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Cannes 2012: In the glare of the euro crisis

MEMO

To: The 2012 Cannes Film Festival Leadership
From: A Supportive Fan
Date: May 14-27, 2012
Re: Rebuffing Filmic Austerity Measures

Critical (superhero) mass

The Avengers

Starring Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy Renner, Tom Hiddleston; directed by Joss Wheden

Bullied by Bully


Bully

A documentary about the tragic and painful effects of grade school bullying; directed by Lee Hirsch

I was bullied by the film Bully.

It gave me pink belly until I got nauseous with its unceasing jittery camera movements, as if it were filmed on an iPhone.

YOUNG: I SPEAK FOR THE MOVIES

The Lorax

Starring the voices of Danny DeVito, Zac Efron, Taylor Swift, Ed Helms, Betty White; directed by Chris Renaud, Kyle Balda

Say hello to Kevin and Michael


We Need to Talk About Kevin
Starring Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly, Ezra Miller; directed by Lynn Ramsay

Michael
Starring Michael Fuith, David Rauchenberger; directed by Markus Schleinzer

A filmgoer’s choice

A Separation

Starring Leila Hatami, Peyman Moaadi, Shahab Hosseini, Sareh Bayat and Sarina Farhadi; directed by Asghar Farhadi