Cannes '09: The Mid-Way Report Card, Is The Festival Not Really Making The Grade?

The 2009 Cannes Film Festival runs, on paper, from May 13-24, but in reality it, really runs from the 14-23, as that's when the in-competition screenings begin and end. So today is really the mid-way point of the festival and so far, it's feeling like a weak crop this year (it's already Tuesday here, we're in the future). One of the film's expected to make a mark at the festival, Lars Von Trier 's " Antichrist ," did make a splash, but it sounds like it polarized everyone into love or hate it experiences.

Still, that's potentially something Cannes panels like, voting for daring films, but it still feels like an outside shot [ed. our correspondent Sam Mac says he .... 10:30 a.m. Tuesday 19th May 2009 EST
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