Besides the free Beach Screenings that I mentioned in my last post, free seats for the badgeless are set aside at every film in the Critic’s Week Section at the Miramar, and the general public can also buy tickets for 7€ to the Director’s Fortnight Section screenings at the Marriott theatre. Check out the film list for the two sections, and for the inside scoop on how to get these tickets, when to get in line, and where exactly they are, click here and scroll down.
The red carpet screenings (day and nightime) need tickets and badges, but the blue tickets are good without a badge, so if someone happens to give you one, you’re in! And as unlikely as it sounds, this gift-of-a-ticket scenario can happen: if a festival-goer takes a ticket and it doesn’t get used, they will be penalized for future ticket access. If someone gives you a brown ticket, click here (and scroll down) to see how to make that work.
While you’re in Cannes, keep an eye out for Sasha Baron Cohen on his camel, Alec Baldwin who is filming his own movie all over the Festival, and Les Guignols shooting live on the Croisette each evening at 8pm. Take in the surreal scene on red carpet starting around 6:30pm, and if the crowd is too much, jumbo-trons are conveniently located nearby…
Photo credit: Red Carpet by Tangi Bertin, licensed under Creative Commons.
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