Cate Blanchett picture taken May 17, 2015 in Cannes – Lionel CIRONNEAU / AP / SIPA
* Stéphane Leblanc

within hours of the charts, it’s time to draw a first assessment of this 2005 edition of the Cannes Film Festival.

Some films on top and others who do flop

What are the favorite movies for the prize? Youth is the film that has the best chance of winning. The virtuoso fresco by Paolo Sorrentino ahead Carol , lesbian melodrama carried by a remarkable Cate Blanchett and Madre Mia , for the quality of the story and emotion that emerges from the film Nanni Moretti

The ten films that would see the charts

outsiders. The Son of Saul for staging daring Nazi death camps by the Hungarian Laszlo Nemes, which is the first feature film. And Assassin , the Taiwanese Hou Hsiao-hsien, for its aesthetic flashes and extreme sophistication of its female saber fights …

The French selection has alternated good ( The law of the market, Dheepan ) and less good. Four films of the competition received a frankly stormy Home The Forest of Dreams Gus Van Sant, Tale of Tales Matteo Garrone Marguerite & amp; Julien Valérie Donzelli, Macbeth Justin Kurzel. And others like The Lobster Yorgos Lantimos, Louder than bombs Joachim Trier or Chronic by Michel Franco were not up to what we expected of them. Films parallel sections, however, were often well made ( Paulina to the Critics ‘Week, Mustang to the Fortnight, Pauline s’ hard to Acid).

Melodrama comeback

The passage of time is a recurring theme of this edition ( Our sister Kore-eda, Youth by Paolo Sorrentino, Mountains May departure Jia Zhang-ke). The family is a rising value ( Mia madre Nanni Moretti, Louder than bombs Joachim Trier, Assassin Hou Hsiao-hsien, Valley of love Guillaume Nicloux) and torque, in particular, the subject of innumerable tensions ( Carol Todd Haynes, My King Maïwenn). This year, the intimate melodrama has taken over the treatment of the news. Even The law of the market Stéphane Brizé or Dheepan Jacques Audiard masquerade the intimate tragedy of their players before the company made these films evoke

Highlight this year. we will identify any controversy in the halls: even Love , porn Gaspar Noé in midnight screening proved far wiser than is imagined.

Some blunders forget

Thierry Frémaux thought to have solved the issue of women in selection providing the opening to Emmanuelle Bercot and competition Valerie Donzelli and Maïwenn. But it gave fuel to the fire by saying “Every year you are entitled to the same debate about women in compète is unbearable” and debate “Women in Motion” organized by the Kering group were mainly used to dress wounds.

On the red carpet, rather than banning selfies is the more grotesque shoes without heels, which will remain as the blunder of this edition. Of festival goers were seen turned back at the entrance projections for wearing shoes without heels. Again, the general delegate was forced to recognize an excess of zeal and apologize.

We still retain this exchange of pikes between Sophie Marceau and Gérard Depardieu. The first dealt with the second predator. If it says “Neither touched nor shocked,” the actor replied, “I wonder why there are only home we sometimes see a breast, sometimes breeches …” Recall that Sophie is sworn and Gege candidate acting awards.

Some looks to keep

Between panties Diane Kruger, Sophie Marceau and Natalie Portman, and breast recurrence of French actress, the red carpet was upside down. Free from all “wardrobe malfunction”, literally a “wardrobe malfunction,” Cate Blanchett won the prize of elegance. Majestic in imposing strapless Giles at the premiere of Carol , imperial black long dress Armani Privé for Sicario . Grand Prize for the glamorous couple Charlize Theron, radiant bustier dress with yellow behind Dior and Sean Penn, dark black suit in the same house. Finally, special mention for Julianne Moore, divine in sequined Armani Privé gown embroidered with feathers.