Saturday, 24 May 2008

I miss the old Cannes


Tomorrow Cannes will close its doors until next May. In recent years, Hollywood stars, with their fake glamour, are invading this small village in the south of France.


Call me nostalgic, but I miss the days when the festival was filled with people like Visconti, Fassbinder or Jean Moureau. Why Cannes, supposedly independent, seems to support the commercial American industry?


But I've faith that things will change because the festival got over from bigger crisis, like the lack of funds in 1948 and 1950, or May 68 when numerous directors like Godard, Truffaut or Polanski closed Cannes in sympathy with the students riots that were taking place in Paris at that moment.

10 comments:

Secretista said...

I miss it too.

atelier said...

I kind of miss it too.

Kira Fashion said...

you are so right :)

would you like to exchange links?
you are at my blogroll already :)
of you don´t wanna, please, tell me :)

a kiss,
see you,
KIra

susie_bubble said...

It's a shame which is why other film festivals are far more interesting...

Héloïse J. said...

me too! luv serge!!!!

Bobble Bee said...

I don't think it was that bad though...
Of course things are not like before but we didn't live back then so we can't really "compare"...
I think we look at the past too much and forget to see the good things we have in the present. Angelina Jolie, Natalie Portman or Penélope Cruz, for instance, they both looked stunning in their outfits, glamorous and chic.
In regards of the quality of the films, that's another story...

Aretha said...

El otro dia hice un post sobre Cannes y sus viejos días, con muchas fotos, quizas te gustaría :)

karla said...

aw i miss old hollywood glamour :( LOVE THE BLOG!

Miss at la Playa said...

lovely photos, very inspiring

ramona west said...

wow! Visconti, Fassbinder, Moureau, serge gainsbourg...a girl after my own heart(rare these days)

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