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Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Cannes’t Buy Me Love

posted by on April 25 at 13:15 PM

Breaking news: Zoo, written by our very own Charles Mudede, has been accepted into Cannes. (I assume that means one of the non-competition sections, but I don’t know for sure.)


And here, in the New York Times, the inimitable Manohla Dargis gives Zoo a good thrashing and—can it be?—comes out in favor of horse sex.

Okay, technically, she reasons thus:

After all, Bible-believers notwithstanding, if you eat and wear animals and agree that it’s O.K. to torture them in the name of science and beauty, what’s the big deal? Human beings subject animals penned in factory farms to far more grievous abuse than anything apparently done to the horses in “Zoo,” and on a daily basis human beings also subject themselves to greater risk. One zoophile’s fond memories of cooking up ham for his brethren indicate that theirs was not a PETA-approved animal love, true. But, as Mr. Devor makes clear, again and again, these were men who truly loved their animals in sickness and in health and, at least in the case of one unfortunate soul, till death finally did part them.


Charles confirms that Zoo is in the Directors’ Fortnight sidebar, where it’ll join Caramel, the Ian Curtis biopic Control, Apres lui, and more to be announced May 3.

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There's also a review of Zoo by Dana Stevens on She seemed to enjoy it.

Posted by Cori | April 25, 2007 1:20 PM

Thrashing? See did seem a bit puzzled by the movie, but I didn't notice any thrashing.

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