Cannes 2016, Day 4: Here Be Giants
By the time the weekend comes along, the transfiguration of Cannes is complete. Hardline cinephiles don't like to hear it, but by then the lovely town has indeed become a mini-Hollywood with even more expensive food; in other words, a place where someone dressed as an enormous, fluffy creature can walk around and nobody would bat an eyelash – but photographers will swarm to take his/her picture. The creature in question is a character of the Austro-German film Toni Erdmann, in competition at the festival, and it got all the attention owed to a Cannes star. It wasn't, however, the only giant on the Croisette – Saturday saw the premiere of Steven Spielbeg's The BFG, his return of sorts to child-centric fantasy, led by Golden Globe nominee Mark Rylance as the Big Friendly Giant of the title. Elsewhere in and around Cannes, larger-than-life beings of a different sort mingled with mere mortals – we salute them all.
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