Saturday, 23 May 2015

CANNES REPORT - MENDOZA'S TAKLUB


Brillante Mendoza is no stranger to the Cannes Film Festival, though there'll be no chance of him pulling off a shock Best Director victory in tomorrow's awards ceremony... because he won't be competing for it! His latest, Taklub, which means 'trap', screens in Un Certain Regard, and critics have responded to the Filipino auteur's bleak drama with mixed reactions. One element of the film that has united reviewers, however, is lead actor Nora Aunor's strong performances, and much of her native media has speculated regarding her shot at an award tonight. She certainly seems like the film's likeliest shot at winning any gold from Cannes.