Friday, 22 May 2015

CANNES REPORT - NICLOUX'S VALLEY OF LOVE


Not only was Valley of Love one of the last additions to the competition lineup at Cannes this year, it's now one of the last films to show (alongside its fellow late entry, Michel Franco's Chronic). Reviewers aren't exactly in love with Guillaume Nicloux's drama, starring Gerard Depardieu and Isabelle Huppert, even if there's consistent praise through all the reports, in one form or another. In particular, the performances of the two leads, reuniting after a 35-year wait since their last pairing, Maurice Pialat's Loulou, attract admiration from critics. Still, a notable awards haul this weekend looks unlikely for the film.