This Year’s Cannes – What A Stinker!

“The shock of this Cannes was the overall mediocrity of the official competition slate, which, by the time the awards were announced last Sunday, had overwhelmed even the most tolerant and optimistic observers. There were calls for the ouster of Gilles Jacob, the president of the Board of Directors, or of Thierry Fremaux, the festival’s artistic head, and competing theories as to which one was responsible for the debacle.”