Author Stephen Walker met with hundreds of fame-seeking filmmakers across the world, documenting his sometimes funny, sometimes surprising experiences with four aspiring filmmakers in King of Cannes: Madness, Mayhem, and the Movies.
With a collection of nearly 600 pictures and portraits dating back to the event's 1939 beginnings, Cannes Cinema by Serge Toubiana offers a visual evolution of the film festival and its most famous faces.
Citizen Cannes: The Man Behind the Cannes Film Festival is the autobiography of Gilles Jacob, known throughout the film industry as "Citizen Cannes." With stories of his upbringing, his early years as a film critic, and his time as the Cannes Festival president, the book also features stories from stars like Clint Eastwood, Woody Allen, and Sharon Stone.
For anyone who plans to attend the festival, Benjamin Craig's Cannes: A Festival Virgin's Guide highlights the city's must-see spots, the festival's history and structure, plus interviews with Cannes bigwigs for tips and inside stories.
John B. McGrath's Cannes Confidential: A Gatecrasher's Guide to the World's Most Famous Film Festival offers a glimpse inside the highs and lows of the event. Sharing stories of the festival's ritzy surface and wild, sometimes sleazy secrets, it's a juicy read for anyone interested in the world of celebrity.
In the Spirit of Cannes: From A to Z by Henry-Jean Servat dives into the wealth and glamour of the famous film festival. The book is divided by letter — A is for Aga Khan, B is for Monica Belluci, and so on — for a fun, playful spin on the festival's ritzy history.