial debut K-11. Her daughter also happens to be Twilight star Kristen Stewart, who is due in Cannes later this week to support Walter Salles‘ On The Road In Competition. After years of working on the movie and being immersed in the craft, Stewart aims to build a directing career. “Doing that at 50 is not the easiest thing to do,” Stewart candidly told THR
Cannes 2012: Inside The Weinstein Company’s ‘Lawless’ Premiere
As one of the most anticipated films of the festival, TWC and FilmNation’s premiere of John Hillcoat’s Lawless did not disappoint — and neither did the film’s exclusive after-party at Baoli beach on May 19.
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