In the Hollywood Reporter, Kirk Honeycutt reviews Tommy Lee Jones‘ directorial semi-debut "The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada," which, despite Jones picking up the prize for best actor, received relatively little festival coverage. The story: Jones is Pete Perkins, friend to Mexicans and non-Mexicans, whose co-worker, an illegal immigrant, is accidentally killed. Hijinks ensue.
In the Korea Times, Paolo Bertolin looks at how the Korean films in the festival fared — the biggest success is judged to be "A Bittersweet Life," which we’re just dying to see. A terminally stylish noir from "A Tale of Two Sisters" director Kim Ji-woon, "Life" premiered out-of-competition as a midnight screening. Star Lee Byung-hun joked that he trained on the stairs of his hotel for days in preparation for the MontÃ©e des Marches up the red carpet to the Palais.
And in The Age, a look at one of the Cannes shorts — Australian stop-motion dollhouse drama "Clara." Its young animator Van Sowerwine reveals every indie director’s fear — not being allowed into your own screening at the festival because you’re not dressed well enough.