“Desert of the Tartars,” in full restored glory

This year's Cannes Classics revival

About the restored “Desert of the Tartars” (“Tartar Steppe” in the English title) screened at the last Cannes Film Festival as part of Cannes Classics, Beatrice de Mondenard quotes in the “Cannes Festival Daily” Angelo Cosimano of Digimage Classics, the company that carried out the restoration: "From the first tests, the richness of the content on the negatives deeply astonished us, almost ... more >


The winner from this past Cannes Festival
Jean-Louis Trintignant and Emanuelle Riva
Directed by Michael Haneke

Any review of Mchael Haneke’s “Amour” should start by noting what a moving story it tells. Did I cry during “Amour”? Two-ply tissues. “Amour” gives a gentle but chilling view into the final months of a woman’s life, and the frustration of a husband who must care for his loved one as she slowly passes away. However I approach “Amour” with two minds. As a touching depiction of life struggling ... more >