Claude Lelouch at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival

Following the success of the 1966 classic, Un homme et une femme, Claude Lelouch gained ‘Legend Status’ at the Cannes Film Festival. This blockbuster awarded Lelouch not only the Palme D’or in Cannes, but also two Oscars. The film was awarded Best Screenplay and picked up the Best Foreign Film award. It’s still a classic to this day!

Un homme et une femme recounts the story of two widows; Jean-Louis (Trintignant) and Anne (Anouk Aimée) first meet at their respective children’s boarding school. Given their history, both characters are wary to interact, yet form a budding friendship, which eventually transforms into romance. The existential ties between the past and their future makes Lelouche’s cinematography truly gripping.

Lelouch released a sequel, Un Homme et une Femme: 20 ans déjà in 1986 and the third part in the trilogy, Les Plus belles années d’une vie will be displayed at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival. Enjoy a s sneak peek today before you head down to the French Riviera next week.

The 2019 event will prove to be another blockbuster and we wish all of our clients a very enjoyable Cannes Film Festival yacht charter.

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Who will win at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival?

The 2019 Cannes Film Festival takes place in just three weeks time. The 72nd edition will run from the 14-25 May 2019 at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, showcasing some of the finest pieces of cinematography from all around the world. If you’re looking to entertain in ultimate style, there is no better place to be than in the Vieux Port de Cannes on a superyacht.

With over a dozen strong entries seeking to win the prestigious Palme D’Or, the quality on show at this year’s event is second to none. The question of who will win is on the tip of everyone’s tongue. Highly acclaimed director, Pedro Almodóvar, has over 20 years of success at Cannes. His new release, titled ‘Pain and Glory’, is sure to have an excellent chance at claiming the 2019 Palme D’Or.

The existential drama thriller recounts the decline of film director, Salvador Mallo. Paying homage to the themes of cinema, emigration and anxiety, Pain and Glory is a stunning piece of cinematography. Antonio Banderas plays Mallo, and leads a star studded line up supported by Penélope Cruz, Asier Etxeandia and Leonardo Sbaraglia. Almodóvar was successful at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival with ‘Volver’, which saw Cruz walk away with the Best Actress award.

Pain and Glory marks Almodóvar’s sixth film to compete at Cannes, where he exhibited “All About My Mother” in 1999, “Broken Embraces” in 2009, “The Skin I Live In” in 2011 and “Julieta” in 2016. Watch this space to see whether his 2019 release will be triumphant in May!

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Film Festival Fun for the World’s Most Glamorous

Cannes Film Festival is now in full swing, with the world’s most glamorous Hollywood stars, social media icons, artists, models and creative individuals attending premieres, parties and the most amazing events in the French Riviera.

With the Film Festival being a full 2 weeks long, the famous attendees have had some time to explore their playground in the South of France.

Live like one of the celebs and charter a yacht for the day from Cannes!

Here, Bella Hadid tucks into a juicy hamburger as she is being prepped and primed for a night of revelry. 

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Oscar-winning Actress Lupita Nyong’o with her gal pals Marion Cotillard, Jessica Chastain, Penélope Cruz, and Fan Bingbing snap a selfie on board a yacht.

Get on board. #355Movie #??355 #CannesYouHandleUs

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Bestie to Bella, Kendall Jenner, enjoys a spot of tennis at the luxurious Cap Eden Roc Hotel in the Mediterranean Sun.

feel me #ARKYN #createdwithadidas #adidasAmbassador @adidasOriginals

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Actor Michael B. Jordan is all smiles on the Red Carpet of the Palais des Festivals as he heads to a premiere!

Thank You #CannesFilmFestival Felt good to be back!

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Model Elsa Hosk leans over the balcony of her Hotel to take in the view over Cannes.

Ready for day 1?

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If you want a taste of the celebrity life, why not rent a yacht for the day from Cannes and explore the French Riviera, including St Tropez, Monaco and Antibes? Enquire today and let us organise an incredible day out for you!

