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Boarding for Cannes: Clara Luciani and music in broad daylight

2022-05-21T16:52:14.519Z

DAY 5 - Cannes nights are ablaze, Frédéric Beigbeder defends his vodka and the boss of SACEM hopes that the festival will establish a prize for the best soundtracks in its prize list.



A fat white Samoyed comes down the palace steps.

Panic among the agents.

The animal is finally allowed to enter the room.

“It must be a very important dog

,” concludes a festival-goer.

On the red carpet, Arnaud Desplechin smiles like a child, Melvil Poupaud signs autographs with the aplomb of Leonardo Di Caprio, Marion Cotillard dressed in a short dress like a winter's day catches the eye.

On screen,

Brother and Sister

highlights the dictatorship of neuroses in our lives.

The director, he confides, is inspired by his own experience.

Is there a psychoanalyst in the room?

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On the Croisette, a local rapper tries to attract attention.

The bow ties feed on Lebanese sandwiches (the nearest restaurant ships 350 a day).

A loudmouth hanging on the phone sells a miracle cure for osteoarthritis, a passing producer asks to know more.

It could be the start of a storyline.

All in white, Frédéric Beigbeder looks like a New Age guru.

He plays sales reps for his brand of vodkas.

Marco Mouly, the scammer who became king of self-promotion, cuddles Patrick Timsit live on Instagram.

The Cannes frenzy has begun.

A white Samoyed was invited to the red carpet for the screening of Arnaud Desplechin's latest film,

Brother and Sister.

PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA / AFP

A crowd watches as the stars ascend to the terrace of the JW Marriott hotel.

Up there, Alex Lutz and Leïla Bekhti stroll around like a regular, Eddy de Pretto is doing his hair, Renaud Capuçon is hiding behind his cigar.

Bertrand Usclat and the elegant Pauline Clément observe the surroundings.

We are now waiting for their parody of the Cannes fauna.

Clara Luciani takes the stage.

“The rest, I leave

it to you ,” she repeats.

Thierry Frémaux is moved.

This concert hosted by the rowdy Rossi de Palma celebrates the twenty years of these very cozy places created by Albane Cleret, event specialist.

Benjamin Biolay slips into the piano:

"If you like rainy evenings, my child, my child..."

The chords in E minor stretch into the night.

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Cinema musicians would like the importance of their profession to be recognized in broad daylight.

“The composer is the third author of a film.

For years, we have been working to raise awareness of the festival

, explains SACEM boss Patrick Sigwalt.

We have the benevolent listening of

Pierre Lescure

and Thierry Frémaux, who want to give more space to music

”.

The manager is now hopeful that a reward will be instituted on the list.

It would give more impact to the profession than the already existing Cannes Soundtrack prize.

To celebrate this development, an official climb of the steps will bring together twenty-nine composers this Sunday.

Among them, Gabriel Yared, Alexandre Desplat and Amine Bouhafa.

Bouhafa signed the soundtrack of five films screened during the festival.

Including

Les Harkis

,

Alma Viva

and, this Saturday,

Sous les figs

by Franco-Tunisian Erige Sehiri.

A first feature film, which requires

“more audacity, therefore gives more pleasure in creation.”

The 30-year-old was touched by the particular light that bathes the orchards where the young heroines work.

“In general, the narration inspires me less than the cinematographic device.

I take the time to watch the film several times, before detaching myself from it to live with its memory.

I'm looking for what it evokes to me",

explains Amine Bouhafa, César in 2015 for the best music for

Timbuktu

.

And future winner at Cannes?

Source: lefigaro

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