Cannes Critics’ Week Closes with Works from Tsai Ming-Liang and Joao Pedro Rodrigues
While the entire Cannes Film Festival offers orgasmic oeuvre for the true cinephile, the Critics’ Week will close their 51st edition with a great climax of sorts in a trio of shorts from Tsai Ming-Liang and João Pedro Rodrigues. Ming-Ling who last delivered the insufferable Faces in the Main Comp a couple of years back, comes packing the short pair of Walker and Beautiful, featuring his muse Lee Kang-Sheng. Rodrigues who is currently working on a docu essay-like film (which we were thinking might show up) is also a juror for the section and won;t come to the party empty handed – Manhã de Santo António is set on June 13th, Saint Anthony’s Day – Lisbon’s patron -, lovers must offer small vases of basil with paper carnations and flags with popular quatrains as a token of their love. Normally the section does close out with a feature, so the final day may be a triple auteur threat.