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Cannes Takeover

MUBI Special

With the Cannes Film Festival premiering what will be some of the year’s best films this month, take a stroll with us down the Boulevard de la Croisette and enjoy some of our favorite past festival highlights. Bonne projection!

Winter Sleep

Nuri Bilge Ceylan Turkey, 2014

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With the Cannes Film Festival rolling out the red carpet this week, Cannes will be taking over MUBI for the next 10 days in a series spotlighting festival favorites new and old. We begin with Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s captivating Palme d’Or winner, a rich, Chekhovian drama flush with exquisite beauty.

Fish Tank

Andrea Arnold United Kingdom, 2009

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Our Cannes Takeover continues with Andrea Arnold’s breakthrough, landmark social realist drama. A raw and potent look at a young woman’s rocky youth amidst poverty, Fish Tank is one of the best British films of the last decade. The fierce acting career of Michael Fassbender all started here.

A Self-Made Hero

Jacques Audiard France, 1996

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Before he took home the Palme d’Or for Dheepan, Jacques Audiard won Best Screenplay at Cannes for this sharp look at the pitfalls of myth-making during wartime. This story of a charlatan-turned-war-hero is microcosmic reflection on France’s own missteps in World War II. Starring Matthieu Kassovitz.

This Is Not a Film

Mojtaba Mirtahasebi, Jafar Panahi Iran, 2011

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Despite house arrest in his home country of Iran, director Jafar Panahi successfully made and smuggled to the Cannes Film Festival this self-reflexive, confessional masterpiece. Ingeniously subverting all notions of filmmaking, he’s created a deeply moving exercise in poetic and political justice.

Lamb

Yared Zeleke Ethiopia, 2015

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The very first Ethiopian film to play Cannes, Yared Zeleke’s debut feature Lamb is a complexly tender vision of childhood under poverty. An enveloping, humble story nestled in the calming landscapes of rural Ethiopia—this is a rare modern film thoroughly invested in the power of the natural world.

Gomorrah

Matteo Garrone Italy, 2008

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Without a hint of romanticism, Matteo Garrone’s acclaimed, authentic crime drama Gomorrah brings together a large ensemble of characters to build a broad panorama of the cause and effects of criminal life in Naples. Winner of the Grand Prix at the 2008 edition of the Cannes Film Festival.

Nostalghia

Andrei Tarkovsky Italy, 1983

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With only seven feature films, Andrei Tarkovsky created a world: of prophecy, madness, grace, and spiritual transcendence. Made in exile from the USSR, Nostalghia is a uniquely personal masterwork that stands with his best. Winner of Best Director at Cannes, an honor he shared with Robert Bresson!

Blue Is the Warmest Color

Abdellatif Kechiche France, 2013

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In one of the most extraordinary film performances in modern cinema, Adèle Exarchopoulos soars as a young woman exploring her sexuality in this masterful coming-of-age chronicle. Winner of the 2013 Palme d’Or for Kechiche and, in a Cannes Film Festival first, Exarchopoulos and co-star Léa Seydoux.

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