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Cannes Review: David Robert Mitchell’s Hotly Buzzed Horror ‘It Follows’

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • May 18, 2014 11:20 AM
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It Follows
Considering only first and second films are eligible, it's no mean feat to be a director returning to Cannes Critics Week--it necessarily means that your debut was selected too and that you therefore have a100% hit rate with the Critics Week committee. It's just such a feat that David Robert Mitchell, director of 2010's charming coming of age tale "The Myth if the American Sleepover,” has managed to pull off, and it perhaps accounts for some of the advance buzz surrounding his sophomore effort "It Follows." And after the first screening this morning, the word of mouth only got louder and its status as one of the breakout hits of this or any other sidebar seems assured with not a few impetuous critics rushing to declare it their find of the festival.

Haley Bennett Lines Up Two New Projects; 'Twilight' Actress Angela Sarafyan Joins James Gray's 'Low Life'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • February 9, 2012 1:01 PM
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Already cast in Terrence Malick's "Lawless" opposite lauded stars Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling and Rooney Mara, the trajectory of Haley Bennett's career is certainly going upward. Her career so far has only seen her star in smaller fare such as Joe Dante's "The Hole" and Gregg Araki's "Kaboom" but her casting in Malick's project may have set something off, with the actress now booking two indie roles for 2012.

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