Episode 14: 100% Certified French [with T.W. Stechnij]


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In the quatorzième episode of the Hammer & Camera podcast, the communist are storming the Normandy Beach of Cinema, aka the Cannes Film Festival. Reporting from the front is T.W. Stechnij, an American ex-pat, sometimes-writer and film industry employee who attended the Festival for a few days this year. We discuss: the sections and competitions of Cannes, their exclusive/capitalist nature vs. their social value, "gatekeepers," and T.W.'s picks for the most interesting movies in the fest; including Beanpole by Kantemir Balagov, The Halt by Lav Diaz, Parasite by Bong Joon-ho, and, most controversially, Mektoub, My Love: Intermezzo by Abdellatif Kechiche.

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