Sunday, May 21, 2006

Saturday Night and Sunday Morning

This is how busy Cannes has been this weekend - yesterday, I saw men queueing for the loo. Never seen that before. Ha!! Now they know how we feel.

Anyway, to pick up where we left off - reception for Women in Film and TV at the Kodak Pavilion last night which was fun, lots of new business cards gathered and people to cross paths with. Then home to change for the gala screening f "Red Road', UK entry in competition, directed by Andrea Arnold. I wore the short green dress (long one hasn't come out yet) and did the red carpet on my own. Much easier a second time! It's good fun, everyone is smiling and happy and seemed excited to be there. It's such a good vibe. The film itself is powerful stuff, British gritty style, great acting by a small cast of a pretty intense story. Well worth seeing, if it gets a cinema release in the UK. It got a great round of applause at the end. Andrea Arnold is up for the Camera D'Or as well as a Palme D'Or (not bad for a first feature) and I hope she does brilliantly well.

Then home to sleep, but not before I realised I hadn't got round to eating yesterday. So I had a peach. If rule 1 for Cannes is "always wear comfy shoes" then rule 2 is "if you get the opportunity to sit down and eat, then do it, because who knows when the next chance will be".

Up bright and early this morning to see "Akeelah and the Bee", an uplifting story where Morpheus teaches a little girl to become the One, oops, I'm getting muddled, Laurence Fishburne coaches a little girl in that peculiar American institution, the spelling bee. It's good, if a little formulaic. Worth seeing though. Then a race to pick up a ticket and get in to see "Over the Hedge" a Dreamworks picture which was fab - really funny, thoroughly enjoyable family film about a bunch of animals who have to get food from the people who have taken over their forest to turn it into suburbia. Well worth seeing.

And I've just been on my first yacht, which was fun, talking HD cameras with a Sony rep from Derbyshire Yay!! We get everywhere! And I have the coolest party invite to their cocktail party tonight. Tra la! One of my aims acheived - to party on a yacht. So now I have to go home and get changed in order to meet Jenny at the Majestic to go to a different party first.

Phew. it could be exhausting, this life.


Blogger Mollywags said...

Phew! It's exhausting just to read it. Thank you for the updating and for involving us all in the atmosphere. With the lack of food you'll still fit in all those dresses yet to be worne, especially the slinky black with the 'diamond' halter. We've just returned 'exhausted' from the neighbourhood welcome party. Heaven help any teetollar that moves into this part of the country!
A bientot
Love from us

5:36 pm  
Blogger Stacie said...

That does sound exhausting, but FUN! I don't know how you are making it through w/out remember to eat! Coffee, the nectar of the gods?!?

We're heading into another sunny day here--I even got a bit redish color yesterday while reading outside. Today looks perfect for a baseball game or two. Derek's team is playing in a tournament.

Have ever so much more fun!

6:49 pm  
Blogger Nez said...

Sweetie don't forget to eat!!!

Did Morpheus have hair?? LOL. I can never get used to it when he has hair.

Take care - don't get seasick on the yachts.

8:40 pm  
Blogger haze_e said...

Blimey, just cought up! woohoo our very own Cannes correspondant, i am very impressed with the number of films you've seen. So glad you got the red carpet experience too, any more on the horizon (or just over the road?)
BTW will you still be speaking to us with all this hobnobbibng with the stars? lots of love and so looking forward to the next week of blogs, it';s fab. i am living lizzzz xxx

8:49 pm  
Blogger Dizzy said...

Do you know how much I want to be envious - but I know you've worked jolly hard for this, and you fully deserve it. (Damien Lewis though - please allow me to be a little green).

L xx

9:13 pm  
Blogger DJ Higgins said...

make sure you see the russian films!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!....have fun.

9:53 pm  
Blogger DJ Higgins said...

Well, I've caught up too now with your hectic, but rather glamorous, time. Sounds wonderful. But the main concern is one that I'm going to echo - you must eat darling!!! Take some butties and crisps in your little evening bag. No one will mind if you crunch and lip-smack your way through a film.
It's pissing it down in Sheffield, you'll be glad to hear. Looking forward to the further excellent adventures...

Love Chloe
P.S.: Qui est Damien Lewis? I know, I know...sheltered life, me.

10:04 pm  
Blogger YAC Girls said...

Hi there from sunny Glasshoughton. Well, actually, it's being raining constantly since saturday morning -I kid you not. Great up-date on the Cannes experience - good for you and hope there's more goodies to come. Angela and I, in the effect of trying to emulate your lifestyle, have just enjoyed a
cup-a-soup and are watching the our own premiere of the WDP performance night. Thanks for the films reviews - you've answered all the questions we had about all the films we want to see - how spooky is that? Enjoy, enjoy. Don't forget the piccies of the posh frocks.
Tons of love,

11:38 am  
Blogger Viv said...

lol! The only other place I've seen that is the big DAR HQ in washington where the womens loos outnumber the mens by about 20:1 (naturally!) Films sound good, really interesting, I do hope they appear over here, I'm making all these plans about what I have to see...

So glad the outfits are working out well. How are the accessories fitting in?! After this glamourous life, how bleak will life in the Sodden North seem (rain, and more rain). Goodness, it would be nice to be sitting on a yacht in the sun... Glad to hear you are making the most of your trip :)

12:19 pm  
Blogger Viv said...

Yes, and, with everyone else, please do rememebr to eat too. You wouldnt want to end up collapsing and missing any of this!

12:32 pm  

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