Last Updated: May 21, 2009By

By ALI NADERZAD Some said that Michael Haneke’s Das Weisse Band should win the palme, but after having seen it I have to probably disagree. But the film is grand, however. I will write more about it a little later. Tonight I will be seeing Heitor Dahlia’s Deria with Vincent Cassel. For now, it’s mid-afternoon and I have to go home to change into blacktie and get on the press bus, direction Hotel Eden Du Roc in Cap D’Antibes for the AMFAR Cinema Against AIDS Gala. I’m covering the event for Blackbook magazine. I’m a little disappointed, my badge is only for the red carpet; hopefully I can get back to the Croisette and carry on with the evening’s screening.This morning I saw the Xavier Giannoli film In The Beginning, with Francois Cluzet and Gerard Depardieu. Surprisingly great film. Didn’t know you could fill two hours and a half so effortlessly. Giannoli tells of a small-time crook (Cluzet) who moves to a new town to start a scam and ends up with surprising results.