Cannes is a month away, but before that France has a Presidential Election to reckon with. The first round is tomorrow, in fact. n+1 has published a long, thorough primer on the candidates and the political climate in France today that’s very much worth your time.
This week’s rundown of new releases are all European and span a variety of genres (crime comedy, farce and boxing biopic romance).
Free Fire (Wheatley)
Free Fire (Ben Wheatley, United Kingdom, 16 reviews)
Slack Bay (Bruno Dumont, France, 22 reviews)
The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki (Juho Kuosmanen, Finland, 10 reviews)
Woman of the Year (Stevens)
Cinema of the Past
Woman of the Year (George Stevens, United States, 1942, 6 reviews)
Buena Vista Social Club (Wim Wenders, Cuba, 1999, 6 reviews)
Soft and Hard (Jean-Luc Godard & Anne-Marie Miéville, France, 1985, 4 reviews)