If you’re anything like me, you’ve spent the past week trying to metabolise the 2022 Cannes Film Festival which wrapped up last weekend with a slew of headlines about who won what prize (and even more headlines about whether it was deserved!) Mostly, I’d been paying attention to Kirsten Stewart’s fashion choices (which are always top-notch) then all Hell broke loose and it seemed no one could agree on anything. During any film festival, when you’re not an attendee, it can be hard to discern exactly what is happening but Cannes is a special breed. Twitter will become outraged at one movie, critics will tear apart another, and then, lo and behold, those movies both win awards. Established filmmakers can take a beating, new talent often rises to the top, and overall, the festival ends with fans eager to see a bunch of movies that probably won’t hit UK screens for months.
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