Honors, humility at center stage

Joy should be replacing politics for winners Saturday

Emir Kusturica has kept his competition jury together as a whole, seeing films as a group and immediately debating the merits of each pic in competition.

Insiders suggested that Kusturica’s method is a bit different than recent juries, but when they weigh in on Saturday, the winners will undoubtedly feel delighted that Kusturica chose to work the way he did.

This year’s finale will certainly be significantly different in tone from last year, when an anti-Bush sentiment permeated the Palais. From the broken English of a Russian winner who implored Americans “to not vote Bush” to Michael Moore and his Palm d’Or winner “Fahrenheit 9/11,” U.S. politics were front and center.

Politics aren’t expected to play much of a role this year. Joy should be the overriding emotion, as we’ve seen in years past, when filmmakers express feeling of honor and humility on the Lumiere Theater stage.

Filed Under:

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More Scene News from Variety