Spike Lee, 'Annette' kick off 74th Cannes Film Festival
The Cannes Film Festival rolled out the red carpet for the first time in more than two years on Tuesday, launching the French Riviera spectacular with the premiere of Leos Carax’s “Annette,” the introduction of Spike Lee’s jury, and with high hopes for shrugging off a punishing pandemic year for cinema.
Cannes is empty, the day the film festival should have begun
The Cannes Film Festival won't kick off as planned on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole)CANNES – The stars stayed home, their beach backdrop is closed and the prestigious grounds of the Cannes Film Festival have been repurposed as a homeless shelter. Cannes should have been buzzing with cinema glitterati on Tuesday, which was scheduled as the first day of this year's film festival. The world’s biggest film festival was canceled for the first time since World War II. He has covered the Cannes Film Festival several times in recent years.
Chanel celebrates its artisans in glimmering Paris show
PARIS – Chanel brought its itinerant off-season fashion show the “arts and crafts,” with its swath of VIPs including Penelope Cruz and Marion Cotillard, back to home ground in Paris on Wednesday to mark its first collection since Karl Lagerfeld died earlier this year. Unlike the seasonal collections that trickle down to set high street trends, the “arts and crafts” pre-collection aims at showing off and celebrating the work of the artisans that are the beating heart of Chanel, and the Paris fashion industry as a whole. This year’s homecoming echoes the very first show, held in the salons at 31 Rue Cambon — Chanel’s storied Paris atelier. “There is something so generous about how Chanel has supported the Parisian fashion industry as a whole,” Cotillard said following the show. “Chanel is a sort of ambassador for France and Paris over the world and it makes me so proud,” she added.