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Cannes 2023

My thoughts on the films I saw at Cannes 2023, during the 3 Days in Cannes program. Club Zero Dir. Jessica Hausner Mia Wasikowska stars as a health teacher who indoctrinates a group of teenagers into joining a bizarre conscious eating cult. An uncomfortable satire on mindful eating, and the dangers and prevalence of eating disorders. The tone of the film was a little unclear, but darkly humorous in its depiction of diet culture. I wasn't convinced by the teenage acting, but I was definitely intrigued throughout and didn't know how it was going to end. Unsure of the overall message, but an interesting watch. About Dry Grasses Dir. Nuri Bilge Ceylan Turkish drama about a teacher who takes an inappropriate interest in his female pupil. This was an uneasy watch, as the protagonist is very unlikable and cruel towards the young girl and others around him. It wasn't obvious where the film was going, and whether the teacher/pupil storyline was going to develop. But it suddenly took