Many are jumping for joy. The exciting Coen brothers have won the Grand Prix award. A huge honour and rightly deserved as presently, no duo is more diverse or as fresh as the Coens? Which director switches so easily from drama, to absurd humor to an actual grisly thriller? Who can forget Fargo, chilling both cinematographically and storyline. It’s about an inept man trying to kill his wife, who gets caught by a heavily pregnant everyday looking Frances McDormand. Who can forget the funny but often times difficult to understand George Clooney movie: “O brother where art thou.” It remains to be seen if their current win will kick “the Big Lebowski” off the pedestal of all time favorite Coen brothers movies.
Their current movie “Inside Llewyn Davis” is about a folk musician played by Oscar Isaac who’s waiting for his big break, which never seems to arrive. He doesn’t have any money in his pocket, he sleeps on a different couch of a different “friend” each night. And he can’t seem to grasps opportunities when they come along. He is stuck in the moment and doesn’t really have a plan. He focuses on his artistic achievements which doesn’t get him anywhere.
“Making a movie about someone who’s not successful, who isn’t very good at what they do isn’t very interesting,” Joel says. “But making a movie about someone who’s not successful who is very good at what they do is interesting.”
At a quarter to six GMT, today, Kim Novak walked on to the stage wearing a beaming red and turquoise top, and lovely, but extremely high heel shoes. Kim presented the Coen brothers with the Grand Prix award. The brothers had the following to say: “We would be the last people to dispute the fact that we’ve been very lucky”
At exactly six GMT, The real, real winner of the Cannes festival who can finally embrace, kiss and canoodle with their “Palme D’or” perhaps not entirely surprising: “Blue is the Warmest Colour.” It’s a three hour long lesbian affair. With explicit sex scenes and a lot of nakedness. However, critics hailed the movie as being more than just provocative movie porn. (It’s not surprising because during the entire festival this movie has been the favorite of Jury members and critics.)
For example, a Hollywood reporter had the following to say: “Sure to raise eyebrows with its show-stopping scenes of non-simulated female copulation, the film is actually much more than that: it’s a passionate, poignantly handled love story,” the reporter continued, saying: “Remarkably, though, the explicit scenes never really feel pornographic, especially since the film isn’t about titillation or arousal.”
The movie follows lead character Adele (Adele Exarchopolous) intense but short lived passion and admiration for a blue haired art student, portrayed by Lea Seydoux. The story doesn’t limit itself to that, as it also explores France as a whole and women’s careers in particular.
Both Lea and Adele couldn’t utter more words than just a simple “thank you”
By: Georgina Pijttersen
Source and IMDB