Cannes Celebrates 60

  • Ron Holloway


Feature Report: Cannes Celebrates 60 By all counts, the 60th Festival de Cannes (16-27 May 2007) will go down as one of the best in its distinguished history as the queen of international film festivals. Délégué Artistique Thierry Frémaux achieved a remarkable balance in the Competition, mixing veteran filmmakers with debutantes and blending, in particular, Asian entries with films by American mainstream and European auteur directors. Further, the Competition was backed by a high-caliber Un Certain Regard section. Indeed, some French critics, reaching for straws, felt that a couple of films in Un Certain Regard surely deserved a slot in the Competition, while a few fiascos in the top drawer section could easily have been downgraded a notch. But this only added to the scuttlebutt in Le Club, the hangout for journalists atop the Palais des Festivals....