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Promenade de la Croisette

Addio, Virginia Dignam

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It was a gloriously sunny day but there was a capacity crowd in the East Chapel in Golders Green Crematorium, in north London, for the Celebration of your life, Virginia Dignam, sometime actress, published poetess, film reviewer on  The Morning Star, and long-serving hard-working Honorary Secretary of the UK Critics' Circle("a shrivel of critics" you used to call us, in your pert and often impertinent way).It would have been your 87th birthday, but you'd left us, after a sudden, sh...

Movie magic in Cannes

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Since I can remember, I have been in love with the magic of the big screen – the magic of movies.   I love how characters come to life on the screen, how their hopes become my hopes, how their happily ever-ever-afters make me feel like such a thing might really be attainable.  I love the high stakes, the excitement, the magic.  That’s what brought me to Cannes.  That is, I believe, what is at the root of why most of us are here working during the film festival.  Many filmmake...

Ile de Fance Brunch reception may 20

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Very sucessful event held at Plage Miramar by the Region Ile de France who supports funding initiatives and filmimg in IDG region, with Film France, the environmental festival in Paris FIFE... The party was also a good shelter from the rain on la croisette, and a great opportunity to network with french professionals. The party was hosted by Jean Paul Huchon and Julien Dray who preside over the Region. ...

During the festival, Cannes sparkles.

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The residents of Cannes say that the population of the small seaside town nearly triples during the two weeks during which it plays host to the film festival each year, but that little fact doesn’t begin to describe the magnitude of change that takes place.  While members of the film industry, journalists, and film enthusiasts who come to Cannes during these weeks in May might know Cannes to be a bright, bustling, glittering place filled with shopkeepers and waitresses who conv...

Cannes - Off the Red Carpet

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So you’re attending the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, but what else is interesting off the red carpet? While Cannes is mainly appraised for its highly esteemed film festival, there is much more to be discovered in this trendy and posh French town. As an attendee of the Festival, it is very likely you will take stroll along the famous Boulevard de la Croisette. This street stretches 2 kilometres along the shoreline of the Mediterranean Sea, and is filled with many prestigious sh...

MOONRISE KINGDOM by Wes Anderson to open Cannes may 16th

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  MOONRISE KINGDOM by Wes Anderson is the opening film of the 65th Festival de Cannes and in all the cinemas in France   MOONRISE KINGDOM, the new film by American Wes Anderson, will open the 65th Festival de Cannes on Wednesday, 16 May in the Grand théâtre Lumière of the Palais des Festivals, with the Jury presided over by Italian filmmaker Nanni Moretti in attendance.   Produced by Wes Anderson, Scott Rudin, Steven Rales and Jeremy Dawson for Focus Features a...

64th Cannes market

sur la croisette, 64th Cannes photo by Vanessa McMahon 

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sunbathers sur Croisette during the madness of the fest, Cannes 2011photo by Vanessa McMahon 

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Michael K and me at Camelot Party sur la Croisette photo by Steve :-) 

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South African party sur la Croisette, Cannes 2011photo by Vanessa McMahon 

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South African party sur la Croisette, Cannes 2011photo by Vanessa McMahon 

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South African party sur la Croisette, Cannes 2011. New film launched ZAMBEZIA (2011)photo by Vanessa McMahon 

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South African party sur la Croisette, Cannes 2011photo by Vanessa McMahon 

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Egypt Pavilion sur la croisette, Cannes 2011photo by Vanessa McMahon

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party life in Cannes 2011... Brazilian party going off on the beach, Croisette!!! :-) photo by Vanessa McMahon

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party life in Cannes 2011... Brazilian party going off on the beach, Croisette!!! :-) photo by Vanessa McMahon

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party life in Cannes 2011... Brazilian party going off on the beach, Croisette!!! :-) actor Rodrigo Santoro with producer Oliver Kwon.photo by Vanessa McMahon 

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party life in Cannes 2011... Brazilian party going off on the beach, Croisette!!! :-)photo by Vanessa McMahon 

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party life in Cannes 2011... Chilean party Bonsai on the beach, Croisette!!! :-)photo by Vanessa McMahon 

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A true producer at work sur la croisette... what did we do before Smart Phones and Blackberries? :-)  photo by Vanessa McMahon 

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Two American film producers (wont expose names to save from utter mortification - lol) enjoying a very Cannes moment at the Villa Romana sur La Croisettephoto by Vanessa McMahon 

Salma Hayek and Antonio Banderas posing on the croisette

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Puss Boot publicity photocall at the Carlton with Salma Hayek and Antonio Banderas who gave their voices for Shrek's latest opus. the white marks on the red carpet are the allocated numbers for each photographer invited at the highly "exclusive" event at the Carlton Beach. Means ALL photographers leaving south of France were not invited. Bruno Chatelin ...

Lotus Lounge at the Carlton

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An Oasis of Calm and Serenity during the Cannes Film Festival May11 - 22, 2011   On Wednesday, May 11,2011 The Lotus Lounge will open itsdoors in the renown Carlton Hotel on La Croisette Boulevard catering to movie professionals only for theduration of the Festival. For many years, The Lotus Lounge was locatedon a commercial beach close to the Palais des Festivals and hosted some ofCannes' most coveted parties. This year, The Lotus Lounge is moving toCannes' landmark to better accom...

NYIFF is proud to announce that it will honor the powerful film "LATÚS in a celebration during Cannes

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  "NYIFF TO HONOR BREAKTHROUGH PHILIPPINO FILM ABOUT VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN AT THE 64TH ANNUAL CANNES FILM FESTIVAL"     "An important, unapologetic and poignant look at the effects of corporal punishment. The film's campaign for safe, positive discipline at all times is very important."  (Nicole Holland, IFQ)   The New York International Film Festival (NYIFF) is proud to announce that it will honor the powerful film "...

NYIFF to honor the powerful film "LATÚS in a celebration during Canne

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"NYIFF TO HONOR BREAKTHROUGH PHILIPPINO FILM ABOUT VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN AT THE 64TH ANNUAL CANNES FILM FESTIVAL" "An important, unapologetic and poignant look at the effects of corporal punishment. The film's campaign for safe, positive discipline at all times is very important." (Nicole Holland, IFQ) The New York International Film Festival (NYIFF) is proud to announce that it will honor the powerful film "LATÚS at a special celebration during Cannes Film Festival. NYIFF founder/exec...
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