Cannes Film Festival vs. Le Selfie

That guy on the left is now Public Enemy Number One.

Reporters like to take them…

Talent like to take them…

And all in all last year, according to one social media measurement firm, #selfie was the 2014 Cannes Film Festival’s third most popular hashtag. Another top one was #facetimemoments.

Today, at a press conference announcing the 2015 slate, festival brass Thierry Frémaux and Pierre Lescure warned that while they cannot legally prevent red carpet selfies, they want to strongly discourage people from taking them, because the process bogs things down on the Croisette. All we’ve got to say is: bonne chance with that.