French cinema has been the main protagonist this Wednesday in Cannes with "Misérables", the first film of the host country in competition, and "The Daim", the inaugural film of the Fifteenth of Directors, performed by Jean Dujardin and Adéle Haenel.
In "Misérables", which has nothing to do with Victor Hugo's famous novel, French director Ladj Ly portrays racial, social and economic tensions from the Montfermeil neighborhood, one of the most problematic suburbs in Paris. The film follows three policemen of the criminal brigade, through which we discover the real spray gun in which the banlieues or peripheral districts of the French capital have become. Following the stellar "Hate" , the Matthieu Kassovitz film of 1995 that already provoked controversy in Cannes dealing with the same issues, Ladj Ly realizes a sharp picture of the social and moral fracture of some neighborhoods dyed with crime and social problemss.
Meanwhile, the prestigious Fifteenth of Directors, one of the parallel sections of the Festival, has raised the curtain with "The Daim" the latest film by Frenchman Quentin Dupieux, starring the Oscar-winning Jean Dujardin ("The Artist") and Adéle Haenel. "The Daim" has some points in common with Jim Jarmusch's film that opened the festival: absurd humor, surrealism and grotesque situations. It is a suggestive, well-interpreted movie that takes a lot of one almost minimalist staging and that has been received with applause by the audience of the Fifteenth.
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