Only Lars von Trier can challenge Noe as Cannes’ most reliable shockmeister, and personally I’ll take “Irreversible” and “Enter the Void” over “Antichrist” any day. It remains to be seen if his 3D porn opus “Love” proves worthy of its title, but based on the extremely NSFW one-sheet, I’m expecting nothing short of a seminal masterwork. — Justin Chang
Outside competition, the lineup is full of unknown quantities, which is encouraging. Of the returning names, the director surest to challenge the paradigm is Noe, whose pic landed in midnight at the last minute.
— Peter Debruge