The reel superheroes takes the spotlight on Cannes day 6
It was all about popular Hollywood celebrities taking the centre stage on the sixth day at the 69’th Cannes Film Festivalworld cinema Updated: May 17, 2016 18:50 IST
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
First Published: May 17, 2016 18:50 IST