Tuesday 7 February, Eye closes at 16:00 due to a private event. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Skip to content

Episode 2 From the fifth row... in Cannes (podcast)

In 'From the fifth row... in Cannes', Cesar Majorana takes you behind the scenes of the largest and most important film festival in the world. The second episode The flops of Sean Penn and Lars von Trier is online now.

By Eye Editors15 July 2021

Podcast From the Fifth Row... in Cannes
illustration: Aafke Bouman

Episode 2 The flops of Sean Penn and Lars von Trier

From the fifth row... in Cannes

Cannes is the biggest film festival in the world, but for filmmakers it can be hell on earth. One of the most legendary flops in the main competition was Sean Penn’s The Last Face (2016). This could have meant the end of Penn’s career as a director, but surprisingly enough he is returning this year with a new film, again in the main competition. Will this be a glorious comeback, or will history repeat itself? Cesar discusses this with podcast guests including Eye programmer Ronald Simons, who was present at the very first screening of The Last Face in 2016.

You have to accept cookies to be able to listen to this.

Podcast From the fifth row... in Cannes

Other episodes and more information about this podcast.

Read more

Three-piece podcast of VPRO Cinema and Eye Filmmuseum

logo VPRO Cinema
logo Eye Filmmuseum