Wrapping Up the 2013 Cannes Film Festival

Wrapping Up the 2013 Cannes Film Festival

Yesterday I posted my final two reviews from the 2013 Cannes Film Festival and I'm ready to put a bow on this year's fest and call it complete. However, not before I say a few thank yous and talk a little about the fest overall.

First and foremost, I want to thank the readers and all of those that contributed and helped fund my trip. The above graphic represents the first names of the 83 people that contributed and helped me pay for this year's trip. Without your contributions I could not have gone this year. I am indebted to you and I hope you feel my coverage of the festival warranted your contribution.

This article will represent my 75th post specifically related to this year's festival, the first being the February 27 announcement that Steven Spielberg would head this year's jury. And of those 75 posts, 22 were reviews, each of which I've listed directly below with links to the review and the grade I gave each:

As for some additional thoughts on the fest...



J.C. Chandor's All is Lost
Joel and Ethan Coen's Inside Llewyn Davis
Ryan Coogler's Fruitvale Station


Venus in Fur and Only Lovers Left Alive


J.C. Chandor (All is Lost)


Michael Douglas (Behind the Candelabra)


Berenice Bejo (The Past)


Pauline Burlet (The Past)


  • Blue is the Warmest Color (Palme d'Or winner)
  • Blue Ruin
  • Like Father, Like Son


Overall, out of the four years in a row I have attended the Cannes Film Festival, this fourth year was easily the best crop of films I've seen and it brought new life to the rest of 2013, which wasn't looking like it would be a very strong year for cinema based on the first quarter.

So, again, thanks for your contributions and thanks for reading. Hopefully you enjoyed the coverage and found a few films to look forward to over the course of the rest of the year. Next up is the Toronto Film Festival, which runs from September 5 to 15, 2013. I can't wait!

You can find all of my Cannes Film Festival coverage right here.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Xarnis/ Xarnis

    I know I've said this before, but it bears saying again: tanks for all the hard work, Brad. I loved reading all of it.

  • http://www.criterion.com/my_criterion/27913-criterion10 Criterion10

    Really enjoyed your coverage of the festival, Brad. It seemed like it was a great year, and due to your reviews, I am now very excited for films that I may not have been otherwise excited for.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Winchester/ Winchester

    I'm glad you enjoyed yourself on the trip. I felt you were having a really good time and that came through in your coverage.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Adu/ Adu

    Well done Brad

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/kylejames182/ kyle coley

    you are so welcome brad. i had a great time reading your reviews.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Kessler/ Kessler

    You did a great job, Brad. Really enjoyed your coverage.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Corbin/ Corbin

    Great job Brad. I can't wait for (hopefully) Toronto and next year's fest.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Newbourne/ Newbourne

    That was money well-spent! I've enjoyed all of your coverage and I still can't believe you had actually given up on going. Admit it, what would you do without my brilliant ideas? Lol

    So are you going to raise money for TIFF too?? Count me in for another contribution!