• Short Summary

    THE 16TH ANNUAL CANNES FILM FESTIVAL HAS NOW ENTERED ITS SECOND WEEK, AND VETERANS OF THE FESTIVAL SAY THEY CANNOT RECALL SUCH A SERIOUS ONE.

  • Description

    THE 16TH ANNUAL CANNES FILM FESTIVAL HAS NOW ENTERED ITS SECOND WEEK, AND VETERANS OF THE FESTIVAL SAY THEY CANNOT RECALL SUCH A SERIOUS ONE.BUT AS USUAL BIKINI-CLAD GIRLS ON THE SUNNY BEACHES HELP TO KEEP A LIGHT-HEARTED ATMOSPHERE IN THE AIR.

    LEADING CONTENDERS FOR THE MAIN PRIZE ARE JAPAN'S "SEPPUKU" - A HARROWING FILM ABOUT HARA KIRI; AND "CODINE" A FRENCH-RUMANIAN FILM ABOUT THE FRIENDSHIP OF A SMALL BOY AND A FORMER CONVICT, IN A DANUBE TOWN DURING A CHOLERA EPIDEMIC.

    DURING THE FESTIVAL 27 FULL-LENGTH FILMS FROM 20 COUNTRIES, WILL BE SCREENED.ONE OF THE AMERICAN ENTRIES IS "TO KILL MOCKING BIRD", STARRING GREGORY PECK, WHO WON AN OSCAR FOR HIS PART AS A LAWYER IN THE FILM.MR PECK WAS POPULAR AMONG THE FANS AT THE FESTIVAL, WHEN HE SIGNED SOME AUTOGRAPH BOOKS.

    AN ATTRACTIVE FEATURE OF THE FESTIVAL WAS THE ELECTION OF A "MISS FESTIVAL".THE WINNER WAS 20-YEAR-OLD MLLE.NICOLE CHERRIER, SEEN POSING FOR OUR CAMERAMAN.

    NOT A FILM-STAR YET, BUT LIABLE TO BE ONE, MISS CHRISTINE KEELER, THE BRITISH MODEL, WHO MADE NEWSPAPER HEADLINES WHEN SHE DISAPPEARED DURING A LONDON COURT CASE.SHE ARRIVED IN CANNES ON FRIDAY.FOLLOWING THE ANNOUNCEMENT THAT A FILM OF THE LAST THREE YEARS OF HER LIFE IS TO BE MADE.MR LUARD, WHO PLANS TO PRODUCE THE FILM, SAID THE ITALIAN PICTURE "LA DOLCE VITA" GAVE AN IMPRESSION OF WHAT THE FILM WOULD BE LIKE.

    THE FESTIVAL CONTINUES THROUGH THIS WEEK, AND WHILE IT DOES FANS AND STARS ALIKE, ARE ABLE TO WATCH A DISPLAY OF WATER-SKIING ON AIR, ALONG THE COAST.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADWK690PQE1ILC0W1GHR3VYV4C
    Media URN:
    VLVADWK690PQE1ILC0W1GHR3VYV4C
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/05/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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