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Cannes 2015

Ron Swanson thinks that this year’s festival was… good? But wishes it had delivered more soaring highs and crushing downs.

Dheepan - which won the Palme d'Or.
Dheepan – which won the Palme d’Or.

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Blue is the Warmest Colour

‘Ron Swanson’ reports from the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.

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The 66th Cannes Film Festival ended just less than a week ago. In that time, I’ve attempted to clarify my feelings about what I thought, as I left France, was the strongest festival I’ve attended so far. It turns out that I agree with my younger self. This year saw three absolutely exceptional films, as well as a handful of other superb efforts. To clarify, the three best films I saw, The Past, The Great Beauty and Blue is the Warmest Colour elicited the strongest reaction from me since A Separation, which I believe is the best film of the past ten years or so.

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