Friday, May 16, 2008

Cannes Film Festival - Friday


Cannes at last!
For my first red carpet this year, I wore my long black crepe Martin Margiela dress with a light silk Christian Dior cape... and a smile, adorned by MAC's Russian Red glamour.

We saw Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan's Üç Maymun (English title: Three Monkeys), a poignant film I can only describe as a psychological thriller. With his talent for framing, composition and colors, I want to imagine Ceylan was a painter in a previous life; some stills from the film are worthy of a magical visual artist's best work.
The actors are all extraordinary, but I was especially moved by the expressive and supremely beautiful Halice Aslan, the only woman in the movie.
On our way back to the hotel, on the Croisette, we ran into two of the film's leading actors, whom we were happy to congratulate. And after a glass of red wine at the very chic bar of the Hôtel Martinez, I came back to our room to make sure you, dear readers, would be updated promptly on Cannes...

21 comments:

jo said...

oh WOW!!!!! i´ve had a crazy week, and just now catching up on my favorite blogs and i come here and find you on a red carpet, that is just awesome!!! have a wonderful time and i will be looking forward to all your cannes posts!!

Kitt said...

Ooh, such glamor! Lights! Camera! Aurea!

jean-louis said...

On voit que tu es une habituee du tapis rouge a Cannes alors vite d'autres commentaires

Esti said...

You looked wonderful!

yasu said...

you have such a glamorous life! you look tres chic:) thanks for sharing to us

Laura said...

You shine!

Anonymous said...

Wow, I cannot wait to see Ceylan's latest. He is by far one of my favourite film directors! And you look stunning!
nancy

Mamie said...

ESTAAS PRECIOSA. SUERTE!

Mary-Laure said...

NANCY - I am embarrassed to say I had not heard of Ceylan before last night... Are there any other movies by him you'd recommend?

Kwana said...

Thank you, Thank you! And you look to lovely and chic!

Anonymous said...

Mary-Laure...well you can start with UZAK, for example....and then watch NUAGES DE MAI...and just go backwards and watch every film. He is really great.
I hope you are enjoying Cannes...I foolishly declined an opportunity to attend myself and now I feel like kicking myself, neverthless, but I shall go next year! Have a lovely for me! ;)
nancy

marie said...

you look so lovely! have an amazing time!

artycho said...

On the red carpet, you look fantastic there!

boopsiedaisy said...

Always starved for Cannes info. Thank you for feeding my malnourished brain as I've been on a blog break & therefore devoured this whole. Thanks so much! ♥

chloe van paris said...

Trés jolie en noir, my dear.
Natural beauty!
Bravo pour le russian red.you got taste.
au fait as-tu vu l'horrible robe poussin de Lacroix couture que portait Julian moore sur les marches ?

Times of Glory said...

Hello, I came across you site and really enjoyed reading this post and some other beautiful posts! And you look really elegant in the photo. The dress sounds very lovely!

Imelda Matt said...

you look STUNNING!!! (french translation STUNNING!!!).

Mark said...

"I am embarrassed to say I had not heard of Ceylan before last night."

Don't be embarrassed -- 87 percent of American high school students have never heard of the island nation of Ceylan. I myself was always good with geography.

How did you get ahold of the paparazzi shots of yourself? They're much more flattering than the ones of you on Paris HIlton.

Mademoiselle Green said...

Looking great ! Si tu passes par la terrasse MARTINI, tu y verras mon amie RP Anne Pourbaix, le photographe Joël Robine et son épouse journaliste Christine.

Mary-Laure said...

NANCY - thanks for the tips; I'll see if his films are available in DVD.
It's too bad you're not here!

CHLOE VAN PARIS - pour tout te dire, je suis toujours hallucinee de voir a quel point les actrices et les spectatrices sont horrrrrrrrrrrriblement habillees malgre leurs armadas de stylistes!

MARK - when I said 'Ceylan' I actually meant the Turkish film director Nuri Bilge Ceylan.
I've lived in Asia many years so fortunately I have heart or the island of Ceylan (today Sri Lanka); plus how could I not, as a tea lover?
I took the papparazzi shots myself. As I am a guest at the festival, not a pro papparazzo, I have access to places where photographers are not allowed, so it makes it very easy to snap cool pictures of the stars...

MLLE GREEN - je verrai si je trouve tes amis, ca me ferait plaisir de leur dire bonjour!

Mark said...

"When I said 'Ceylan' I actually meant the Turkish film director."

That was a joke, actually. :-) I guess I'm a little _too_ tongue in cheek.

The country is spelled with an "o" instead of an "a," of course!