Filing into this morning’s press screening of Todd Haynes’ latest, Wonderstruck, journalists in Cannes were tweeting their consumable-goods troubles.
It’s not just journalists. Programmers, artists, everyone is venting on social media about the new Cannes normal. The increased security measures ahead of screenings have pushed everything past punctual. It’s a necessary evil in today’s fractured world, and as the 2017 edition progresses, journalists and others will make adjustments.
However, as anyone who has attended a festival like Cannes knows, sometimes the day calls for hustling from the end of one screening to the location of another, with only minutes to spare. Those days are gone.