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Cannes Film Review: '5B'

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Paul Haggis and Dan Krauss’s traditionally styled documentary about an influential AIDS nursing ward delivers primarily on feeling.
“It was a wonderful place where you could go to die — but it doesn’t take away from the fact that they died.” This is how one interviewee describes 5B, the trailblazing San Francisco hospital ward that pioneered a more humane method of nursing AIDS sufferers during the epidemic’s paranoid 1980s zenith, affording terminal patients […]
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