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Variety Critics Reveal What They’re Excited About at Cannes

10 May 2016 8:09 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Variety‘s critics weigh in on what they’re looking forward to at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.

Peter Debruge’S Must-sees

Aquarius (Kleber Mendonça Filho)

Like Filho’s nuanced 2012 debut “Neighboring Sounds,” which took place almost entirely in and around a single Brazilian apartment building, his followup is named for the residential complex where it unspools. Throw in a dash of sci-fi (leading lady Sonia Braga can time travel), and it’s the festival’s most enticing sophomore effort.

The Bfg (Steven Spielberg)

The Roald Dahl children’s classic could hardly be in better hands. While we go to Cannes to be challenged by new visions, it remains the single best place in the world to celebrate the magic that made us fall in love with cinema in the first place.

Dog Eat Dog (Paul Schrader)

The “Taxi Driver” screenwriter soldiers on, fighting to make the sort of hard-hitting psychological »

- Variety Staff

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