Cannes 2016, Day 10: Wolves, Sheep and Gallant Gentlemen
A new batch of awards was announced, the last films in competition were screened and the jury was honored with a lunch offered by the Cannes mayor. But everyone wanted to talk about the 23rd amfAR gala held at the exclusive, secluded and luxurious Hotel du Cap, to raise funds for AIDS research. Everybody who was anybody in Cannes 2016 was there – plus some. Leonardo DiCaprio, for instance. Our three-time Golden Globe winner finally left his yacht – anchored safely as far as possible from the Croisette crowds – and played master of ceremonies at the benefit bash. There was a rollerblade race, high-stakes auctions and a Katy Perry concert. The Village People and a gaggle of models wearing iterations of The Dress were there. A good time was had by all, and hopefully a ton of money was raised. On the awards front Wolf and Sheep, a docudrama about young shepherds in central Afghanistan, took the top prize at the Directors’ Fortnight. Bets and speculation on who is going to win what is rampant, but some things are certain: Jeff Nichols’ Loving just boosted his chances in the awards race. Same with Sasha Lane – the bright newcomer from American Honey –, Kristen Stewart and Shia LaBeouf. And if Germany doesn’t anoint Toni Erdmann as its go-to picture for the awards they are missing a golden opportunity. Not only for nominations and wins but who would want to miss a gigantic furry walking down a red carpet in Los Angeles?
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