As usual the yearly Cannes film glitz and glamour boiled down to who wore what and what looked good. However, the spirit of Cannes lies in the films that the event showcases. Though it gets subdued in the clothes that celebrities wear they never fail to shine ahead and spread the magic called cinema. This year too, Cannes 2017 has not put off the show. If you have been wondering which movies stole the show, here are the 8 best picks.
Visages Villages from Cannes 2017
The idiomatic translation being ‘Faces places’, Agnes Varda’s latest thrift-shop documentary revolves around talking to the working class people. They would then paint gigantic black and white paintings of these people on walls. Swift and beautifully portrayed, this is one gem of a watch.
Eugene Jarecki has showed amazing nerve to handle a film like this one. An interesting concept where they show the transformation of America through the life Elvis Presley, this is a refreshing take on its history, a must watch from Cannes 2017.
Chloe Zhao’s film revolves around the hardships that a horse rider faces when faced with a difficult situation in life. Similarly, it traces how we live up to our dreams even though it takes a lot of risk and personal compromise.
Loveless has slight political implications, but more importantly it raises important questions. An indifferent couple who are on the verge of a divorce find their son missing and from then on the film is absolute brilliance.
The Florida Project
If you want to see the story of an offbeat lead who isn’t you regular high profile. love sick girl next door, you need to watch this film. A beautiful single mother of a six year old daughter, this movie will leave you feeling empty but the magic prevails.
Time to sort that weekend binge watching.