As the 2019 Cannes Film Festival opens, we look back at how Australia's Mr Movies – film critic and presenter Bill Collins (1934–2019) – reported from the festival in 1976 for a Channel 7 TV special, Australia in Cannes.
From Queen Kong to Caligula
Here Bill introduces the festival and gives a taste of some of the films that screened. He presents us with an elaborate pin board full of maps and festival film flyers. In his characteristic presenting fashion, he enthuses about everything from Queen Kong: The Liberated Lady Gorilla to Bernardo Bertolucci’s 314-minute epic 1900: