Hon. Desmond Elliot has landed in Cannes France for the 2018 edition of Cannes Int’l Film festival which officially opened yesterday.
The lawmaker representing Surulere Constituency in the Lagos State House of Assembly, is among the delegation from Lagos at the global event, otherwise called the word Cup of film festivals.
On arrival in Cannes, he hinted of his stalled plan to board a train to Cannes from Paris, saying; “If you are thinking of using the train (as I was); besides the fact that it’s a 5 hour journey, trains are on strike ooo,” he admonished other Nigerian filmmakers, Lagos State delegates, journalists and tourists who are yet to arrive for the festival.
The closest airport to Cannes is in Nice, from where buses, cabs or trains are usually boarded to Cannes, but as a tourist, Elliot had planned a train ride, to enable him behold the beautiful sights that the European country holds along that axis
With the ongoing strike by train workers in Paris, Elliot says: “Fly please from Paris to Nice.”
Among the first Nigerians to arrive in Cannes is the Director General of Lagos State Film and Censors Board, Mr. Dele Balogun, who has good news about the Nigerian pavilion.
“As far as arrangement here is concerned, we are good. The location is even better than last year’s.”
This is the second time in row that Lagos State will provide a pavilion for Nigerian contingents in Cannes.