MyDaily Moments At Cannes Film Festival: Day Six

20/05/2011 13:09 | Updated 22 May 2015

My final day in Cannes was all about the gorgeous Cannes Film Festival day six...

Brad PittBrad Pitt in Cannes. Photo: AP

1. First up in my Brad filled day was watching Tree of Life. Directed by Terrence Malick, the much anticipated film has been rumoured as an Oscar contender, so to say everyone was eager to see it is an understatement. Although Brad was amazing in it as Mr O'Brien - a strict Southern dad who disciplines his sons with an iron fist, overall the film bored me with lots of beautifully shot, but unnecessary, creation of the earth sequences. The best moment of the screening was at the end, when as the credits started rolling the 2,000 film critics in the cinema made their feelings very vocal with boos and hisses, while others clapped against them to drown them out. You don't get that in your local Odeon.

2. Next Brad Pitt turned up at the press conference with a grey goatee, slick back hair and funky glasses. Not my favourite look of his. However, I loved seeing his sarcastic side. When a journalist asked how he treats his children and if he's like his character in the film, he joked: "I beat my kids regularly and it seems to do the trick. And I deprive them of meals." Erm, good comeback Brad.

3. Cannes may have a film competition attached to it and lots of parties, but it's also a film market where people from all over the world come to buy and sell movies for distribution and production. The 'Marche' is where this all takes place. It's a maze of a market, nothing like Camden or Portobello. Instead of clothes, or vegetables, it's an indoor arena with thousands of film posters and booths, where people from countries as far and wide as Chile, Indonesia, Iran, Brazil, Korea and Taiwan try to sell their movies. I loved walking around it and getting lost and spotted some ridiculous posters for films people were trying to flog. My favourite being Loves Kitchen - a film starring Dougray Scott and Gordon Ramsay. It's shocking that someone seriously wants to get that in to cinemas.

4. Hundreds of countries also have pavilions (giant white tents) were people interested in their films can come and do business, or in my case hang out and try and spot celebs. I headed to the American pavilion thinking that would be the best place to see some actors and sure enough Ryan Gosling (Blue Valentine, The Notebook) was there having a drink in the sun.

5. My final MyDaily Moment in Cannes 2011 was sitting at the Cinéma de la Plage (beach cinema) watching the sun set over the French Riviera before I caught my flight home. Over the years Hollywood's biggest players such as Quentin Tarantino and Clint Eastwood have introduced screenings here. And it's the same place where Bridget Bardot made her famous bikini-clad appearance in 1953, oh the glamour! Can't I just stay here forever?


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