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‘Hold Me Tight’ (‘Serre moi fort’): Film Review | Cannes 2021

French actor-director Mathieu Amalric's latest directorial outing stars Vicky Krieps as a woman dealing with sudden distance from her family.

The Hollywood Reporter Critics Pick 20 Cannes Film Festival Favorites

THR film critics choose the best of the fest, including a Palme d'Or-winning French shocker, Wes Anderson's latest vision, a revealing documentary about a Hollywood stalwart and more.

‘A Tale of Love and Desire’ (‘Une histoire d’amour et de désir’): Film Review | Cannes 2021

Leyla Bouzid's feature follows a young French-Algerian man in Paris as he tries to reconcile his values with his lust.

‘Vortex’: Film Review | Cannes 2021

Gaspar Noé's latest oddity stars Dario Argento and Françoise Lebrun as an elderly couple in the twilight of their lives.

‘In Front of Your Face’: Film Review | Cannes 2021

A former actress and a film director meet in a café in the latest from South Korea's Hong Sangsoo.

‘Paris, 13th District’ (‘Les Olympiades’): Film Review | Cannes 2021

Several Parisians try to figure out life, love and sex in the moodily shot black-and-white drama Paris, 13th District (Les Olympiades: Paris 13e). While the logline might sound like quite a few…

‘France’: Film Review | Cannes 2021

Léa Seydoux stars in Bruno Dumont's competition entry as a TV personality who's rich, famous and unhappy.

‘The Restless’ (‘Les Intranquilles’): Film Review | Cannes 2021

Damien Bonnard ('Les Misérables') and Leïla Bekhti ('The Eddy') star in Belgian filmmaker Joachim Lafosse's new drama about the impact of mental illness on a marriage.

Justin Kurzel’s ‘Nitram’: Film Review | Cannes 2021

Caleb Landry Jones plays the disturbed perpetrator of the worst lone gunman shooting in modern Australian history in the director's taut social-realist thriller.

‘Prayers for the Stolen’ (‘Noche de Fuego’): Film Review | Cannes 2021

In her first narrative feature, documentarian Tatiana Huezo explores the devastating toll of Mexico's narco wars through a coming-of-age drama centered on three rural girls.

‘Casablanca Beats’: Film Review | Cannes 2021

The fictionalized story of the Positive School of Hip Hop, founded by Moroccan helmer Nabil Ayouch in a Casablanca slum, becomes an exercise in pure music and energy.

‘Belle’: Film Review | Cannes 2021

Mamoru Hosoda, a master of emotional Japanese anime ('Wolf Children', 'Mirai'), invents a glittering virtual universe in which a shy teenager becomes a music idol in 'Belle'.