Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Cannes 2013: 'Jimmy P. (Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian)' Review

One of the less-beloved entries in the Official Competition at Cannes thus far has been Jimmy P. (Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian), a mouthful of a title, to be sure. But, at least in my view, not an unenjoyable film experience. It's a drama starring Mathieu Amalric as an anthropologist and psychoanalysis sent to investigate what is causing a Native American World War II vet (Benicio del Toro) to develop dizzy spells and vision problems. Based on a true story and set in the late 1940s, it's most interesting for how it plays with typical therapist-movie conventions. My review of Jimmy P. is up at Paste.