Cannes Day Two: Protests, Fights and Parties

by Ana Maria Bahiana May 9, 2018
Leto Red Carpet Arrivals, Cannes 2018
Protest during the screening of the film "Leto" at Cannes 2018
Leto Red Carpet Arrivals, Cannes 2018
"Wildlife" at Cannes 2018
"Todos lo Saben" at Cannes 2018
Gentlemen's Evening at Cannes 2018
Crowds outside the palais, Cannes 2018
red carpet Cannes Fim Festival 2018
red carpet Cannes Fim Festival 2018

Day two: the weather held, Critics' Week began, and a political statement erupted on the red carpet around the Russian film Leto. A sidebar of drama roiled the Croisette - the seemingly never-ending dispute over the rights of Terry Gilliam's The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, scheduled to close the festival on May 19. There were press conferences, attacks and counter-attacks and news of Gilliam being unwell in London - but planning to fly to Cannes as soon as possible. On the lighter side, the party cycle has begun. Cannes will always be Cannes.