What should not be missed on the Croisette, EmergeSocial.net did not miss it. Timed summary of the best and worst of this Thursday, May 26.
7:59 am – The adventures of Spirou
Is there a better awakening than the laughter of Vincent Lacoste? The actor – who we see everywhere at the moment, even on the cover of our Vanity Fair Cannes – is present at the morning screening of Parfum Vert, Nicolas Pariser’s latest film, selected for La Quinzaine des Réalisateurs, in which he embodies Martin, a resident of the Comédie Française involved, despite himself, in a dark case of poisoning. He will decide to carry out the investigation himself to get out of this mess. We are between the adventures of Spirou and La Mort aux Trousseaux.
3:15 p.m. – Tear in the eye
“And you, did you cry?” asks Lukas Dhont when we meet him on the terrace of the Marriott for an interview. How can we tell him, in fact, that we came out of the screening of Close, his second film, in official competition, for which we predict a price? So let’s save face: “Oh, just tears in our eyes! »
4:30 p.m. – Broker, who’s Broker?
In front of the Palais des Festivals, we see a large number of tourists crawling with signs. One of them, this afternoon, holds one where one can read “Broker”, the title of the film of Hirokazu Kore eda whose meeting is about to begin. A passer-by approaches and asks: “Excuse me. But I meet a lot of people waiting for Broker. Who is it ? »
5:30 p.m. – 30 million friends
Yes, there is a world beyond Cannes. After a 40-minute journey, we arrived at the Cap Eden-Roc hotel in Antibes for the prestigious Amfar gala. At the entrance, all these beautiful people are welcomed by a security protocol worthy of a G7 summit. Exit the automatic gates of the Palais des Festivals. Here, sniffer dogs are used to check the bags lined up on the ground. What to give ideas to Thierry Frémaux?
6:27 p.m. – Not a crease
At the Amfar gala, the conductor is called Alexander Werz. Impeccable suit, bow tie and matching bag, the co-director general of Karla Otto, the agency behind this great evening which punctuates the festival each year, takes care of the grain so that there is not a crease or a false not on the red carpet. He welcomes the guests one by one and takes care that they progress correctly on the photocall. Sometimes, panicked, he runs to put the train of a dress back in place. One watchword: at Amfar, everything must be perfect!
7:10 p.m. – Breaking the voice
The photographers give voice, real baritones. As soon as the star approaches, they cry out: “Nabilaaaaaaaaaa”. Or: “Evaaaaaaaaaaaa”. This amuses the model Noémie Lenoir who throws to them, while keeping the pose: “Soon, you will have no more voice! »
7:35 p.m. – Elon’s mom
She looks like Glenn Close, Cruella De Vil era. Immaculate white hair, powdery complexion, red lips… She is Maye Musk, dietitian, model and also mother of the wealthy CEO of Tesla. At 74 and breathtakingly beautiful, she caused a sensation on the red carpet in a black velvet outfit, on which a few letters were embroidered: “SMOKING”.
8:30 p.m. – Lost in translation
For those responsible for cleaning the palace, the days are long. one of them comes to meet us, on the press terrace. They offer him a cigarette. Her day, which started at 6 p.m., will not end until 1 a.m., once she has cleaned the annex of the palace on the Croisette side. His feet hurt, “because of the small steps”. She accepted the job because her car broke down and you have to pay for the repairs. And she doesn’t speak English: “In Cannes, if you don’t speak English, you can’t even work in a bakery,” she says. It’s her first festival and she’s never seen so many stars. “We have a small viewpoint on the other side of the palace, reserved for the staff. I saw Tom Cruise say so,” she smiles. She thought he looked good, but she noticed he had bags under his eyes. “He must have some great days too. »
Author: Michael Zippo
Sources: VanityFair, IO Donna