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By Sapna Bhatia

Cannes film festival attracts people from across the world. Industry veterans to people with young dreams all descend on the French Riviera. From dawn to dusk people gather under the shade of networking and the city breathes cinema.

Date Published: 18th May 2016

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The country pavilion by the sea – most of the talk is business but you don’t mind it as you can see the waves play in the Mediterranean Sea.

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Scenes like these are common around the city. More than four thousand journalists representing more than eighty countries cover the festival. Whenever you step out there is a lovely whiff of accents following you everywhere.

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Everyone is dressed to kill for the red carpet and there are some who are seen ramping up their feet before they hit the killer heels.

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A young filmmaker from China pitching his film. The Chinese pavilion creates lot of interest and why not? The country’s appetite for cinema is growing and they have strength in numbers.

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The glamour and glitter of cinema rubs on the show windows and people are charmed

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Everyone is thinking about the “plot” that will send the box office into a money trance. Do you see a plot here?

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Is this cinema on the wall? Or just a silver dream?

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Clearly there is no escaping cinema in this quaint town

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Even this man from the local market says with a lot of drama “I love India”.

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One last selfie on the red carpet and I can hang my high heels. Not blessed like Julia Roberts to walk bare feet.





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