Second half of shorts listing from Cannes 60th anniv. celebration (first half is here):
It’s A Dream by Tsai Ming-liang
Occupations by a hatchet-wielding Lars Von Trier
The Gift, more weirdness by Raoul Ruiz
The Cinema Around The Corner, happy reminiscing by Claude Lelouch
First Kiss, pretty but obvious, by Gus Van Sant.
Cinema Erotique, a funny gag by Roman Polanksi with one of Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s large-faced actors.
No Translation Needed, almost too bizarre to be considered self-indulgent, first Michael Cimino movie since 1996.
At the Suicide of the Last Jew in the World in the Last Cinema in the World by and starring David Cronenberg, one of his funniest and most disturbing movies.
I Travelled 9,000 km To Give It To You by Wong Kar-Wai.
Where Is My Romeo? – Abbas Kiarostami films women crying at a movie.
The Last Dating Show, funny joke on dating and racial tension by Bille August.
Awkward featuring Elia Suleiman as himself.
Sole Meeting, another gag, by Manoel de Oliveira and starring Michel Piccoli (left) and MdO fave Duarte de Almeida (right).
8,944 km From Cannes, a very pleasurable musical gag by Walter Salles.
War In Peace, either perverse or tragic, I don’t know which, by Wim Wenders.
Zhanxiou Village, supreme childhood pleasure by Chen Kaige.
Happy Ending, ironically funny ending by Ken Loach.
Epilogue is an excerpt from a Rene Clair film.
Not included in the DVD version was World Cinema by Joel & Ethan Coen and reportedly a second Walter Salles segment.
Not included in the program at all was Absurda by David Lynch (reportedly he submitted too late, so his short was shown separately). I saw a download copy… some digital business with crazed sound effects and giant scissors.