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Cannes Film Festival Soul Mysteries

For the second day of Cannes Film Festival competition, Captives by Atom Egoyan and Winter Sleep by Nuri Bilge Ceylan address the mysteries of intimate feelings, both in lanscapes under the snow.

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Captives by Atom Egoyan

A film about pedophilia through the story of a girl who was kidnapped and who will successfully organize her own escape eight years later.

Despite so many years spent since the disappearance of Cassandra, some disturbing clues seem to indicate that she is still alive; his father will investigate them.
In this thriller, Cass provides her father Matthew with a clue in the form of a puzzle that only he can decipher. She thus sets up the possibility of finally escaping her captor. The police, her parents and Cassandra herself, will try to unravel the mystery of her disappearance.

In tone, Captives is quite similar to Atom Egoyan’s films in the 1990s, such as The Adjuster, Exotica and The Sweet Hereafter. It is not just about voyeurism, but also fetishism. The film deals with the nature of desire, the nature of love and limits that the human mind sometimes reaches when facing tragic life changes.

With Ryan Reynolds, Nicole Dunlop, Jeffrey Cornwall

winter sleep Nuri Bilge Ceylan

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Winter Sleep by Nuri Bilge Ceylan

Winter Sleep is the new film by Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan, director of intimate feelings and great landscapes, regularly awarded at Cannes with his previous films (Uzak, Climates, Three Monkeys, Once Upon a Time in Anatolia).
A retired actor, Aydin has taken a small hotel in central Anatolia he looks after with his young wife Nihal and recently divorced sister Necla. In winter, as snow covers the surrounding steppe, the hotel becomes their refuge but also the theater of their heartbreaks.
Winter Sleep is a provincial story behind closed doors, away from the world, taking place in a sovereign nature, embellished and deafened by a cocoon of snow.
Nuri Bilge Ceylan gives here a comprehensive study of the human condition, as a moralist who captures with his camera the grandeur and lowness of the human soul.
The film seeks to denounce above all the corrupting power of money and domination in all its forms: marital, social, religious or cultural.
Nuri Bilge Ceylan was born in Istanbul in 1959.

With Haluk Bilginer, Melisa Sözen, Demet Akbağ

A dragon walks up the Red carpet

Dragon 2 by director Dean Deblois (Canada) was presented out of competition, in the presence of actresses Cate Blanchett and America Ferrera,  actors Kit Harington , Jay Baruchel, producer Bonnie Arnold and Dreamworks Studios President  Jeffrey Katzenberg.

 Third day Red Carpet

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Cannes Film Festival Soul Mysteries was last modified: May 17th, 2014 by tamel

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