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Cannes 2011: the clapometer, part four

18 May 2011 10:46 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

What's getting the thumbs going skywards and beachwards at this year's festival

Two jumping Croisettes and two stale croissants . . .


In an effort to bring relief to their tired tootsies, Cannes delegates have taken to using service lifts. Saves time and gives a clandestine thrill.

Cosmic scenes

Both The Tree of Life and Melancholia feature planets drifting towards each other in lush slo-mo, while the best of Classic FM blasts out on the soundtrack.

Alex Reid

Is the cagefighter angling to be the next Jason Statham? Not only has the former husband of Katie Price been yacht-hopping, he also tweeted that he was dining with "Bruno Copplor". That'll be Coppola, dear.


No entry to the Us pavilion unless you've got a special pass, yet elsewhere we are welcomed with open arms and free sweets. And Peter Fonda, rallying support for eco-doc The Big Fix, has emailed Obama, calling him »

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Cannes 2011: ‘The Big Fix’ Puts the Bp Oil Spill In a Larger Context

17 May 2011 11:00 AM, PDT | Speakeasy/Wall Street Journal | See recent Speakeasy/Wall Street Journal news »

Getty Josh Tickell

Environmental activist and documentary filmmaker Josh Tickell has become increasingly cynical in the last few years.

His 2008 feature debut “Fuel,” which played at Sundance that year, was “filled with the naivety and joy of green energy solutions,” he says. Now, his latest “The Big Fix”—which premieres today at the Cannes Film Festival—”strips away any shred of delusions, gets right to it and shows how the system runs.”

Produced, in part, by actor Peter Fonda, who also appears in the film, »

- Anthony Kaufman

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