Day 9 – Twilight Scene, Murky Paperboy and Zac’s Rack

We were sitting poolside at The Majestic hotel yesterday evening, around twilight…watching a rather hefty  Bob Weinstein ordering drinks, when we heard SCREAMS! The kind of screams usually reserved for Johnny Depp (Cannes’ favourite Hollywood star). So we wandered across the Croisette to find out who was walking the red carpet. And there he was. […]

Interview with SA movie producer Jeremy Nathan

We caught up with South African movie producer, Jeremy Nathan, in Cannes for a quick 10 Questions: Q. How long you been coming to Cannes? A. This is my 20th year. Q. What are you promoting in Cannes this year? A. This year we are promoting three films: ‘Pinky Pinky’ which is a genre horror […]

Day 8 – On The Road with Kristen Stewart

Oh my, you never know which film at the Cannes Film Festival is going to get the most journalists to crawl out of their beds early in the morning to queue up for the 8.30 am screening…until it happens. And then you wish you’d crawled out of your’s an hour earlier. This morning’s ON THE […]

Film anniversary : A Special Day, directed by Gilles Jacob

In 2007, 34 internationally renowned film makers were invited to present their collective body of work – To Each His Own Cinema – at the 60th anniversary of the Cannes Film Festival. Festival President Gilles Jacob followed these film makers around during this period in Cannes creating A Special Day. On the day their film was to […]

A couple of days late catching The Sapphires…

Missed ‘The Sapphires’ when it first screened but that’s what’s great about The Cannes Film Festival – they let you catch up later with re-screenings. So, at 2 pm today we got to see Wayne Blair’s ‘The Sapphires’, another great Australian musical. The Aussies really are just so good at these and seem to be […]

No Wedding Date set for Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie

Yup. You heard it here first. Brad Pitt announced this morning (well he didn’t announce, he answered a journalist’s nosey question) that he and Angelina will not be getting married in August, as claimed by rumours. “We have no date, well and truly,” he said, during the ‘Killing Them Softly’ press conference. “We’ll find something […]

Day 7 – Brad Pitt’s Killing Them Softly

I’ve just made it into the Killing Them Softly press conference. Hottest ticket at the Cannes Film Festival today. Long queues outside. Huge crowds. All waiting for Brad (Pitt) – just seen him outside…glossy long blond locks today. He’s playing the movie star really well…smiling with that twinkle, stopping to chat to everyone…as he makes […]

Day 6 – Getting Trashed with Jeremy Irons

This is what I love about the Cannes Film Festival (well, one of the many things). You watch a thought-provoking documentary…and then the director and star of the doc wander into the cinema afterwards for an intimate chat about what you’ve just seen. In this case it was ‘Trashed’, directed by Candida Brady and featuring […]

Irish/SA Treaty Signed at SA Pavilion in Cannes

Just got back from witnessing the historic treaty signed between our South African Minister of Arts and Culture, Paul Mashatile, and Ireland’s Minister of Arts and Heritage, Jimmy Deenihan. This Treaty, which will facilitate fund-raising for film projects in the two countries, has been in the pipeline for over nine years but due to the Arts Minister […]

Day 5 – Windswept, Confessions and Kate’s Ex

Argh! I get sooooo annoyed when this happens – I’ve just missed what looks like the funnest movie in windswept, rainy Cannes – ‘The Sapphires’. It’s was a special out-of-competition screening and looks like one of those fab musical movies – like “Muriel’s Wedding” – that the Australians do so well. This one’s about three […]