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Cannes sounds like it was a good time. maybe, if the more serious posts continue, we will be offered a press pass in future years? hmmmmm?

this is what grabbed MY attention

Ms. Huppert handed the prize for best actress to Charlotte Gainsbourg, who delivers a wild, fearless performance as a grieving mother in “Antichrist,” an English-language film from the Danish director Lars von Trier. It’s easy to imagine that Ms. Huppert and her fellow juror, the actress Asia Argento, both ferocious screen performers, were impressed with the intensity of Ms. Gainsbourg’s performance, which involves a fair amount of nudity and some frantic (and graphic) backwoods masturbation.

backwoods masturbation! I am so there.

And I don't consider myself much of a film historian (hopefully this will change after next semester) but this is the man that made Bjork never want to act again. so. should be interesting!

and also:

By closing night a lot was still in play, which may portend good news for American movie lovers. Oscilloscope, the company founded by the Beastie Boy Adam Yauch, bought “Wendy and Lucy” last year, and this year picked up another film, but has not announced its title. This was Mr. Yauch’s first time at Cannes.

“I was glad to see everyone in tuxes and ball gowns going up the red carpet,” he said in an e-mail message from New York on Sunday. “I was afraid that the photos I’ve seen of Grace Kelly and Cary Grant would have faded into history like everything else, and that people would be walking into premieres in shorts, T-shirts and Crocs. So I was impressed when I saw a man in a suit turned away because he was wearing sneakers. Perhaps Cannes is the last bastion of dignified decadence.”

YEAHHHHHHHHHH

Crocs = bad

source = NYT http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/25/movies/25cannes.html?_r=1&hp (such an intellectual)

- Britt

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