TEN KEY FILMS OF CANNES ’68

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - FILM FESTIVAL CANNES -

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Di­rec­tor: Lind­say An­der­son

An­der­son’s tale of re­bel­lion (inset) at an English pub­lic school won at Cannes a year later. Rev­o­lu­tion­ary con­tent: 10/10

2001:ASPACEODYS­SEY

Di­rec­tor:Stan­leyKubrick

Screen­ing at this year’s Cannes. Rev­o­lu­tion­ary con­tent: 6/10

ROSE­MARY’SBABY

Di­rec­tor:Ro­manPolan­ski

Polan­ski’s tale of de­monic pos­ses­sion con­firmed him as a key cine­matic force. Rev­o­lu­tion­ary con­tent: 6/10

TEOREMA

Di­rec­tor:PierPaoloP­a­solini

Ter­ence Stamp ar­rives in a bour­geois Ital­ian fam­ily and up­ends con­ven­tion. Rev­o­lu­tion­ary con­tent: 9/10

FACES

Di­rec­tor:JohnCas­savetes

The Amer­i­can di­rec­tor ex­cels with this story of a dis­in­te­grat­ing mar­riage. Rev­o­lu­tion­ary con­tent: 7/10 ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST

Di­rec­tor: Ser­gio Leone

Vast west­ern that gained a life af­ter ini­tially flop­ping. Rev­o­lu­tion­ary con­tent: 6/10

NIGHTOFTHE­LIVINGDEAD

Di­rec­tor: Ge­orge A Romero

The po­ten­tial for po­lit­i­cal al­le­gory in Romero’s zom­bie clas­sic were not missed in that tur­bu­lent year. Rev­o­lu­tion­ary con­tent: 8/10

PLANET OF THE APES

Di­rec­tor:FranklinJ Schaffner

So it was an eco­log­i­cal warn­ing af­ter all? Rev­o­lu­tion­ary con­tent: 7/10

SHAME

Di­rec­tor:Ing­marBergman

Whether by ac­ci­dent or de­sign, Bergman de­liv­ered an un­char­ac­ter­is­ti­cally po­lit­i­cal film with his study of a cou­ple flee­ing war. Rev­o­lu­tion­ary con­tent: 8/10

THE PRO­DUC­ERS

Di­rec­tor:MelBrooks

Brooks breaks through with an im­mor­tally fun­ny­farce.Revo­lu­tion­arycon­tent:3/10

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