All Eyes on Cannes – the Film Festival Arrives for its 71st Year

The biggest event in film is returning for its 71st year in the beautiful South of France. For two weeks, Hollywood will take short-term residence along the French Riviera as a number of original films compete for numerous awards such as the prestigious Palme D’Or, Un Certain Regard, Best Actor and Best Actress at the Cannes Film Festival (Festival de Cannes en Français).

Having been comparable to “two weeks at the Oscars” the Cannes Film Festival is entrenched in glitz and glamour, with previous celebrity attendees being models, actors and music artists alike, such as Rihanna, Nicole Kidman, Bella Hadid, David Beckham and Jessica Chastain. With Cate Blanchett heading up the panel as President of the Competition Jury, this year’s Film Festival promises to be as magical as the last.

Films to watch out for this year include the Spanish psychological thriller Everybody Knows directed by Asghar Farhadi, which will open the Festival. Some of the other most anticipated films being featured include Under the Silver Lake, BlacKkKlansman, Girls of the Sun, Fahrenheit 451 and The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, the Festival’s closing film.

Experience Cannes in its full glory during the 71st Annual Film Festival; chartering a luxury yacht to witness this celebrated event is the ultimate experience. Charter for events, day charters or week-long rentals and enjoy the opulence of the French Riviera in true style. Enquire today with Boatbookings to find out more!

Fireworks will always look better from a boat!

On the evening of Monday 7th August, we went from the Boatbooking’s office down to the harbour, in order to watch Austria’s entry into the Cannes Festival D’Art Pyrotechniques fireworks competition on board Argo, one of our favourite boats, and paired with Gerard, one of our favourite captains!
It made truly such a big difference being able to view the fireworks display from a yacht; the atmosphere around us was buzzing and the fireworks felt so close that we could reach out and touch them!

Here’s just a few photos from the night:

Heading to port!

More and more boats gradually joined us, making it feel really communal even though we were all in different places!

It wouldn’t be a proper fireworks display without a bit of love in the air!

 

 

We all had such an amazing night, and no one thought seeing the fireworks display from a boat would make much of a difference- but how we were wrong! I think it’s safe to say none of us will ever want to go back to watching the fireworks on the land anymore, and we are more than ready to arrange the same experience for you next time!

There are still two dates left: 15th and 24th August,

Check out our Cannes Fireworks Day Boat Charter page for all the info you’ll need to arrange your own unforgettable charter:

 

 

 

MIPIM 2018: Book Now or Miss Out

MIPIM is one of the biggest and most prestigious events that takes place in Cannes each year, and that being so, it is also one of the best opportunities for you to charter a luxury yacht! Every year, thousands of influential players within all types of international property sectors descend on the city to showcase and explore major development projects, connect with potential partners and clients, and gain insights into the latest market trends.

MIPIM 2018, Cannes Croisette

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Fine Dining in the French Riviera

It is well known by now that the French Riviera is one of the best places in the world to discover classic French cuisine. With the freshest regional fruits, vegetables, meats and herbs (that can be haggled for in the local Forville Market in Cannes) there is no doubt you will enjoy gourmet cuisine on your yacht charter. Yet, there are also some fantastic restaurants in this area that are sure to entice you to step off your yacht for the afternoon, and try some of the local delicacies! Here are some of our suggestions:

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Image from Luxeat

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What’s Hot Right Now on the French Riviera? (Part 1: Cannes)

Tried and tested by the Boatbookings team, consider this your insider guide to the most happening hotspots to visit on the Côte d’Azur right now! Find out what the racket is all about at Djokovic’s gluten-free restaurant in Monaco, uncover hidden candle-lit Moroccan restaurants in the heart of St Tropez, and dance in the sand at Cannes’ trendiest beach club…

Bâoli Beach, Cannes
Bâoli Beach, Cannes

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