The Cannes Film Festival Re-Cap

      The Cannes Film Fes­ti­val just wrapped up in France, and it turned out to be a very good one, the best in recent mem­o­ry.

In this inter­view, John Pow­ers, NPR’s film crit­ic-at-large, gives a good, spir­it­ed debrief (iTunesStream) on a fes­ti­val that fea­tured, among oth­er things, sev­er­al high­ly-acclaimed Amer­i­can films, includ­ing ones by the Coen Broth­ers (No Coun­try for Old Men), Gus Van Sant (Para­noid Park), and Michael Moore (Sicko). Also, Pow­ers touch­es on the Roman­ian film that took top hon­ors at the fes­ti­val (4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days) as well as Quentin Taran­ti­no’s splen­did dis­ap­point­ment (Death Proof). You can find the full list of 2007 prize win­ners here.

For an anoth­er point of view, you can check out the New York Times pod­cast from Cannes (iTunes mp3). Here you get A.O. Scot­t’s and Manohla Dar­gis’ final thoughts on the fes­ti­val, plus their oth­er pod­casts from the Riv­iera. And while you’re at it, you can review a col­lec­tion of their print cov­er­age.

Last­ly, here’s a French per­spec­tive on the fes­ti­val that comes from Europe 1. (Yes, it is in French.)

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