The festival began on Wednesday with the premiere of Up. I could have gone to one of the two red carpet screenings but I literally would have had to put on my fancy clothes and run to the Palais. That just wasn’t going to happen. Besides I’d rather save my red carpet moment for something other than Up.
As promised here are pictures from the opening day. I ended up not taking that many because I was working most of the day. But two are always better than none.
As you can see, the promotional material for the film was really adorable. Balloons were being handed out left and rights. Nearly everyone got one and it was especially cute to see little kids running around with their Up balloons.
Premiere.com has a guide to April and May’s movie releases. Here are some of the movies they highlighted (and the ones I will most likely see).
When: April 17
Why I’ll see it: It’s 13 Going on 30 except with Zac Efron, who is a huge guilty pleasure of mine.
When: April 24
Why: The trailer makes the movie look really good – or just really uplifting. And sometimes I need to see a cheerful movie.
When: May 29
Why: It’s a Pixar animated movie. You would be stupid not to see it. I’ll be at Cannes when it premieres. Although I probably won’t see it there, it will be cool to say that I was at Cannes when it premiered.
Disney/Pixar’s Up will open the Cannes Film Festival on May 13.
The movie is the story of a 78- year old man Carl Fredricksen (voiced by Ed Asner) who rigs helium balloons to his house and flies to South America.
Up is the first animated film to open the festival. It is a definite change of pace from Blindness, which opened the 2008 festival. It opens in the United States on May 29.