My French distributors, E.D. Distribution felt that it would be a great place to launch the film, so I accepted the invitation to attend.
So last Wednesday I flew to France on XL Airlines (XL has nothing to do with the description of the seating space...) and as I took a car from the airport to the hotel, we got stuck in typical Paris traffic, because of the constant "Manifestations". So my sleeping plans were totally upset. and I was constantly lacking sleep during my entire stay in Paris.
The Festival L'Etrange is run by my old friend, Frederic Temps, and it takes place deep underground, in an awesome cinema complex called the Forum des Images. They've got state-of-the-art cinemas,
libraries - everything for anyone who loves films.
The first screening of "Revengeance" had a great crowd, with super applause. The second screening was even better, with a standing ovation and tremendous love from the audience.
The festival had a very prestigious line-up of films - especially films that are off-beat and different - the kind of films I like, films by Jodorowsky and Miike.
Unfortunately, because of my screwed-up sleep schedule I missed all of the great parties - but if you get a chance, try to attend the Festival L'Etrange - you'll love it! I give it an "A".
If you want to read some of the early reviews on "Revengeance", here are some links - but the reviews are in French, so I need to get them translated:
"Cheatin'" and "The Cow Who Wanted to Be a Hamburger"