Looking beyond the main competition, Michael Leader is joined by special guest Charles McDonald to offer a publicist’s perspective on the ins and outs of the world’s glitziest film festival. In a little over three decades of attending Cannes, Charles has worked with everyone from Jim Jarmusch and Lynne Ramsay to Ken Loach and here reveals how the festival – and the movies themselves – have changed down the years.
Cannes 2019 Special # 4
Once upon a time in Cannes... Quentin Tarantino returns to the Croisette with his hotly-anticipated ninth feature, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt as an ageing TV star and his stunt double sidekick respectively. We’ve got our own A-list double act in the form of Michael Leader and Adam Woodward to offer their reaction on that, plus Bong Joon-ho’s blistering social parable Parasite, both of which are serious Palme d’Or contenders.
Cannes 2019 Special # 3
In our latest dispatch from Cannes, Michael Leader and Hannah Woodhead recap the best of the weekend’s action. Tales of forbidden female desire, crises of faith and nautical purgatory abound in Céline Sciamma’s Portrait of a Lady on Fire, Terrence Malick’s A Hidden Life and Robert Eggers’ The Lighthouse respectively – all major new works which have successively raised the bar at this year’s festival.
Cannes 2019 Special # 2
With the Cannes Film Festival in full swing, Michael Leader is joined by Little White Lies’ US correspondent Charles Bramesco to round up the best of the action on day two. In the main competition there’s the bizarre and bloody Bacarau from Brazilian directing pair Kleber Mendonça Filho and Juliano Dornelles, and over in the Directors’ Fortnight sidebar, Jean Dujardin dons the jacket of his dreams in Quentin Dupieux’s agreeably psychotic Deerskin.
Cannes 2019 Special # 1
Truth & Movies is on tour for the next two weeks, reporting live from the 72nd Cannes Film Festival. In this first bite-sized dispatch, Michael Leader and Adam Woodward discuss the opening film, Jim Jarmusch’s zombie comedy The Dead Don’t Die, and preview our most anticipated films across the official selection on Day 2.