Festival in Cannes (2002)
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Critic Reviews for Festival in Cannes
In the end, we don't see enough of Cannes and maybe too much of Kaz. But you have to accept or reject Jaglom as you might a walk on the Croisette, taking the bitter with the sweet.
At its best ... Festival in Cannes bubbles with the excitement of the festival in Cannes.
One of [Jaglom's] better efforts -- a wry and sometime bitter movie about love.
Jaglom has never been required viewing, but he has never been this trivial, either.
The locale ... remains far more interesting than the story at hand.
Audience Reviews for Festival in Cannes
A behind-the-scenes look at the madness that is Cannes, the film follows several people who are in town to make the deal that will keep their careers afloat. There is an actress, turned script writer (Gretchen Scachi) trying to sell her script. There is the aging actress (Anouk Aimee) who hasn't had a leading role in some time. There is her ex-husband (Maximilian Schell), a director who hasn't helmed a film in almost as long, in town with his Italian starlet girlfriend. And a big-budget Hollywood producer (Ron Silver) who has been tasked with signing the aging actress to a bit part in order to land the big names that will carry the film. In the process, old lovers reunite, players get played, and new lovers find one another. Given the insincerity of everyone's shtick, one has to wonder which of these pairings are destined to survive the week. The film is awash with familiar faces, and some not so familiar. It appears to have been shot during an actual week of the famous Cannes Film Festival, and derives a certain authenticity from that. A very well-done, entertaining piece that may not bring world peace, but it does manage to keep one chuckling for a little over an hour and a half.
[left][color=#ffffff]Long-winded, martini-dry Henry Jaglom comedy pokes fun at the Hollywood scene, [/color][color=#ffffff]only without any vigor or depth. For better show biz satire, see Robert Altman's "The Player" instead.[/color][/left]
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