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Cannes 2009 Day 8 Offerings: Tarantino, Resnais and Ratanaruang

Starting off the day with QT and his Basterds roster, followed by Nymph from Pen-Ek Ratanaruang, checking out a new pic from Axelle Ropert (La Famille Wolberg) and closing the day and practicing my German with the advance screening of Michael Haneke’s The White Ribbon.

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IONCINEMA.com Schedule: Starting off the day with QT and his Basterds roster, followed by Nymph from Pen-Ek Ratanaruang, checking out a new pic from Axelle Ropert (La Famille Wolberg) and closing the day and practicing my German with the advance screening of Michael Haneke’s The White Ribbon.

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Main Comp: The most hyped film of the fest: Quentin Tarantino‘s Inglourious Basterds and the least hyped film of the fest: Alain ResnaisWild Grass. Out of comp: Sam Raimi’s Drag Me to Hell. Hating myself for missing the Cannes Classic screening for Michelangelo Antonioni’s L’avventura. Lesson de Cinema given by the Dardenne Bros. (which I would normally see in a different context – but these type of event gets packed.

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Un Certain Regard: Eyes Wide Open from Haim Tabakman and Nymph from Pen-Ek Ratanaruang.

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Director’s Fortnight: Doc film La Terre de La Folie from Luc Moullet, La Famille Wolberg from first time director Axelle Ropert and Here from Ho Tzu Nyen.

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Critic’s Week: Altiplano from Peter Brosens & Jessica Woodworth is the final film before tomorrow which sees the section close.

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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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