I will be posting a complete wrap-up of my time at the Cannes Film Festival in the next day or so as I am right now sitting in the Amsterdam Airport Schiphol on a 10 hour layover. To top it off, once I land in Seattle I have four hours to get to a screening of Cyrus followed by a screening of Sex and the City 2 one hour later. In fact, I will be operating on 14 straight days of movie screenings, which will end on Tuesday with a screening of Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time. Including the festival it will make for 26 movies in 14 days… not too shabby eh?
As for the video promised in the headline, below is an eight minute look at my time in Cannes beginning with my departure from Seattle’s Sea-Tac airport, the boarding ramp at New York’s JFK and finally my arrival in Nice. Following that you will see a brief glimpse of my car ride from Nice Airport to Cannes and then the sights and sounds from around the festival. Included in that you’ll hear a little accordion and see a beachfront backflip, street dancers, street artist, Ferraris, a beachside moment (because I’m artistic like that) and even a surprise appearance from SpongeBob SquarePants at the end. It’s ever-so the wild ride.
I edited the video together on iMovie and don’t give me too hard a time in the comments, I’m not much of a short filmmaker. The music included begins with “Saxophone Concerto” by Eduardo Larez & Hector Castillo from Glass Cuts (Philip Glass: Remixed). Following that is “New York Herald Tribune” by Martial Solal from the score to Jean-Luc Godard’s Breathless and finally I included “Carnival of the Animals: VII. Aquarium” by Barry Wordsworth & London Symphony Orchestra since it seemed to be the theme song for the festival this year. All of these songs are available on iTunes and if you click on the titles it will take you directly to them.
I hope you enjoy this since I may not be able to get to a computer again until the end of day Monday. Also, if you missed my video giving you a look at the massive 2300-seat Grand Theatre Lumiere you can check that out here.