The Hollywood Reporter Critics Pick the 20 Best Films of Cannes 2023
Favorites included Scorsese’s wrenching true-crime epic, two riveting French courtroom dramas, a chilling Holocaust film like no other, a handcrafted Moroccan documentary, and the latest from veteran auteurs Aki Kaurismaki, Wim Wenders and Victor Erice.
Cannes Analysis: Jury Prize Winners and Losers to Watch for Come Oscar Season
Nobody can see everything that screens in competition at the Cannes Film Festival — there were 21 titles in the mix this year — and I certainly didn’t. So, without passing judgment on all of the titles that were recognized with prizes on Saturday, I must say that I am struck by the fact that all […]
‘Elemental’ Review: Pixar’s Timely High-Concept Bonanza Underwhelms
Director Peter Sohn ('The Good Dinosaur') tells the story of a fire family immigrating to a metropolis dominated by the opposing element of water, and the romance that ensues.
Legend of the Croisette: The Slow, Pure Cinema of Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Nuri Bilge Ceylan likes to take his time. The Turkish director is one of the greatest living practitioners of slow cinema. The filmmaking ethos — pioneered by Russian auteur Andrei Tarkovsky and taken up by the likes of Theo Angelopoulos, Albert Serra, Béla Tarr, Kelly Reichardt and Lav Diaz — eschews the rapid editing and […]
Justine Triet’s ‘Anatomy of a Fall’ Wins Palme d’Or at 2023 Cannes Film Festival
Justine Triet’s French courtroom thriller Anatomy of a Fall has won the 2023 Palme d’Or for best film of the 76th Cannes International Film Festival. Triet is just the third woman director to win Cannes’ top honor, but the second in three years, following Julia Ducournau, who took the Palme for Titane in 2021. Jane […]
‘Last Summer’ Review: Catherine Breillat’s Stepmom Seduction Story Bends the Boundaries
Léa Drucker ('Custody') stars as a woman who begins a fiery love affair with her teenage stepson, wreaking potential havoc on their bourgeois French family.
Cannes: Arab Films ‘Four Daughters’ and ‘The Mother of All Lies’ Share Top Documentary Prize
Two documentaries by Arab women directors have jointly won this year’s L’Oeil d’or (Golden Eye) award for best documentary at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival. Tunisian filmmaker Kaouther Ben Hania’s Four Daughters and The Mother of All Lies, from first-time Moroccan filmmaker Asmae El Moudir, were announced as this year’s best documentary winners at a […]
Josh O’Connor on Why His Role in ‘La Chimera’ Is “Much More Me” Than Prince Charles Is in ‘The Crown’
To play Arthur, a gentleman archeologist-turned-tombaroli (illegal grave-robber) in Alice Rohrwacher’s La Chimera, British actor Josh O’Connor swapped the double-breasted bespoke suits he donned as Prince Charles on Netflix’s The Crown for a rumpled cream linen outfit that looks like its owner has worn through too many late night digs. But the role in the […]
‘Riddle of Fire’ Review: A Sentimental Debut Buckles Under the Weight of Its Fancy
Premiering in the Directors' Fortnight sidebar at Cannes, Weston Razooli's feature follows three kids on a mythic quest.
‘The Mother of All Lies’ Review: An Inspired Moroccan Documentary Tackles Family Secrets and a Nation’s History
Helmer Asmae El Moudir won the best director prize in Cannes' Un Certain Regard section for her film, which uses figurines to represent family, friends and neighbors.
Cannes: ‘How to Have Sex’ Wins Best Film in 2023 Un Certain Regard
Molly Manning Walker’s Cannes festival breakout How to Have Sex has won the prize for best film in the 2023 Un Certain Regard sidebar. The astounding debut, which follows three British teens out for a summer holiday in Greece that turns dark, was The Hollywood Reporter’s hidden gem pick this Cannes and was among the […]
‘La Chimera’ Review: Josh O’Connor Is Superb as a Haunted Man in Alice Rohrwacher’s Beguiling Tomb-Raider Tale
Blending folklore, dreams, superstition and unvarnished realism, the new film follows ‘The Wonders’ and ‘Happy as Lazzaro’ in the director’s triptych set around her Italian birthplace.