As distribs, sales execs and producers head for Cannes, along with their passports and business cards, they'll be packing a certain amount of anxiety.
Cannes Film Festival
It's all about the bottom line now, say indie film execs.
If Waterloo was won on the playing fields of Eton, then it could be said that Gilles Jacob's future as "Citizen Cannes" was secured on the tennis courts of Deauville, one summer's day in 1977.
The Cannes Film Festival announced today that scribe-helmer Julie Bertucelli's Oz-set drama "The Tree" will screen as the out of competition closing film of this year's festival.
As the economy rebounds and the euro dips, the Cannes film market is seeing a 5% boost in attendance, says confab topper Jerome Paillard.
Fortissimo Films has acquired worldwide rights outside Germany, Russia and the CIS to Cannes competition title "My Joy."
"Hollywood Don't Surf!" will make its world premiere next month on the Croisette.
In 1953, the French bombshell helped popularize the new and scandalous bikini by frolicking in the sand at Cannes, circled by salivating paparazzi.
Foot traffic can make the Cannes streets worse than the 405 on a Monday morning.
U.K. shingle NDF International has announced a diverse slate of pics on offer for pre-sales at Cannes, including Brit train thriller "The Last Passenger."
The 7th annual Cannes Classics unveiled a lineup Tuesday rich with restored film gems, documentaries on cinema and a pair of Italian short films.