Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Coasting along the Croisette in Cannes....


Spending the day at the Cannes Film Festival, soaking up the star-studded ambience, was surprisingly a lot of fun - strolling along the Croisette, hanging out with the crowds outside the Martinez, indulging in a solid French Bistrot lunch, gazing out to sea whilst taking in all the interviews being conducted on the beach, and the success of getting into a screening of Ritesh Batra's "The Lunch Box" after an hour of queuing in the blustery cold - all added up to a memorable day well worth repeating. We didn't see many stars but here are a few quirky details on the edge of the festival that caught my attention....The photographer who has been coming to Cannes for sixty years to photograph the stars....


The forest of stepladders in front of the Palais - de rigeur for photographers needing that scoop....


the optimistic ever-hopeful film fans pleading for unwanted invitations into private screenings...


the septagenerian swimmer bracing himself for the sea and being swept up by the beautiful people  on the beach for an impromtu interview to feed the media....


the fashion....


the cars....


the stars....


the security....


the billboards...


and getting that all important red carpet ready for the next Premiere....


And don't you just love this year's iconic poster of Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward...??


Not to mention the stunning setting for the Festival itself...


The Cannes Film Festival really can be a must for the ordinary film fan - Don't miss it!! But, wouldn't it be even better if there was more ordinary public access - more screenings for film fans and a people's choice Palme D'Or?? A vote here for greater democracy.......

6 comments:

sylvia kirkwood said...

Oh, what fun!! Wish I could be there!! Enjoy it for us, Catherine, and take more pictures!! These are terrific!!

Fly Girl said...

Catherine, you have really offered an insider's view of the fest. I've seen many photos of the glam activities but none as warm as these. That poster is fabulous.

Catherine said...

Thanks Sylvia and Fly girl - I wasn't expecting to enjoy the day as much as I did and will certainly go again - it is such a shame that there is not more public access to the films - would be great to have a people vote....

Malyss said...

When I was young, I often go to the festival. In those times , not so much security, free access to many places and events.. Today, it has become very complicated! And simple people can't take part , they're only allowed to watch, which is a pity. But it's always interesting to see the "back" of it, and to read your impressions as you're discovering the event for first time.

Lynne with an e said...

What a charmed existence you live!

Catherine said...

Thanks for the comments this week - very much appreciated