Exclusive: Cannes Video Report #1

Includes our Damo's hot Cannes tips

Exclusive: Cannes Video Report #1

by Phil de Semlyen |
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Every year Cannes plays host to 20,000 movie bigwigs, honchos and grande fromages who arrive for 11 days of film viewing, deal-making, soirees and those tiny canapes with basil on top.

Into this movie maelstrom **Empire **sends its crack Videblogisode unit, a guerilla group of hardened movie journos sent to sort the von Trier wheat from the McG chaff. If you've got an arthouse movie and you can find them, maybe you can be interviewed by the V Team.

Day One's videblogisode sees the mighty Thor (aka Chris Hewitt) reporting from the Croisette, early word on Woody Allen's latest, Midnight In Paris, and the thoughts of Empire's 'Cannes-guru' (this doesn't work so well written down) on this year's Palme D'Or favourites. Two words: Naomi Kawase's Hanezu No Tsuki. Okay, five words.

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Check back soon for more from the Riviera or head to Empire's canned Cannes for a guide to all the Croisette happenings, as well as Damo's amazing 'Words From The Wise' blog on, well, pretty much everything going on at the festival.

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