Festival In Cannes (2001)

HENRY JAGLOM

Bil’s rating (out of 5):   B

USA, 2001.  Revere Entertainment, The Rainbow Film Company.  Screenplay by , Henry Jaglom.  Cinematography by .  Produced by .  Music by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by Henry Jaglom.  

Henry Jaglom strikes a pitifully wrong note with this talky and boring drama that takes place during the film festival in Cannes.  Anouk Aimee (still gorgeous as ever) plays an actress who is approached by an actress-turned-director (the equally lovely ) to star in her small, independent film, while a big-time Hollywood producer () needs Aimee for his giant Tom Hanks blockbuster. Aimee is hedging between the two while also trying to work out her relationship with her ex-husband (Maximilian Schell), a man who keeps her company between his affairs with young girls. Newcomer  stars as a young, naive actress who comes to the festival for the premiere of her tiny, low-budget film and ends up being the discovery of the festival (we don’t really know why, considering how much of a simpering wimp she is every time she’s on screen). Unlike Jaglom’s lyrical Last Summer In The Hamptons, this completely pointless acting exercise doesn’t do for film what that classic did for theatre.

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