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2021 Cannes Critics’ Panel: Day 11 – Justin Kurzel’s Nitram

2021 Cannes Critics’ Panel: Day 11 – Justin Kurzel’s Nitram

His only other comp offering was 2015’s Macbeth, but his debut film (we were there) was Snowtown (later known as The Snowtown Murders). There is a grizzly connection between Justin Kurzel’s first film and his second comp showing wih Nitram. Starring Caleb Landry Jones – this is not your usual portrait of a killer.

Quite the big surprise today on the final day of comp film showings. Eight of our critics have combined for a 3.6 score for Kurzel — tied for second place with Memoria and A Hero.

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Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury 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 was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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