CINEMA: FESTIVAL OF LOST CHILDREN

LED BY THE CONTROVERSIAL AMERICAN ENTRY KIDS, FILMS ABOUT TROUBLED TEENS IN HEAT WERE THE RAGE AT CANNES THIS YEAR

What's the matter with kids today? Just about everything, to judge from the rash of movies about young people that broke out at this year's Cannes Film Festival. While most of the serious award contenders were meditations on 20th century history, like Theo Angelopoulos' majestic Ulysses' Gaze and Kamir Kusturica's Underground (both set in war-torn Yugoslavia), the main trend was Sociopath Cinema. The parade of teen angst-athons was led by the U.S. film Kids.

The opening-night film was the French City of Lost Children, and this was the festival of lost children. You couldn't swing a cat-or kick one, as the...

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