Monday, May 26, 2008

Cannes You Dig It?

I apologize for that; I couldn't stop myself.

So the Cannes film festival ended yesterday. This is the first time in 21 years that a French film has won the Palme d'Or. Laurent Cantet won for The Class, the last French film to win was Sous le Soleil de Satan in 1987.

Benicis del Toro won best actor for playing Che Guevara and Sandra Corveloni won best actress for Linha de Passe. The best feature film was Hunger, which is about someone dying after 66 days on a hunger strike.

Really the reason I mention Cannes is because of this article I found saying that this year's films show a trend toward women's empowerment and humanitarian issues rather than violence. Woot.

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