In my opinion, it's one of the most exciting film events in the world. It might not be the most watched one, as Oscar's is, but nevertheless, it gets as much publicity and star-attraction as any other great film festivals. Definitely, more coverage than Tribeca and Sundance festivals. Definitely more coverage than Moscow International Film Festival, Berlin International Film (Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin), or Rome International Film Festival (Festival internazionale del Film di Roma).
And according to CNN, and the interviewees, many people lined up to see the much anticipated Inglourious Basterds in Cannes. Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, and more:
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were among the guests at the 'Nova Beach Club' who were served Champagne all through the night, and no one complained. I wouldn’t. The film’s Tarantino partied hard at the Parisian-themed party after the premiere of his Inglourious Basterds with Mike Myers, BJ Novak and Diane Kruger – who all starred alongside Brad in the thriller.
See what's coming to the theatres near you this year, but do anticipate that some of the films won't make it over the ocean this year, but might be selected by FilmFest DC next year.
(Willem Dafoe, Charlotte Gainsbourg, the winner of the Best Actress award for Antichrist, and director Lars von Trier)
What films are you excited to see?