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Cannes mid-way point: A gritty French drama and a Pixar comedy hit the red carpet

Cannes mid-way point: A gritty French drama and a Pixar comedy hit the red carpet
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By Joanna Gill with FRED PONSARD, VARIETY, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER, IMDB, THE GUARDIAN
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It's the halfway point in Cannes, and the red carpet is showing no signs of wear and tear as another team of hopefuls make their way up the scarlet staircase.

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It’s the halfway point in Cannes, and the red carpet is showing no signs of wear and tear as another team of hopefuls make their way up the scarlet staircase.

On Monday, it was the turn of French director Stephane Brize and actor Vincent Lindon aiming for the coveted Palme d’Or along with a cast of non-professional actors.

“The Measure of a Man” tells the story of Thierry, middle aged man out of work for two years and trying to provide for his wife and disabled son.

A gritty social drama it examines how far a person can compromise their integrity to make ends meet.

Animation giants Pixar are back with their latest offering “Inside Out”. They’re hoping it will bring some shine back to the brand after recent flops and the reviews are looking good for the film showing out of competition.

Set in the mind of a young girl, “Inside Out” explores how five emotions Joy, Anger, Disgust, Fear and Sadness guide her through life. It stars American comedy actresses Amy Poehler and Mindy Kaling.

Poehler and me with John Lasseter photo bombing #InsideOut#Cannespic.twitter.com/7l23LZUL6E

— Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) May 18, 2015

Review: Pixar's #InsideOut "proves to be the greatest idea the toon studio has ever had" http://t.co/mDS61jtkkApic.twitter.com/In3os0p696

— Variety (@Variety) May 18, 2015

In Cannes euronews correspondent Fred Ponsard sums up: “Midway through the festival, there’s everything still to play for. There have been disappointments but many nice surprises such as the first Hungarian film about the Holocaust and the beautiful film from director Todd Haynes, Carol, starring Cate Blanchett a hot favourite for the best actress award. And the French have thrown their hats in the ring with The Measure of a Man. You can find all of the festival news ahead of the big prize day on Sunday 24 May on euronews and euronews.com.”

Cannes queens Rooney Mara and Cate Blanchett arrive for the premiere of Carol pic.twitter.com/Ba60AdrczY

— BFI (@BFI) May 17, 2015

Cannes Best Actor: two-horse race between Vincent Lindon (THE MEASURE OF A MAN) and Géza Röhrig (SON OF SAUL)? http://t.co/kJWqQQi40z

— Neil Young (@JigsawLounge) May 18, 2015

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