Thursday, September 24, 2009

Top ten books about the Cannes film festival

Earlier this year Peter Bradshaw, the Guardian's film critic, came up with a top 10 list of books "to help you imagine yourself" at the Cannes film festival.

One book on the list:
Stephen Walker, King of Cannes: A Journey Into the Underbelly of the Movies (1999)

This engaging and often very funny book by writer and documentary-maker Stephen Walker about his experiences at the 1998 festival is a pretty shrewd guide to what actually goes on. He follows the director Erick Zonca, then in contention for The Dream Life of Angels, along with some weird and wacky hopefuls plying their trade in the commercial market section which happens alongside the main festival and its sidebars.
Read about another book on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue