Day 3 dans le Croissant
Weather much better today, back to what you'd expect for the French Riviera. Sun, sea, sand, and a gentle coastal wind to keep you cool.
The atmosphere's changed too. There are fewer people around and the vibe is less manic. It's relaxed and easy-going, especially as you recognise and acknowledge the strangers who've now grown into familiar faces over the past few days. It feels good, like you've been here for quite a long time.
It's hard work though. Or at least, it feels like hard work even though it's naturally very exciting and fun. Some people are just chilling out and attending the events/seminars - no meeting pressure - and there is a lot to be said for just sitting down and saying Hi to someone next to you. Before you know it, you've got a pocket full of business cards full of writers/producers/directors and shysters.
The UK Pavilion is giving away free fruitcake today which seems quite appropriate as some people go around with a crazed and desperate energy to ingratiate themselves onto anyone who will listen. I just had a very strange meeting with a guy who "likes to be straight" but truthfully, I didn't understand a word he said over the 30 minutes that we were talking. Ah well.
Tres bon. Allez.