On Thursday evening, Jodie Foster’s Money Monster premiered at the 69th Cannes film festival. The financial thriller which stars George Clooney, Julia Roberts, and Jack O’Connell received a standing ovation that lasted nearly four minutes, making the leads teary for the audience’s warm reception.
So many stars have already invaded the red carpet event and later into the night, the Cannes Film Festival has thrown them and the rest of the festival attendees a “Welcome Party”. This is the first time the invitation-only festival did this and it seemed like a good idea to get the minds of participants off the fear of terror attacks. It was definitely a lovely gesture from everyone at Cannes.
The Palme d’Or which is the top prize at Cannes goes to French director Jacques Audiard’s drama film “Dheepan”, which is a gritty drama about refugees fleeing post-civil war from Sri Lanka for a life in France. This French film seems to be sending a political message.
Later this month, the animated tribute to the French literary classic “The Little Prince” will premiere in Cannes Film Festival, which is known as the largest international showcase of cinematic art.
Everyone at Cannes got worried with the recent leak of spoilers on different social media platforms. The organizers in particular are concerned that people might share the films debuting at the Cannes Film Festival. Live streaming apps are creating concerns about sharing live footages from people’s smartphones. They may use tools like Periscope to illegally share the films debuting on the prestigious film festival.