ROCK 'N' ROLL - CANNES

"The smoky whiff of rock ‘n’ roll nostalgia hangs in the air at Cannes, where films about The Rolling Stones and other stars make music one of the movie festival’s most bankable commodities. British rocker Mick Jagger strutted into town Wednesday to plug “Stones in Exile”, a new documentary based on archive footage of the recording of the band’s classic album “Exile On Main Street” in 1971. Meanwhile US director Martin Scorsese, who appeared on the red carpet here last week, is making a film about the late Beatles guitarist George Harrison, top movie magazine Screen reported... Elsewhere in the world of rock, Vision Music, which specialises in distributing music-themed films, was at the film market in Cannes peddling a new work about Lemmy, the grizzled frontman of heavy metal group Motorhead. Independent film-makers Lionel Guedj and Stephane Bebert were also looking to sell their punk documentary “Rock ‘n’ Roll… Of Corse!”, about a lower-profile musician, Henry Padovani of The Police... Benda Bilili, a French-made film about wheelchair-bound Congolese street musicians who take on Europe. The cast of the film and French film-makers Renaud Barret and Florent de la Tullaye drew loud applause when they appeared at its screening. Their film features in the prestigious Cannes side-festival Directors’ Fortnight, along with the Stones documentary, which was launched here but is not competing...” Fonte: Rockzilla.com

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