Cannes Film Festival 2007
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May 21st, 2007 – by: ienjoybeingagirl
We walked to Vieux Nice to the Cours Selaya, where an antiques market was taking place (it is there every Monday). Thérèse doesn't serve her socca (chickpea crepe) on Mondays, so we were out of luck AGAIN! I was so sad because I had read so much about her socca, and Michelle loved it when she had it last year. Tomorrow, I was determined to get it!! Michelle practiced some of her French and went to make a reservation at one of the restaurants she enjoyed last year. I'm not really into antiques, but the market was really interesting if a bit expensive!
We walked to the train station (which seemed to take forever) and go on the train to Cannes.
Anyway, it wasn't very exciting in Cannes. We took pictures, bought some souvenirs, and looked at all of the movie posters. We sat down to write some postcards when some guy sat next to me and asked where we were from. I said, "New York City" and he replied, "Wow because I am looking for some people from NYC to interview for my documentary film!" I immediately thought "YEAH RIGHT!" He said, "My friend has the camera, but I cannot find him." I replied, "Oh that's too bad" and then Michelle and I just looked at each other and knew we had to get away from this creepy guy. So we bid him "Au revoir" and walked off to walk along La Croisette.
I was snapping away on my camera when the Creepy Guy came up to me AGAIN! He had freaking FOLLOWED US! He kept bothering me, saying that he wanted to interview us. I politely told him that no thank you, we were leaving soon. So then he started to call his friend to come with the video camera!! He then gave me his business card because he wanted me to email him the photos that I was taking. Like that was going to happen. I tried not to be rude, but he was making us uncomfortable and he was just sleazy. We finally got rid of him (AGAIN).
But you didn't think that was the end of it, did you?
30 minutes later, he had found us AGAIN!!!! I was so frustrated at this point because he was just not getting the hint that we wanted to be left alone.
Other than that fiasco, I liked Cannes. I didn't see any stars except Bai Ling, but she wasn't wearing a crazy outfit like usual. There were so many beautiful people at Cannes, so you can't help but feel inadequate! It was cool seeing all of the different movie ads and marketing. I wonder what it would be like to visit Cannes when the film festival isn't there. It doesn't seem like there is a lot to do there, but then again, we didn't spend too much time there to find out. Maybe next time!!!
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