An indie filmmaker takes Cannes by storm

by Amir Bakian

While the Cannes Film Festival had mostly terrible weather this year, flashlights shone brightly on Stars in town to promote their Movies along those ever-important red carpets, that were like flowers in full bloom. And the crowds loved it. After three long years the festival was finally back without any restrictions.

Meet Alexandra Vino, an auteur who has won accolades for her short film “Green Kola”

Wearing the stunning @reynutaandon

Here she discusses her favorite films from the festival as well as showing us her favorite looks from the red carpet:

  1. Who runs the Cannes Film Festival? Thierry Fremaux who is a prominent French film critic, he makes sure the festival brings old school Hollywood glamour. Everywhere people are dressed in black tie. It is like being transported in time to another era.
  2. How important is the festival to an indie film maker? If your film is well received there, it means getting distributors, positive word of mouth prerelease. So, it is particularly important.
  3. What were your favorite films from everything you watched? Jeanne Du Barry, Killers of the Flower Moon, Indiana Jones
  4. What was your mission at the festival? I do animation on kids’ movies and wanted to see some of the clients I work with, besides showing my half-finished indie “Hollywood Movie” which is a dark comedy about an actor on an Oscar quest.

Gorgeous Jewelry from @archanaaggarwalofficial

When people thank their team at the awards shows, it is not a joke. It takes a village to put us together where we look red carpet ready.  My team over at Mephistopheles did a magnificent job finding the right outfit for the right occasion. Greg Alexander and Veronique Droulez  worked so hard and deserve all the accolades.

The two ladies who totally stood out fashion wise were Elle Fanning in McQueen and Winnie Harlow in Jean Paul Gaultier.

Styled by @gregalexanderofficial
Makeup by @carineparisparis
Hair by @shery_hair_makeup_artist

My goals for 2023 are to finish my movie and to do more comedies. Comedy is difficult, it just looks easy. I won the Paris International Film Festival for my comedy short “Green Kola.  I have loved comedies since I was a little girl.

See you at the movies

Presented by: APG

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