Today I went to Angouleme originally to check out a Brocante which unfortunately was a Bric A Brac, or garage sale. Nothing special.
So when I decided to check out city center for a walk, there were lots and lots of people in front of the Mercure Hotel and cameras and black cars.
Realizing it's the weekend where some french movie people are in town for that festival, celebrating movies we never get to see in North America, unless you have an art cinema in your town.
So that was a good time, taking pictures of people I have no idea who they are. While all the fans were blocking the entrance, yours truly just went into the hotel through the restaurant patio in the alley, but I either was under dressed or did not look like show biz people do, since a security man showed me the exit right away.... then I stood with the rest of them outside, and just clicked when the people started yelling. I did not see Sophie Marceau who was in town as well, but someone did tell me that the first person to come out was Sylvie Vartan. French Urgestein. Johnny Hallyday was her husband.
I liked the security guy who kept telling me to step back please, until he realized he had to say it in English. And the crew who set up the food market building for a party after tonight, they were fun too. They will sneak me into the party tonight. But first I need to dress more artsy, they told me. Huh?
So if you recognize someone in the images, please let me know.
CONVERTED FOR A PARTY
FUN PEOPLE WHO SET UP THE VENUE
IN FRONT OF THE HOTEL
I SNUCK INSIDE... THEY TOLD ME TO LEAVE
PLEASE MISTER. STEP BACK
NOT MY PICTURE OF SOPHIE MARCEAU
NO IDEA WHO