• Miss N

    Cannes I please be Penelope Cruz?

    There is so much happening and on the go here, that it really is impossible to keep up! Today the buzz is all about Pedro Almodovar’s latest offering, Broken Embraces. It stars the young lass he helped make famous, Penelope Cruz. She was in Cannes last year for Vicky Cristina Barcelona so I’ve already seen her beauty in the flesh before, but she is still one gorgeous lady. It helps that she wears gorgeous outfits too! Penelope says she’s been honoured to work with both Almodovar and Woody Allen whom she worked with last year. I took part in a radio interview with Radio France International, which brought together some…

  • Miss N

    Cannes you say party?

    Well, well, well! Just as I predicted, a busy weekend. It’s a good thing I learnt early on to carry my slip-slops in my bag so I can run around the festival when I need to!There’s been a lot of buzz around the film ‘Precious’, directed by Lee Daniels (Monster’s Ball), that’s here in Cannes, looking for distributors. It’s a very harrowing but hopeful story of a young girl who’s grown up in Harlem and is sent to an alternative school. The film is produced by Oprah and Tyler Perry and Mariah Carey and Lenny Kravitz both make appearances. Well, more than just appearances actually. Mariah plays a social worker…

  • Miss N

    Cannes: Up and Away

    I am staying on the corner of Dior and Ferragamo – almost literally! To get to the apartment where I am staying I have to see the items in these stores every day. It seems so unfair. Add to that the storefronts of Louis Vuitton and Chanel that I also have to walk past everyday…torturous for a shopaholic! Things are easing into full swing, preparing for a big weekend ahead. Spent the day sorting out the interviews I have coming up in the next few days. I’ve also been finding out which films are set to cause a buzz here. Filmmakers and producers like to grab your attention at Cannes.…

  • Miss N

    Cannes: Meet ‘n Greet

    The first official day of the Cannes Film Festival – and already there’s a nice buzz around this year’s fest. There’s a lot of talk about the impact the global financial crisis will have on the festival, and everyone you talk to has a different opinion. Most dreadful of all, is that the annual Vanity Fair party has been cancelled! That in itself is a huge sign that all is not well in Hollywoodland. But my sources tell me there is another party being planned in its place – a little more intimate and a whole lot more exclusive… To try keep some of the festival shine and excitement, the…

  • Miss N

    Back for more – Cannes you handle it?

    Back in the South of France again and it feels great!It’s now down to the wire – the 62nd Cannes Film Festival kicks off tomorrow.So, just what am I looking forward to most…? * The possibility of meeting Jeffrey Dean Morgan, aka Denny from Grey’s, also known as cute Irish man in PS I Love You and most recently seen in Watchmen. Jeffrey is teaming up with his PS I Love You co-star, two-time Oscar-winning Hilary Swank for a new movie, which as far as I can understand is about a woman who moves into an apartment without knowing who lived there before – a thriller of sorts. They’re selling…