Cannes Film Festival 2024: Day 2: Wednesday, 15 May 2024

What the critics say

Diamant Brut (Wild Diamond)

Diamant Brut is a thought-provoking, well-conceptualized debut for Riedinger with a star-making turn to boot, and Riedinger’s insight and empathy might get her far in a French cinema landscape in which the position and perception of women is in dire need of change.” – ICS

Wild Diamond review – French social-realist drama fuelled by TikTok energy – Guardian

Wild Diamond Review: A Stylish but Familiar French Debut Observes Perils of Influencer Culture
In Agathe Riedinger’s competition entry, a young woman obsessed with beauty and hungry for fame endeavors to become a reality TV star. – Hollywood Reporter

Cannes Competition title Wild Diamond explores “extreme femininity” – Screen International


The Girl With the Needle Review: Magnus von Horn’s Expressionistic Nightmare of Women Abandoned by Society… The gifted director of ‘Sweat’ makes his Cannes Competition debut with a terrifying, formally immaculate journey into the Stygian social margins of post-WWI Denmark. – Variety

The Girl With the Needle Review: A Dark, Urgently Timely Danish Drama About an Unwanted Pregnancy… The Palme d’Or competitor from Magnus von Horn centres on the vulnerability of pregnant women at a time when abortion was illegal and other options few and far between. – Hollywood Reporter

The Girl With the Needle review – horrific drama based on Denmark’s 1921 baby-killer case – Guardian

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