I’ve been a Berenice Bejo cheerleader since succumbing to her performance in Asghar Farhadi‘s The Past, which she should have been Oscar-nominated for. It was a little deflating to watch her perform as best she could in her husband Michel Hazanavicius‘s underwhelming The Search, which screened this morning at 8:30 am. But I wanted a few snaps anyway so I attended the 11:30 am press conference. The serious pros and particularly the Cannes veterans always make eye contact with this and that photographer while everyone is snapping away before the session begins. I didn’t realize while I was shooting that Bejo was giving me this courtesy.

Berenice Bejo, star of Michel Hazanavicious’s The Search, at the start of this morning’s Cannes Film Festival press conference.