According to recent newspaper reports, ‘All A-listers head to the Venice Film Festival’ where, over the past few years, Venice has outshone Cannes by six Oscars to one. The Cannes event, on the other hand, is said to be struggling to live up to the glory days with a dull selection of movies and a shrinking VIP guest list. Further comments include ‘Venice has cornered the market in upmarket glossy fare’. I almost forgot, they have also let in Netflix.
Far from dull, ‘Cannes is about breaking new voices and extending old ones’. Ken Loache’s SORRY I MISSED YOU and Dexter Fletcher’s ROCKET MAN, the Elton John biopic, are being premiered here with another exciting group of break-out works by up-and-coming European and international directors. No Netflix allowed, Cannes are sticking with the Cinema experience.
Watch this space.