The week in Cannes continued. I wanted to share this photo of what is called The “Cinéma de la Plage” (Cinema on the beach). Also part of the festival, the outdoor screenings feature Classic Cannes films and films Out of Competition. Looks like fun.
I had a long week planned in Cannes, but I was able to take a day to visit Catherine Schneider in nearby St Tropez. Catherine is the woman my first husband, Roger Vadim, married after me and we are very close friends. She was always a wonderful stepmother to my daughter.
While I was in St Tropez, Catherine and I visited Vadim’s tomb which is in the beautiful old cemetery right on the water. My daughter used to call it “Dead peoples village”.
We also had a wonderful beachside lunch at the famous Le Club 55. Click on the above photo to see a quick video of the beach.
As I retuned to Cannes I received something I had been looking forward to, this months W Magazine. A few months ago, I was photographed by Steven Meisel and interviewed by Editor in Chief Lynn Hirschberg for the cover. Yes, THE COVER! As I posted on my Facebook and Twitter accounts, Steven is a true genius, and I cried when I saw it. At 77 I am their oldest cover person ever.
Click the above video to watch my Interview with Lynn Hirschberg as part of the “W Screen Test Series”
Up next was a photo call and press junket for the film “YOUTH” by director Paolo Sorrentino. Here I am with some of my costars.
(LtoR: Paul Dano, Myself, Harvey Keitel, Rachel Weisz and Michael Caine)
Here we are later that evening arriving on the red carpet for the films premiere. That’s our director Paolo Sorrentino between Michael and Harvey. Films in Cannes are always met with very vocal participation from the audience. They often boo cheer, sneer, or all of the above with vigor. It is an electric experience to see a film there, but a bit nerve wracking when it is one you are involved with. The film stars Michael Cain, as he grapples with looking back on his life. Heres a review from the Hollywood Reporter that will give you a good sense of the film.: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/youth-cannes-review-797046 Though the film was an official selection for competition, it did not win. We did however, find out that FOX Searchlight will distribute it, so of course I will let you know when to watch for it.
I love working, and part of that work involves promoting, but needless to say its nice to be back home for a moment.
Till next time . . .