Last weekend, as Jerry Bruckheimer's pirates were once again storming the international box office, the Cannes Film Festival (May 16-27) bestowed its two top prizes on a gut-wrenching Romanian movie about backroom abortion and a plaintive Japanese drama about a sad old man who wants to dig his own grave. In addition, there were awards for a two-and-a-half-hour study of marital infidelity in a Mexican Mennonite community, and for a zigzagging, border-crossing Turkish-German production that begins as the story of an old man's lust for a middle-aged prostitute and ends up charting the lesbian affair between a Hamburg college student and an... More >>>