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!

Blockbusting Boats! The Best Yachts from Hollywood Films

Yachting has long been considered the pinnacle of decadence, luxury and wealth and Hollywood directors’ perception is no different. Only the most indulgent of characters, be they evil villains, Russian billionaires or eccentric stock brokers are shown on yachts in Hollywood blockbusters. As such, and befitting such characters, some of the world’s most striking and exclusive yachts have featured in cinemas in recent times.

Daniel Craig;Berenice Marlohe

Nobody does cool quite like James Bond. He always drives the coolest cars with the most beautiful women. It is no surprise therefore that he is regularly seen aboard the most stunning of yachts.  It is no surprise therefore that Sunseeker has become as much a part of the James Bond series as Aston Martin and the Vodka Martini, shaken not stirred.

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With Daniel Craig as the star, outrageous gadgets and obscene vehicles have been replaced with simple and refined luxury. The villain of Casino Royale, Le Chiffre is introduced to us aboard a stunning Predator 108 while in the Quantum of Solace, General Medrano cruises across the Caribbean Sea aboard a Sunseeker Superhawk 43, a classic example of a chic and elegant Sunseeker.

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In Skyfall, Daniel Craig and Berenice Marlohe are seen aboard the beautiful sailing yacht REGINA. This classic sailing yacht, however is not restricted to Hollywood and is available for charter in Turkey.

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In Guy Ritchie’s RocknRolla, Russian billionaire Uri Omovich claims that, “There are only 2 days when you enjoy a boat. The day you buy it, and the day you sell it.” The Wolf of Wall Street, Jordan Belfort may well disagree. Leonardo di Caprio and co are featured partying hard and living the rock ‘n roll lifestyle aboard his beautiful 44.8m super yacht, LADY M (Naomi as she’s called in the film).

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White Knight, a classic displacement yacht, is a fine example of timeless luxury. Refitted in 2010, 8 years after Matt Damon was shot on her off the coast of Marseille in The Bourne Identity, she is a stunning yacht with a superb fly deck, complete with jacuzzi.

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 With the Cannes Film Festival starting next week, and the summer just around the corner, now is the time to charter a yacht and live like a film star. For any enquiries, please contact the Boatbookings team.