Saturday, 21 May 2016

ECUMENICAL JURY SURPRISES AT CANNES 2016, SIDES WITH DOLAN


It's not the end of the world, exactly, but not that anyone would think it so, unlike Xavier Dolan: he seemed to think it might have been after critics savaged his Cannes competition entry It's Only the End of the World. It's one of the main comp's worst-reviewed titles this year, and easily its worst-reviewed to have been the subject of some considerable defence, not least by its filmmaker. But Cannes' Ecumenical Jury seems to support the Canadian Dolan, rewarding him with their first place citation for this year's whole festival. See what else they chose to recognise - some typically left-field choices from the ecumenical jury - below:

Prize of the Ecumenical Jury
It's Only the End of the World (Xavier Dolan)

Special Commendations
American Honey (Andrea Arnold)
I, Daniel Blake (Ken Loach)