Cannes 2009: The Tomato Report - The White Ribbon Stuns Critics

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Wednesday night's screening of The White Ribbon left the Cannes crowds shocked and stunned, and seems to have impressed every critic in attendance, with the film achieving 100% on the Tomatometer after nine reviews. Directed by festival favourite Michael Haneke, the film follows the trials and tribulations of a Protestant village in northern Germany on the eve of World War I. Shot in beautiful black and white and performed by an incredible ensemble cast, the film has been roundly praised for is sensitive portrayal of some pretty shocking material. Variety's Todd McCarthy is certainly a fan, writing that the film has "an absolute confidence and mastery of its own cinematic language, and the performances Haneke elicits from his first-rate cast, particularly the children, are eerily perfect." Back to Article

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