Cannes Day Two: Protests, Fights and Parties
Day two: the weather held, Critics’ Week began, and a political statement erupted on the red carpet around the Russian film Leto. A sidebar of drama roiled the Croisette – the seemingly never-ending dispute over the rights of Terry Gilliam’s The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, scheduled to close the festival on May 19. There were press conferences, attacks and counter-attacks and news of Gilliam being unwell in London – but planning to fly to Cannes as soon as possible. On the lighter side, the party cycle has begun. Cannes will always be Cannes.