Tag Archives: Palme d’Or

SFF: Amour – Michael Haneke and the question of the end.

I saw Amour last night at the Sydney Film Festival and I am still wrapped up in its world. What a delicate, beautifully made film – one completely deserving its accolades and applause.  There is little to say that hasn’t already been said about this film – and it isn’t due for release till after […]

The Eel: Dark, sweet, odd Japan.

The Eel is a 1997 Japanese film by Shôhei Imamura who also collaborated in the screenplayu that is loosely based on the novel On Parole by Akira Yoshimura. It won the Palme d’Or at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival. This is a film of contradictions. Dark and sunny.  Funny and tragic. Deep and light. Sex and abstinence. Trust, betrayal, loyalty, friendship and […]