Month May 2014

The Cannes Diaries: My Week with Marcello

  I dubbed this year’s Cannes Film Festival, “My Week with Marcello” because I usually cover Cannes until the end of the 12 days, when the Palme d’Or is handed out and the last film is shown at the Grande Theatre… Continue Reading →

The Cannes Diaries: Of Catching Foxes and Dodging Avalanches

I’ve heard it being said a few times over the past few days, and I’ve felt it myself – this Cannes doesn’t feel as busy as previous years. Also, there doesn’t seem to be the same kind of buzz being… Continue Reading →

The Cannes Diaries: Of Auteurs and Action Heroes

Cannes has a reputation for being prestigious, glamorous, high-end, in many regards. It’s as if the beautiful old picturesque town requires it. There are gowns, there are airs and graces, and there are yachts whose worth I don’t even want… Continue Reading →

The Cannes Diaries: Mr Turner Takes The Day

And just like that, a year later, it’s back into the Cannes swing of things. There’s a rhythm to this festival all its own. It’s not like Sundance, where I try to see as many films as I possibly can… Continue Reading →

The Cannes Diaries, Day 1: A Cloud Over Cannes

It felt like there was a cloud hanging over Cannes today. Not the rain kind, although there were those hovering about too. Waking up to the news that Swedish filmmaker Malik Bendjelloul, the man who gave Detroit singer Rodriguez’ a second lease… Continue Reading →

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