The World of Cannes
Cannes Film festival is an eleven-day event dedicated to celebrating the finest creations the film industry has conjured over the previous 12 months. For the duration of the event, the city of Cannes is descended on by film-makers, directors, producers, actors and film enthusiast, all looking to join in with the high class and celebrity-filled occasion. It is a whirlwind event everyone in the film industry must experience once in a lifetime.
The festival includes over 60 screenings of film features, crossing many genres and cultures to pay homage to the world of cinema. The event acts as a microphone to the world of film. Not to mention providing a voice to many stories, opening the opportunity to creative film artists to conquer frontiers in an extremely competitive industry. I met many empowering directors and true artists from many cultural backgrounds all of whom have a story to tell through their craft.
An overwhelming atmosphere dominates the festival for all arriving here for the first time. For me, I didn’t know what to expect but was quick to dive in with an open mind. Nevertheless, I found the city completely under siege since the film industry takes hold of Cannes for the full two weeks. Furthermore, wherever you turn, people are networking and collaborating, all with common goals.
Headline Moments of the Festival
Scriptwriters have crafted an array of memorable stories, and it was humbling to witness as many of these as I could. The festival launched with Jim Jarmusch’s ‘The Dead Don’t Die’. An extraordinary number of guests were present for the festival, including esteemed actresses Selena Gomez and Tilda Swinton. Another essential moment was the debut film from Female Director Jessica Hausner and her creation’ Little Joe’. The well constructed film used the subject of not belonging to touch peoples sense.
On an international level, the Romanian movie ‘La Gomera’ delivered a profoundly moving story. Furthermore, the audience was raised to its feet in a standing ovation at the end. Last but not least, the city was immersed for one night by Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood‘. Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt, two of the finest dressed men at the event, turned heads on the red carpet. As expected, they stole the show with their acting performance on the big screen.
The week delivered films from many countries, numerous premieres and delights to enjoy. Above all, it was an immersive journey, and in retrospect as a film producer in the early part of my career, it utterly captivated my imagination in cinema once again.
Cannes is a unique occasion with everyone in attendance styled down to the finest detail. Moreover, modern fashion and high-class brands compete for the attention of the world on the red carpet occasions. The French Riviera continues to exhibit the ‘1950’s glamour to commemorate the great names of film. Especially Sofian Loren, Marilyn Monroe and Alain Delon. The elegant fashion makes for quite a unique experience. I found it was never too early in the day to wear your best tuxedo.
Thankfully, I enjoyed the challenge of fashion and was keen to embrace the atmosphere by recreating a heritage Hollywood premiere look. The Sky Chief from Favre-Leuba accompanied my suit on the red carpet and supported the classic look with distinction. Furthermore, the watch stood out in every moment and added a pure sophistication to my style. The deep blue of the dial had many trying to describe the exact colour, with each glimmer and light adapting its tone.
It was an honour also to be mentioned in the article ”The Best Dressed Men at the Cannes Film Festival’. Moreover, I featured alongside some of the leading stars from the festival. This was a testament to the endeavour and research that went into creating the ideal style for the red-carpet event.
Words and images by Andrei Lucas
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