Er, sorry. Got a bit excited in the title there. Not that the onrushing 2010 Cannes Film Festival isn't a drool-inducing prospect for movie lovers, what with the likes of Ridley Scott, Woody Allen and Oliver Stone premiere their latest flicks. And with the Indie Movies Online team heading for Cannes this year, we are absolutely chuffing delighted to launch our bespoke Cannes coverage.
Like Victor Frankenstein breathing life into his awesome monster, we have today activated our Cannes Film Festival Special mini-site. Isn't she a beauty? When we hit the Festival itself (which runs between 12 and 23 May), we plan to fill the new site with a daily feast of reviews, news, interviews, videos, photos, and anything else interesting we can rustle up while strutting our funky stuff down on the Croisette. And I will be blogging from Cannes too, trying to convey some of the mildly unhinged atmosphere which swirls around the world's most famous film festival.
That's all coming soon, but there is already plenty on our Cannes page to cast your beady eye over. Most notable is the three-part documentary series Cannes Moments, featuring memories, movies, and glittering stars from the festival's long and illustrious past.
Part one, entitled In the Beginning, harks back to the old school glamour of the early days of Cannes, featuring the likes of Brigitte Bardot, Jean Cocteau and Orson Welles. Part Two, Rebellious Times, looks back on some more electrifying Cannes episodes, including the political protests that halted the festival in 1968, and the rise to prominence of the American 'Movie Brats' in the '70s. Finally part three, Then and Now, looks at the modern Cannes era, with reflections on Quentin Tarantino's spell as Jury President in 2004, and the Palme d'Or wins of Mike Leigh in 1996 and Lars von Trier in 2000.
And in addition to Cannes Moments, we also have the full list of films playing at Cannes in the Official Selection and Un Certain Regard, as well as the Out of Competition screenings. Plus! You can check out our past Cannes-related news posts, giving you the low down on the movies appearing elsewhere at Cannes, such as Director's Fortnight and as part of the Cannes Classics line-up.
So stay tuned for more Cannes-ed goodness in the next 12 days or so, and a veritable avalanche of Cannes coverage once the Festival gets under way. See you soon Cannes fans. Same Cannes time, same Cannes channel!