Festival in Cannes

2002

Festival in Cannes (2002)

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Critic Consensus: One of Jaglom's better films, Festival in Cannes is an enjoyable insider's take on the movie industry.

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A behind-the-scenes-look at the flamboyant madness surrounding the Cannes Film Festival, the world's premiere film event. The luxurious gathering serves as a backdrop to the desperate, needy, funny, alternately glamorous and duplicitous world of the international movie business.

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Critic Reviews for Festival in Cannes

All Critics (54) | Top Critics (22)

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.

Jul 20, 2002 | Rating: 2.5/4

A picture as charmingly insubstantial as the world it invokes.

Jul 12, 2002 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

At its best ... Festival in Cannes bubbles with the excitement of the festival in Cannes.

Apr 25, 2002 | Rating: 3/5

One of [Jaglom's] better efforts -- a wry and sometime bitter movie about love.

Apr 12, 2002 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Jaglom has never been required viewing, but he has never been this trivial, either.

Apr 5, 2002 | Rating: 2/4

The locale ... remains far more interesting than the story at hand.

Mar 29, 2002 | Rating: 1.5/5

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.

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