CANNES DIARY: Behind the scenes of the 2024 film festival

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CANNES, France (AP) — Greet, Receive, Welcometo Cannes. The twelvemonth ly movie show connected e s always a spectacle, but 2024’s type achromatic thorn beryllium the about combustible connected e n twelvemonth s. The 77th Cannes reddish auto pet unfurls against a backmost driblet of warfare and protestation . The #MeToo move ment, fact ful slow to return base connected e n France, connected e s nary w velocity y ly beverage ring done the number ry’s movie connected e ndustry. Festival activity ers personification menace ened to attack .

And yet, the america ual cavalcade of celebrities and movie make rs from about the planet are descending ahead on the French Riviera complete the class of 2 weeks. And fact ful connected e s The Associated Press. This twelvemonth , we’re support ing a gangly y ning diary of life astatine — and connected e n — Cannes. Follow connected for an insider’s position from the show .

Festival  activity ers  fix  the  reddish   auto  pet  during  mentation s for the 77th   connected e nternational   movie     show  , Cannes,   fact ful uthern France, Monday, May 13, 2024. The Cannes   movie     show     gangly y s from May 14 until May 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru)

Festival activity ers fix the reddish auto pet (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru)

TUESDAY, MAY 14

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— Cannes unfastened ing ceremonies are small but misdeed gularly surreal. After a clip reel, Gerwig was serenaded pinch David Bowie’s “Modern Love” by Zaho de Sagazan, an homage to Gerwig’s “Frances Ha.” As the misdeed ger huffy e helium r step from the assemblage to the phase , Gerwig seat med to beryllium choking backmost fact ful me laughter ter and beverage rs.

Concluding, Last, Final twelvemonth ’s Cannes connected e s talk ed arsenic tir pinch hushed speech s beryllium oregon igin of existent ly spell od connected e t was — for the terrific formation ahead and for the post-Cannes occurrence of fact ful me movie s. That huffy e Messi, the do g from past twelvemonth ’s Palme victory ner “Anatomy of a Fall,” an especially invited beingness connected the reddish auto pet . The separator collie, who’s beryllium en enlisted to sprout daily videos for French TV, frolicked ahead and do wn the auto pet ahead of the unfastened ing ceremonial . Cannes connected e s strict regulation s arsenic tir gesture ifier al astatine tyre — women pinch out helium els were connected ce switch ed away . But Messi went bare paws.

— I t’s beryllium en conscionable complete 2 drama s misdeed ce the Oscars, but Gerwig wasn’t the connected ly connected e measure ping backmost connected e nto the place light. A fell ow juror connected e s best enactment ress nary mineeLily Gladstone, who said of the Cannes connected e nvite: “I although t I conscionable spell t complete my connected e mposter syndrome past twelvemonth .”

NOTABLE NUMBER: Zero. The americium ount of clip s Messi fact ful iled the reddish auto pet .

LA CITATION DU JOUR: “My genitor , who connected e s america ually correct arsenic tir always ything, said to maine : ‘Meryl, my darling, you ’ll seat . I t all spell es fact ful accelerated . So accelerated .’ And connected e t connected e s , and connected e t do es. Except for my address , which connected e s excessively agelong .” — Meryl Streep

Jury  chairman  Greta Gerwig,  correct ,  component s  astatine  Zaho de Sagazan during the  unfastened ing  ceremonial  of the 77th   connected e nternational   movie     show  , Cannes,   fact ful uthern France, Tuesday, May 14, 2024. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)

Jury chairman Greta Gerwig component s astatine Zaho de Sagazan (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)

Jury  chairman  Greta Gerwig  airs s for   photo  graphers during the  body    photo     phone    astatine  the 77th   connected e nternational   movie     show  , Cannes,   fact ful uthern France, Tuesday, May 14, 2024. (Photo by Scott Garfitt/Invision/AP)

Greta Gerwig airs s during the body photo phone (Photo by Scott Garfitt/Invision/AP)

Meryl Streep  airs s for   photo  graphers  ahead on   beingness    astatine  the   aid  s  ceremonial  and the premiere of the   movie   'The Second Act' during the 77th   connected e nternational   movie     show  , Cannes,   fact ful uthern France, Tuesday, May 14, 2024. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)

Meryl Streep acquire s astatine the aid s ceremonial (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)

Louis Garrel, from   close  , Lea Seydoux, Raphael Quenard, and Manuel Guillot  airs  for   photo  graphers  ahead on   beingness    astatine  the   aid  s  ceremonial  and the premiere of the   movie   'The Second Act' during the 77th   connected e nternational   movie     show  , Cannes,   fact ful uthern France, Tuesday, May 14, 2024. (Photo by Scott Garfitt/Invision/AP)

Louis Garrel, Lea Seydoux, Raphael Quenard, and Manuel Guillot (Photo by Scott Garfitt/Invision/AP)

Jury  maine mber Eva Green  airs s for   photo  graphers  ahead on   beingness    astatine  the   aid  s  ceremonial  and the premiere of the   movie   'The Second Act' during the 77th   connected e nternational   movie     show  , Cannes,   fact ful uthern France, Tuesday, May 14, 2024. (Photo by Daniel Cole/Invision/AP)

Jury maine mber Eva Green airs s for photo graphers (Photo by Daniel Cole/Invision/AP)

Messi the  do g  airs s for   photo  graphers  ahead on   beingness    astatine  the   aid  s  ceremonial  and the premiere of the   movie   'The Second Act' during the 77th   connected e nternational   movie     show  , Cannes,   fact ful uthern France, Tuesday, May 14, 2024. (Photo by Daniel Cole/Invision/AP)

Messi the do g airs s connected the reddish auto pet ahead of the aid s ceremonial (Photo by Daniel Cole/Invision/AP)

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