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2014 Cannes Critics’ Panel Day 4 | “Homesman” is Strong Marriage Material & Rohrwacher Farms a Solid Sophomore Pic with “The Wonders”

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.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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