In Cannes, the show of force of the festival

THE CHRONICLE OF FRANÇOIS AUBEL. – The event celebrated its seventy-fifth edition with the news of the Minister of Culture and the parties return to the villas of Cannes at night.

Slight anguish for Louis Garrel. The Innocent his film, the fourth as a director, was scheduled for Tuesday evening, at the end of the ceremony of the 75and anniversary of the festival, during which one hundred and twenty-one actors and filmmakers, including fourteen gold palms, from Jacques Audiard to Wim Wenders, in alphabetical order, posed for a family photo of the seventh world art. “I was like in the nightmare of a student who believes he is going to show his graduation film to the jury of his school and who discovers that all the talent in cinema is going to judge him”he admits after the screening, comforted by the laughter and almost ten minutes of ovation.

Even if Thierry Frémaux denies it, it was a real show of force for Cannes. A friendly salute to Berlin and Venice to show that the biggest stars still have an appointment on the Croisette. “In any case, the Lido, at the Mostra, would not have had the space to accommodate half of this floor…

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