Welcome to the second podcast from the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, where my only guest for this one is Kevin Jagernauth from The Playlist as the two of us stood outside the Bazin theater before seeing Blood Ties and discussed Monsoon Shootout, Inside Llewyn Davis (read my review here), Seduced and Abandoned (read my review here) and Jimmy P. (read my review here).
What I hoped to deliver with these was to give you a taste of some of the random conversations we tend to have after seeing the movies as we work out our own thoughts and take in the thoughts of others. That said, there are spoilers and it's not a traditional review format as we discuss the films with one another as if anyone listening has already seen them.
I hope you enjoy.
I have included the synopsis for each film discussed below as well as the timestamps where they are discussed.
Monsoon Shootout - 00:26-5:12
Monsoon Shootout explores the impact that one’s choices make on the lives of others. As heavy monsoon rains lash the badlands of Mumbai, Adi, a rookie cop out on his first assignment, faces a life altering decision when he must decide whether to shoot or not to shoot. Each decision takes him on a journey that pits him against a system which demands a compromise of his morals. And every choice has its price.
Seduced and Abandoned - 5:13-8:33
Guided by Alec Baldwin and James Toback, Seduced and Abandoned is a cinematic exploration of several interconnected subjects: The Cannes Film Festival and cinema art, money, glamor and death. Shot during the 65th Anniversary Festival in 2012, it features fascinating and original portraits of Bernardo Bertolucci, Francis Ford Coppola, Roman Polanski, Martin Scorsese, Ryan Gosling, Jessica Chastain, Berenice Bejo, Diane Kruger and James Caan.
Inside Llewyn Davis - 8:34-10:49
Inside Llewyn Davis follows a week in the life of a young folk singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961. Guitar in tow, huddled against the unforgiving New York winter, he is struggling to make it as a musician against seemingly insurmountable obstacles — some of them of his own making.
Jimmy P. - 10:50-13:24
An adaptation of George Devereux's non-fiction book "Reality and Dream: Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian", the film follows a Native American soldier using the alias Jimmy Picard (Benicio Del Toro) who, following World War II, is troubled by psychosomatic illness. Working with Devereux (Mathieu Amalric), the two form a bond of friendship amidst their professional, medical relationship.
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