Nothing here deserves to be characterized as morbid. Indeed, quite the opposite.
Barbara Scharres is the Director of Programming at the Gene Siskel Film Center, a public program of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
In this capacity she is the artistic director for one of the largest cultural exhibition programs of world cinema in North America. She has published articles and criticism in film magazines and journals including American Cinematographer, Film Comment, Chicago Reader, Variety, and the Chicago Sun-Times, and has contributed to books including Hong Kong Babylon, edited by Fred Dannen.
Scharres was named a "Chicagoan of the Year in the Arts" by the Chicago Tribune three times, in 1989, 1991, and 1999. In 2006, the French government awarded her one of its highest honors by designating her a Chevalier de L’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres for her role in advancing French culture through cinema.
Barbara Scharres on the cats of Cannes 2016.
A review from Cannes of Paul Verhoeven's "Elle," starring Isabelle Huppert.
Reviews from the Cannes Film Festival of Sean Penn's "The Last Face," "The Long Night of Francisco Sanctis" and Asghar Farhadi's "The Salesman."
Reviews from Cannes of Cristian Mungiu's "Graduation" and Nicolas Winding Refn's "The Neon Demon."
Reviews from Cannes of the latest films from the Dardennes brothers, Behnam Behzadi and Xavier Dolan.
Three new films from Cannes 2016, including the latest from Pedro Almodóvar.
A review of the latest from Olivier Assayas and Jeff Nichols.
Three new films from Cannes 2016, including the latest by Jim Jarmusch.
Three more films from Cannes 2016, including the latest from Park Chan-wook and Andrea Arnold.
A report from day three of the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, with reviews of three new films including the latest from Bruno Dumont and Maren Ade.