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Cannes Review: Bizarre, Unsettling, Brilliant Critics’ Week Winner ‘The Tribe’

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • May 29, 2014 11:05 AM
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The Tribe
A group of comedy writers, pushing for a “Tropic Thunder”-style gag about the type of pretentious, foreign, arthouse guff that wins festival awards, might very well land on the logline “unsubtitled Ukrainian sign-language drama” and we’d grimace and laugh accordingly. But then we watched unsubtitled Ukrainian sign-language drama “The Tribe” and were too busy gaping in astonishment to so much as crack a smile: this deeply compelling debut feature from director Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy utterly defies mockery with the seriousness of its subject matter and the intelligence of its execution.

The Best And Worst Of The 2014 Cannes Film Festival

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • May 27, 2014 3:33 PM
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Best/Worst Cannes
Our suitcases are only partially unpacked and our accreditation badges are still rattling around the bottom of our bags, but this year's Cannes is now well and truly over, and perhaps the only way for us to attain true closure, is to run through our highlights and lowlights.

Ethan Hawke Joins Alejandro Amenábar’s 'Regression,' Dustin Hoffman Sings In The 'Boychoir' & More

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • October 31, 2013 11:22 AM
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It's been a while since we heard the name Alejandro Amenábar. After a terrific run of films including "Open Your Eyes," "The Others" and "The Sea Inside," the filmmaker stumbled slightly with his epic "Agora." But it looks like he's ready to return with a new film "Regression," which will star Ethan Hawke. Plot details are being kept secret for now, but it's being called an "elevated genre project," according to Variety, and one that will play with "our deepest primal fears." Production will begin next spring.

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