Big Movie Party in Cannes with Stars and a Dog
Jury president Greta Gerwig poses for photographers upon arrival at the awards ceremony and the premiere of the film 'The Second Act' during the 77th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Tuesday, May 14, 2024. (Photo by Scott Garfitt/Invision/AP)

Big Movie Party in Cannes with Stars and a Dog

May 14th, 2024

A big movie party started in Cannes, France. People from all over the world came. Meryl Streep and lots of other stars walked on a red carpet. A dog named Messi was there too. Meryl got a special award. Films will show for two weeks. Everyone is excited.
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💭 Discussion Questions

. Where did the big movie party start?
. Who walked on a red carpet?
. What will show for two weeks?

📖 Vocabulary

🌐 Cultural context

Cannes, France hosts an annual film festival known for glamour, celebrities, and premiering new movies. It's a prestigious event attracting global media attention.

🧠 Further reading

Film festival
People like to watch movies together. They do this at a movie festival. Movie festivals happen in one place, sometimes outside. They show new movies from all over the world. Some festivals like short movies or movies about one thing. The oldest movie festival is in Venice, Italy. It started in 1932. There are five big movie festivals in the world. They are in Venice, Cannes, Berlin, Toronto, and Sundance. There are other important festivals too. In Paris, France, we have a big movie festival for movies made by themselves. It started in 2006. In Great Britain, the oldest festival is the Edinburgh International Film Festival. Australia has a movie festival in Melbourne. It started in 1952. Sydney has one too, from 1954. In North America, the oldest festival for short movies is the Yorkton Film Festival, from 1947. The first one in the United States was in 1953. It is called the Columbus International Film & Video Festival.

Internet celebrity
Some people become famous on the internet. They share their lives and ideas with many people around the world. You can find them on websites like YouTube, Instagram, and TikTok. They talk about fashion, food, games, music, and more. Companies sometimes ask them to help sell things to their fans online. The internet started being for everyone in the early 1990s. People made websites to talk about what they like. In 1997, a website called SixDegrees.com let people make their own profiles and be friends. Soon, many websites let people write and share stories. Now, we have many websites to talk, share, and learn. Some famous ones are Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and TikTok. People who share their stories and ideas can become internet stars.

Animal Man
Buddy Baker is a man who can use animal powers. He got these powers from a spaceship. Buddy can fly like a bird and be strong like an ant. He wears a special costume and helps people. He is called Animal Man. Buddy first came in a comic book in 1965. People did not know him very well for many years. He was not as famous as Batman or Superman. Later, his stories became for older readers. Buddy Baker was a man in movies before he got his powers. He was in a comic book called Strange Adventures. He got his animal powers and a superhero name there. Buddy sometimes helped other heroes in their stories. He did not come a lot in comic books, but he was there from 1965 to 1967. Later, he came back in 1980 to help Wonder Woman. Buddy's story was not told a lot, but some people still liked him.