Filmmakers are often given less credit for their short films as opposed to feature films because they don’t have celebrities in them, and are not appealing to mainstream media and audiences.
The Tree of Life, a stirring film by writer-director Terrence Malick, has done just what every Cannes film aspires to do – create a buzz that has the entire film world talking. The Tree Of Life – Malick’s fifth film in a career that spans four decades – will debut in the United States May 27, although it’s hard to judge what the reaction will be, as the press screening found emphatic boos from some and energetic applause from others. Due to the mixed reaction, The Tree of Life has everyone at Cannes and around the film world focused on the work, and stars have stepped out to voice their opinions.
As long as the company is good, the drinks are plentiful, and the talent is here, I am enjoying it, but then again, doesn’t that sound superficial? Film festivals are more than just an event, they are a melting pot of ideas, some, of which are translated into art that we see on display, or at least, we used to.
“Well I was already crazy, so I have to be honest, I am so grateful to be able to perform tonight…I’m always thinking about how I can push the boundaries.
I wont tell you how much Jeff’s room cost, but let’s just say that not all filmmakers can afford a panoramic view of the festival from one of its most luxurious hotels.
With a long list of movies from Asia to America, this year’s festival has that extra pop-corn feel thanks to hype surrounding some of the movies in and out of the competition.
This will be our 7th year at Cannes and judging by the line-up this year, I expect a lot of glamor and exclusive parties. Fingers crossed.