2017 Cannes Film Festival

After months of talking about it, Cannes Film Festival finally kicks off today.

With Fan Bingbing and Jessica Chastian in the jury, and Nicole Kidman promoting four, yes 4 four projects over the next 12 days, it’s shaping up to be one of the most exciting festivals in recent times.

Italian actress Monica Bellucci will be holding court as mistress of ceremonies; so I wonder if she’s opt for a colour other than black or red for the opening ceremony.

Who else should we be looking out for?

Names on this year’s bill include Diane Kruger (‘Aus dem Nichts/In the Fade’), Tilda Swinton and Lily Collins (‘Okja’), Elle Fanning, Nicole Kidman and Kirsten Dunst (‘The Beguiled’), Isabelle Huppert (‘Happy End’), Julianne Moore and Michelle Williams (‘Wonderstruck’), Bérénice Béjo (‘Redoutable’), Alicia Silverstone (‘The Killing of a Sacred Deer’), and Eva Green and Emmanuelle Seigner (‘Based on a True Story’).

L’Oréal Paris will be bringing its brand ambassadors to the event.

The line-up for this year includes Gong Li (May 17), Deepika Padukone (May 17-18), Susan Sarandon (May 17 and 18), Deepika Padukone (making her debut on May 17 and 18), Thylane Blondeau (May 18 and 19), Aishwarya Rai Bachchan (May 19-20), Liya Kebede (May 20), Andie MacDowell (May 21 and 22), Sonam Kapoor (May 21 and 22), Eva Longoria (May 22 and 23), Doutzen Kroes (May 23), Bianca Balti (May 24), Barbara Palvin (May 23 and 24), Lara Stone (May 24) and Maria Borges (making her debut on May 24).

I’ve seen pictures of Chris Lee in Cannes, but I am not sure of her dates and I know Araya A. Hargate is also expected.

Sadly, no mention of Blake Lively. Cheryl Cole just had a baby, so I’m guessing that may rule her out.

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4 Responses to 2017 Cannes Film Festival

  1. Miss H May 17, 2017 at 10:01 pm #

    Super excited for this but equally sad to see Blake not on the list. Looking forward to your coverage though FC – and hopefully to many a magical moment on the red carpet 🙂 xx

  2. Minerva May 17, 2017 at 1:39 pm #

    Oh My G…. this is it!!! The moment were elegance, gentility and “old world-meets-new world” glamor amalgamates into a unison of frenetic synergy of vibrancy and plain “oohss” and “aahsss”. I could not contain myself!! Everything that I longed for about an event is here: the frothy humor, the concealed and hushed criticisms, the aristocratic aggressiveness and most of all the penchant obsession to beautiful and unparalleled over the top couture gowns. For me this event is the benchmark of every single events, we have stars, we have high taste and of course, we have riveting intellectual drama because of the objective of this event: to showcase the benevolence of other cultures’ artistic revolution through film. I wonder how does one feel when one gets invited to this kind of event? Do they feel honored? Do they just ignore the fact that they are going to attend this once in a lifetime opportunity? If I were to be invited to this event, (which is very impossible to happen) I would be on tears and I will savor the delights of every freaking moment that I have, I will be forever thankful because for once in my life I experienced GLAMOR!!! I get pretty emotional just picturing it on my mind. I am looking forward on your posts FC and I will visit your blog every single time so I can be updated. (Excuse me for the over the top language…I just couldn’t LOL)

    • Catherine Kallon May 17, 2017 at 2:19 pm #

      OMG I love this comment. Summed up beautifully.

  3. charlotte May 17, 2017 at 12:25 pm #

    Nothing gives me more thirll than reading these names!!!!!
    BTW,you seem to wrote deepika Padukone’s name now we know how much you adore her,LOL
    Tonigt’s red carpet will explode with fabulousness.
    Will you stay late and live blogging today?FC

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