Watch: Cannes 2012 Bloggers Favorite Films and Experiences Recap

May 29, 2012

Cannes 2012

Two questions: what was your favorite film and best experience? One last recap of the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, this time in video form, featuring a group of my blogger/critic friends. Throughout the last few days in Cannes, I met up with five of my colleagues in various places around the festival to ask them those two questions - their favorite film and favorite experiences. Everyone gave me a different answer for each question, and if you're tired of hearing my opinion, this features a range of opinions mentioning a variety of great films this year. I couldn't be happier with how this turned out and the responses I got. Watch below!

Here's our final Cannes 2012 video recap, curated/recorded by Alex. (Audio may be a bit rough in spots.)

The bloggers/critics featured (in order of appearance): Dan Mecca from The Film Stage (as @djmecca); Glenn Heath from Press Play (as @matchcuts); Eric Lavallee of (as @ioncinema); Raffi Asdourian from The Film Stage (as @zaffi); James Rocchi from & The Playlist (as @jamesrocchi) and lastly Alex Billington from (as @firstshowing). Films mentioned include: Thomas Vinterberg's The Hunt, Abbas Kiarostami's Like Someone in Love, Sergei Loznitsa's In the Fog & Michel Franco's After Lucía, Michael Haneke's Amour, Pablo Larraín's No, Jeff Nichols' Mud & Leos Carax's Holy Motors. Thanks for watching! That's it for Cannes 2012 - we'll be back in 2013!

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  • Davide Coppola
    Very cool! I love how everyone mentions a different movie. That's what makes film and art so unique, you can appreciate it for different reasons and see beauty where others don't see anything special.
  • CorbinR
    Great idea for a video!!! It was cool hearing people say "Thank you Alex" as it shows how you guys (online film critics) have your own type of community. Also, I am very jealous about your visit to the set of Skyfall. Congratulations on having a blog that has become successful enough that you get to do that type of thing. 




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