If only the dialogue and visuals matched the daring of its ideology.
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.
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.
A report on day two of the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, with reviews of four new films, including new work by Ken Loach and Cristi Puiu.
A review of Woody Allen's new film, which just premiered at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.
A preview of Cannes 2016.
Barbara's annual playful piece about cats in this year's Cannes offerings.