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 […]

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 […]

Lawless starring Shia LaBeouf – a review & press conference

I started my Saturday morning running to the Palais not sure if I’d get in with my yellow card. The lowest of the lows, but got there with no queues and straight in with 45 minutes to spare. I was exhausted and almost asleep in my chair before the movie started but there was no […]

Rust and Bone – De Rouille et d’Os – Press Conference

Here are the highlights from today’s Press Conference at the Cannes Film Festival for De Rouille et d’Os (Rust and Bone), the French Jacques Audiard-directed picture, attended by Marion Cotillard (Stephanie), Matthias Schoenearts (Ali) and Director Audiard: Q to Matthias: Was wondering what your prospects are looking like for Hollywood? Hollywood is always looking for […]