5 anecdotes about the Cannes Film Festival
11 May 2016 : It's time for the 69th edition of the Cannes Film Festival today with the arrival of the jury at Cannes.
David Bowie is playing in "Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence", the film by Nagisa Oshima, in official competition. Hours before prize list, a leak suggests that "the Japanese film" will get the Palme d'Or. The team of Oshima's movie already crack open a bottle of champagne, forgetting that another Japanese film was also in the selection. And it will be "The Ballad of Narayama" by Shohei Imamura who was awarded that evening.