IT’S WOMEN POWER ON DAY EIGHT

Two films based on civil wars, with women at the cen­tre of the sto­ries, got the lime­light on the eighth day of the Cannes Film Fes­ti­val

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Films screened on the eighth day at Cannes re­ceived mixed re­sponses. Sofia Cop­pola’s The Beguiled gar­nered ap­pre­ci­a­tion for its fe­male spin on the Clint East­wood film of the same name, based on the Amer­i­can Civil War. This re­make por­trays ac­tor Colin Far­rell as an in­jured sol­dier who takes shel­ter in an all-girls board­ing school. The film also fea­tures Elle Fan­ning, Kirsten Dunst and Ni­cole Kid­man. This is Kid­man’s fourth film screen­ing at Cannes this year.

Mean­while, Jude Rat­nam’s doc­u­men­tary, Demons in Par­adise, which fo­cusses on the Sri Lankan Civil War, was also screened at the fes­ti­val. It’s based on the blood­bath that drove Tamils to take up arms in the three decade-long in­sur­gency.

Other films screened in­clude Jac­ques Doil­lon’s Rodin, which didn’t im­press the crit­ics much.

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Model Iz­abel Goulart Ac­tor Ni­cole Kid­man at the photo call ses­sion for the film The Beguiled

Ac­tors Dolores Fonzi, Ri­cardo Darin and Erica Ri­vas pose

Di­rec­tor San­ti­ago Mitre Ac­tor-singer Izia Higelin

Di­rec­tor Sofia Cop­pola, Kirsten Dunst and Elle Fan­ning pose at the red car­pet

PHOTO:STEPHANE MAHE/REUTERS

Model-ac­tor Hai­ley Bald­win

Ac­tors Fan Bing­bing and Melvil Poupaud

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