For the event this May, Cannes selection panels in five major sections saw 1,800 filmsabout half of them features from 76 countries and the other half, short films. Just 22 features were chosen for main competition for the Palme dOr (Golden Palm), 16 of them world premieres, and a like number in the section for independent, more experimental films, Un Certain Regard (Worth a Look).
We watched a movie in which a horned monster incinerates people with his breathan
animated film for kiddies and their folks featuring an ogre who befriends a talking donkey
who, in turn, attracts a girl dragon, two films turning on evil emanating from computers,
one on masochism with razor blades used by a stern piano teacher, etc. A lot of it made
the explicit sex that one also saw, whether straight or homosexual, seem a little like a
parents day tea party.