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Cannes Film Festival

In 2017, Cannes will already meet 70 times famous actors on the red carpet at the Palais des Festivals. The Cannes International Film Festival, which began in 1939, attracts everyone a little less than a century once a year: filmgoers, representatives of the world of cinema, journalists, just gossip fans. Glitter of jewelry, designer outfits, stylish hairstyles work wonders with people. Everyone wants to see the famous, beloved movie stars, to witness the birth of new objects to follow and admiration. Arriving at the Cannes Film Festival implies a complete immersion in luxury, glamor, discussion of everyone and everything and, of course, many, many films: new, interesting, incomprehensible, experimental. If you are not afraid of long lines, crowds, sometimes too noisy, of fans and admirers of venerable representatives of the film factory, the high cost of attending an expensive event, sleepless nights at a movie festival, then feel free to go to Cannes at the end of May. 12 days of unforgettable drive from the seen beauty will be remembered for a lifetime. A simple path to the star path (how to get) The path to the city, blinding with the radiance of movie stars, passes through Nice. And in Nice you can arrive by plane, by train or by car. The most convenient way is to conquer airspace. If you want to combine travel with admiring the colorful landscape of the surrounding places, take the train. You can get to Cannes from Nice by taxi, by rented car. From Nice, take bus number 210 to the Palais des Festivals. You will travel 45 minutes. Cannes has its own airport, but it only accepts private jets. Unbelievable prices of world cinema (price of pleasure) A bus ticket from Nice to Cannes costs about 22 euros. The fare for this route by a rented car is about 95 euros, by taxi – about 82 euros. Although there are rumors that it’s impossible to get into the holy of holies of the film festival if you are not a person from the film industry or a journalist, we dare to assure you that you can always find a loophole. Money is everything: rather, their quantity. About 2 thousand euros is an invitation ticket to After Party. Entrance to the Chopard party will cost up to 5 thousand euros. Well, a charity dinner, participation in parties will amount to from 1,000 to 10,000 thousand euros. An invitation to the colorful festival opening ceremony costs about 3 thousand euros, it includes attending the ceremony and watching a movie. It is even possible to drive up to the red stairs by car and climb along it, as well as a photo shoot on the track (the last service is provided if you order the two previous ones). You can walk along the carpet for some 3-7 thousand euros. Tickets for film screenings during the festival range from 1,500 to 3,000 thousand euros, their price depends on the place of boarding: balcony, mezzanine or ground floor. Add to these numbers the cost of attire, jewelry, hotel accommodation (from 240 euros per day) and much more, which suggests social life at the festival. Fortunately, you can watch program films of the festival for free on the beach as part of the Cannes Classics festival program. At the right time in the right place (festival schedule) Every day of the festival is scheduled in minutes, a program is prepared in advance, which is reported to participants and journalists. The first day. The opening ceremony of the film festival at the Palace of Festivals and Congresses. Day Two-Eleventh. Premiere screenings of competitive films and blockbuster presentations with movie stars. Day twelve is the last. Closing of the festival, rewarding of winners. After Party Closing Ceremony. Parties have become traditional throughout the days of the holiday. Among the popular and annual parties we will name the party of Calvin Klein, the brand’s vodka brand, from Dom Perignon champagne, IWC, Paul Allen (Microsoft co-owner), Chopard, Charon Stone charity evening, Eva Longoria, John Travolta dinner, fashion house collections shows. 24 steps from fame (a bit of history) The history of the category A film festival in Cannes has its own interesting undercurrent. The Minister of Education and Culture of France, Jean Zay, in 1939 initiated the holding of a film forum, an alternative to the Venice competition. In 1938, in Venice, the winners were the Leni Riefenstahl Olimpia and Vittorio Mussolini ribbons Pilot Luciano Serra. To avoid political motivation in the world of cinema, on September 1, 1939, a film screening program in Cannes was drawn up, and the jury chairman Louis Lumiere was appointed. But on this day the Second World War begins, which delayed the event on the Cote d’Azur for 7 years. September 20, 1946 Cannes host guests for the first festival. The Soviet documentary film by Yuli Rayzman “Berlin” opened the festival program. A total of 46 paintings are presented, of which 11 received the main award. By the way, the “Grand Prix” went to the “Great Turnaround” by Friedrich Ermler. The United States began to participate in the competition since 1951. After 6 years (since 1952), the time of the festival is postponed to May.

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