And that’s it folks. Another Cannes Film Festival done and dusted for another year. In spite of all the global financial woes, it was still an eventful festival, with many a deal signed and many a connection made.
A big thank you to Amarula who helped send me to cover the world’s biggest and most popular film festival. It really doesn’t get any better than this when it comes to movie-making and filmstars. Highlights for me this year include:
* Seeing the strides South Africans are making in terms of getting their film projects and ideas out there into the world. I am particularly looking forward to seeing our own animated feature on the big screen, as well as the ‘Spud’ movie.
* Bumping (literally) into Joshua Jackson – aka Pacey from ‘Dawson’s Creek’ – he was wondering around the Carlton hotel where his girlfriend Diane Kruger was giving interviews for ‘Inglourious Basterds.’
* Being among the first to see Quentin Tarantino’s newest film, ‘Inglourious Basterds’ and witnessing firsthand the passion he has for making films.