Saturday, 25 May 2013

3X3D IS WILDLY DIVISIVE AT CANNES


Opinions are divided on 3x3D, the omnibus feature which closed Cannes Critics' Week. It is comprised of three short films from different directors, French legend Jean-Luc Godard, British auteur Peter Greenaway, and relatively unknown Portuguese director Edgar Pera.

The only printed review comes from Peter Debruge at Variety, who isn't very positive about the film, and regards Greenaway's as the strongest short of the three, and Pera's as the weakest. Mostly, though, Godard's 'The Three Disasters' has come in for glowing praise: on Twitter, Neil Young writes that his short is the best thing he's seen at Cannes 'by a country mile' and Adam Cook calls it a 'masterpiece in between two misguided experiments by Greenaway and Pera'. Damon Wise seemed to like none of the three, while Jordan Cronk is among the many to trash Pera's segment, including Keith Uhlich on Letterboxd, whose brief comment may be just about all you need to hear.