Well, my first Cannes Film Festival is over. On Sunday high winds swept in from the Mediterranean & whisked the circus away. It was a blast. Whomever first had the idea to invite the world film industry to a small(ish) town on the French Riviera for 10 days of non-stop movies & parties under the sun in glorious surroundings deserved the Legion d'Honneur. If only they had had the foresight to arrange better parking!
The highlight of the festival was seeing Martin Scorcese give his Masterclass. Quentin Tarantino was in the audience & as he arrived everybody went wild taking photos as he took his seat, the French LOVE this guy!
Best film of the festival for me was CONTROL, the Ian Curtis/Joy Division bio-pic by Anton Corbijn. It won the Best European Film award in the Director's Fortnight & made a star of Sam Riley who plays Curtis.