Watch 6 Brilliant Films (and One Made by an A.I.) From Saatchi’s New Directors’ Showcase

CANNES, France—Artificial intelligence has been one of the big themes at the Cannes Lions festival here this week, and A.I. projects have already won three Grand Prix awards: two for J. Walter Thompson and ING’s “The Last Rembrandt” and one for Google DeepMind’s AlphaGo. The theme continued in intriguing fashion Thursday at the Saatchi & Saatchi New Directors’ Showcase, the annual collection of mind-bending short films made by up-and-coming directors. The A.I. hook this time was this: One of the 20 films was conceived, directed and edited by a computer. The audience wasn’t told which one, however—we were encouraged to go to saatchi.com to find out. Overall, the 2016 showcase was more intense than usual, with lots of disturbing visions and less humor than usual. There were also fewer straight-up…


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