The big news is that MCN’s David Poland is here this year…not a rumor! Another big story is that there are two market screenings of Jeff NicholsMud this week (tomorrow at 2 pm and on Friday at 6 pm), which I’d love to quietly attend and hold my reactions until the official Cannes screen date on Saturday, 5.26, but the Wearefilmnation guys keep telling me “nope, sorry, we can’t.” And of course the journos all got together this evening at La Pizza, but that happens ever year…meh.

Tuesday, 5.15, 8:35 pm.

There’s a Rise of the Guardians breakfast and press conference tomorrow morning at 8:30 am, followed by a 11 am screening of Wes Anderson‘s Moonrise Kingdom, and then a 1 pm press conference. At 4 pm Laurent Bozereeau‘s Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir will screen at Salle Bazin. Filing time for an hour or two follows and then, at 9:30 pm, Yousry Nazrallah‘s After The Battle.