Festival de Cannes 2011 - Day 10

It seems that the weather in Cannes supports everybody, who came here to present or value new movies. The 10th day is doing to its end, but during it many events have happened. Firstly, I want to tell you about the latest work of the director Nicolas Winding Refn. His movie is called "Drive" and promises to be very exiting. This story is about a stunt performer, played by Ryan Gosling, who sometimes works as getaway driver. Nicolas Winding Refn said about his movie: "Being realistic is OK, but it's not necessarily very interesting. We weren't aiming to make a documentary. But we wanted to strike a balance so that the film wouldn't become over-stylised." For him it wasn't usual to make movies at Hollywood, so he told how it feels to make movie there: "It was extraordinary, I was in this house with a swimming pool and an orange grove, it was mythical for me to be in that place. And the incredible thing was that everybody was helping me, while I had all these negative preconceptions. The producers were always there for me. I was able to make the movie I wanted to make." Other characters in "Drive" are portrayed by actors Carey Mulligan, Bruce Cranston, Christina Hendricks and Ron Perlman. Finally, I want to add that some critics are impressed by their performances and really enjoyed the movie.

The next movie I want to write about is "This Must Be The Place" by Italian director Paolo Sorrentino. The film deals with a middle-aged wealthy rock star, who is bored and depressed in his retirement and takes on the quest of finding his father's tormentor. So leading actor Sean Penn is Cheyenne, who wears a long black wig, uses eyeliner and starts his journey across America. The most of all I liked the press conference and what Sean Penn answered about the meaning of rock'n'roll: "Rock'n'roll is extremely important. It's a sort of polite society disease. The film follows its own story and Cheyenne pursues his quest to get out of depression".

As Cannes Film Festival likes to make tributes to the legends of the cinematography and the last two days were dedicated to Stanley Kubrick. His wife Christiane Kubrick and a star of "A Clockwork Orange" Malcolm McDowell came to Cannes to visit movie premiere "The Skin I Live In" and to lead the film masterclass "Le Lechon De Cinema: Malcom McDowell". The widow was very touched by such warm greeting, so she said: "I am proud to be here but I never wanted to be here. My husband should have been here but he didn't come." And then there was a moment of silence. Some people will be always remembered.

"Drive" photocall -  Ryan Gosling, Nicolas Winding Refn

"Drive" press conference -  Ryan Gosling, Nicolas Winding Refn 

"This Must Be the Place" photocall - Sean Penn, Eve Hewson, Judd Hirsch

"This Must Be the Place" premiere - Sean Penn, Eve Hewson, Paolo Sorrentino

Tribute to Stanley Kubrick - Christiane Kubrick, Malcolm McDowell

More fresh photos from Cannes you can find here -
http://celebrity-gossip.net/cannes-film-festival-2011/ , http://www.zimbio.com/pictures/

It is left just two more days and this competition will be over. In a couple of days we will know the winners and those who hadn't pass. But now the Festival goes on and has something more to show.

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