Cannes Day 1 – Taking it all in

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As we told you in our interview director Shawn Arranha is France to attend the prestigious Cannes Film Festival. He is there to discuss one of his films with a London film company but he also is there to soak up the essence that is world cinema and he has promised us exclusive reports! The Cannes Film Festival held every year in France is one of the most well-known and well respected film festivals which has been held every year except two since 1946. According to the website, “Festival de Cannes has remained faithful to its founding purpose: to draw attention to and raise the profile of films with the aim of contributing towards the development of cinema, boosting the film industry worldwide and celebrating cinema at an international level.” Films from all over the world as well as stars from every type of cinema come to walk the red carpet, network, see some of the best films from the world over all in celebration of the motion picture!

The opening film was Woody Allen’s “Midnight In Paris” starring Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams and Marion Cotillard.

Here are some of the scenes from Day 1 of Cannes!

(L to R) Woody Allen, Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams

Actor and President of the festival jury Robert De Niro on the Cannes Film Festival red carpet on Wednesday

(L to R) Jude Law, Robert Di Niro, Uma Thurman

Woody Allen(center) and (much younger) cast member Lea Seydoux(left) & Rachel McAdams(right) arrive for the screening of Allen’s “Midnight In Paris” at the opening ceremony of the Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday.

Uma Thurman on the red carpet for the opening ceremony of the 64th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, on Wednesday

Indian actress and former Miss World Aishwarya Rai Bachchan at the opening ceremony of the Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday

Actress Faye Dunaway waves her fist at the press during a photo call at the Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday

Filmmaker Bernardo Bertolucci at the Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday. Confined to a wheelchair because of back problems, the famed director was at the festival to accept an honorary Palme d’Or awardris” at the Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday

Actors Antonio Banderas and Selma Hayak behave like idiot tourists in France during a photo call for their movie “Puss in Boots” at the Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday

Cast member Adrien Brody poses during a photo call for the Woody Allen film “Midnight In Paris”

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