After some hemming & hawing I decided to blow off the 7pm Salle Debussy press screening of Nicholas Winding-Refn’s Neon Demon in order to catch a 6pm Director’s Fortnight showing of Laura Poitras’ Risk, a long-gestating portrait of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. I’ll catch the follow-up screening of Demon at 10 pm.
HE Cannes headquarters (7 rue Jean Mero).
This morning’s 11 am press conference for Christian Mungiu’s Graduation, attended by (l. to r.) Malina Manovici, Adrian Titieni, Cristian Mungiu, Maria Dragus, Rares Andrici.
Team Aquarius raising their protest banners about the “soft coup” that last week removed Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff from office pending outcome of her trial. Her business-friendly political enemies used an alleged “misuse of funds” to get her out of office so they can have their way — plain and simple.
Personal Shopper star & most deserving recipient of Cannes Film festival’s Best Actress trophy Kristen Stewart, director Olivier Assayas.