Alex is Heading Back to the 2011 Cannes Film Festival Once Again!
by Alex Billington
May 9, 2011
Round Three! I'm currently at the airport waiting to board my flights to Nice, France where I'll then catch a bus down to the very south of France to attend my third Cannes Film Festival in a row. It's a particularly exciting year thanks to The Tree of Life and Melancholia, but after a mediocre reaction to the films from last year, the line-up for 2011 looks like it might be a truly amazing year. Only time will tell, but as always, I wanted to let you guys know that for the next two weeks I'll be covering the fest and running this website from France. The fest runs from May 11th to 22nd and I'll be there the entire time. We'll see you in France!
For informational purposes, Ethan Anderton (as well as Cate and Jeremy) will be around to keep the site updated, plus Alex will continue to write posts throughout the fest as well. We'll continue to bring you the exact same news and trailers and updates that you're used to, in addition to films reviews and on-the-ground coverage from Cannes (hopefully blog updates, videos and lots of reviews!). If you haven't seen the line-up yet, you can catch it here, it looks like there's a lot that might be great, but as always with every festival, you never know until you're actually watching the films themselves.
While I couldn't convince Peter Sciretta from SlashFilm to join me on this adventure once again, which is a shame, I will be staying with my Cannes cohort Eric Lavallee from IONCinema.com (who always has some of the best Cannes coverage you'll find anywhere) and our friend/producer Yama Rahimi. I couldn't ask for better friends to be staying with for Cannes, as its advocates like this (and friends who can speak fluent French) that really make a difference and make this summer festival spectacular. I'm leaving today, and will return home on Sunday, May 22nd. Let me know what you guys are excited for at this year's fest!