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Video: Jaime Rosales’ Petra | 2018 Cannes Film Festival

Know for his deliberately difficult art-house films it’s with this move away tragi-drama bliss where we’re left scratching our head thinking why the hell is this not in the running for the Palme d’Or? Being moderately familiar with his cinema having only caught the depressing Solitary Fragments at the festival in 2007 (he would offer Beautiful Youth to the Un Certain Regard section in 2014) it’s the Directors’ Fortnight folks who got to program Petra a chaptered film treat that moves into cesspool terrain. We were on hand the post screening world premiere presentation of Jaime Rosales‘ sixth feature film with starlets Marisa Paredes and Bárbara Lennie minus Àlex Brendemühl on hand. In English and in Spanish.

Jaime Rosales - Petra

Jaime Rosales - Petra

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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