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May 23, 2007


Cannes Film Festival

The best movie playing at the Cannes Film Festival is Abel Ferrara's new movie Go Go Tales.

I'm basing this judgment on three things (none of which are the movie, which I haven't seen):

1) Manohla Dargis's review:

"Sleaze rarely looks as lovely and plays with such sentiment as it does in Abel Ferrara’s Go Go Tales, a down-and-dirty story about a nightclub owner and the beauties and beasts who work for him. The film, which unfortunately, if unsurprisingly, is screening out of competition, is easily Mr. Ferrara’s best since The Funeral (1996) and welcome news for his hard-core, patient admirers."

2) The cast: Willem Dafoe, Bob Hoskins, and notably Asia Argento, who plays one of the strippers. From the review: "Ms. Argento, who enters wearing her pretty scowl and tethered to a Rottweiler ... has the kind of intense screen presence that could bring out the fire department. Actors are paid to emote and recite lines, but Ms. Argento bares body and soul."

3) These photos of Asia Argento, Stefania Rocca, Bianca Balti, and Abel Ferrara whooping it up at the screening at Cannes.

Go Go Tales at Cannes

Go Go Tales at Cannes

Go Go Tales at Cannes

categories: Movies
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