Revel in the Spectacular Cannes Film Festival


It’s hard not to be swept up in all the excitement on the Croisette this year, with the growing anticipation about who will win the coveted Palme d’Or awarded by Greta Gerwig’s jury. In the midst of a spectacular 77th Cannes Film Festival, we share the thrilling film and glittering event highlights, as well as the best hotels to reserve for next year. A bientôt!

Thrilling Film Highlights

Our insiders agree that Yorgos Lanthimos’s Kinds of Kindness, which premiered on 17 May, is one not to miss and has been hotly anticipated following the success of Poor Things. A triptych of stories, from a screenplay Lanthimos co-wrote with Efthimis Filippou (as with The Lobster, Killing of a Sacred Deer and Dogtooth), Kinds of Kindness has a star-studded cast including Emma Stone, Willem Dafoe, Margaret Qualley and Joe Alwyn.

Also competing for the Palme d’Or is Francis Ford Coppola’s passion project Megalopolis, which has been in the making for decades. Inspired by H.G. Wells’s 1936 sci-fi film Things to Come, Megalopolis follows architect Cesar, played by Adam Driver, as his plans to rebuild the city into a utopia after an accident are thwarted. Driver appears alongside a host of stars including Aubrey Plaza, Laurence Fishburne, Dustin Hoffman, Jon Voight and Jason Schwartzman.

Screening out of competition for its world premiere is the stunt-filled Furiosa, George Miller’s Max Max: Fury Road prequel. Based on ideas Miller has had with him for more than a decade and starring Anya Taylor-Joy as its titular anti-heroine, it’s set to become a surefire Hollywood hit.

The Palme d’or, a timeless symbol of the Festival de Cannes.

The Glittering Events

ASMALLWORLD members gathered for celebrations in Cannes including a short film cocktail evening in a private Cannes villa, the Cannes Podium Night fashion show at the JW Marriott Hotel, the Global Gift Gala hosted by Eva Longoria at La Môme Plage and the WIBA Awards. The evenings were filled with laughter and fabulous new connections were made – we can’t wait to see what next year holds.

Amazing Cocktails

Where to Stay Next Year

Where would be more fitting to stay than directly on the Croisette at Hotel Barrière Le Majestic Cannes – you couldn’t be closer to all the action at Palais des Festivals. There are two suites named in tribute to French cinema: the Michèle Morgan suite, after one of the nation's greatest actresses, and the Mélodie suite, after the classic 1963 film Mélodie en sous-sol (Any Number Can Win), starring Jean Gabin and Alain Delon, which features scenes shot in the hotel. Who knows who you’ll bump into in the lobby.

A further five-minute walk along the Croisette beachfront is JW Marriott Cannes, which sits on the site where the very first Cannes Film Festival was held in 1946 – we’ll be by the rooftop pool as the sun sets.

A 25-minute drive along the coastline from the Croisette to Juan-les-Pins, Hôtel Belles Rives sits on the waterfront with a private beach and beautiful views away from the hustle and bustle of Cannes. The Art Deco mansion was formerly the home of F. Scott Fitzgerald – we recommend the finest suite, named after his wife Zelda. 

Courtesy of Juan-les-Pins, Hôtel Belles Rives

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