It’s already that time of year again to be thinking forward to the most prestigious celebration of cinema (and often, celebrity, wealth and glamour) on the planet, The Cannes Film Festival. The festival has a history of putting out classy, minimal one-sheets which highlight a major film star or director. This year, they have chosen the husband-wife duo of Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward whose marriage defies the cliche logic of showbiz, even as the two actors worked together on films spanning their breadth of their union. The source image is from Melville Shavelson’s 1963 comedy, A New Kind Of Love and the couple also starred together in 1990s Merchant/Ivory award winner Mr. & Mrs. Bridge.
And I will be there to provide some capsule reviews of what I watch at the festival. I can't wait, looking at Indiewire's Cannes Wish List ( http://www.indiewire.com/article/cannes-wish-list-40-films-we-hope-make-the-festivals-2013-lineup ) I'm keeping several fingers and toes crossed that a number of those will be premiering.
Watch this space.