In the period of the festival de Cannes on the Cote d’azur invite the most famous chefs from all over France to showcase their talent and art of receiving distinguished guests. On the beach of Maestro Jean-françois Pies (Jean Francois Piege) was invited to enjoy a gastronomic menu of “Cheetah”. The name is borrowed from the paintings of Luchino Visconti.
“This film struck me elegance,” said the chef, so at my request, the tent turned into a Sicilian Palace with massive chandeliers and candlesticks, luxurious glass and fine crockery. I prepared an Italian menu: starter infusion of fragrant spikes, air, pizza, calamari a La Carbonara and variation — tuna and foie Gras. For dessert — toasted, chocolate with orange slices. Were put the best wine cellars. Steven Spielberg with wife Kate Capshaw gave tribute to the gourmet kitchen. Other guests close behind came. Blake lively asked for a second serving, chocolate. Spanish actress Paz VEGA leaned on the fragrant spikes. Jean-Paul Gaultier, came in as stylist for the movie “Juliette” by Pedro Almodovar, asked the chef the recipe. Guests are not left on the plates a single piece! The cost of a gala dinner Amfar per person amounted to € 11 500, table for 12 persons at a cost of 445 000 euros.
photo: Gennady Avramenko
Vacation with DiCaprio
More than 30 years of well-known charitable Foundation dedicated to AIDS worldwide and conducts research in this area. Every year in the days of the Cannes film festival, designers, supermodels, politicians, actors, Directors and patrons would come to the hotel in Antibes for a charity evening. 19 may there came Katy Perry with her fiance Orlando bloom, Uma Thurman, Vanessa Paradis, Kevin spacey, faye dunaway, Juliette Binoche, Lady Gaga, the racer “Formulas-1” Lewis Hamilton and Boris Becker. Among the lots — vacation with Leonardo DiCaprio, sculpture by Damien Hirst, estimated at millions of dollars, photographs of Andy Warhol and the car “Ferrari”.
William Friedkin manipulated Marlon Brando
Every year in Cannes spend the master-classes of famous film Directors. This year the festival was attended by American film Director and screenwriter, a master of the Thriller, William Friedkin. Within two hours of 80-year-old master enthusiastically talked about the filming of his cult films “the French connection”, “12 angry men”, “the exorcist”.
William Friedkin wished to all future filmmakers: “Every time you begin a new painting, you are sent to the adventurous journey (you never know where it may end) and studying yourself. Treat with attention to the casting of the actors, talk with them to understand what each of them has potential. I knew many actors who were very talented but didn’t like acting. Marlon Brando before and did not like to teach a role that asked that the cartons with the text to stick it on the chest partners. Once he even pressed his hand to his eyes, because he could not read the text, and the audience accepted his gesture for a brilliant discovery. If the camera fell just below the face, they would have figured out this secret. I do not deny that is also manipulated by the actors, specifically trying to anger them for the role. I hope I’m forgiven, because the job came out good. Go ahead and shoot!”Related posts: