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The Playlist's Complete Coverage Of The 2012 Cannes Film Festival

Photo of Oliver Lyttelton By Oliver Lyttelton | The Playlist May 29, 2012 at 12:00PM

Cannes is done for another year. Exhausted filmmakers, writers and sales types have pretty much emptied out of the South of France, Michael Haneke has his second Palme D'Or in four years, and some of the most anticipated films of the year have been unveiled. The lineup had been incredibly eagerly anticipated, but the festival didn't quite live up to expectations: some nay-sayers early on started to complain about it being the worst competition roster ever -- perhaps swung by the unusual level of rain -- but generally, opinion was that it wasn't a hall-of-famer, but the acclaimed likes of Haneke's "Amour" and Leos Carax's "Holy Motors" -- the two critical faves of the festival -- meant that there was plenty of food for the eyes, ears, mind and heart.
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Cannes Complete Coverage

Cannes is done for another year. Exhausted filmmakers, writers and sales types have pretty much emptied out of the South of France, Michael Haneke has his second Palme D'Or in four years, and some of the most anticipated films of the year have been unveiled. The lineup had been incredibly eagerly anticipated, but the festival didn't quite live up to expectations: some nay-sayers early on started to complain about it being the worst competition roster ever -- perhaps swung by the unusual level of rain -- but generally, opinion was that it wasn't a hall-of-famer, but the acclaimed likes of Haneke's "Amour" and Leos Carax's "Holy Motors" -- the two critical faves of the festival -- meant that there was plenty of food for the eyes, ears, mind and heart.

The Playlist team have now returned to their various corners of the globe, leaving what we feel is a pretty comprehensive trail of coverage in their wake (and huge thanks to Kevin Jagernauth, James Rocchi, Simon Abrams and Aaron Hillis, our correspondents on the Croisette). Below, you can find every review and interview that came out of Cannes in the last couple of weeks. See you for the fall festival season...

Reviews:
"Killing Them Softly" [A]
"Room 237" [A]
"Moonrise Kingdom" [A]
"Sightseers" [A]
"Cosmopolis" [A]
"No" [A-]
"Rust & Bone" [A-]
"Amour" [B+]
"Beyond The Hills" [B+]
"Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir"
[B]
"Lawless" [B]
"Hemingway & Gellhorn" [B]
"On The Road" [B]
"Laurence Anyways" [B]
"In Another Country" [B-]
"Antiviral" [B-]
"Post Tenebras Lux" [C+]
"The Sapphires" [C+]
"Holy Motors" [C]
"Mud" [C]
"Therese Desqueyroux" [C]
"The Angel's Share" [C-]
"Like Someone In Love" [C-]
"Me And You" (C-)
"Reality" [C-]
"After The Battle" [C-]

"Broken" [D]
"The We & The I" [D]
"The Paperboy" [F]

Previews:
"The Master"
"Django Unchained"
"The Silver Linings Playbook"

Interviews:

Wes Anderson ("Moonrise Kingdom")
"Moonrise Kingdom" press conference

Walter Salles ("On The Road")

Andrew Dominik ("Killing Them Softly")

Andrew Dominik on "Blonde"

John Hillcoat ("Lawless")
Nick Cave ("Lawless")
Guy Pearce ("Lawless")
Guy Pearce on Drake Doremus' new film
"Lawless" press conference

"Cosmopolis" press conference

Michel Gondry ("The We & The I")

Michel Gondry On "The Green Hornet"
 

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