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Film, "The Strange Case of Angelica": The power of a spirit's smile

"The Strange Case of Angelica": The power of a spirit's smile

In 1952, Manoel de Oliveira sketched a fable of impossible longing that became, finally, The Strange Case of Angelica. Though the automobile models in de Oliveira's 2010 film are modern, many plot details remain of the period of its writing:…
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Film, A week into Cannes and our critic sends his best regards

A week into Cannes and our critic sends his best regards

CANNES, France — Midway through the 63rd Cannes Film Festival, it's clear that, although the competition oozes glamour and Wall Street never sleeps, the action this year (even more than in the past) is to be found in its less…
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