'Bone-chilling' Auschwitz drama is early Cannes favourite

May 20, 2023

Cannes (France) (AFP) – A powerful Auschwitz-set psychological horror film, "The Zone of Interest", is emerging as the hot ticket at the Cannes Film Festival, with reviews on Saturday near-unanimous in their praise. While the screams and gunshots are audible from their beautiful garden, the family carries on as though nothing was amiss. The horror "is just bearing down on every pixel of every shot, in sound and how we interpret that sound... Jonathan Glazer at Cannes with his cast for his fourth feature, "The Zone of Interest": Christian Friedel and Sandra Hueller © LOIC VENANCE /"How like them are we? Glazer's film is one of 21 in competition for the Palme d'Or, the top prize at Cannes, which runs until May 27.