By Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre
Huffington Post, Canada
Canadian filmmaker Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre has just come back from the prestigious Cannes International Film Fest where her documentary Jutra was featured in the lineup of the 46th Director’s Fortnight – an honor not simply bestowed on any film.
Live from Cannes:
"Once I got past security, I headed to a patio, where a very stout Gérard Depardieu was eating his breakfast. I was then sent to the pool area, which offered a view of the hotel's stunning architecture. David Cronenberg shook my hand, Xavier Dolan kissed my cheek, and Atom Egoyan ignored me. I stood in front of the cameras with the three Canadian filmmakers in the official competition and with Stéphane Lafleur for a photograph of the Canadian directors selected."