GLOOMY RECEPTION FOR DIANE KRUGER
The 10th day at Cannes Film Festival opened with Kruger’s film, which failed to impress critics
In The Fade, Diane Kruger’s revenge drama, opened the proceedings on the 10th day of the Cannes Film Festival. The drama directed by Fatih Akin sees a woman lose her husband and her son in a terrorist attack. The film however, failed to impress the critics and many including the Guardian called it “uncontentious and un-contemporary”. The other film screened on Friday was the French movie, L’amant Double, which is competing for the Palme d’Or at the festival. The François Ozon directorial psychological thriller, which revolved a woman falling in love with her psychoanalyst, received a thumbs up from the critics. Meanwhile, a misbehaving giant poodle scooped top prize for a canine performance at the film festival. Bruno the white standard poodle, from the film, The Meyerowitz Stories, was awarded the Palm Dog prize the spoof answer to Cannes’ most coveted award for humans, the Palme d’Or.
Jury Member Jessica Chastain poses for the shutterbugs Fan Bingbing PHOTO: LOIC VENANCE/AFP Marine Vacth and Jeremie Renier at the red carpet for L’amant Double
(from right) Numan Acar, Fatih Akin, Diane Kruger, Denis Moschitto, Samia Chancrin and Ulrich Brandhoffq
Paolo Sorrentino (R) and his wife Daniela D’Antonio