Cannes Day 6

Posted 20 May 2014

Started out early this morning to catch the morning Lumiere screening of 'Foxcatcher' an interesting story about obsession, compensation and ..... wrestling. Now wrestling doesn't hold much interest for me but luckily Mark Ruffalo was there to keep me watching and it is his performance that made this film for me. I will be intrigued how it is received by audiences as it is not a regular Steve Carrell movie by any means.

As the BFI FAN lunch was today I had an hour to kill around the harbour looking at lovely boats, views and getting my umbrella blown inside-out a lot, also went to an antiques market and bought some Tintin books, in French as I think this will aid my learning.

Over to the Miramar for my first time this festival and how lovely their queues are! So clear and everyone knows where to be, I wish all the venues were so well organised but many don't have the space really. Saw 'When Animals Dream' a Danish film about werewolves, although the introducer was very clear that this is not a 'werewolf film'. I sort of wished there were more werewolves in it really but I think it will strike a cord with keen genre fans.

Finally tonight, as I am opting for an early night instead of falling asleep in a film, we saw 'Cold In July' which is out in, unsurprisingly, July. I really enjoyed this one, a great mix of tense thriller conventions, major twists and a spattering of comedy all set in 1980s Texas. Really hope this finds fellow fans in Sheffield. American cars of the period always make me grin, I wonder if you can still get those ones with wood on the sides?

Anyway, bonne nuit a tous!

joan parsons

Joan Parsons

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