Today, I went to the screening of Fabienne‘s short film! It was a horror movie called Emma and I and I actually really enjoyed it. Fabienne is clearly a very talented actress and the short had a very high production value. I’m excited to send Fabienne my scripts when I get back to the states.
After that, I walked around the market and talked to various Japanese production companies. They were all very friendly and I was happy to practice my Japanese with them and pick up some cool flyers for new movies.
Unfortunately, Pip didn’t get any tickets to Soshite Chichi Ni Naru (Like Father, Like Son), so I’m here in the pouring rain waiting for the “rush line” (last minute ticket line). I really hope I get in!
I had the most wonderful time tonight! I was the very first person in the “rush line.” I saw Benicio Del Toro and Baz Luhrmann on the red carpet. The movie was absolutely wonderful and heartbreaking. The audience clapped and clapped forever, which made the actress Machiko Ono cry — so sweet!
Afterwards, I passed the Artists’ Entrance where I saw the talented lead actor (and pop singer/singer-songwriter) Masaharu Fukuyama. I yelled “Fukuyama-san!” and waved. He turned around and waved back!!! Then I said “oyasumi nasai!” (which means “goodnight”) as he got into a Cannes Festival car and was driven off.
Copyright 2013 by G. E. Gallas