Oh the great, great Great Gatsby. What a party. What a lavish production. It felt wrong actually to be watching it at 8.30 am in the morning and all alone with foreign journalists packed in the rows around me.
This is a film you need to see surrounded by friends, with champagne to sip afterwards and to chat about the costumes (those beautiful party outfits around the swimming pool)…and as the night wears on, to discuss the tragic, tragic love story. And the tragedy when people pretend to be that which they are not. And when they see more in other people than what is there.
Oh this film is packed with tragedies…but the film itself is not. The film itself is a wonderful celebration of movie-making. It’s Australian Baz Luhrmann at his best – just like ‘Moulin Rouge ‘ – a joyful extravaganze of music, colour, characters and costumes.
It stars Leonardo di Caprio and Michelle Williams who were both in Cannes for interviews. I have told you before, I’m sure – but that is surely the greatest thing about being in Cannes – it’s to watch the movies and then have a debriefing immediately afterwards with the creators and actors in the film. Even better than coffee in Rosebank after a flik!
What a brilliant way to begin the film festival. With such a fantastic production. Can’t wait for the rest.