The Cannes Film Festival only opened yesterday, but the famous faces are already facing the festival's toughest challenge: inscrutable questions from members of the international media. Here are our favorites so far
To Woody Allen: "Is there another time you'd like to time travel to besides today? And also, was this movie a little more research intensive?"
Allen has a reputation for being press-shy in the U.S. but he can turn on the charm at Cannes for the international media. This out of out-of-left-field query lets him to channel his inner-Lacan and say, no, he would not like to travel back in time, since the human mind can "only extrapolate the nice things" from the past. Then someone will ask him if he considers himself an artist and he can reply, "I have never considered myself as an artist" in a room full of people who would consider him an artist.
To Robert De Niro: "Did you enjoy the making of A Bronx Tale?"
Why not ask about Goodfellas, Raging Bull, Taxi Driver or any of the other classic performances from this year's jury president? Because it's France. People are interested in the politely received coming-of-age story you made 17 years ago. They might even think it's your best work.