As well as Pedro Almodóvar passed with more glory than pain with strange way to live, Sean Penn He is another of the regular guests of the Cannes Film Festival, both as a director, with some memorable bungles (The last facewith Javier Bardem and Charlize Theron) or as a performer, as with Mystical riverby Clint Eastwood. He won best actor in 1997 for when love returnsby Nick Cassavetes.
In this edition he arrived as the protagonist of one of the films in competition for the Palme d’Or, Black flieswhose title refers to those black flies that sniff out deaths almost before they happen.
Penn plays Rut, a paramedic with the New York City Fire Department. He’s a veteran and gets a rookie (Tye Sheridan, from Ready Player One), and the film begins with a bang: one night they have to “rescue” a gunshot wound, load him into an ambulance and take him to the hospital.
We’ve seen those streets that run under the New York train tracks hundreds of times, but here, whether it’s night or day, the burn is felt.
Everything is life or death in seconds. And if the images are shocking, impressive, it is also due to the camera movements, the sounds, the tension and what you hear, whether they are dialogues between the paramedics or screams.
Charles Hurd is an entertainment journalist for News Rebeat. He brings a fresh and engaging voice to the world of pop culture, covering the latest developments in film, television, music, and more.