I may not have called it, but I came pretty damn close – and I’m quite happy to be ever so slightly wrong.
Once upon a time I’d have thought it a fantasy. A genre film in the tradition of a cult series known as much for its punkish aesthetic as for its action? Not bloody likely.
That was then. This is now.
Another Cannes is over, and the awards have gone, it seems, to a very interesting selection of films. Let’s dig in.
Palme d’Or – Winter Sleep
Good. Nuri Bilge Ceylan won the Grand Prix three years ago for an incredible film, and this sounds equally intriguing. I’ll be seeing this, and since it won, I might get to do so sooner rather than later. I wonder if we’ll have our first Turkish Best Picture nominee. (Probably not, but let me dream.)