Tuesday, 19 May 2015

CANNES REPORT - VILLENEUVE'S SICARIO


'Sicario' translates into English as 'hitman', and the film itself has translated into a hit at Cannes. Some questioned the inclusion of Denis Villeneuve in the Palme competition lineup, considering him to be more of a fall festival type of filmmaker; reviews confirm the validity of Thierry Fremaux's choice, even if the overall strength of the write-ups doesn't quite compare to those for a large number of films outside of the main comp selection. While not all critics are agreed on the quality of Sicario on the whole, there's plenty of positivity toward the quality of the film's tech production, and it could be a contender for below-the-line nominations come awards season.