Category: Un Certain Regard
Director: Ned Benson
An oddity, this one, and not just because it seems to have taken a slot expected to be taken by Sundance hit Whiplash. Benson's film, then called The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby, screened in two versions when it premiered in Toronto last year – one from the male character's perspective, the other from the girl's. Slimmed in length and title, it stars James McAvoy and Jessica Chastain as a couple whose relationship has hit the skids. From the success of Blue Valentine there, we know how much Cannes audiences like a good break-up story.