Seven and two-thirds years ago or more precisely during the May 2007 Cannes Film Festival, I took my dp friend, Svetlana Cvetko, to a special cool kidz party at the Carlton. I forget what the promotional deal was but only Gael Garcia Bernal had a film playing at the festival that year — i.e., Deficit. Alejandro G. Inarritu had screened Babel there the year before, and his follow-up, Biutiful, didn’t play at Cannes until 2010. Alfonso Cuaron‘s Children of Men had opened the previous December. Giullermo del Toro‘s Pan’s Labrynth, one of his finest, had screened at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival. I’m not sure if this was taken with a cell-phone camera or not, but remember how crappy phone photos used to look back then? The very first iPhone had been unveiled by Steve Jobs only four months before this shot was taken, and the first models went on sale in the U.S. on 6.29.07.