This year's Cannes Film Festival boasted one of the best line-ups of films in recent memory. And we are thrilled to announce that we came home with two of the best tucked away in our luggage.
Premiering in Directors’ Fortnight, Like Crazy by Paolo Virzì (Human -) is a tale of friendship, as touching and compassionate as it is freewheeling and kinetic.
It has been met with universal acclaim for the extraordinary performances of its leads, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi and Micaela Ramazzotti, as well as the exceptional screenplay, which manages to balance its complex characters with honesty, humour and true emotional depth.
Premiering In Competition in Cannes, The Salesman is the superb new film from Academy Award winner Asghar Farhadi (A Separation, About Elly). The film opened to broad acclaim in Cannes, winning Best Screenplay for Farhadi, Best Actor for Shahab Hosseini and being nominated for the Palme d’Or.
It is a masterfully tense and emotionally complex examination of anger, fear, guilt and revenge. Through stunning performances and a near devastating screenplay, The Salesman is an unflinching examination of a marriage pushed to its limits and the frailties of Iranian society and gender politics.
More news to come!