D- 2 : Cannes Festival

One of the main reasons Le Festival De Cannes continues to flourish is the glamour and glitz shown on its famous “marches” and the Red Carpet. Within 2 days celebrities will light up Cannes and will curiously look more gorgeous than ever. Despite this glamorous side, Le Festival keeps on showing intellectual and open-minded films made by serious-minded directors from all over the world. That’s the reason why, Nous adorons Le Festival de Cannes!

Let’s have a look at the most popular movies:

The Skin That I Live In – Pedro Almodovar

 The Skin That I Live In (La Piel que Habito) by Pedro Almodovar  is based on Thierry Jonquet’s My gale.

It about a plastic surgeon, played by Antonio Banderas  seeking revenge on the men who raped his daughter. But apparently it’s much more than that – while seeking justice, he keeps his wife imprisoned and subjects her to humiliating sex acts with strangers. Weird story, strange ad  (Anthony Banderas looks like a Star Trek

Crew member)and curious trailer, but I look forward to seeing it.

Iranian directors: This is not a film and Good Bye

This is Not A Film and Good Bye are two movies by banned Iranian film directors Jafar Panahi and Mohammad Rasoulof. These directors have been sentenced prison and banned from making movies for 20 years  so their movies have been made “in semi-clandestine conditions”.
This is Not A Film by Jafar Panahi , tells of a day in his life as he awaited the verdict of his trial. It will be shown in a special screening in the festival’s official selection.

Rasoulof’s movie, Good Bye, is about a lawyer in Tehran who is waiting for a visa to leave the country, which is what the director did last winter. His film will be screened in the festival’s Un Certain Regard section.

Unlawful Killing

The former Harrods owner Mohamed Al Fayed will travel to Cannes on Friday to launch Unlawful Killing, a controversial documentary directed and produced by the comedian Keith Allen. The movie is due to be screened to an exclusive audience of distributors and journalists and focuses on the circumstances surrounding the death in 1997 of Diana, Princess of Wales and his son Dodi Al Fayed in Paris.


Raju is an Indo- German film by German director Max Zahle. Shot in Kolkata, the film will be screened in the competitive short film section of the Cannes Film Festival.  Raju  is the story of a five-year-old boy in Kolkata, who gets adopted by a German couple and how, on the second day of living with them, goes missing. Interesting, not my preferred movie though.

About frenchychic

Born and raised in Paris, I am a Marketing and Sales professional. And now, I am a blogger! I used to be Australian, German and French (Parisian) and now a Londoner lady since February 2010. I love everything about France: the food, the wine, the fragrances, the designers, the music and our attitude, energy & character. My blog is not all about cosmetics nor fashion, is about what is happening in the world in a French perspective: how do we think? What do we think? Why do we thing like this? And what do we French think about YOU strangers from all over the world! It was my passion for arts, culture, international events & news, fashion that drove me into creating La French Attitude and I love every minute of it and I hope you too! Enjoy! Sté xxx

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