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Sun and Stars in Cannes

Last week we posted some photos of the Cannes film festival in the rain. However the sun came out and apparently the films improved. We don’t usually visit Cannes during the festival apart from Sunday, but this year we had … Continue reading

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A Sunday of contrasts

One of the fascinating things about living where we do is a sense of being involved in two worlds: slow-moving, traditional, rural France and the frantic, glamorous twenty-first century urban world of the Cote d’Azur. That contrast was very much … Continue reading

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Avoiding Cannes Film Festival

At the end of two weeks in which the phrase “Cannes Festival” has not been far away from the front page of the world’s press, we have a terrible confession to make. Along with almost everybody in our church, a … Continue reading

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The Cannes Film Festival at 70

Yes, the film festival celebrates its 70th birthday this year, and as we mentioned in a previous blog, has been advertising that fact for some time. It is however in several senses a nervous 70th birthday. There is understandable and … Continue reading

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Cannes makes preparations

After a hectic and profoundly stressful three weeks involving two successive crisis visits to a frequently cloudy and chill UK we were rather hoping to come back to a sun-drenched south of France where we could relax and de-stress in … Continue reading

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Cannes again

Well, despite fears of terrorist attacks the Cannes film Festival this year passed off largely without incident other than the usual tantrums, bitchiness and pretension that is the hallmark of the film world.  It seems that the problem with the … Continue reading

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Cannes before the chaos

There has been the assumption that by now the world would be watching the glittering celebrities of cinema against the gleaming blue sea and sky of Cannes. But the best-laid plans of even the greatest go wrong, and the wet and … Continue reading

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