The winners of the most prestigious and publicised film festival in the world, The Cannes International Film Festival, have been recently announced, and therefore all the movie buffs should be excited to see these 5 movies.
1.Winter Sleep (won the Palme d’Or and the FIPRESCI Prize) is a 2014 Turkish drama film directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan. The story is set in Anatolia and examines the significant divide between the rich and poor as well as the powerful and powerless in Turkey.
The longest film in competition by far, Winter Sleep’s Palme d’Or marked the culmination of the career of Nuri Bilge Ceylan, who has twice received the festival’s second-place honor, the Grand Prix (for 2002′s Uzak and for 2011′s Once Upon a Time in Anatolia) and who won a directing prize for 2008′s Three Monkeys.
Ceylan said in his acceptance speech that it was “a great surprise” when he took the stage, noting that it was perhaps a fitting choice in a year that marked the 100th anniversary of Turkish cinema.
2.The Wonders (was awarded with the Grand Prix)is an Italian drama film directed by Alice Rohrwacher. The film centers on a German-Italian family, like Rohrwacher’s own, though the filmmaker is the first to declare her work isn’t autobiographical. Le Meraviglie follows the coming-of-age of the oldest daughter in a rural family, headed by a domineering beekeeper father, amidst a profound transformation of the countryside where she grew up.
The director described her film like this: “There are many concentric circles in the movie. The widest tells of the Italian landscape, its destruction and its transformation into a sort of theme park. The best-known book of the great urban sociologist Saskia Sassen is called Variation on a Theme Park and reveals how cities are now turning into theme parks. The same is happening to the countryside, and perhaps it is even more painful because cities are, for the most part, artificial, while rural areas should be human landscapes. The human landscape was one of the great Italian heritages, an integral part of who we are. Our times have turned everything into “scenery.”