Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Cannes Film Festival - Tuesday

Tuesday was a fabulous days, with a champagne lunch lunch by the beach in the sun; I had only one glass of bubbly and my first cherries this year.
Later, on my way to the red carpet and the 7.30 p.m. screening, I snapped this picture of myself, wearing a vintage Japanese kimono. I went for MAC's Russian Red lipstick rather than the smoky eye look, and an otherwise completely bare face...

Clint Eastwood's L'échange is a harrowing film, cinematographically gorgeous, served by a beyond poignant Angelina Jolie, who plays a mother looking for her missing child. It's also extremely violent, with graphic scenes (think: little kids whacked with an ax) that I couldn't bear, but still, I would give it own personal Palme d'Or (with a special award for Üç Maymun, by Nuri Bilge Ceylan).
Who was there? Just steps away from me were beautiful Sharon Stone in a low, flowing summer dress, Tim Robbins, Nick Nolte, Dita von Teese (who was walking right ahead of me, hence this photo) in a green gown reminiscent of a Far West prostitute from a saloon (yeah, I really don't like her...) , French actresses like Juile Gayet and Judith Godrèche, as well as Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt...
On the picture above, you can spot Clint Eastwood's white head, towering above the rest of the crowd, as a frantically enthusiastic audience gives him an endless standing ovation.

Check in this afternoon to win a special Cannes surprise!...

14 comments:

Taocito said...

Why the hatin' with Dita? She wears the same lipstick as you so you already have that in common!
I would like to know whether there were any moufs invited to screenings. Indeed if you are looking for a companion for your next red carpet moment, think of me your white fluffy friend as red is quite a flattering color for me.

Mary-Laure said...

TAOCITO - I am afraid dogs are not allowed in the Palais des Festivals, though I am sure some of them, including Benjy The Oracle of course, would look fabulous on the red carpet.
I never liked Dita, sorry. She seems to be wearing a TON of makeup, her face just looks like a MASK up close. Also I'm not into the oldstyle glamour she promotes; some red lipstick, yes, but no the total look she goes for.

jean-louis said...

Oh la la!!! quelle chance tu as eu d'etre si pres de Clint et surtout Nick Nolte dont j'ai beaucoup aime la prestation in The Red Thin Line
Quand auras tu l'opportunite de voir Sean Penn fais le nous savoir

Imelda Matt said...

swoon...it's too much for me to handle. I'm with chu on the Von Teese, I've been iffy somethings not right!

Anonymous said...

lovely...
nancy

Solange said...

You get to be in such interesting places....You lucky one... well, do enjoy every moment of it!

have a great week and thanks for the sharing those moments with us :-)

Bye,
Solange

thesil said...

I don´t like Dita either. I prefer the looks of Gwyneth or even Angelina!
Clint is so tall!Oh my God!

Laura said...

THank you for keeping me up with glamourous world of movies.

A World in a PAN said...

Miam, wish I could be there to enjoy that Champagne lunch you mention in your post!

Mamie said...

Y eso es un kimono? Yo creia que los kimonos eran largos ...

chloe van paris said...
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chloe van paris said...

I will not be so hard on Dita.
It's not easy when you are a burlesque dancer to enter the cercle of the movie star.
She isn't a no celebrity.She help the burlesque world to become more famous. I can tell you they is great burlesque performer today.
I saw her green dress with the match necklace on TV.
She was wearing one of the best outfit of this festival.
There is something i like about Dita V T she is determinated maybe extrem ( the all make up think...)
Of course she isn't a natural beauty- like you - she is a fake one ( remenber she have fake breasts...)
But she is the only one who finish naked at the end always with style.
kisses to my dear Punkie- remenber your gift is waiting you.

Mary-Laure said...

THESIL - the night before Gwyneth was spectacularly gorgeous in a Valentino gown!

CHLOE - yes, I know you love Dita... She's a great burlesque artist, but I don't like her style in general...
I didn't know her breasts were surgery-enhanced though!

MAMIE - en japones, 'kimono' quiere decir 'la cosa que se pone', asi que hay muchas cosas que son 'kimonos'; el tipo de kimono que tengo puesto en la foto es algo que ponen los Japonses en casa.

August said...

Wow, so amazing to see these celebrities up close and personal.