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Robert Laffont
EAN : 9782221254479
Shaping : BROCHE
Pages : 312
Size : 135 x 215 mm
Cannes Confidential

Release date : 10/06/2021
 Far from the glitz and glamour, a dive into the real power of Cannes.
#Metoo, Netflix, financial excesses, drug affairs, corruption, “dens of sin” frequented by the rich and powerful, influence peddling, local and national political protection: nothing can scratch the Cannes Film Festival. Its legend and unwritten rules form an impenetrable buffer that escapes all attempts at demystification. The motto, “What happens in... #Metoo, Netflix, financial excesses, drug affairs, corruption, “dens of sin” frequented by the rich and powerful, influence peddling, local and national political protection: nothing can scratch the Cannes Film Festival. Its legend and unwritten rules form an impenetrable buffer that escapes all attempts at demystification. The motto, “What happens in Cannes stays in Cannes,” is not just an empty phrase. The stairs, the red carpet, all the stars and starlets, the Palme d’Or: symbols that, each year in May, bring together the film world’s elite, tens of thousands of fans, and hundreds of millions of viewers. Born from the political goodwill of the French government to counteract the Venice Film Festival and its fascist culture, Cannes has patiently woven its web to become the rendezvous for critics, artists, and industry decision-makers. Cannes has transformed into an entire system, and each system has its networks, decision-making processes, and protective mechanisms. The festival is no exception. That is the reality explored in this book, not only by studying the weight this event has on the film industry (and beyond), but also in seeking to understand the roots of the system, the stages of its construction, the degree of influence it has reached, but above all in trying to break the silence that, even today, it succeeds in imposing on its practices and its true face. With meticulous explanations, Xavier Monnier relates the behind-the-scenes workings of the financial deals, political leg-ups, sumptuous parties, private anecdotes, and secrets of the artists lost in the azure nights, defining the more or less glamorous legend of Cannes. He makes them resonate within the Cannes system and gets to the heart of its inner workings, its motivations, and its stakes, in order to grasp the real power of Cannes.
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EAN : 9782221254479
Shaping : BROCHE
Pages : 312
Size : 135 x 215 mm
Robert Laffont