Neon has great odds at picking the Palme winner. Fourth straight wins since Parasite.
Movie sounds interesting. Reminds me of those 90s thrillers
In terms of long-term effects on the race: Sandra Huller could very well be a stealth threat for critics' prizes this year, what with being in both Anatomy of a Fall and The Zone of Interest. Both films were revered as well. I think Glazer could be a Bennett Miller-esque critical force for a Best Director nod, and if Neon campaigns hard for Anatomy of a Fall, it could be a strong player in Picture and Actress.
Tim Grierson: Juliette Binoche and Benoit Magimel make an appetising combination in Tran Anh Hung’s food-themed Competition entry
Jason Gorber: Absolutely exquisite tale of love through food, the near pronographic seduction showcasing French cuisine as a means of expression. If action can be dialogue, we see meal prep here as salacious and sensual as any embrace.
Guy Lodge: The pace is luxuriantly slow but methodical, akin to slow-cooking a boeuf bourguignon, and quickened by the gradual rewards of process: the calming satisfaction that comes from watching supremely skilled people at work.
Iana Murray: juliette binoche and benoit magimel cooking the most beautiful meals you’ve ever laid your eyes on needs to win the palme i’m so serious
Matt Neglia: I ate up everything THE POT-AU-FEU was serving. A tender romance between two cooks where their love can only be matched by their skills in the kitchen. Had me in the opening 20 minutes where you see a meticulously luscious meal prepared. A comfort food movie with exquisite taste.
Robbie Collin: Tran Anh Hung’s culinary romance is so vividly and lovingly made, you’ll swear you can smell and taste every shot.
John Bleasdale: The Pot au Feu by Trần Anh Hùng was just what I needed. A feast in more senses than one with Benoît Magimel giving another magnificent performance. In a festival of vomit and fear it’s good to have a little love and nosh.
Alexis Roux: The air of nothing, LA PASSION DE DODIN BOUFFANT brilliantly succeeds in capturing the magic of culinary art and the fragile beauty of the feeling of love that its many rituals reveal. Extraordinary Magimel and Binoche.
Matthieu Touvet: It’s anti-Club Zero. A daring but successful bet to base an entire film on the art of French cuisine. The dialogues sometimes border on the grotesque but Binoche and Magimel are doing wonderfully. Not to be seen when hungry.
Charles Bramesco: contains the single most important match cut since those apes threw the bone in the air. Foodliness is next to godliness, and godliness is next to Binocheliness
Fabiana Lima: La Passion by Dodin Bouffant is a romantic period drama in which an initially gastronomic story turns into a novel worthy of Jane Austen. It’s not my type of film, but the direction gets it right in provoking hunger lol – and printing passion. Juliette Binoche shines.
This is the one I want to see. Sidenote: Weren't Binoche and Magimel a couple for a long time? Interesting.