The Cannes Film Festival seems like the most glamorous event on the film calendar – you pretty much have to be either super-cool or super-rich to go, and as I am neither (yet) I instead try to recreate the feeling of being there at home. I tan-up, wear white (for some riviera chic) and surround myself with popcorn and croissants (gotta keep it French) while re-watching the trailers again and again. The novelty wears off after about nine and a half minutes, because I’m in my living room not the south of France but still.
Some spectacular looking films have been nominated for this year’s prestigious Palme d’Or prize, so why don’t you join me in a budget-Cannes Fest and watch some of trailers of the nominees right now. Ones we’re excited about include the festival’s fairytale opener Moonrise Kingdom from Wes Anderson that tells the story of a young couple on the run, the first screen adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s On the Road for some hip, beatnik fun, and the intriguing Cosmopolis by David Cronenberg about a 28-year old billonaire starring Juliette Binoche – who is not only from France, but whose last name sounds like brioche the French sweet roll.
The shortlist is 22-strong and here’s all the trailers we could get our hands on…
- Envisions collective, breaking down the boundaries of design
- Zsofia Schweger’s paintings depict her Hungarian home frozen in time
- Illustrator Nuno Maria’s fresh aesthetic and smooth shapes rework ordinary objects
- A cookbook inspired by Brad Pitt's on-screen eating habits
- Uganda’s boisterous nightlife as captured by photographer Michele Sibiloni
- Vanguards magazine explores Scotland's undiscovered creative treasure
- Sagmeister & Walsh rebrands fashion label Milly to reflect its "edgy" new personality
- Dominic Wilcox designs art exhibition for dogs (plus exclusive artist sketches)
- Jaemin Lee’s gloriously retro exhibition identities and poster designs
- James Jean’s phantasmagorical world of technicolour fever dreams
- The Refugee Nation Olympic flag was inspired by a lifejacket
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