Ulrich Seidl’s ‘Paradise: Love’ to Compete for Palme d’Or

I’ve been a huge fan of Ulrich Seidl ever since seeing the Austrian director’s Import/Export, so when I learned that Paradise: Love will be competing at Cannes, my little heart started to race. Here’s the synopsis: On the beaches of Kenya they’re known as Sugar Mamas: European women to whom black beach boys offer sex… Read More

Xavier Dolan’s ‘Laurence Anyways’ to Premiere at Cannes

The amazingly gifted Canadian filmmaker Xavier Dolan’s Laurence Anyways has been invited to Cannes, to be screened in the Un Certain Regard selection. The director expressed disappointment his film won’t be in competition, but how many 23-year-olds can boast of walking the Croisette three times in a row? The movie takes place in 1989. At… Read More