Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
June 22nd, 2011

2011 was one hell of a year for the Cannes Film Festival. With directors like Malick, Almodovar, and von Trier heating up the Croisette (for one reason or another), one of the biggest question marks was THIS MUST BE THE PLACE.

From director Paolo Sorrentino, the film is his follow-up to his beloved film, IL DIVO, and it stars Sean Penn as the troubled rocker Cheyenne, who seeks revenge on the man who accosted his father while in a concentration camp during WWII. And now, thanks to IMP Awards (via The Film Stage) we have the film’s first poster, and it’s no more interesting than the film itself.

I had the chance to see the film during Cannes this year, and it was quite possibly the biggest disappointment of the festival. The film itself is shot well; actually, it’s quite striking. However, with Penn giving an SNL-like turn in the lead, the film lacks any emotional resonance whatsoever. Overall, it’s not a horrible film, it’s just far from what the expectations one made with regards to it.

What do you think?

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