Enjoyed a nourishing talk Tuesday night at the Babel party with Pan’s Labyrinth director Guillermo del Toro. I’m seeing GDT’s film tomorrow (Thursday afternoon), chatting formally with him on Friday afternoon. Guillermo said he’s honored that a film such as his (i.e., fantasy, wild imagination, special effects ) is playing at Cannes, but he also believes the festival prize winners have pretty much been decided at this point. (Volver, Babel, et. al.) Naturally he’s rooting for Babel, being a close Innaritu friend and ally from way back.