CANNES 2009

Cannes 2009 Final Video Blog #3 with Guest Eric Lavallee

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May 25, 2009

Cannes 2009 Final Video Blog #3

So was it a great year at Cannes or not? What were my favorites? Throughout my entire trip here in France, my good friend Eric Lavallee of the indie site IONCinema.com was my wingman and guide. Not only is he from Montreal and speaks fluent French, but he's been to Cannes before. So as a wrap up to the fest, I sat down with Eric (in a movie theater) to talk about our favorite Cannes films, our impressions of the festival, and our thoughts on some particular picks. The good news is that Eric and I have vastly different tastes - he usually loves everything I hate. So this may be the most well-rounded Cannes wrap-up you'll ever find.

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I hope most of you enjoyed my video blogs from Cannes, what few of them there were. Since it was my first year attending Cannes, it was a bit overwhelming, so I did as much recording as I could while at the same time trying to make sure I saw almost every big film and kept up with the regular non-Cannes news. Anyway, that being said, we'll certainly keep you updated on the status of these Cannes films and when/if they will ever be released in the US. I'm currently on my way home via Paris and will be back in the US starting tomorrow, so please enjoy. You can find my reviews here and Eric's reviews here. Until next year!

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  • http://www.ioncinema.com Eric
    Not too shabby. We often agree to disagree, but the passion for cinema is what unites and then we discover a film like A Prophet and we could seriously talk about that film for hours. Already looking forward to seeing you at TIFF and making some more of these vids! Take care gent - have a nice flight back! Voila!
  • PinkSushi
    man the volume is so annoying , its max on my laptop and i struggle to hear parts of the interview :(
  • http://www.firstshowing.net Alex Billington
    Ah, sorry about that #2, try using some headphones or listening to it in a quieter location?
  • jules
    I haven't finished watching it, but you also didn't write an article about it. Did you see Samson and Delilah?
  • http://www.firstshowing.net Alex Billington
    I did not see that... I think Eric did, but he didn't like it that much as far as I recall.
  • Efrain
    dat was a nice vid... but dat guy on the left is too unenergetic, you were the one bringin up the topics really
  • joe
    thanks man i got to know which films were been screened and what were the reviews of those films i think these movie festivals are cool and give us the previews of the upcoming movies and how good they were. Alex Billington i hope you post the whole review of the pixar upcoming movie UP i think in this cannes festivals i only wanted to the know only about two movie Inglourious Basterds which the review of the movie you have posted earlier and pixar"s UP .I had no clues of other films which were screened and got to know which were they and how good were they .

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