There Are Other Movies, You Know. And They’re Good.

Yes, yes, all of Cannes is abuzz over the whole DaVinci Code thing. But of course, DaVinci will hardly be the only film to make a splash at the fest this season, and to judge from some of the independent films being launched at Cannes, it could be a very interesting year at the multiplex. Whether it’s the latest opus from Spanish legend Pedro Almodovar, or a film-based attack on the fast food industry that has the Mickey D’s crowd so worried that they’re already preparing a counterassault, the indies are still the kings of quality at Cannes, says Simon Houpt.