I decided against catching an 11:30 am screening of Arnaud Desplechin‘s Oh, Mercy! (aka Roubaix, une lumiere). The consensus is that it’s mostly an unexceptional police procedural — a pilot episode for C.S.I Roubaix. (Desplechin’s home town of Roubaix isn’t far from Lilles and adjacent to the Belgian border.)
So today is a double-header instead — a 4:30 pm showing of Marco Bellochio‘s The Traitor at the Debussy, and then that 10 pm screening of Abdellatif Kechiche‘s Mektoub My Love – Intermezzo, which runs four hours. I’m kicking myself for having overlooked a two-day-old invitation to a Salle Bazin screening that started a little more than an hour ago — 11.:15 am.
Between now (12 noon) and 4 pm I have 90 minutes of writing and editing, plus some packing, washing and cleaning. You always want to leave a sublet tidy and at least mostly clean. Tomorrow morning is a wake-up, a shower, a short Mektoub review and then off to the Cannes gare. The train leaves at 11:55 am, arrives in Paris at 6:25 pm.