Friday, 22 May 2015

CANNES REPORT - MIIKE'S YAKUZA APOCALYPSE


Cannes' most acquired of acquired tastes arrives, a reminder that the festival isn't all about critic-courting arthouse austerity. Miike Takashi wasn't in attendance at the festival for the ovation that greeted his latest, Yakuza Apocalypse, since it won't be his latest for long - he's already filming another. But those who were seem to have been left delighted by the prolific filmmaker's typically gonzo action comedy... or some of them were. Reviews are as varied as the film itself, it seems, but isn't that as good a reason to seek it out as any?