The Daily Bork

May 23, 2005

Connect the dots

Well, it seems that arty types aren't crash hot at spotting connections. Two headlines, very close to each other in time:

Jury unimpressed with Cannes films

As the credits rolled on the 11-day movie marathon, Emir Kusturica made no secret of his disappointment at the 21 films in the official selection.

"We had a selection where I think the average wasn't very high," he told a final news conference.

"I felt that most of the films were a little bit less good than I expected."

Sex is central to edgy new films in Cannes

Barry Pepper clips and smells his dirty toenails in The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada before rising from the couch for a quick, animal-like sex session with his bored wife while she continues to watch television from the kitchen.

Perhaps the most controversial film is director Carlos Reygadas' Batalla en el Cielo (Battle in Heaven). It starts with a teen girl performing fellatio on an obese middle-aged Mexican who later has graphic sex with his even heavier wife.

So... lots of films which are little more than porno, with about as much interest. Funny, but the subject of the second article is not mentioned in the first.

Blowing their cover by giving Herr Blimp, el-fatso Moore, an award last year might have something to do with it as well.


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