Why 'Mommy' and 'Leviathan' were worthy winners at Cannes
One is a high-pitched family drama, the other a satire on modern-day Russia. Both excited Haaretz's film critic.
“Powerful” is a word that many viewers will probably use to describe “Mommy,” the fifth feature from 25-year-old French-Canadian director Xavier Dolan. Watching “Mommy” is indeed an intense experience. This was Dolan’s first time competing for the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, and although his film did not claim the top award – the prize went to Nuri Bilge...
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