The 66th Cannes Film Festival finally closed last Sunday after 12 days of the international film premieres, glamour parties and hectic schedule…
The three-hour love story film “La Vie d’Adele – Chapitre 1&2”, starring Adele (Exarchopoulos) and Lea Seydoux, took the prestigious Palme d’Or. The story was based on a graphic novel by Julie Maroh and it was directed by Abdellatif Kechiche of the French-Tunisian background.
The Grand Prix was awarded to “Inside Llewyn Davis” directed by the Coen brothers, (the winner of the 1991 Palme d’Or), and the Jury Prize went to Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-Eda for “Like Father, Like Son.”
I was very lucky to attend a few premieres and movies conference during the festival, and here is the list of the films that I would suggest watching:
BORGMAN directed by Alex VAN WARMERDAM
THE IMMIGRANT directed by James GRAY
WARA NO TATE (Shield of Straw) directed by Takashi MIIKE
BEHIND THE CANDELABRA directed by Steven SODERBERGH
Also, I have attended the press conference of Keanu Reeves’s latest film “Man of Tai Chi” where he talked about his debut as a film director and his role in developing the movie.
Man of Tai Chi depicts the spiritual journey of a young and innocent martial artist as he struggles to maintain his traditional values and beliefs against the pressures of modern society.
The movie is about cross cultures and modern world, challenge, seduction and power.
Apart from the film premieres, there were lots of different affairs and parties. Some international country pavilions hosted private events where you would meet a lot of interesting people and celebrities.
Here’s James Franco walking into American Pavilion for his press conference.
Speaking of American Pavilion, this year they celebrated the 25th anniversary at Cannes with live music and marvellous fireworks. See the video below.
The atmosphere during the festival was cheer and exciting, no matter where you went you would see a celebrity passing by.
The most exciting encounter that I had, was meeting and talking to Roberto Cavalli. (I’m going to talk about his new projects and collaborations in my upcoming posts)
The nightlife in Cannes would never be the same without visiting the most popular club of South of France – Le VIP Room. The World’s finest and opulent club, where I got a chance to interview the most charming host Jean-Roch.
Le VIP Room specialises in a personal service for its exclusive guests. The club’s unique reputation ensures that anyone who chooses the venue for business or pleasure, is guaranteed to convey sophistication, charm and elegance to their guests.
This is the place where celebrities and models party till’ the dawn with champagne shower and podium-dancing. ;)
Miu on the Red Carpet ;)
And even though the 66th Cannes Film Festival is over, the stars headed for The Monaco Grand Prix racing. My upcoming post is Monaco street style. See you soon!