Red Rock Entertainment attended the 69th Cannes Film Festival 2016, one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious film festivals. The festival is held annually at the Palais des Festivals et des Congress, in the south of France on the chic French Riveria.
Cannes Film Festival “it is an embodiment of the cinematic dream” that we anticipate to see every year, from the impeccable red carpet appearances to brilliant pieces of cinematic excellence, with the Mediterranean Sea glistening in the background. The festival has become an important showcase for European films because of the massive media exposure. The festival is attended by many movie stars and is a popular venue for film producers to launch their new films and attempt to sell their works to the distributors who come from all over the globe.
Red Rock Entertainment was well received at Cannes with various projects launched to distributors including ‘That Good Night’ Starring Sir John Hurt and Stanley a Man of variety starring Timothy Spall.
Sir John Hurt was present in Cannes with Red Rock Film Entertainments executive producer Gary Collins and producer Alan Latham to promote That Good Night. Sir John Hurt stars as Ralph, a once-famous screenwriter and film director, is in his seventies who is terminally ill. He has two final missions in life: to be reconciled to his long-abandoned son Michael a promotional reel secretly, to ensure he is not a burden to his younger devoted wife, Anna, as he goes “into that good night”.
The transatlantic talented Sir John Hurt career spans 6 decades, he has twice been Oscar-nominated, for The Elephant Man and Mid Night Express That Good Night looks to be a worldwide success with a strong story line starring a host of respected and talented actors not only Sir John Hurt but renowned Charles Dance, Sophia Helin, Erin Richards, Max Brown.
Director Stephen Cookson was also in Cannes to deliver his unique film, Stanley a Man of variety, which is expected to reach worldwide audiences. Timothy Spall stars as the lead actor having won the Palme d’Or in Cannes for his stunning characterisation as eccentric painter in Mr Turner. Timothy Spall continues his leading man status in his new comedy, playing all 15 characters in the nightmarish tale of a man stuck in prison, riddled with delusions and hallucinations.
Highlights of the Film festival
The festival opened with the screening of Woody Allen’s ‘Cafe Society’ starring Kristen Stewart, also premiering at Cannes were a collection of other movies to grip the audiences including ‘Monkey Monster’, ‘Loving’, ‘The Neon Demon’, ‘American Honey’, ‘Julieta’, ‘The BFG’ and ‘The Nice Guys.’The power packed Cannes jury said this was the longest deliberation process in the history of the festival, as the decided on which film will receive the most prestigious award given out at Cannes is the Palme d’Or (“Golden Palm”) for the best film.
Winners Included; Palme d’OrI, Daniel Blake, Grand Prize Xavier Dolan, It’s Only the End of the World Best Screenplay Asghar Farhadi, The Salesman Jury Prize American Honey, dir: Andrea Arnold and the Palme d’Honneur went to Jean-Pierre Léaud.
A special tribute was paid to Prince who had a close affinity to cinema. The singer-songwriter won an Academy Award for Best Original Song score for the semi-autobiographical 1984 film in which he also starred.
For an extra bit of glitz and glamour L’Oreal Ambassadors swept onto the red carpet. It is no secret there is a special love between L’Oreal Paris and Cannes Film festival, each year the beauty brands ambassadors walk the infamous Croisette.
Blake Lively stole the show in flawless gowns that hugged her bumped as she promoted her new movie Cafe Society. George Clooney and Jodi Foster walked the red carpet to promote their film Money Monster with a bare footed Julia Roberts who laughed in the face of the strict fashion rules.