Ha Ha Ha Not So Funny

Oh sob. South African story “Life, Above All” may have had a 10-minute ovation when it was first screened in Cannes, but it hasn’t won the top prize in its section. Instead, a film called “Ha Ha Ha” – by South Korean director Hong Sang-soo – took that honour at the ceremony tonight. Both films […]

South Africans, Above All

Oh man, still sobbing. South African director Oliver Schmitz and his amazing cast of actors had a Cannes auditorium moved to tears – and to a standing ovation – this morning. It was one of those special moments that makes Cannes, and film-making, so worthwhile. The emotionally-charged movie was “Life, Above All”. And as I […]