Alex is Heading to the Cannes Film Festival Again This Year!
by Alex Billington
May 9, 2010
We're headed to France again! I'm currently in Paris, spending a few days here before taking a train down through the French countryside to Cannes. For my second year in a row, I will be attending and covering the 63rd Cannes Film Festival, which kicks off on Wednesday, May 12th this week, and lasts until Sunday, May 23rd (I return home on the 24th). I'm formally announcing this for a couple of reasons. First, to let you know posting may be a bit more sporadic than before only because the time difference is a bit big (nine hours from Los Angeles). Second, to ask you what kind of coverage from Cannes you'd like to see from us?
If you haven't seen it, you can check out the official line-up at this year's Cannes in our previous post. I've also featured a few trailers for some films that will be playing, including Rubber, Takeshi Kitano's Outrage, Gilles Marchand's Black Heaven and Xavier Dolan's Les Amours Imaginaires. I'm not as incredibly excited by the line-up this year as I was by last year's line-up, but maybe I'll discover some great foreign films that I've never heard about before and can introduce to all of you guys. I'll definitely keep you updated anyway.
As a reader, what kind of coverage do you want to see? Reviews of as many films as possible? Video updates and discussions? Daily blogs and wrap ups? Photos about the experience? I want to know what will interest you guys the most! Other than that, stay tuned for the kick off of the festival this week with a review of the opening film - Ridley Scott's Robin Hood. I'm also looking forward to seeing Alejandro González Iñárritu's Biutiful, Doug Liman's Fair Game, Oliver Stone's Wall Street 2, and Woody Allen's You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger. And don't forget that we're sponsored by Stella Artois at the festival. Au revoir!