When the stars go blue

Posted by · 7:49 am · May 12th, 2010

It’s a quiet first day at Cannes, with only two films screening and little besides a pair of unremarkable press conferences (which, dingy yellow-carder that I am, I couldn’t directly attend anyway) to report on — the highlight of which was Cate Blanchett’s curt answer to a dim-bulb journalist asking her how heavy the film’s chainmail costumes were to wear. “It’s all plastic,” she said drily, before waving on the next question.

“Robin Hood” served as this morning’s entertainment — Kris has spared me having to review it at any length, but I’ll gather a few thoughts later this evening. (Hint: I like it more than Kris and less than Empire.) Tonight offers Mathieu Amalric’s burlesque-troupe comedy “TournĂ©e (On Tour)” which I’m rather looking forward to. However the film turns out, at least, it plainly boasts the best poster of any film in the festival this year. Or out of it, for that matter.




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  • 1 5-12-2010 at 8:26 am

    red_wine said...

    I wonder if Amalric got a competition berth because he’s a beloved French superstar. You’ll be able to tell us after tonight.

    Anyway Guy, here’s an extended visual effects clip from Enter The Void which contains 8 minutes of footage from the film and also the famous vagina-perspective shot.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7UGQ2iCF1k

    This is like an extended trailer of the film and I think it looks rather glorious.

  • 2 5-12-2010 at 11:53 am

    Michael said...

    that poster looks amazing indeed and makes me more curious about the film. I might be coming around afterall on some of the competition films if the reviews are favorable.

  • 3 5-12-2010 at 2:31 pm

    Sieben said...

    I’m very much piqued by TournĂ©e, indeed. Looking forward to reading what you thought of it.

  • 4 5-12-2010 at 3:40 pm

    Michael said...

    wow thank you red_wine for posting that link. I will drive 500 miles if I have to in order to see Enter The Void in theaters this September

  • 5 5-12-2010 at 9:56 pm

    Guy Lodge said...

    I don’t mean this to pour cold water on your anticipation in any way, but I truly think “Enter the Void” is lousy. My review from LFF in October:

    http://incontention.com/?p=15657