Cannes/London 2013: Saturday, May 18th


These screening rooms are pretty neat!

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.


“Like Father, Like Son”
Disclaimer: I do not own this image!!


Masaharu Fukuyama (福山雅治)
Disclaimer: I do not own this image!!


Tomorrow, I might meet Jesús Santaeularia of Minor Hour Films and go see Billy Wilder’s Fedora remastered with him. I can’t wait!


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Copyright 2013 by G. E. Gallas


About gegallas

G. E. Gallas is a writer and illustrator best known for her graphic novel The Poet and the Flea about William Blake and her short film Death Is No Bad Friend about Robert Louis Stevenson. Originally from Washington, D. C., she spent her year abroad in Tokyo, Japan and graduated from New York University: Gallatin School of Individualized Study with a major involving cross-cultural storytelling. Last year, she attended the Cannes International Film Festival and spoke upon invitation to The Blake Society, London. This year, her illustrations were featured in Scared Stiff: Everything You Need To Know About 50 Famous Phobias. She is currently working on illustrations for Do More Good. Better. View all posts by gegallas

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