Cannes festival opens with genre-bending French drama sheltered from ‘brutal’ critics

May 17, 2017 By Robin Pomeroy CANNES, France (Reuters) – A movie starring two of France’s best known actresses opened the Cannes film festival on Wednesday, with its director expressing hope it would not be torn apart by the event’s famously hostile pack of critics. It is a genre mix of spying, passion and humor that one review said was a “thrilling”, “freewheeling” watch. Marion Cotillard and Charlotte Gainsbourg star with Mathieu Amalric – the villain in the 2008 James Bond movie “Quantum of Solace” – in “Ismael’s Ghosts”, about…

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