Best and Worst films of Cannes 2013
Best: 'Stranger by the Lake'
Director: Alain Guiraudie
Stars: Pierre de Ladonchamps, Christophe Paou, Patrick d'Assumcao
Why: Perhaps no Cannes title stuck with me more during the fest than Guiraudie's impressive faux thriller. Once you get past the film's gratuitous gay sex scenes you find a filmmaker who has a lot to say about how gay men treat each other in modern society. It's a striking note with gay marriage rights exploding around the globe And, truth be told, it's much more daring and poignant than Palme d'Or winning "Blue is the Warmest Color."
- Gregory Ellwood