Film Fiend features dispatches from Miami International Film Festival Director, Jaie Laplante, as he scopes flicks on the indie film festival circuit.
A "melancholy" mood has set over the Cannes Film Festival today: in a few hours, Film Fiend and 2,299 of his closest personal friends will settle into the Lumiere Theater for the eagerly awaited premiere of Lars von Trier's epic new film, Melancholia
. Film Fiend has never seen people more excited, dazzled, and happy to be clutching tickets to a movie with such a sad title.
The hype of the film, with an all-star cast that includes Kristen Dunst, Kiefer Sutherland, Charlotte Rampling, John Hurt, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Stellan Skaksgard and Udo Kier, has only become more stratospheric due to the early-morning advance reviews by trade publications Variety
("mind-blowing") and Indiewire (who graded the film "A", the only film of the Festival to earn this score thus far).More »