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- Day 10 - Friday, May 24
We're now entering the final weekend of the festival. Including today, there are only two more days of competition left.
Here's a recap of the tenth day of the 66th Cannes Film Festival (Festival de Cannes), which runs until Sunday May 26, 2013.
Screening In Competition today:
From the USA, The Immigrant by James Gray.
His fifth feature and fourth time in the main competition.
1921. In search of a new start and the American dream, Ewa Cybulski and her sister Magda sail to New York from their native Poland. When they reach Ellis Island, doctors discover that Magda is ill, and the two women are separated. Ewa is released onto the mean streets of Manhattan while her sister is quarantined. Alone, with nowhere to turn and desperate to reunite with Magda, Ewa quickly falls prey to Bruno, a charming but wicked man who takes her in and forces her into prostitution. And then one day, she encounters Bruno’s cousin, the debonair magician Orlando. He sweeps Ewa off her feet and quickly becomes her only chance to escape the nightmare in which she finds herself.
From France and Germany, Michael Kohlhaas by Arnaud Des Pallières.
Making his Cannes competition debut with his fourth feature film.
In the sixteenth century, somewhere in the Cevennes, Michael Kohlhaas, a prosperous horse merchant, leads a comfortable and happy family life. Victim of an injustice, this righteous and honest man raises an army and plunders cities to restore his right.
- From Iran, Dast-Neveshtehaa Nemisoosand (Manuscripts Don't Burn) by Mohammad Rasoulof.
Winner of the Jury Prize and Best Director in Un Certain Regard in 2011 for Goodbye.
Khosrow and Morteza set out on a mission to kill someone. The assassination ought to be arranged as a suicide. At the last minute however, they are obliged to change their initial plans…
- From the USA, The Immigrant by James Gray.