Cannes: Where I Want To Be

Les Palais

A year ago, I was at the Cannes Film Festival and there is no other place I would rather be right now than Cannes.

The festival begins today. Robin Hood is the opening night selection. We’ll see how it fares to last year’s opening film, Up.

While at Cannes, I met a great group of people, several of whom have moved out to L.A. and are trying to make it in the industry. More than anything, I miss the experience of being in Cannes with these people.

Some of my friends were able to get back this year and hopefully I get back sooner rather than later. The Cannes Film Festival is one of the greatest ways to experience the cinema and one of the best times of my life.

Okay, I’m done being sentimental for the moment.

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4 thoughts on “Cannes: Where I Want To Be”

    1. Sounds great! Ive been accepted as a Cinephile so I have that badge and the rest I’ve organised myself. I’m staying in Nice, not Cannes as it’s more affordable and around 30 minutes away. I was wondering if you could suggest anythings I should be sure to do to get the most out of the festival? Tents, Information centres I should visit etc?
      Also, did you find they let you in a fair few of the screenings? It seems to be a bit of a game of luck from what I’ve read/

      1. Because of my program, I had access to the International Village and the Palais, which I don’t think you can access on the Cinephiles badge. But! Do take advantage of the rush line. Afternoon screenings for certain films the day after they’ve had the big red carpet premiere are fairly easy to get into. That’s how I saw Fish Tank and Vincere. Cannes is a pretty incredible experience so enjoy it. :D

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