Cannes 2014 is over, and so are the 11 non-stop nights of Champagne-infused parties.
For me last it, a bit less, since I stayed at the French Riviera for six days and nights!
I was there to promote my short film, “THE DINNER”
and my new child, NEW BORN Short Film Agency.
I didn’t have time to watch many films in the official competition (red carpet things takes ages), I only watched 4 of them.
First was the opening film, “The Grace of Monaco” by Olivier Dahan.
I still can’t understand why the festival selected this film to open their 67th edition, but I suppose that there are some political reasons.
The film that really shocked me and we were applause standing for 15 minutes, was the film “Timbuktu“, by Abderrahmane Sissako
“Timbuktu is silent, the doors closed, the streets empty. No more music, no tea, no cigarettes, no bright colors, no laughs. The women have become shadows. The religious fundamentalists are spreading terror in the region.”
The Argentinan director, Damian Szifron, presents one of the most “brutal” comedies I have ever seen.
Relatos Salvates (Wild Tales), is a six thematically connected stories that make up this subversive reflection on out-of-control behavior.
It’s there in the off-kilter humor, in the stylish visuals and bold use of music, and in the affection for ordinary people pushed to extraordinary extremes.
The last official selected film that I watched was “THE HOMESMAN” by Tommy Lee Jones.
“Mary Bee Cuddy, 31, lives a solitary existence in a God-fearing mid-western town. She is designated by members of her church to take back East three women who have lost their minds. On the way from Nebraska to Iowa, where those women will at last find refuge, Mary Bee saves the life of Briggs, a claim-jumper and outlaw. He agrees to help in her mission through snowstorms and perilous encounters with settlers, Indians and the harshness of the Frontier territory.”
As far as parties are concerned, I had the chance to watch Busta Rhymes performance at Gotha club.
Which was something between “I am doing nothing and when I am in mood I throw some rapping.”
The whole atmosphere reminded me “Gangsta music video” with a lot “bitches”, “pimps” and Champagne of course.
I can’t say that I didn’t like it, I had great fun, but considering the high prices for drinks, it made me to appreciate more the ultimate party city Berlin.
With this and that, the time was 6 am and I should take a bit rest in order to be fresh for the upcoming festival day.
Festival De Cannes is the ultimate film festival in the world.
Hopefully, see you next year again.