Thankfully we’ve put Grace’s distress behind us (see previous post), but the woes of European women remained a subject of scrutiny on the second day in Cannes.
As many have predicted, the low bar set by “Grace of Monaco” means everything that follows is sunshine, and on Thursday we’ve seen women directors taking on women's issues in modestly ambitious yet seriously sketched-out films. (It should be noted, however, that the day began with “Mr Turner”, Mike Leigh’s biopic of the illustrious British painter J.M.W Turner, a plodding and tedious affair, so dissimilar to the evocatively coloured paintings of Turner himself). But as is often in Cannes, the films showing outside the elite Competition can sometimes save the day.
Scene from Party Girl.
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