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Who Needs Cannes 2012 When You Can Have #AltCannes?

May 14, 2012 by Simon Kinnear in Festivals with 0 Comments

Cannes Film Festival 2012

Later today, I’m jetting off to the South of France for two weeks of top-quality world cinema at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival…

…in my dreams, anyway.

In real-life, I’ve completely failed in my long-held ambition to attend Cannes 2012 and instead I’m confined to the variable joys and optional sunshine of Britain.

However, thanks to the wonder of imagination and the tweet-before-you-think miracle of social media, I will be attending my very own bespoke festival, #AltCannes.

If you’re new to this, here are the highlights of last year’s #AltCannes, which featured copious misunderstandings, outrageous celebrity gossip and even a beachfront bloodbath.

This year? Well, who knows. Suffice to say: for those of us who can’t attend the real Cannes 2012, it’l beat the hell out of staring at grey skies and moaning about a dog winning Britain’s Got Talent.

So bookmark #AltCannes on Twitter – or just follow Kinnemaniac on Twitter – and the next two weeks on the French Rivierror will be amazing.

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