A program of shorts that played at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival to mark its 60th anniversary. Pretty terrific bunch of 3-5 minute shorts by possibly the best group of directors ever assembled… worth watching more than once. Each is about the cinema in some way or another, with a few recurring themes (blind people and darkness, flashbacks and personal stories). Katy watched/liked it too!
First half of shorts (second half is here):
Open-Air Cinema by Raymond Depardon
One Fine Day by Takeshi Kitano, continuing his self-referential streak.
Three Minutes by Theo Angelopolous is a Marcello Mastroianni tribute starring the great Jeanne Moreau.
In The Dark by Andrei Konchalovsky
Diary of a Moviegoer by Nanni Moretti
The Electric Princess Picture House by Hou Hsiao-hsien
Darkness by the bros. Dardenne
Anna by Alejandro González Iñárritu
Movie Night, the first of two gorgeously-shot outdoor movie starring chinese children, by Zhang Yimou.
Dibbouk de Haifa, annoying business by Amos Gitai.
The Lady Bug by Jane Campion.
Artaud Double Bill by Atom Egoyan.
The Foundry, comic greatness by Aki Kaurismäki.
Recrudescence, stolen cell-phone bit by Olivier Assayas.
47 Years Later very self-indulgent by Youssef Chahine.