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It's only rock 'n' roll or The End of the World in Cannes

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It's only rock 'n' roll or The End of the World in Cannes


Cannes got the rockstar treatment as Iggy Pop stepped out for the Midnight Screening of Gimme Danger, director Jim Jarmusch’s take on the proto-punk icon and his band The Stooges. The film includes never before seen footage that Iggy said he secured from ‘old drug dealers, bootleggers and strange followers’.

From rock to a hard place, director Xavier Dolan’s (27) ‘It’s Only the End of the World’ tells the story of a gay writer travelling home with news of his impending death. An all-star French cast including Lea Seydoux, Marion Cotillard and Vincent Cassel, doesn’t seem to have shielded the film from a critical panning for it’s indigestibly dense script.

Frédéric Ponsard gives his views from Cannes:

“Youth and rock n roll were the order of the day as Cannes heads into its final weekend. But they are not the hot favourites, perhaps another surprise awaits us like Toni Erdmann, the dark comedy from Germany which delighted festival goers. But four film screenings remain between now and the awarding of the Palme d’Or.”

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