It’s Nearly That Time Again: The Cannes Film Festival

Cannes ffWe say it every year but it’s staggering how quickly the Cannes Film Festival comes around. In less than four weeks the great and good of Hollywood will begin to arrive en masse in the South of France in preparation of the 67th Cannes Film Festival.

Without doubt the most important event in the movie world is played out each year in the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, a short helicopter ride from our portfolio of Monaco properties.

This week festival organisers will unveil the films chosen to compete for the prestigious Palme d’Or prize, given each year to the movie which impresses the jury the most. Only about 20 films of around 1,800 which are submitted for the award are selected each year.

The jury will be presided over by New Zealand director, producer and scriptwriter Jane Campion.

Amongst the films being touted to appear at this year’s festival, to run from May 14th to 25th, is Ken Loach’s “Jimmy’s Hall”,  which is widely expected to be the famous director’s last feature film.

Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut “How to Catch a Monster” is also expected to appear in the line-up as well as Tommy Lee Jones’ western “The Homesman” and David Cronenberg’s “Maps to the Stars” starring Robert Pattinson.

One film already confirmed for the festival, is “Grace of Monaco“. This much-talked about film which stars Nicole Kidman as the former Hollywood star Grace Kelly who married Prince Rainier in 1965 will open the festival. The film has been criticized by the late Prince Rainier and Princess Grace’s children Prince Albert and Princesses Caroline and Stephanie as “pure fiction”.

The Film Festival coincides with the Monaco Grand Prix meaning that a large number of festival regulars will no doubt make the journey to the Principality for the famous race.

For more information on the film festival, go here. Alternatively if you are interested in making a move to Monaco so you can enjoy all the great events in the region please do not hesitate to contact a member of our team here. 

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