Friday, 30 May 2008

Interview, Albert Serra, filmmaker: Wise men take on France

While Albert Serra might not care, the audiences at the Cannes film
festival seem to love him. The Banyoles-born director's latest film El
Cant dels Ocells (Birdsong) recently met applause and positive reviews
after a screening at the Directors' Fortnight during the southern
French town's mythical film festival. The film tracks the Three Wise
Men as they wander, half lost, through a barren landscape. Le Monde
praised the film's "discreet humour," "mix between the sacred and
profane" and the "shock between the grotesque and the sublime," while
the French daily Libération simply said, "cinema should always be like
this." (Full story in printed edition).