Tomorrow! Tomorrow! Cannes kicks off. Via Hollywood Reporter, the Croisette is already plastered with posters for various big budget films, as various studios like to use the festival and market to launch promotions for their big summer movies. And not only Hollywood studios — CRI reports that Chinese director Chen Kaige, best known for lush gorgeous things like "Farewell My Concubine" and "The Emperor and the Assassin" (though he did make an ill-advised foray into Hollywood with 2002’s "Killing Me Softly," mostly notable for Heather Graham and Joseph Fiennes endlessly contorting themselves into some of the least sexy explicit sex scenes in recent cinematic memory) will be bringing an exclusive 11-minute trailer for his new film, big-budget fantasy flick "The Promise."
For a vintage Cannes moment, check out the excerpts from Ebert’s 1987 festival journal "Two Weeks in the Midday Sun" offered at RogerEbert.com.