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.