Two masters of cinema Hollywood shared on the fifth day of 76th Cannes Film Festival: Martin Scorsese with a police officer who becomes epic in Killer of the Flower Moon and Todd Haynes With a game of mirrors between past and present May December
inspired by the book of the same name by david neighbor and customized by experienced Eric Roth (Pune, Forrest Gump) In collaboration with Scorsese, the very long film (a generous three-and-a-half hours for the Apple streaming channel, but distributed to theaters by Paramount) tells a The actual event took place in the early 20th century When minor reservation was provided by the United States government Osage Tribe Immeasurable riches became a reality when it was discovered that the earth was actually awash with oil.
This made the indigenous peoples the wealthiest native tribe in the United States, far more than the rest of their peers and even a large portion of white communities. that originated a movement of white cattlemen who tried to seize the inheritance of the indigenous people through marriages and murders.
it’s funny “hero” of the film are in fact vicious criminals like a self-proclaimed friend and osage donor who actually intends to confiscate their possessions and physically dismember them, and with the somewhat naive and somewhat voluntary help of his nephew, a World War II veteran who spent the conflict as a kitchen helper, according to Scorsese’s incarnated by fetish actors, Robert De Niro why Leonardo Dicaprio.
The script treads through familiar territory and occasionally trodden well, typical of a plot to take advantage of an underdog class, but Scorsese is not a director who treads paths trodden by others.
Everything it touches, and in this case more, takes on an epic tone and transforms this film, which is really a miniseries, great american movie to which the director adds his characteristic touches of humor, such as when he summarizes at the end punishment worthy of the guilty In an outgrowth of pre-television radio plays, when dialogue, music and sound effects were performed live and direct in a studio with an audience.
de niro Delighting in his sweet villainous creation, DiCaprio aptly portrays his dim-witted youth only to be manipulated by those smarter than him Lily Gladstone gives full life to an originally passive character, such as the indigenous woman, his wife, who through marriages and murders accumulates the fortunes of her relatives to subjugate her husband.
Magnificent natural settings, great photography and great music make Killer of the Flower Moon big breath show It is worth watching on the big screen.
Still from `May December`
Todd Haynes offers us a new melodrama, one of which he has become accustomed to over his long career, with female characters who monopolize the action and in which the male characters assume an almost secondary role or at least do not act at all. .
In this case, May December is one of two high caliber actresses. Julianne Moore who is almost part of his team, appeared in the lead role, along with other appearances Safe (1995) and especially far from heaven (2002) which earned him Volpi Cup In Venice in 2002, and new recruit, but also the film’s executive producer, Natalie Portman.
Film, written by debutant Sami Burch on their own logic and alex the mechanic tells the story of a young actress who must interpret the story of a woman, also an actress, who ruined her career 24 years ago by falling in love with a 13-year-old teenager, with whom she now lives happily and conjugally and with whom he has two twin children who recently graduated from university, as well as two other children from a previous marriage.
To get into the role, the young actress asked to interview most mature, her present and past family and different friends, a a sort of mirror between the present and the past Well, the young actress is also the same age, 36, when she went to jail for corruption of a minor.
At the very least, the young actress identifies more and more with the character of the mature actress that she must place her husband in an awkward position, having gone from childhood to adulthood, skipping adolescence, and now he is the new arrival. sees the rekindling of their young love, with the advantage that they are both exactly the same age.
Whereas Julianne Moore plays a mature actress with her usual authority who manages everyone at her own will, and Natalie Portman descends into his usual pouting (though gives great power to the monologue that marks his complete identification with the character he has to play), which makes the best bite of the film Charles Melton 32 years old, in his first significant role as a young man who tries to escape his role as a toy with other people’s feelings.