This is the poster which has been chosen to promote the 69th Cannes Film Festival this year. The image is designed using stills from Jean-Luc Godard’s film ‘Contempt’.
It’s all there. The steps, the sea, the horizon: a man’s ascent towards his dream, in a warm Mediterranean light that turns to gold. As an image it is reminiscent of a timeless quote by Michel Mourlet used at the beginning of ‘Contempt’ (Le Mépris) : “Cinema replaces our gaze with a world in harmony with our desires”. But never mind all this glorious high-minded description – to me it is evocative of the opening of all films shown at the festival – with a staircase through the sea to the music of Saint-Saens’ Aquarium from the Carnival of the animals.
This year the Festival runs from Wednesday 11th May to Sunday 22nd May and the Head of the jury is Australian director George Miller. The opening film on the 11th (where all the members of the Jury are introduced) is not in competition and is Woody Allen’s new film “Cafe Society”. The film is set in the 1930s Hollywood.
So contact me, Jackie Pressman of French Riviera Property Search SARL, and I will find you a lovely apartment within 10 mins easy walk of the Palais des Festivals. You can rent for all the conventions (about 1 a month) and use your apartment when not rented.
Join us in Cannes for a wonderful life on the Riviera.
Jackie Pressman of French Riviera Property Search tells you more about life on the Riviera
Did you know that there is an English-speaking retirement home here with all medical facilities and the staff all speak English! It sold out very quickly when it came on the market a few years ago.
The owners are now building a block of apartments nearby with emphasis on English-speaking buyers. Only for fully active people, it is scheduled to be finished at the beginning of 2017 and they are taking firm orders and deposits now. It will sell fast as there are many English in this area. These apartments will have a restaurant, common room, TV lounge, etc so that the residents can mix with others or stay in their own apartment, as they wish.
Both are set in beautiful Provence gardens but only a short distance to all shopping facilities, and the coast.
Renters of these new apartments will have priority to move into the retirement home if/when they need continual medical care. Good idea.
Meanwhile, if you don’t want to rent these new apartments but are looking for a place of your own to buy now – contact me, Jackie Pressman of French Riviera Property Search, and I will search the whole area to find what you want. We will view together all properties which fit your specification and budget, remembering that property agents here do not share properties and that they are instructed in writing and legally by the SELLER. Conflict? Yes, we think so. I will be acting totally for you, the BUYER.
See you here on the beautiful Cote d’Azur soon.
We saw a most unusual sight whilst having lunch at our favourite beach on the French Riviera. These 2 men were playing with a totally new method of excitement on the sea.
Apparently there is a jet of air which is relayed to the boots which supports the wearer up in the air!
Looks like fun but not sure we want to try it!!