Yesterday's premiere of "Pater" directed by Alain Cavalier got a 15-minute standing ovation. Movie tells about an attitude to the political power and power in general. Actor Vincent Lindon said about the birth of the movie: "We all have dreams. My dream was to be filmed by Cavalier. Alain began by filming everything and wondering what would emerge, and then the sheer drama and suspense of the film ended up telling us what we had to do, the scenes which remained to be shot."
Also the first 'In Competition' movie made in 3D was presented on the 8th day of the Cannes Film Festival. It is called "Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai". It looks like this year there is a chance for every genre - a silent black and white "The Artist" and a 3D action movie, expected to be bloody.
"Melancholia" photocall - Kirsten Dunst, Lars Von Trier, John Hurt, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Louise Vesth, Meta Foldager, Jesper Christensen, Brady Corbet, Stellan Skarsgard, Udo Kier
"Melancholia" photocall - Kirsten Dunst, Lars Von Trier, Charlotte Gainsbourg
"Pater" photocall - Vincent Lindon, Alain Cavalier
" Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai" promo
More photos and fresh news from the Festival here - http://www.festival-cannes.fr/en/festival/2011-05-18/theDailyNews.html , http://www.zimbio.com/pictures/
With such great premieres, I sincerely hope tomorrow all be fine without shocking and offensive director's statements.