Cannes – Sunday

Posted: May 18th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Cannes Film Festival, Film, Film festivals | No Comments »

Missed ‘A Prophet’ for a second time, decided that waking up at 7am to get in line for the 9am screening after three hours sleep was probably asking too much of even a hardened cinephile.

Instead checked out the midday screening of Ang Lee’s Taking Woodstock (2 out of 5) – well enough made and perfectly watchable but felt more like a feel good / coming of age TV movie than something from Ang Lee – in short a easily forgettable film.

Headed off to BFI / LFF drinks on the roof of the Palace Stephanie (still can’t get used to not calling it the Noga / Hilton nor it seems can anyone else)

BFI / LFF reception on the roof of the Palais Stephanie

BFI / LFF reception on the roof of the Palais Stephanie

Left BFI drinks and headed over to Morrison’s Irish pub for the Anvil Party (RAWK DOODZ)

Anvil Stamp

Anvil Stamp

Completely out of the context of normal Cannes (but then what is normal in Cannes apart from overpriced food, drinks and permatans) we got a live set from Anvil, complete with encores enthusiastically cheered on by the crowd.

Anvil live at Morrison's pub, Cannes

Anvil live at Morrison's pub, Cannes



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