I adore the trés chic poster for the Cannes Film Festival 2013. It’s a remastered and redesigned photo of Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman taken for the 1963 film A New Kind of Love. It’s a tribute to Paul Newman who died in 2008. Newman and Woodward were originally honored in 1958 at the festival when they were in competition for the Martin Ritt film The Long Hot Summer.
The president of the jury this year is Steven Spielberg and judges include Nicole Kidman, French actor Daniel Auteuil, director Ang Lee, and actor Christoph Waltz.
Although The Great Gatsby was shown out of competition, it was hailed as the big event of the festival. Films in competition are from the U.S., France, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, Chad, Mexico, Japan, and China and include Beyond the Candelabra directed by Steven Soderbergh, Le Passé (The Past) directed by Asghar Farhadi, Un Chateau en Italie (A Castle in Italy) directed by Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Venus in Fur directed by Roman Polanski, Nebraska directed by Alexander Payne, Jeune & Jolie (Young and Beautiful) directed by Francois Ozon, Grigris directed by Mahamat –Saleh Harqun, Inside Llewyn Davis directed by Ethan and Joel Coen, Only God Forgives directed by Nicolas Winding Refn, and Wara No Tate (Shield of Straw) directed by Takashi Miike.
Somehow my invitation to attend all the glamorous events, parties, and screenings mysteriously disappeared in the mail. Perhaps I will have to wait to next year to walk down the red carpet.
Cannes Film Festival 2013
Till May 26
Click here to watch cool trailer with the Paul Newman/Joanne Woodward poster in it.
I am pleased as punch to announce the launch of Eye Prefer Paris Tours, which are 3-hour walking tours I will personally be leading. The Eye Prefer Paris Tour includes many of the places I have written about such as small museums & galleries, restaurants, cafes & food markets, secret addresses, fashion & home boutiques, parks, and much more.
Tours cost 210 euros for up to 3 people, and 70 euros for each additional person. I look forward to meeting you on my tours and it will be my pleasure and delight to show you my insiders Paris.
Check it out at www.eyepreferparistours.com
New! Eye Prefer Paris Cooking Classes
I am happy to announce the launch of Eye Prefer Paris Cooking Classes. Come take an ethnic culinary journey with me and chef and caterer Charlotte Puckette, co-author of the bestseller The Ethnic Paris Cookbook (with Olivia Kiang-Snaije). First we will shop at a Paris green-market for the freshest ingredients and then return to Charlotte's professional kitchen near the Eiffel Tower to cook a three-course lunch. After, we will indulge in the delicious feast we prepared along with hand-selected wines.
Cost: 185 euros per person (about $240)
Time: 9:30AM- 2PM (approximately 4 1/2 hours)
Location: We will meet by a metro station close to the market
Class days: Tuesday,Wednesday, Thursday,Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
Minimum of 2 students, maximum 6 students.
Click here to sign up for the next class or for more info.
I am happy to announce the sale of a new set of prints of my Eye Prefer Paris Photos. I am offering 20 of my most popular and iconic images for sale including my doors, architectural details, statues, and monuments. They will make great gifts for all your Francophile friends, relatives, and colleagues but don't forget to buy some for yourself.
Click here to see photos and for full details including sizes, prices, and shipping. Here is a sample of some of the photos.