Monthly Archives: May 2012

It could have been worse in #Cannes this year

OK, weather was a disaster at the Festival this year, the stars and parties were disappointing, journalists and people were … as usual and the “Palme” was again awarded to a boring sad love story with Trintignant*. But it could have been like 1968 …

* : the 1966 “Palme d’or” was awarded to “Un homme et une femme“, Lelouch’s famous cha-ba-da-ba-da love story with Anouk Aimée and the then young Jean-Louis Trintignant who stars in Haneke’s “L’Amour”, which was awarded the 2012 palm. The 1966 jury seems to have decided, that Dr Jivago was lucky enough with its bonanza of Oscars but as the French film lacked the revolutionnary “grandeur” of Jivago, they shared the palm with an Italian, forgotten, comedy … As regards the 2012 jury, it could have been worse … maybe.

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First TV Brief of Recently Elected French President François Hollande

The French President explained on TV his view of a “normal” presidency. As regards economics, he may face a going getting tough with global Freakonomics and local Frenchonomics, but he knew about it before he applied for a job in France.

Watch the 20 minute speech in Replay :

Could Global Warming and World’s Changes be Good News for #Europe ?

The good news for Europe, with global warming, climate disorders and other world’s changes, is that they have tourism industry and fashion designers South, tourists and renewable energy Industry North, and Chinese Clothes available everywhere.

So, What Now ?

Memorial Day is delicious in Paris, with enjoyable sunshine after the rain in Cannes. Monday is off (more or less, the French managed to turn the “May Bridges” into some bureaucratic nightmare with a French touch of “dialogue social”).

#Amour et #Haneke, toujours l’Amour et Haneke à #Cannes … : That’s All, Folks !

Some like the sun more hot than the stars in Cannes, the people more glamorous than oldschool politicians in France and the film more fun than real life in the world. But nobody desserved the 2012 Palme d’Or more than Haneke, that’s all, folks.

The Red Carpet of Cannes is Over (and wet), Vive the Dry, Red Clay of Roland Garros Paris !

The “bad” news is, the weather was quite rainy on the red carpet this year and the Festival de Cannes is already over without a … French winner. The good news is, sun is expected for the next French show to go on, on red clay at Roland Garros, Paris.

Normal Business as Usual in Paris, Cannes, Afghanistan and the rest of the world ?

Here comes the sun in Paris, Cannes and most places deserving to be mentionned in the rest of the world (at ecowar) : everything is getting back to normal, summer will soon be here to stay a while and it will be business as usual in France.