Danis Tanovic’s L’Enfer, which was press screened Thursday afternoon and which I was fairly pleased with (although it doesn’t stand up to Tanovic’s No Man’s Land), is getting zapped. A Variety critic I just spoke to hasn’t seen it, but he just told me he’s heard from three different people that the Tanovic is “just plain bad,” “don’t bother,” “not well directed,” etc. Apart from my view that these folks are being way too harsh and dismissive, it reminds me once again how varied reactions can be at a festival of this calibre with all kinds of headstrong know-it-alls chit-chatting a film up or down, depending on their findings and dispositions.