Cinema: Movie Marathon at Cannes

Two political films win prizes, but E.T. gets the cheers

The Indians," says a character in I Werner Herzog's epic movie Fitz-carraldo, "believe that the waking world is a fantasy from which we escape into our real life — our dream life." Herzog should know: he was one of 35,000 dreamers at the 35th Cannes Film Festival. For 13 days on the cool but sunny Côte d'Azur, fantasies of art and avarice were spun with blithe disregard for events in the waking world outside. On the façade of the town's posh Carlton Hotel, an electronic...

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