Back at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival to Discover More Great Cinema

Cannes. Is it just a city? Just a film festival? To many it’s just a name, a town on the French Riviera, a far away place that is hard to reach, both in terms of career and distance. Like many film festivals all over the world, the Cannes Film Festival is indeed named after the city it’s in, but to me it’s more than that. It’s my annual summer destination, where I spend half of May every year. It’s a place to become engulfed by the experience, to discover and rediscover great cinema, to fall in love with films and filmmakers, to get lost and find yourself in a dark theater. I’m returning for my 4th year in a row and it’s always an exciting adventure. I think I’ve started to sound like a broken record every time I return to Cannes, writing some glowing piece at the start of the …

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