Two good things happened in Cannes on Monday: the sun shone, and I finally got in to see The Coen Brothers' Inside Llewyn Davis, the most favoured competition film so far. It was hard for it to live up to anticipation but I enjoyed the mileau - New York's early folk scene in the 60s - and the performances, as well as the humour. It's not an instant classic but has plenty of character and a strong, if deliberately hangdog, performance from Oscar Isaac in the lead role.
20 May 2013, 9:36am
Le Weekend in Cannes is always a terrific people-watching opportunity as French film fans and fashionistas arrive in their droves. There were plenty of the latter at Friday's Belvedere Vodka party at the swanky VIP Rooms club. A few celebs dropped by too, including The Hunger Games' Liam Hemsworth who came straight from a 12.30am flight - just in time to see Reverend Run from Run DMC's retro mash-up set, which got everyone jumping. Good to see the cool crowd letting their hair down.
17 May 2013, 10:47am
The sun is shining on the Croisette, the cafes filled with people-watchers gazing through designer sunglasses - yes, Cannes is looking like Cannes again. Fittingly, yesterday's big competition film wasThe Bling Ring, Sofia Coppola's take on the gang of students who broke into Hollywood homes so stuffed with designer gear, some victims didn't even know they'd been robbed.
16 May 2013, 9:45am
On the opening day of Cannes Film Festival 2013, The Great Gatsby was the talk of the town as soon as everyone's plane touched down - including the one carrying stars Carey Mulligan and Isla Fisher, who travelled from London together with Elizabeth Debicki, a glamorous addition to the cast of Baz Luhrmann's lavish adaptation.