For their part, France's TV Monde 5 has a good collection of clips from the 2009 festival & they can be expected to thoroughly cover this year's event as well (to receive coverage updates, go to the TV Monde 5 page on Facebook).
Admittedly, I was never well-versed on the festival, or Cannes for that matter, until it happened to be just a few train stops away, so for an overview of event particulars, visit the official Festival de Cannes site. Likewise, there is a good write-up of this year's 16 film selections by the Los Angeles Times; 13 countries are represented with the only U.S. film in the main competition being the "political thriller" Fair Game (with Sean Penn & Naomi Watts).
Not planning to attend this year's festival? There seem to be many of us who will be watching the event from the comfort of our living rooms. As for myself, I plan to be enjoying the all-star coverage accompanied
by my latest passion: roast chicken with rosemary potatoes (our local outdoor market does the whole bundle for €12) & a petit glass of rosé. But if you fancy a little something more well, fancy, Grazia magazine has proposed some stellar trip alternatives including the opening of an ultra-hip beach club at Nice, Hi Beach, and a garden festival (Festival de Jardins) at Chaumont-sur-Loire that runs until October 17th. For my contribution, I plan to bookmark the heck out of this year's fashion hits & misses; how else can I prepare for next year's gala?
[photo: MS design gallery live]
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