Premieres, people watching and the coveted Palme D’Or …
Main Image; Bella Hadid on the Croisette red carpet at Cannes Film Festival.
“Cannes is a showcase, a launchpad, a fashion show and an immersive dive into contemporary world cinema. It’s also a two-week party in the south of France,” says Gráinne Humphreys, Festival Director of Dublin International Film Festival, who has been attending the event for 30 years. Humphreys is impressed with this year’s line-up for the coveted Palme D’Or.
“Expect a buzz on the Croisette for the premieres of Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny with Harrison Ford; Martin Scorsese’s much-anticipated Killers of the Flower Moon with Leonardo Di Caprio and Robert DeNiro; Pedro Almodóvar’s LGTBQ western Strange Way of Life with Ethan Hawke and actor of the moment Pedro Pascal. Then there is Wes Anderson’s entourage for his new film Asteroid City. Natalie Portman and Julianne Moore will promote Todd Hayne’s film May December, while Alicia Vikander and Jude Law star in another film about Henry VIII, Firebrand.”
For people-watching, Humpreys makes a beeline for The Carlton’s terrace and books Da Laura Cannes and Al Charq restaurants. Must-visits are also La Pizza Cresci – Quentin Tarantino’s favourite restaurant – and Caffé Roma for the red carpet arrivals.