When we think about May we think about Cannes Festival and us Topshop girls wouldn’t miss this glamorous hullabaloo for anything in the world! Red carpet ready, we headed down to the French Riviera to dig up some last minute suspense. We can’t promise to outshine this year’s jury and the master of ceremony , the legendary Steven Spielberg and the imitable Audrey Tautou, but we have picked from the official selection our three favourite films that shocked, moved and stirred us.
Hey, we’re only human! But even we couldn’t resist the beautiful Ryan Gosling in Only God Forgives who plays a drug smuggler in Bangkok compelled by his mother to revenge his brother’s death. The movie directed by Nicolas Winding Refn – remember him from Drive? – plunges us into a world of fear but every scene is totally gripping. Unfortunately, the ever-busy Gosling was not able to attend this year’s festival so we could only enjoy his charismatic figure on screen. Be warned, this is not for the faint-hearted.
As lovers of extravagance and glitter at Topshop, it was our duty to see Behind the Candelabra. We were stunned by the legendary Michael Douglas as Liberace, a decadent American-Italian pianist who became world-famous in the ’50s. It’s beyond camp and that’s exactly why we loved it!
Music seems to be a running theme at this year’s festival with Inside Llewyn Davis gaining a substantial buzz. The movie projects us straight into the ‘60s where we follow an endearing folk musician, played by Oscar Isaac, navigating the music scene in New York and struggling to make it. As a bonus this is another chance to enjoy the sweet face of Carey Mulligan previously seen in the Great Gatsby but this time swapping the glamour and glitz for a moew down to earth role.
So who will get the Golden Palm from Uma Thurman’s hands at Cannes’ closing ceremony? From the Cannes beaches or in front of your TV screen, be on film watch on 26th May to find out!