The Film Comment Podcast: Cannes Redux and Whit Stillman
Believe it or not, but occasionally the critics attending Cannes take umbrage with the jury’s choices for awards—so much so this year that the Grand Prix recipient, Xavier Dolan, was booed during the ceremony. But who really got it right this year, and which films will endure as highlights? Digital Editor Violet Lucca spoke with FILM COMMENT and Artforum contributing editor Amy Taubin; Brandon Harris, assistant professor at SUNY Purchase and Vice contributor; and FILM COMMENT editor Nicolas Rapold about films including Jim Jarmusch’s Paterson, Michael O’Shea’s The Transfiguration, Asghar Farhadi’s The Salesman, Albert Serra’s The Death of Louis XIV, Alain Guiraudie’s Staying Vertical, The Romanians, and more.
In this week’s special second segment, Whit Stillman talks with FC contributor Nick Pinkerton about his new film, Love & Friendship, adaptation, and the finer points of writing a novel.