Earlier this year, shortly after it was announced that veteran film critic Todd McCarthy had joined indieWIRE’s blog network, the longtime film critic did something he’s quite familiar with. He jetted off to Cannes Film Festival, an event he has a long history with.
This year’s trip to Cannes was a milestone for McCarthy in two ways. It marked his first time covering the festival with indieWIRE. It also marked the 40th anniversary of McCarthy’s first visit to La Croisette.
In honor of this milestone in his career, McCarthy wrote a retrospective on his first year spent at Cannes in 1970 for a five-part series of entries entitled, 1970: The Cannes Film Festival, for his Deep Focus blog. McCarthy’s fascinating look back offers a glimpse into the life of a burgeoning film critic on the cusp of great success in the ’70s. Included along with each entry are photos McCarthy shot himself, featuring stars and directors he encountered while basking in of all that Cannes had to offer back in 1970.
Links to the full series are available below: