Cannes is beyond Amazing -'Heli' is beyond crazy.
Wow... Getting the chance to even watch what happens is amazing here at Cannes. Let me paint a clearer picture for those who are not familiar with the festival. Cannes is a place where you can find any substantial cinematic business professional in the world. There are hundred of countries represented here and thousands of production companies. On Thursday May 16th, I had some amazing time getting to walk meet and network with individuals around here at Cannes, my head was constantly on a swivel for the Mr Spielberg, but what I found while looking was even more amazing. I figured maybe he would be walking the red carpet of Sofia Coppola's new movie 'Bling Ring' so I waited in line to get into the screening. I was unlucky in getting to see the film but got to see several stars while in the process. Emma Watson, Paris Hilton and Sofia Coppola are just a few. While waiting in line for the film 'Fruitvale' I had a friend (Colin) call me and ask if I wanted to attend the screening 'Heli' which was playing in the largest theatre at Cannes (the one with all the paparazzi and massive red carpet The Lumiere Google it). I was eager to see a film within a theatre that seats 2500 people and jumped on the opportunity to see a film I had never heard of before. The red carpet was more than invigorating, my adrenaline was at a peak, "I am on the red carpet getting ready to see the world premiere of a competition film!" Sure enough I get to the red carpet and walk into the theatre. The venue was beyond beautiful. The movie begins and I am sitting, in my tux, through two hours of the most horrifying film of all. 'Heli' had images a scenes that I wouldn't even begin to think of to incorporate into a film. Lets just say watching men get their genitalia set on fire is not my cup of tea.
As I am leaving the film I hear that Spielberg was their judging the film but unfortunately I didn't get to shake the man's hand. Cannes is beautiful everything is great but I am still Seeking Spielberg.