Blasblog: Cannes Cannot Disappoint-------
It’s been reasoned that the movie business is one of the few that will thrive in a recession. Maybe that’s why the Cannes Film Festival, which officially starts tomorrow, is promising to be just as exciting as it has been in previous years. We’ve got Martin Scorsese as the guest of honor, and the feature film jury will draw the likes of Asia Argento and Robin Wright Penn to the Croisette. Pedro Almodóvar (Los Abrazos Rotos) and Ang Lee (Taking Woodstock) are both debuting films, and although it hasn’t been confirmed yet, one can assume that Brad Pitt and his brood will make the trek for the premiere of Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds. With Jan Kounen’s Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky screening on the closing day, we can also expect a few CC logos to hit the red carpet. Speaking of which, the Art of Elysium is throwing a dinner party with Cartier at Soho House’s Riviera outpost on the 16th; amfAR will host its annual gala on the 21st; and on the 22nd, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana will be greeting guests at Bâoli. Also on the schedule: a Penélope Cruz party for her pal Daya Fernandez’s Hollywood Domino board game on the 18th, along with a Dsquared² eyewear bash and Chopard’s very own awards ceremony. And just in case the sun—or the glamour—gets to be too much, the chic Paris shop Colette is hosting a pop-up beauty bar with Vitamin Water for touch-ups and hydration.
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