If I were in Cannes this week (if only!) the film I would be most excited to see would be Three Monkeys, the fifth film by the great Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan. The reviews so far have been decidedly mixed, ranging from “the first major film of the festival” to “largely commonplace, drear, and claustrophobic” (thanks Mr. Kenny) but that’s par for the course for Ceylan who has often been a great divider. Still, his aesthetic is right up my alley, (Climates was my favorite film of 06) and I’m glad to see that he hasn’t lost his penchant for roiling skies and despondent souls looking out to sea. I can’t wait.