Culture


Um, excusez-moi but why am I not in Cannes right now, basking in the perfect glow of the French sun (different from the American sun; more chill, children run barefoot everywhere)? The 71st Cannes Film Festival just began, welcoming scores of Hollywood and European elite to the French Riviera, where they will let le soleil francais kiss their skin, take in some of next year’s most buzz-worthy films and, most importantly, hang out in close proximity to Cate Blanchett, who is and forever has been absolutely perfect.

Advertisement – Continue Reading Below

Getty Images

The Oscar-winner, best Marvel villain (don’t @ me), and revered performer is serving as president of a jury that also includes such luminaries as forever icons Ava DuVernay and Kristen Stewart, singer Khadija Nin, and actress Lea Seydoux.

Maybe I’ve just got Cate’s upcoming Ocean’s film on my mind, but when I look at the jury I am seized by the desire to watch them get away with jaunty international heists whilst cracking wise. Call it Ocean’s Sense 8.

Getty Images

Advertisement – Continue Reading Below

Of course, the leader of this particular pack is the inimitable Cate Blanchett who, if the photos are to be believed, is 100% feeling her oats. Every single shot of her, blessing the French sun with the opportunity to touch her skin, looks both delighted and mischievous. It’s like she’s promoting a film about a very eccentric woman who has hidden some jewels somewhere on this train but won’t tell anyone who can’t solve a riddle first.

Getty Images

Advertisement – Continue Reading Below

Advertisement – Continue Reading Below

I would 100% watch that movie. It has everything a good movie should have: trains, hidden treasure, riddles, and Cate Blanchett never letting go of her firm grasp on the upper hand.

Getty Images

Look at this photo! Every Renaissance painting in history is shewk.

According to a report on Vanity Fair, Blanchett is taking a “no-nonsense” approach to Cannes and, honestly, I have never hated nonsense more in my life. When the question “why do films matter?” was directed exclusively to the male filmmakers on the jury, Blanchett jumped in with a quickness. VF writes, “‘So actresses,’ [Blanchett] said sarcastically, glancing at jury members Kristen Stewartand Léa Seydoux, ‘don’t answer that, because you have no idea how to answer that.’ A ripple of nervous laughter ran through the crowd.”

Advertisement – Continue Reading Below

Getty Images

A ripple of nervous laughter! Have you ever in your life experienced something so exquisite as being provoked to skittish tittering by this titan of the film industry? I would pay money for an immersive theater experience in which I entered a room, Cate Blanchett cast a cryptic smile in my direction and then put me in my place while I giggled with anxiety. These are just facts.

Getty Images

Advertisement – Continue Reading Below

Advertisement – Continue Reading Below

I would also pay good money to watch a film called Icons Cast Sidelong Glances & Occasionally Telling Each Other Charming Secrets. Here are some promotional stills:

Getty Images

Getty Images

Advertisement – Continue Reading Below

Getty Images

Getty Images

Advertisement – Continue Reading Below

Advertisement – Continue Reading Below

Getty Images

Thank you. Please contribute to the film on Kickstarter. The rewards offered are glimpses of Cate Blanchett which, of course, is priceless.

Kristen Stewart gets it.

Getty Images

Follow R. Eric Thomas on Twitter.



Source link

Products You May Like

Articles You May Like

What’s the Most Embarrassing Thing You’ve Done for an Ex?
Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson Flirt on Instagram
Lady Gaga Wears Three Looks in NYC
Ask E. Jean – My Husband and I Both Cheated
Meghan Markle’s Wedding Makeup Artist Daniel Martin Talks Royal Wedding Look

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *