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January 28, 2022

Cannes ceremony, Robin Hood shown live at The Light

For the first time in Romania, a film theatre will broadcast live the opening ceremony of this year’s Cannes Film Festival. On Wednesday as of 7.45 pm, the Light Cinema invites movie buffs to step on the red carpet at Cannes and watch the opening ceremony, followed by the advance- premiere of “Robin Hood” featuring Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett. The film will be shown at 9 pm. Entry tickets for the ceremony cost RON 10 and for the film RON 26 and can be bought at The Light box-office in Liberty Centre Mall. Robin Hood is the first Hollywood blockbusters this year to take over the French Riviera. It also marks the fifth collaboration of director Ridley Scott with Australian Oscar- winning hunk Russel Crowe. Since making Gladiator in 2000, the two have done the romantic comedy A Good Year, the crime drama American Gangster, the CIA thriller Body of Lies and now Robin Hood.

But then Ridley Scott is known for epic scale (Alien, Blade Runner, Gladiator). He likes big-landscape shots, scenes that are continually awesome and thrilling. And he likes Russell Crowe – as well as Gladiator they have worked together on A Good Year, American Gangster and Body of Lies. Gladiator won an Oscar for best picture in 2000. Robin Hood aims to be the same huge period spectacle: ‘the Gladiator version of Robin Hood,’ according to its producer, Brian Grazer. It re-unites Ridley Scott not only with his strong hero from Gladiator – Crowe played Maximus, the Roman general who became a gladiator slave – but also with Arthur Max, the Bafta-winning production designer. Robin Hood even shares some of the same location as Gladiator.

Expect a lot of expensive action, wonderful cinematography and worthy performances, as this is a film carried by two Oscar- winning actors, Crowe and Cate Blanchett (who, hopefully will give Maid Marian a lot more personality than in previous versions).

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