After hours in the dark, film critic Jason Gorber shares the three best films he's seen so far at this year's Cannes Film Festival.
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After hours in the dark, film critic Jason Gorber joins Shad to share the three best films he's seen at this year's Cannes Film Festival.
1) Paterson: Jim Jarmusch delivers a "quiet and poetic" character piece that centres on a New Jersey bus driver and poet, played by Adam Driver, and his wife, played by Golshifteh Farahani. Gorber says the subtle subject matter should be "deadly in cinematic form" but, somehow, it works.
2) The Handmaiden: Celebrated South Korean director Park Chan-wook presents a thrilling adaptation of the novel Fingersmith by Sarah Waters. Gorber calls it the most "sumptuous" film at this year's festival — an incredibly cinematic collision between Japanese and Korean cinema and culture.
3) Toni Erdmann: The nearly 3-hour German dramady lives up to its hype, says Gorber, although he admits: "it's a weird movie, man." The Maren Ade directed film follows one father's attempt to help his stern daughter lighten up.