With a stellar red carpet, with the divine Sharon Stone queen of Montee des Marches for the premiere of LES AMANDIERS by Valeria Bruni Tedeschi on the sixth day of the Cannes film festival can be said to be archived.
Among dozens of photographers and a large crowd huddled behind the barriers, the beautiful and smiling Stone did not miss the appointment with the spectacular red carpet of the Grand Theater Lumiere.
She was in white and blue from jewels to shoes and with a dress with a long train that scenically took off staying straight and parading like a model.
Many celebrities such as Paolo Sorrentino called by Thierry Fremaux for the celebrations of the 75 / o festival scheduled between 24 and 25 May, Tahar Rahim, Carla Bruni, Clotilde Coureau.
With a big black hat pulled down over the text and an eccentric outfit as usual, Isabelle Adjani also made an appearance, while Isabelle Huppert, wearing a long green dress with matching gloves, after missing the Montée des Marches a few nights ago for her Jerzy Skolimowski's Eo film was seen for Les Amandiers.
The Turin director was accompanied by her entire cast, from Louis Garrel to the protagonist Nadia Tereszkiewicz.
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Valeria Bruni Tedeschi's film, his fourth as director, competing for the Palme d'Or, characterized the holiday: there was much anticipation for the film flying the French flag, productively made in France with an Italian minority participation ( Bibi Film by Angelo Barbagallo, with Rai Cinema and Lucky Red who will distribute in theaters), a dramatic film that tells the story of Patrice Chereau's formative years in the theater school, inspired by his own biography, an imprinting of life and profession that has never been forgotten.
It is no coincidence that the international title is For ever young, forever young, precisely to underline the life of that moment as a photo shoot,
in 1980 when Bruni Tedeschi attended Chereau's laboratory together with a group of peers sharing hopes and loves but also pains for drugs and AIDS which was beginning to make victims.
"He gave you the fever, for this job, for life, for the passions, for the love, a fever that we all would like to have," said Louis Garrel who plays him in Les Amandiers and who knew him and was one of his actors.
Having attended the school of Chereau was a kind of military, all-encompassing conscription: "there was a great vitality, an exploding youth, an incredible energy and also - explained Bruni Tedeschi - a violence in the sense that he was highly demanding in against the actors, he could be brusque, harsh ".
Garrel continues: "Patrice was a living God,
everyone including me then was subjugated by this strong mentality.
Even if you were at a dinner with him, he gave the impression of always working, always concentrated, distressed, never light, he had a great passion for work and for actors, a bit like Nanni Moretti ". little 'no Garrel revealed: "Valeria was in love with him."
The other film in the HOLY SPIDER competition by the naturalized Danish Iranian director Ali Abbasi is the story of Saeed (Mehdi Bajestani) who decides to cleanse the holy city of Mashhad of immoral and corrupt street prostitutes.
He thus becomes a serial killer.
Based on a true story, many hard scenes are among the curiosities of this film.
It will be released in theaters with Academy Two.
In the afternoon, during the Montee des Marches of Holy Spider, an unusual protest action on the red carpet complete with smoke bombs.
The feminists of the "Les Colleuses" movement unrolled a long white sheet with the first names of 129 women who were killed by their husbands and companions, victims of domestic violence.
At the festival were for RIPOSTE FÉMINISTE, the documentary presented by Marie Perennès and Simon Depardon, with guests in the room the activist directors Catherine Corsini and the Polish Agnieszka Holland who came to see it and give support, in which the movement of the 'glueers' is told.
At night they cover the streets by attacking collages with messages of support to their companions, denouncing femicide.
And they risk arrest.
In the hall they were greeted by applause.