It was hinted to me earlier that Roman Polanski, here for tonight’s Cannes Classics screening of Tess, might appear at this afternoon’s Studio Babelsberg party adjacent to the Grand Hotel. Didn’t happen. But he’s expected to take a bow and say a few words before tonight’s 7:30 screening of his 1979 film. He never grants interviews, but I went down to the Carlton anyway to leave a note and ask for a minute or two. Yeah, I know — my handwriting is dreadful.

Electric muscle car parked in front of the Carlton — Monday, 5.11, 5:20 pm.