Donald Clarke

Whingeing about cinema and real life since 2009

The New Wave at Cannes (ho ho)

Some of you may have been wondering about the contraption lurking over Pete Bradshaw’s right shoulder in the previous post. It is, of course, a cinema screen. Most nights the festival screens classic films not just by the sea, but …

Thu, May 13, 2010, 21:32

   

Some of you may have been wondering about the contraption lurking over Pete Bradshaw’s right shoulder in the previous post. It is, of course, a cinema screen. Most nights the festival screens classic films not just by the sea, but actually in it. The bottom of the screen is lapped — in so far as the Mediterranean does lap — by gentle incoming waves. Here is a snap of tonight’s presentation. Do you recognise it? Even casual cineastes will figure out that this 1950s classic has been picked because it features a particularly steamy seaside scene.