Revenge comedy a hit in Cannes, fashion biopic cold-shouldered

Cast members Ricardo Darin, Erica Rivas, Oscar Martinez, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Maria Marull and director Damian Szifron pose during a photocall for the film "Relatos salvajes" in competition at the 67th Cannes Film Festival in CannesBy Alexandria Sage CANNES France (Reuters) – An Argentine revenge fantasy impressed critics at the Cannes film festival on Saturday, winning more hearts than a biopic about the private life of French fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent. On the fourth day of the 12-day festival, Argentine director Damian Szifron’s “Relatos Salvajes” (Wild Tales) drew excited hoots and applause at an advance press screening before its premiere. With Spanish auteur Pedro Almodovar – a director known for offbeat humor – as a producer, the darkly comic film has a serious undercurrent that speaks of corruption, the class system and the little guy being squeezed. FASHION AND FILM “Saint Laurent” is the second film about the designer this year and one of at least six biopics presented at Cannes.