Who should have won the Palme at Cannes? [2010 edition]

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Alright. First one of these. Joe won, but should he?

Poll Results

OptionVotes
Copie Conforme (Abbas Kiarostami) 3
Long Boonmee Raluek Chat (Apichatpong Weerasethakul) 3
Another Year (Mike Leigh) 2
Poetry (Lee Chang-dong) 2
Des Hommes et des Dieux (Xavier Beauvois) 2
Biutiful (Alejandro Gonzales Inarritu) 1
Rizhao Chongqing (Wang Xiaoshuai) 0
Outrage (Takeshi Kitano) 0
Schastye Moe (Sergey Loznitsa) 0
Hors la Loi (Rachid Bouchareb) 0
Utomlyonnye Solntsem 2: Predstoyanie (Nikita Mikhalkov) 0
Tournée (Mathieu Amalric) 0
Un Homme qui Crie (Mahamat Saleh Haroun) 0
La Princesse de Montpensier (Bertrand Tavernier) 0
Szelíd Teremtés - A Frankenstein Terv (Kornél Mundruczo) 0
Route Irish (Ken Loach) 0
The Housemaid (Im Sang-soo) 0
Fair Game (Doug Liman) 0
La Nostra Vita (Daniele Luchetti) 0


Frederik B, Friday, 3 April 2020 12:08 (one month ago) link

lmao I always forget Fair Game was in Competition

the real answer is Anything But Biutiful

brechtian social distancing (Simon H.), Friday, 3 April 2020 12:55 (one month ago) link

remind me that one day we should poll the TIFF Audience Award winners....yeesh

brechtian social distancing (Simon H.), Friday, 3 April 2020 12:58 (one month ago) link

Honestly there's a bunch of straight up awful films here, no? Fair Game, Biutiful (probably the worst. another possible poll...) and apparently both the Mikhalkov and the Mundruczo got savaged by the critics. I hate Mundruczo so that makes sense to me, and Burnt by the Sun 2 is apparently trying to update the very critical original into a jingoistic pro-Russia war film.

Frederik B, Friday, 3 April 2020 13:10 (one month ago) link

What's the Loznitsa like. Maidan is one of the decade's best

xyzzzz__, Friday, 3 April 2020 13:13 (one month ago) link

otoh Boonmee, Certified Copy, Poetry, Another Year I'd have all been fine w/ winning. god bless uh.....tim burton I guess xp

brechtian social distancing (Simon H.), Friday, 3 April 2020 13:14 (one month ago) link

The Loznitsa is his best fiction feature imo. But a lot of his fiction seems kinda disconnected from his brilliant documentary career. Apart from their focus on Russia/Ukraine and corruption and history etc. I remember it as quite loose, quite dark, quite artful.

Frederik B, Friday, 3 April 2020 13:30 (one month ago) link

I should rewatch, but I think I would place the Loznitsa top three along with Boonmee and Certified Copy.

Frederik B, Friday, 3 April 2020 13:32 (one month ago) link

only seen boonmee and outrage. the former is a better film by leagues... but i do prefer the thought of the latter winning

devvvine, Friday, 3 April 2020 14:31 (one month ago) link

oh and certified copy

devvvine, Friday, 3 April 2020 14:31 (one month ago) link

thought Boonmee was one of the best winners ever

Dan S, Sunday, 5 April 2020 00:42 (one month ago) link

I really liked Loznitsa’s My Joy and Lee’s Poetry

Dan S, Sunday, 5 April 2020 00:48 (one month ago) link

Kiarostami.

Vegemite Is My Grrl (Eric H.), Sunday, 5 April 2020 01:01 (one month ago) link

yeah of the six or seven I've seen K-dawg is the winner

brechtian social distancing (Simon H.), Sunday, 5 April 2020 01:03 (one month ago) link

I will have to watch Certified Copy again. I wasn’t convinced by it the first two times, but still am open

Dan S, Sunday, 5 April 2020 01:08 (one month ago) link

I didn't like it at the time either, but the cineastes have nearly succeeded in browbeating me into giving it another chance.

