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Cannes Day 8: Films, wardrobe malfunctions, anticipation and glamour

It was a day of mixed reactions on the eighth day at the 69th Cannes Film Festival.

hollywood Updated: May 19, 2016 17:17 IST
HT Correspondent
Cannes 2016

An official poster of the film market is pictured at the entrance of Festival Palace during the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France.(REUTERS)

It was a day of mixed reactions on Wednesday evening at the 69’th Cannes Film Festival. Double-Palme winners at Cannes, The Dardenne brothers’ upcoming film, The Unknown Girl, was widely anticipated to be one of the movies to watch out for.

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However, the film which revolves around a female medical doctor who sets out to find the identity of an unknown young woman who died after she was refused surgery, was a bit of a letdown for those present at the screening of the film.

Director Brillante Mendoza (C), cast members Andi Eigenmann (L) and Jaclyn Jose pose during a photocall for the film Ma' Rosa in competition at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France. (REUTERS)

Brillante Mendoza’s Filipino drama Ma’ Rosa too drew mixed reactions from the crowd. The film which stars Jaclyn Jose and Julio Diaz revolves around small-time drug-sellers who are detained by police to extort a payout.

Actors (L-R) Annalise Basso, Charlie Shotwell, Samantha Isler, Shree Crooks and Nicholas Hamilton take a selfie as they pose during a photocall for the film Captain Fantastic in competition for the category Un Certain Regard at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes. (REUTERS)

However, it was all about the Viggo Mortensen starrer Captain Fantastic which drew fantastic reaction from the crowd after the screening. Directed by Matt Ross, the comedy-drama which sees Mortensen trying to fit into society after living alone for a decade, received a 10-minute standing ovation from the audience present at the festival.

Cast member Viggo Mortensen poses during a photocall for the film Captain Fantastic in competition for the category Un Certain Regard at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes. (REUTERS)

Apart from films, the eight day at the festival was also talked about for American model Bella red-hot backless dress, with its hip-high split gown which left nothing to the imagination.

Model Bella Hadid as she arrives for the screening of the film La fille inconnue (The Unknown Girl) in competition at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France. (REUTERS)

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