Cannes Film Festival 2021: Day 8

Cannes Film Festival 2021 Day 7:Neptune Frost directed by Saul Williams and Anisia Uzeyman and Mes Frères et Moi by Yohan Manca.

What the Critics say...

by Alexa Dalby

Neptune Frost

CAUTION: Here be spoilers

“…the very fabric of their invigorating musical fuses together time periods, artistic conceits and ultimately people as an example unto itself of how there’s more power collectively than could possibly be known by a one entity…” – MMoveable Feast

Mes Frères et Moi

My Brothers and I

“Another spectacular admission to the Un Certain Regard section is Yohan Manca’s Mes Frères et Moi. The story follows Nour (Maël Rouin Berrandou), a 12 or 13-year-old boy living in the south of France with his three older brothers: the eldest and domineering but protective Abel (Dali Benssalah), the ripped lothario Mo (Sofian Khammes) and rebellious and irreverent Hédi (uncredited). Their father has passed away and their mother is on life support; much to the dismay of their uncle, they keep her at home and pool whatever money they can to pay for her care. It is the summer holidays and Nour is painting his school as part of community service whilst other activities are being held in the building.

Nour hears the powerful voice of Pavarotti and is immediately entranced, playing the music repeatedly for his mother. He establishes that the sound came from a singing class held by lauded opera singer Sarah (Judith Chemla) and a discovery of talent begins…One of the most human, tender and comedic films at Cannes this year with outstanding acting – definitely a strong contender for the Jury Prize.” – The Upcoming

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