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2022 Cannes Critics’ Panel: Day 10 – Albert Serra’s Pacifiction

Another filmmaker who was invited to his first Palme d’Or race, Albert Serra has been to the Croisette first in the Directors’ Fortnight with Honor de cavalleria (2006) and El cant dels ocells (2008), and then showcased The Death of Louis XIV (out of Comp) and Liberte (Un Certain Regard). Pacifiction was a surprise last minute addition to the comp – it stars Benoît Magimel in contemporary French Polynesia.

Mubi Cannes 2022

How does one solve writer’s block. Head back home. Far, far away. What awaits is uncertainty and a multitude of players with other agendas.

Mubi Cannes 2022

A good chunk of our jury found a way to program the film in their schedule — but we have at least three jury members who’ll be catching the film on reprise day. So far we are looking at an average of 2.8.

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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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