I snuck out of a graduation party to watch IFC's live coverage of tonight's Cannes closing ceremonies (which will be rebroadcast tonight at 8PM EST). Quick notes before I go back to the finger sandwiches and prosecco:
- Red carpet. Annette Insdorf and Roger Ebert narrate for IFC. Insdorf is doing the French translation, Ebert is doing ... the Roger Ebert.
- Ebert thinks Match Point is "amongst Woody Allen's top three films ... I put it right up there with Annie Hall and Crimes and Misdemeanors."
- Ebert says Wim Wenders once told him why he won't show a film at Cannes out of cometition: "It's like using birth control: You can have a lot of fun that way, but you can't make a baby."