Due to some unfortunate circumstances (laptop’s hard drive went kaput), I wasn’t able to update our grid for Day 3, but we’re finally back and will report back daily until the fest’s end. On day 4 of the comp, we saw Tommy Lee Jones return to the fest with his sophomore Croisette feature. He took home Best Director and Best Actor for 2005’s The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada and didn’t deviate too far off with another Old West portrait – this one starring Hilary Swank, Meryl Streep and himself. We didn’t get enough grades to (just yet) to make a generalized opinion from our set on The Homesman, but that’ll surely correct itself shortly.
The second film of the day, which got an early screening the night befor,e was among the two true surprise selections of the Main Comp. The Wonders (aka Le Meraviglie) counts as Alice Rohrwacher’s second feature. Her debut film Corpo Celeste, played in the Directors’ Fortnight a couple of years back (2011) and this tale featuring Maria Alexandra Lungu, Sam Louwyck, Monica Bellucci and the other family film person in Alba Rohrwacher appears to have been well-liked by our jury. Here are the latest results, make sure to click on the grid below.