Thursday, May 26, 2016

Cannes 2016: 'Graduation' Review

One of the Cannes jury prizes that didn't drive me nuts was the awarding of Best Director to Cristian Mungiu for Graduation. (He shared the prize with Olivier Assayas for Personal Shopper, also a good choice.) In this smart, taut drama, a local father decides to take matters into his own hands after his talented teen daughter is attacked on the way to school. But good intentions go bad when honorable men cut corners. Graduation was one of my favorites at the festival, and my review is up at Paste.