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Cannes ’09: Jane Campion's ‘Bright Star,’ ...

Cannes ’09: Jane Campion's ‘Bright Star,’ Gorgeous Masterpiece or Masterpiece Theatre?

Jane Campion's first film to debut in competition at Cannes since 1993, when her film “ The Piano ” scooped the Palme d’Or marking her as the first female director to ever receive the honor on the Rivera, “ Bright Star ” has some calling it the “best of her career,” while Jeffrey Wells calls it, “basically a Masterpiece Theatre thing that my mother will love.” Wells, however, seems to be in the vast minority, what with the praise “Bright Star” is garnering almost matching Bob Berney’s “tour-de-force” comment following the announcement of he and Bill Pohlad's brand spanking new (and as such unnamed) distribution venture snatching the U.S. rights to the film before its premiere. Variety’s Todd McCarthy has ....

1:44 a.m. Sunday 17th May 2009 EST
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