Cannes Report Day 5: Lea Seydoux tests positive for COVID and “La Fracture” gets steady survival

The Cannes Film Festival has reported an average of three positive COVID test results a day, but French actress Lea Seydoux may have to cancel her trip to LA Croisette altogether as she tested positive and is currently isolating herself at her home in Paris.

At the star event, however, things are moving as Paul Verhoeven’s “Benedetta” made waves and received positive reviews, while “La Fracture” also received a visit for more than five minutes.

And the red carpet looks stellar as always, as the list A celebrities show their best looks after being stuck at home for most of the last 16 months. Pink seems to be the color this year, according to Spike Lee and Josh O’Connor.

See below for TheWrap’s update on what happened at the festival on its fifth day. On Saturday, Sean Penn’s “Flag Day,” starring his daughter, will premiere.

Lea Seydoux’s trip to Cannes in Flux as an actress tastes positive

According to many media reports, the French actress showed positive for COVID and may have to cancel her trip to Cannes, despite the fact that she had four films, three of which are in competition at the festival. While a Seydoux spokeswoman has not yet responded to a request for comment from TheWrap, Variety said she was asymptomatic and isolated for more than a week at her home in Paris. She is fully vaccinated.

Seydoux is currently producing a film, during which he made COVID. He expects two negative results before Wes Anderson premieres on “The French Dispatch” on Monday. Her other films in Cannes are “The Story of My Wife” by Ildiko Enyedi and “France” by Bruno Dumont. He also starred in Arnaud Desplechin’s film “Deception”.

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Paul Verhoeven delivers with “Benedetta”

The director premiered the lesbian nun drama “Benedetta” at the festival (and in French theaters) on Friday in a pile of praise.

TheWrap’s Ben Kroll wrote: “In this two-hour film, within these four walls, the Dutch predecessor managed to include all the themes and obsessions that marked his five-year, trilingual career… ‘Bennetta’ is the most personal film. “

Other early viewers agreed, posting their own reactions on Twitter early Friday. Some called it “apparent”, while others called it “erotic” and “violent”. World of Reel’s Jordan Ruimy wrote: “You have never seen a movie like this. It is a feminist conception of Christ. If Virginie Efira does not win the best actress, then there is no God. “

“Benedetta” is a love drama directed by Verhoeven about a young 17th-century Italian nun who deals with another nun and is inspired by a non-fiction book by historian Judith C. Brown. Virginia Efira and Charlotte Rampling starred in the film made by IFC Films for the North American release, while Mumbi condemned the rights of the United Kingdom and Ireland.

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Standing Ovation for “La Fracture”

According to Twitter posts, Catherine Corsini’s “La Fracture” got a headline at its premiere on Friday night. One viewer said the audience struck for five minutes, calling the film a “big surprise”.

“La Fracture” is about Ruff and Julie, a couple who were hospitalized, almost drowned, the night before a large demonstration.

Let Pink Suits dominate

Josh O’Connor, who co-starred in “Mothering Sunday” with Olivia Colman at the festival, was not the only one to wear a pink suit on the red carpet at the festival. Let’s not forget that Spike Lee started the trend with the warm pink suit at the opening ceremony.

O’Connor wore pink again to “Mothering Sunday” photo shoots on Saturday.

See the issue of TheWrap magazine for digital Cannes here. You can find all TheWrap’s Cannes coverage here.

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