Cannes film festival 2016: Day 9

Cannes film festival 2016: Iggy Pop

Cannes film festival 2016: Day 9 with Adèle Haenel (c) Moland Fengkov

He kept his promise! During the press conference he had accepted the – easy – challenge to walk the red carpet shirtless, even though he said he had brought a shirt, and he did. It’s shirtless but with a  coat that Iggy Pop arrived at the midnight screening of Jim Jarmusch’s Gimme Danger, a documentary about his iconic band The Stooges (see Iggy & The Stooges pictures here). Filled with amusing anecdotes and supported by a roaring soundtrack, this film brought some welcome rock n’ roll vibe at the festival, making us leave the screening all pumped up at 2:30 AM. read our review of Gimme Danger

The day had started on a softer note, with Cristian Mungiu’s new masterwork, Baccalauréat, which tackles corruption in Post-Ceaucescu Romania. Today’s other highlight was Nicolas Winding Refn’s  The Neon Demon. Following the brilliant Drive and disappointing Only God Forgives, Mr. Winding Refn’s  latest was expected to leave the audience indifferent and this is exactly what happened, the movie being copiously booed, just like Xavier Dolan’s It’s Only The End Of The World. To be frank, with its bright colors, its cold direction and its pumping electro soundtrack, The Neon Demon has all the ingredients to be a guilty pleasure. This horror movie about cannibals is both fascinating and unpleasant, kind of what we feel about the festival’s microcosm, where true film lovers have to mingle with shallow people and snobs.

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Moland Fengkov

Moland Fengkov

Based in Paris, Moland is a journalist and photographer; He is more particularly responsible for covering the Cannes film festival for Plume Noire, writing movie reviews and taking gorgeous pictures.
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