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Cannes: High Heels and Heidi Klum at amfAR

(0) Comments | Posted 25 May 2012 | (17:13)

Last night was the biggest charity event on the Cannes Calendar and I had bagged one of the most sought after invitations in town. I was off to the amfAR dinner and party. The annual Cinema Against AIDS ball attracts all the A-listers and is a fantastic event for a...

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Cannes: Pitt Stop...Wish the Rain Would!

(0) Comments | Posted 23 May 2012 | (00:00)

The rain might still be here but there are no damp spirits in Cannes. It could be because Hollywood golden boy Brad Pitt has arrived in town.

His new film Killing Them Softly has just had its first big screening and I was there. The Variety Live producers didn't...

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Cannes: Lights, Camera, Direct Action

(0) Comments | Posted 22 May 2012 | (10:58)

One week in and the team are still bearing up... just! We decided to have a night off - which in Cannes meant we watched a film. So we ordered pizzas and sat down to watch iLL Manors - Ben Drew aka Plan B's new film. Maybe not the wisest...

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Cannes: Tears, Tennis and Taking Control

(1) Comments | Posted 18 May 2012 | (02:27)

It was a rather traumatic start to Day Two in Cannes. I wasn't sure if it was the lack of sleep (already) or the early 8am trip to the cinema. But as I sat down to watch Jacques Audiard's Rust & Bone, I had no idea of the emotional wreck...

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Cannes: The Kooky and the Controversial

(0) Comments | Posted 17 May 2012 | (08:46)

And so it begins... the opening day of Cannes started relatively quiet. Yes, there were noticeably more people on the streets but by mid-afternoon everyone on la Croisette was either in a ballgown or paparazzi and desperate to get into anything. Random punters were holding placards and banners asking for...

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Cannes the World's Biggest Film Festival Really be Sexist?

(1) Comments | Posted 16 May 2012 | (10:09)

So it's the eve of the world's most prestigious film festival. Over the next 12 days some of the biggest names in the business will be descending on this little French Riviera resort with their super-yachts. It's the place where movie dreams take shape. Critics come to discuss the next...

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