The Cannes Film Festival 2017 is upon us. The stars will celebrate the 70th anniversary on this Cannes Film Festival 2017. Some of the superstars to shine on the red carpet include Emma Thompson, Jake Gyllenhaal, Julianne Moore, and Robert Pattinson.
The Cannes Film Festival 2017 will open with a French movie Ismael’s Ghosts.
Takeaways of the Cannes Film Festival 2017
Let us see what we can look for in Cannes Film Festival 2017.
Actors Becoming Directors
Each year some artists go into the direction of the movies. This year we will see movies directed by Robin Wright, Kristen Stewart, and Vanessa Redgrave.
Kristen’s movie is “Come Swim” about a man in his 30s with a lot of heartbreaks.
Robin Wright’s short film “The Dark of Night” is about women seeking refuge in a storm.
Vanessa Redgrave has “Sea Sorrow”, a documentary covering the refugee crisis.
Cannes Film Festival is famous for its red carpet appearances and parties. Some of the celebrities to look forward to including Rihanna and Cara Delevingne.
Rihanna is going to host a late night party. Cara is going to represent the launch of a new ice cream brand.
There will be a tent to set up for each country where you can see the celebrities from those nations.
Cannes Accepting More of TV
Cannes is known for its focus towards the movies instead of the TV. The Twin Peaks will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival 2017. The screening of TV shows this year advocates Cannes Film Festival’s tilt towards the small screen.
Netflix has two of its feature films to be screened at Cannes Film Festival this year. The films include Okja and The Meyerowitz Stories competing against each other for the same streaming company Netflix.
Cannes Film Festival have announced that from next year if any film wants to compete at Cannes, producers must screen them in French cinemas.
Improvement in Security Measures
There is a massive increase in security for Cannes Film Festival 2017. The recent French attacks have made the situation a lot tougher for the French law enforcement agencies. A man earlier killed several people by driving a truck into a crowd.
French authorities have set 400 concrete barriers to protect the participants from any such attack; The obstacles that look like giant flower pots to stop any other vehicle from carrying out such attack.
The police are also using spike chains to give additional protection; These chains will help stop a truck or heavy vehicle from going towards the crowd. The French authorities are also deploying special forces and 550 security cameras for extra surveillance.