Au revoir Cannes
Chronicle by Stina Almqvist, project Leader Film Arc.
We saw Jim Carrey in an old fashion carriage on the Croasiette. While huge snow machines were pumping out a glorious snowstorm in + 30 degrees, to the very loud tunes of "Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell"...
We (the cotton dressed) people actually stood by the side of the biggest red carpet at the biggest Cinema Theatre in Cannes, when the most beautiful of the beautiful Stars came, dressed in their most sparkling evening gowns, to see Von Trier's "Antichrist".
William Defoe's big star smile was a sharp contrast to the face of Trier. Holy Moses we said, this guy doesn't seem to feel alright. The next day we could reed that he said that he has been depressed for the last two years and that the filmmaking had been a therapy. He also added that he is the best Director; which only does what God demand and said that God might not be the best God.
We and a lot of fancy dressed people didn't get in to the movie, instead we went to the beach movie and saw "Ziggy Stardust" with David Bowie, sitting in sun chairs.
We have been a proud audients at the Screening of "Fall of the Seed", made by the company "Direktörn & Fabrikörn" (Film Arc Company) which is nominated for best short. May it be some justice and let they win.
We have had many meetings, with future speakers and with various companies.
We have been marketing the Film Arc with and without drinks.
We have been to very few films.
We have been at receptions and parties for many days, evenings and nights and more meetings on that.
We are exhausted but happy with our efforts and if someone offered me a glass of Champagne right now, I would say - No Thanks.
Cannes is Cannes and Luleå is Luleå.
/Stina, Project Leader
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