- Day 3 - Friday, May 17
Recap of the third day of the 66th Cannes Film Festival (Festival de Cannes), which runs until Sunday May 26, 2013.
Screening In Competition today:
From France, Le passé (The Past) by Asghar Farhadi.
His sixth feature and his Cannes debut. High expectations all around for this, the follow up to his Berlin Golden Bear and Academy Award winning A Separation (2011). A French drama starring Bérénice Bejo, Tahar Rahim, and Ali Mosaffa.
Following a four year separation, Ahmad returns to Paris from Tehran, upon his French wife Marie’s request, in order to finalize their divorce procedure. During his brief stay, Ahmad discovers the conflicting nature of Marie’s relationship with her daughter Lucie. Ahmad’s efforts to improve this relationship soon unveil a secret from their past.
From China, Tian Zhu Ding (A Touch of Sin) by Jia Zhangke.
A previous winner of the Venice Golden Lion, Still Life (2006); this is his third film in the main competition at Cannes.
Four people, four different provinces. A reflection on contemporary China: that of an economic giant slowly being eroded by violence.
- From France, L'Inconnu du lac (Stranger By The Lake) by Alain Guiraudie.
Summertime. A cruising spot for men, tucked away on the shores of a lake. Franck falls in love with Michel. An attractive, potent and lethally dangerous man. Franck knows this, but wants to live out his passion anyway.
- From Italy, Miele by Valeria Golino.
Competing for the Camera d'Or with her directorial debut.
Miele is the story of Irene a 30 years old girl who helps suffering people.Terminal patients who want to make shorter the struggle with death, people whose suffering injure the dignity of an human being. One day a 70 years old man in good health, who simply thinks to have lived enough, asks her to help him.
- From France, Le passé (The Past) by Asghar Farhadi.