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2018 Cannes Critics’ Panel: Day 9 – David Robert Mitchell’s Under the Silver Lake

David Robert Mitchell's Under the Silver Lake

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2018 Cannes Critics’ Panel: Day 9 – David Robert Mitchell’s Under the Silver Lake

2018 Cannes Critics’ Panel: Day 9 – David Robert Mitchell’s Under the Silver Lake

This Cannes edition becomes a 3-peat for director David Robert Mitchell. After unveiling (a rare SXSW Austin to Cannes trip) for The Myth of the American Sleepover (2010), an following it up with It Follows (2014) once again in the Critic’s Week, this becomes Mitchell’s first time in the big competition. One of two Amerian titles in the comp, this sees Andrew Garfield play Sam, an affable but aimless young man, becomes an unwitting detective who quickly finds himself in over his head as he investigates the mysterious disappearance of his beautiful neighbor, with whom he has fallen in love.

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With about half of our critics weighing in, we can officially declare this as a competition misfire with an average 2.2 score – but the film does have it’s supporters.

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Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at IONCINEMA.com (founded in 2000). Eric splits his time between his home base in Montreal, NYC, and 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. Top 3 from 2016: Certain Women (Kelly Reichardt), Things to Come (Mia Hansen-Løve), Toni Erdmann (Maren Ade)

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