Cannes Film Festival Fever
The glamour and glitz of Tinseltown hit the French Riviera this week as the 61st Cannes Film Festival began.
The next 12 days will be full of A-listers, wannabes and executives schmoozing, posing and partying at the film industry’s most famous and prestigious event. There will also be a good deal of serious film viewing and reviewing.
This year’s festival is showcasing South American film and promises something for everyone, from dark independent European tales and quirky animation to good old-fashioned blockbusting Hollywood adventure.
Over 33,000 industry professionals will be in Cannes to see 22 movies fight it out for the coveted Palme d’Or for best film which is awarded on the final day, 25 May. Other awards in the motion picture competition include the Grand Prix, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best