Cannes Or Bust

Was this year’s Cannes a bust, as many critics have been suggesting? “This year’s Cannes is only ‘wretched’ (in the words of one major American critic) if you compare it to the best recent Cannes fests and ignore all the movies shown out of competition – like the restored versions of 20 Federico Fellini films, Charlie Chaplin’s ‘Modern Times’ and a number of rediscovered classics – as well as the best of the new films.”