The village where Satan lives, and emerges from time to time, is fenced with broken glass. There… planes crash iron-buildings down; cannibals taste German meat; Japanese teenagers kill themselves live on the internet; North-Americans shoot each other before school proms with supermarket guns; Palestinians blow themselves up on the wealthy streets of Tel Aviv; a Colombian goes mad and takes 30 diners to hell with him years after surfing in Vietnam for Uncle Sam; Theo van Gogh’s heart stabbed
The following article is a review of the illusions, realities, and influencial formative programmes, beyond the famous Cannes red carpet. The 2004 Cannes film festival had as much politics as it did when the festival was created in 1939. Film is never what you think, even less when the president of the United States is a character in the charade that will conclude next week.