Ebert: Palme d’Or Race Wide Open

“The 57th Cannes Film Festival heads into its closing weekend with no clear favorite for the Palme d’Or, and with critics generally agreeing there have been good films but no sensation that has pulled ahead of the pack. The most rapturous reception was for Michael Moore’s Bush-whacking documentary Fahrenheit 9/11, but the applause was as much for its politics as its filmmaking.” In fact, Roger Ebert says that some of the best films he’s seen this year at Cannes are playing on the fringes of the festival, and aren’t even officially entered in the competition.