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From Cannes: Portrait of an Artist: Christina Rose

The Harvard Crimson sat down with Rose while she was at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival to chat about identity, inspiration, hope, and what’s next for her career. This conversation has been edited and condensed for clarity.

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From Cannes: ‘Nitram’ is a Compelling, if Unsure, Look at the Makings of a National Tragedy

“Nitram” is undoubtedly a strong technical film, especially with Jones's lead performance. However, its convoluted relationship with mental health, and its self-confused goals of sharing the Port Arthur Massacre story still leaves it with plenty of room to grow.

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From Cannes: Surprise Chow Premiere is Truly a ‘Revolution of Our Times’

Not only does Chow work to distill a complicated problem into a moving documentary, but he also does critical work to show the protesters as genuine people, rather than radical talking heads.

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From Cannes: ‘Une Histoire d’Amour et de Désir’ Excels at Being Just That

“Une Histoire” not only excels at what it sets out to do, but also leaves its audience rapt and aching for more. As Bouzid said of her hopes for the film at the beginning of the premiere, “I hope you’ll want to love, and to wish to do something else than love. To touch, too.”

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From Cannes: ‘Les Olympiades’ is a Compelling Look at Intimacy, Desire

Shot in a romantic, sultry black-and-white, the veteran director’s latest film is charming, moody, and refreshingly unassuming as it delves into the realities of intimacy in the modern world.

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From Cannes: ‘Mothering Sunday’ is a Sensual Exploration of Love and Grieving

In its many triumphs, “Mothering Sunday” proves a strong next step for Husson as she continues to develop her career as a filmmaker.

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From Cannes: Problematic, Racialized Stereotypes Run Free in ‘Stillwater’

Despite its attempts at engaging with complex concepts of racism in Europe and America, classism, family, and acceptance, the film essentially leaves its characters where they started.

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From Cannes: ‘The French Dispatch’ is a Breathtaking Objet d’Art

As one might expect from Anderson, his much-anticipated film (which premiered in-competition at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival), is a hilarious, endearing, and absolutely breathtaking work of art.

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Cannes Par Jour: Days 6 & 7

Chalamet was on the red carpet for the premiere of the “The French Dispatch.” I was behind the barricade after waiting in line for five-plus hours. It was a match made in heaven.

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From Cannes: Intimacy and Small Spaces in ‘Hytti Nro. 6’

Richard Linklater’s “Before Sunrise” posits that sharing a long train ride with a stranger is romantic. In his sophomore film, “Hytti Nro. 6” or “Compartment No. 6,” however, director Juho Kuosmanen would seem to disagree.

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From Cannes: Deep Dives into Control and Restlessness in ‘Murina’

In the follow up to her critically acclaimed short film, the Croatian director shines yet again.

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From Cannes: ‘The Velvet Underground’ is a Hypnotic Love Letter

Jonathan Richman, a superfan and the founder of rock band The Modern Lovers, said of the audience, “The Velvet Underground had hypnotized them one more time.” Haynes’ documentary, too — with its cacophonous soundtrack carved out of The Velvet Underground’s music, paired with vibrant, abstract imagery and avante-garde sensibilities — is hypnotizing.

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From Cannes: ‘The Hill Where the Lionesses Roar’ is a Breathless Cry for Freedom

Judging from “The Hill Where Lionesses Roar,” it’s clear that Bajrami’s career as an unapologetic artist will only grow from here.

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From Cannes: ‘Val’ Captures a Life with Stunning Intimacy

The eponymous documentary, “Val,” which premiered on July 8 at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival, is a compelling statement on life, art, and the futility — as well as the compulsive human need — of capturing fleeting truths, of capturing moments that define who we are.

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Cannes Par Jour: Days 2 & 3

It was then that it finally made sense to me why our host, Joy’s own blockmate, gave me the keys to the apartment instead of Joy.