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Cannes Report Day 7.2: My Film of the Festival

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Mark Kermode | 23:30 UK time, Friday, 23 May 2008

And it's one of ours.

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  • Comment number 1.

    Sounds interesting. Hope it gets more than just an arthouse release.

  • Comment number 2.

    I was fearing for your fellow Newsnight Review panelists when they started slating this film. Especially mod boy who usually talks a lot of sense. But did my eyes and ears deceive me? They didn't let you get a word in edgeways!! How many times has that happened.

  • Comment number 3.

    A great plug for what is always a very welcome and far too rare event - a new Terence Davies film. I heard on the radio that Davies finds himself in rather straightened circumstance, financially. Yet, he is, as you say a national treasure. If Davies was French he’d have a pension the size of a City bonus, a subsidised apartment on the Champs Elysée full of adoring acolytes and a filmography as long as your arm. We are far too neglectful of our great artisits in the UK. I think we should set up a fund for him or at least implore everyone to buy the DVDs . Then we should all write to John Woodward, CEO of the UK Film Council and tell him to fund Terence Davies to make a film and when he’s finished it, fund him to make another one. That's what the Film Council is for, or should be.

  • Comment number 4.

    I can't wait to see it!!
    Finally the BFI decided to have The Long Day Closes on DVD!! Hurray!!!


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