CANNES: Early Competition Films Upstage Graceless ‘Monaco’

May 15, 2014 10:45 PM

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CANNES: Early Competition Films Upstage Graceless ‘Monaco’

The festival's poorly received opener was immediately upstaged by two superior competition entries, 'Timbuktu' and 'Mr. Turner.'

The 2014 Cannes Film Festival got off to an excellent start on Wednesday evening, as journalists heralded the arrival of an emotionally wrenching, fact-inspired drama set in a formerly French-ruled colony coming under threat of hostile siege. I am referring, of course, to “Timbuktu,” the deeply stir...

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