Cannes 2008 - Official Selection

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1.
The Class (2008)
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Teacher and novelist François Bégaudeau plays a version of himself as he negotiates a year with his racially mixed students from a tough Parisian neighborhood. (128 mins.)
Director: Laurent Cantet
“ Palme d'Or ” - dEMiRR
 
2.
Gomorrah (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
An inside look at Italy's modern crime families. (137 mins.)
Director: Matteo Garrone
“ Grand Prix ” - dEMiRR
 
3.
Three Monkeys (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A family suffers from a major communication breakdown during their struggle to get through their hardships. (109 mins.)
“ Best Director ” - dEMiRR
 
4.
Lorna's Silence (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Sokol and Lorna, two Albanian emigrants in Belgium, dream of leaving their dreary jobs to set up a snack bar... (105 mins.)
“ Best Screenplay ” - dEMiRR
 
5.
Linha de Passe (2008)
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A story about four brothers from a poor family who need to fight to follow their dreams. (113 mins.)
“ Best Actress: Sandra Corveloni ” - dEMiRR
 
6.
Che: Part One (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
In 1956, Ernesto 'Che' Guevara and a band of Castro-led Cuban exiles mobilize an army to topple the regime of dictator Fulgencio Batista. (134 mins.)
“ Best Actor: Benicio Del Toro ” - dEMiRR
 
7.
Il Divo (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The story of Italian politician Giulio Andreotti, who has served as Prime Minister of Italy seven times since the restoration of democracy in 1946. (110 mins.)
“ Jury Prize ” - dEMiRR
 
8.
Adoration (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
For his French-class assignment, a high school student weaves his family history in a news story involving terrorism, and goes on to invite an Internet audience in on the resulting controversy. (101 mins.)
Director: Atom Egoyan
 
9.
Blindness (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A city is ravaged by an epidemic of instant white blindness. (121 mins.)
 
10.
Delta (2008)
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A man comes home to meet his mother and sister after many years away. He finds his mother living with a new boyfriend... (92 mins.)
 
11.
24 City (2008)
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Change and a city in China. In Chengdu, factory 420 is being pulled down to make way for multi-story buildings with luxury flats... (112 mins.)
Director: Zhangke Jia
 
12.
Changeling (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A grief-stricken mother takes on the LAPD to her own detriment when it stubbornly tries to pass off an obvious impostor as her missing child, while also refusing to give up hope that she will find him one day. (141 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
 
13.
Frontier of the Dawn (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A celebrity is caught by her husband with a young lover. She ends the relationship, but slowly goes insane. (106 mins.)
Director: Philippe Garrel
 
14.
The Headless Woman (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
After running into something with her car, Vero experiences a particular psychological state. She realizes she might have killed someone. (87 mins.)
Director: Lucrecia Martel
 
15.
Lion's Den (2008)
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An incarcerated woman struggles to raise her son from prison. (113 mins.)
Director: Pablo Trapero
 
16.
My Magic (2008)
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A single dad looks to give up drinking and his bartender job in order to impress his son and find work as a magician. (75 mins.)
Director: Eric Khoo
 
17.
Palermo Shooting (2008)
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After the wild life-style of a famous young German photographer almost gets him killed, he goes to Palermo, Sicily to take a break. Can the beautiful city and a beautiful local woman help him calm himself down? (124 mins.)
Director: Wim Wenders
 
18.
Service (2008)
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A drama that follows the travails of the Pineda family in the Filipino city of Angeles. Bigamy, unwanted pregnancy... (87 mins.)
 
19.
Synecdoche, New York (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A theatre director struggles with his work, and the women in his life, as he creates a life-size replica of New York City inside a warehouse as part of his new play. (124 mins.)
Director: Charlie Kaufman
 
20.
Two Lovers (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A Brooklyn-set romantic drama about a bachelor torn between the family friend his parents wish he would marry and his beautiful but volatile new neighbor. (110 mins.)
Director: James Gray
 
21.
A Christmas Tale (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
The troubled Vuillard family is no stranger to illness, grief, and banishment, but when their matriarch requires a bone-marrow transplant, the estranged clan reunites just in time for Christmas. (150 mins.)
 
22.
Waltz with Bashir (2008 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
An Israeli film director interviews fellow veterans of the 1982 invasion of Lebanon to reconstruct his own memories of his term of service in that conflict. (90 mins.)
Director: Ari Folman