‘Memoria’ may bring in film festival
Cannes (EFE).- With the official competition screening 24 films, the pool for this edition of Cannes is very open and there are no clear favourites.
“Drive My Car” by Japanese Ryusuke Hamaguchi, and “Memoria” by Thai epichatpong Weerasethakul, lead the stakes. The two magazines, “Screen” and “Le Film Français”, with ratings based on the opinion of critics, consider “Drive My Car”, an adaptation of a short story by Haruki Murakami, as Best Picture.
But after the screening of Veerasethakul’s film, there are many who bet on the history of Thai, which is set in Colombia and Tilda Swinton speaks Spanish. If it wins, it will be a second Palme d’Or for Veerasethakul, who had already won it in 2010 for “Uncle Boonami remembers his past lives”.