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Cannes 2014: In buzzy 'Wild Tales,' a Pedro Almodovar vibe
Cannes 2014: In buzzy 'Wild Tales,' a Pedro Almodovar vibe

Cannes movies can be dour affairs, filled with trauma and human suffering. Not so with most things Pedro Almodovar is involved with, as he is with “Wild Tales,” a Spanish-language movie in competition that Almodovar executive produced and that takes its title seriously, if not always the action that follows. The twist-heavy film, from an Argentinean comer named Damian Szifron, is a collection of six independent stories, linked thematically. In one, passengers on a plane discover they all know a malcontented musician and may have been gathered there for a dangerous purpose. In another, a small traffic misunderstanding escalates into cartoonish violence, until two men are...

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