Thursday, 14 May 2015

CANNES REPORT - KAWASE'S AN


Kawase Naomi is something of a mainstay on the Croisette, so it's slightly surprising (and slightly more disappointing) to note this festival fave relegated to Un Certain Regard this year. Her new film An hasn't divided the crowd like last year's Still the Water, though its more middling overall response perhaps limits its chances of winning awards in comparison. Critics note the film's accessibility in particular, which may be the first time anyone's used that term in relation to a Kawase pic...