The reel superheroes takes the spotlight on Cannes day 6

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: May 17, 2016 18:50 IST
Cast member Robert De Niro arrives on the red carpet for the screening of the film Hands of Stone out of competition at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes. (REUTERS)

The sixth day at Cannes film festival was a treat for those who love watching movies for of Hollywood stars. First up was director Jim Jarmusch’s Paterson starring actor Adam Driver in the titular role. Driver plays the role of a New Jersey bus driver who has a secret life as a poet.

Director Jim Jarmusch, cast members Golshifteh Farahani and Adam Driver (L-R) pose during a photocall for the film Paterson in competition at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes. (REUTERS)

Interestingly, it was not Driver’s performance that got people talking about the film, but the British bull dog, Marvin, who is also tipped to win the Palm Dog Award, where awards are presented each year to the festival’s best canine performance at the festival.

Read: Cannes Diary, Day 5: From Aishwarya’s lips to Nawazuddin’s selfies

The other films that showcased superpowers from Hollywood included Joel Edgerton starrer Loving — a film about an interracial couple from Virginia, who faced imprisonment in the ‘50s for getting married.

Cast member Joel Edgerton poses during a photocall for the film Loving in competition at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France. (REUTERS)

Interestingly this film by Jeff Nichols was not the only film based on a true story. Actor Robert De Niro’s upcoming film Hand Of Stone was also based on the life of Panamanian boxing legend Roberto Duran that got a special screening and earned rave reviews by the audience present.

Former boxer Roberto Duran, actors Robert De Niro and Edgar Ramirez, from left, pose for photographers during a photo call for Hands of Stone at the 69th international film festival, Cannes, France. (AP)

On a lighter side, British singer-guitarist Noel Gallagher was mistaken as actor Sacha Baron Cohen. The 43-year-old former member of Oasis, was taunted by local media, who shouted “Sacha, Sacha!” as they tried to take pictures of the person they thought was Cohen dressed up as his football hooligan alter ego, Norman ‘Nobby’ Grimsby.

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