Discreet Wednesday's performance in Cannes after the great films of Tarantino and Bong Joon Ho projected the previous day. The Canadian Xavier Dolan, one of the "horrific children" of world cinema, has starred in the day's disappointment with "Matthias et Maxime".
Dolan, who won the Grand Prix of the Festival two years ago with "Only the end of the world," is left with self-esteem and false modernity in "Matthias et Maxime", a film that also co-stars. It's a hit movie that does not work from the start. Although a part of his fans applauded him at the gala session, he generated a lot of coldness or even rejection in much of the criticism.
Right now, it is one of the worst rated films in the rankings of critics that are published in the Festival. Dolan needs to urgently recover his pulse as a director, who has led him to be one of the most prolific young authors, with a filmography of eight titles with just 30 years old.
A poor and depressed city
Another habitual of Cannes, French Arnaud Desplechin, presented a very solid and competent criminal drama set in the city of Roubaix, one of the poorest and most depressed in France.
In "Roubaix, une lumière", Desplechin builds a police thriller with a purely realistic look, avoiding all the elements of intrigue, effects or suspense of this genre. It is a look with almost documentary vocation of a police unit in a case of murderer, and stand out the interpretations of Roschdy Zem and Léa Seydoux.