Maria Edgelord (cryptosicko), Sunday, 5 April 2020 01:10 (one month ago) link

Weerasethakul is still the winner of this poll afaic

Dan S, Sunday, 5 April 2020 02:03 (one month ago) link

I didn't like it at the time either, but the cineastes have nearly succeeded in browbeating me into giving it another chance.

watch it again right now you piece of shit

brechtian social distancing (Simon H.), Sunday, 5 April 2020 02:17 (one month ago) link

huh?

Dan S, Sunday, 5 April 2020 02:30 (one month ago) link

Not watching it a second time 'til I've seen Another Year and Poetry once.

Maria Edgelord (cryptosicko), Sunday, 5 April 2020 03:07 (one month ago) link

you piece of shit

Simon, that's not the funny joke you thought it was.

A is for (Aimless), Sunday, 5 April 2020 03:11 (one month ago) link

sorry Dan I was trying to jokingly do a bit where I was bro hardmanning you into more perceptively rewatching a beloved abbas kiarostami film but I suspect the intended effect was lost between brain and post

brechtian social distancing (Simon H.), Sunday, 5 April 2020 03:31 (one month ago) link

:) I will definitely watch it again, with intention!

Dan S, Sunday, 5 April 2020 07:21 (one month ago) link

I remember liking Beauvois’ Of Gods and Men, but it feels long ago, would also like to see it again

Dan S, Sunday, 5 April 2020 07:39 (one month ago) link

The Housemaid isn't really that good, btw, but I couldn't help but think of it when I saw Parasite. Class warfare in a luxury mansion, except with Im Sang-soo it's mostly kitsch.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Ayoaqh3SBs

(it's a remake of a classic Korean film from the early sixties by Kim Ki-young, who himself remade it twice. Both remakes are on the Korean Film Archive youtube, if anyone is interested)

Frederik B, Sunday, 5 April 2020 09:28 (one month ago) link

Route Irish? This Ken Loach film feels like it has been inserted into history. Don't have any recollection of it at all.

Alba, Sunday, 5 April 2020 17:07 (one month ago) link

I remember seeing A Screaming Man and really liking it. Will have to see it again

Dan S, Monday, 6 April 2020 02:17 (one month ago) link

want to watch The Tour

Dan S, Monday, 6 April 2020 02:26 (one month ago) link

or On Tour

I liked Burnt By the Sun, not sure I care about a sequel

Dan S, Monday, 6 April 2020 02:38 (one month ago) link

Finally watched Another Year this morning and promptly voted for it in this poll (liked it better than Uncle Boonmee and waaay better than Certified Copy. Seeing takes out there suggesting that Gerri and Tom are actually assholes for constantly shoving their perfect lives in the faces of their fucked up friends, which is hilarious.

Maria Edgelord (cryptosicko), Friday, 17 April 2020 18:08 (one month ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Saturday, 18 April 2020 00:01 (one month ago) link

don’t understand the mania for Certified Copy, Uncle Boonmee still gets my vote

Dan S, Saturday, 18 April 2020 00:05 (one month ago) link

I don't get it at all. It's an interesting failure, imo. I don't like Boonmee much past the first episode, but that episode is truly great.

Heavy Messages (jed_), Saturday, 18 April 2020 01:58 (one month ago) link

Syndromes and a Century is an all-time great film for me, fwiw. I love Joe. Voted for the Beauvois.

Heavy Messages (jed_), Saturday, 18 April 2020 02:02 (one month ago) link

I haven't seen Poetry but there's a good chance that I'd love it.

Heavy Messages (jed_), Saturday, 18 April 2020 02:07 (one month ago) link

saw Secret Sunshine and Poetry before Burning, thought they were both great

Dan S, Saturday, 18 April 2020 02:20 (one month ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Sunday, 19 April 2020 00:01 (one month ago) link

Biutiful voter: I just want to talk.

k*r*n koltrane (Simon H.), Sunday, 19 April 2020 00:04 (one month ago) link

I liked Biutiful

glad Boonmee at least tied

Dan S, Sunday, 19 April 2020 00:05 (one month ago) link


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