' Cinema Romantico: Queen of Cannes

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Queen of Cannes

You might have heard a fairly significant film festival stationed on the French Riviera is currently taking place. And writing in his daily Cannes diary for The Guardian Xan Brooks said: “'Holy Motors' is preposterous, unstable, audacious and brilliant; the festival firework we've all been waiting for. Some love it, some loathe it. No one, it seems, can quite explain it.”

That description perks you up, doesn’t it? Like a shot of espresso dropped into a Starbucks latte.

But wait. It gets better. Trust me. Because in regards to the same film The Washington Post crowed: “Bizarre ‘Holy Motors’ sets Cannes abuzz with talk of surreal cinema and Kylie Minogue.”

To repeat: “Bizarre ‘Holy Motors’ sets Cannes abuzz with talk of surreal cinema and Kylie Minogue.”

Kylie. Pop Star. Knight. Cancer Survivor. One time official Coolest Person On Earth. Now, Queen of Cannes.
Step aside, Wes Anderson. Park it, Q.T. Go peck what-have-ya with the chickens, movie based on some book by that one dude. Kylie Minogue just set Cannes abuzz, see.

In his daily diary Xan Brooks continued: “At one stage Kylie Minogue crops up inside the derelict Samaritaine department store and starts singing a show tune – a moment that prompted the woman next to me to erupt from her seat and start clawing her way frantically towards the exit. As I say, it's not for everyone.”

NOT FOR EVERYONE?! How could Kylie (Effing) Minogue cropping up inside a derelict Samaritaine department store to sing a show tune not be for everyone?! That’s the last thing in the world that would make me erupt from my seat and start crawling frantically towards the exit. This isn’t “Varsity Blues”, this is Kylie, Badass of Badasses. If anything, it makes me want to buy a plane ticket to Cannes RIGHT NOW and force the festival to show it again so I can see her cropping up inside a derelict Samaritaine department store to sing a show tune.

So let’s just go ahead and say out loud what you were all thinking anyway……the road to Best Supporting Actress starts with Kylie Minogue.

Hey! Look! It's Kylie and Harvey at Cannes! Can an Oscar campaign be far behind?

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