Brady Corbet and Moviefone's Charles Gant at Cannes Film Festival 2010Yesterday afternoon, I dropped in on the Style Star beach lounge to meet Brady Corbet, star of Two Gates Of Sleep, which is playing in the Director's Fortnight strand of Cannes. You might remember him as the kid in the somewhat ill-fated Thunderbirds movie, anyway, he's a big world-cinema fan and so is attending Cannes for the whole festival, but he hasn't caught as many movies as he'd wish as he's been busy with meetings for a film he's trying to make, which is set in France in 1919.

After meeting Corbet, I joined a long queue to see Stones In Exile, a documentary about the Rolling Stones recording their album Exile On Main Street in the south of France in 1972. I was one of the last few people who made it into the packed cinema, where Mick Jagger introduced the film with a droll speech in French and English. He was reading from a piece of paper, but it was still impressive. So too is the film, which uses a treasure trove of still photographs taken from that time, with voiceover reflections of the particpants, as well as archive film footage.

Find out more from day 8 at Cannes after the jump... Brady Corbet and Moviefone's Charles Gant at Cannes Film Festival 2010Yesterday afternoon, I dropped in on the Style Star beach lounge to meet Brady Corbet, star of Two Gates Of Sleep, which is playing in the Director's Fortnight strand of Cannes. You might remember him as the kid in the somewhat ill-fated Thunderbirds movie, or perhaps you saw him with Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Mysterious Skin, or terrorising Tim Roth and Naomi Watts in the US remake of Funny Games.

Two Gates Of Sleep was filmed in the woods on the border of Mississippi and Louisiana, and sees two brothers (Corbet and co-star David Call) dragging their mother down river in a wooden coffin to her desired resting place. Corbet, 21, is a big world-cinema fan, and so is attending Cannes for the whole festival, but he hasn't caught as many movies as he'd wish as he's been busy with meetings for a film he's trying to make, which is set in France in 1919.

After meeting Corbet, I joined a long queue to see Stones In Exile, a documentary about the Rolling Stones recording their album Exile On Main Street in the south of France in 1972. I was one of the last few people who made it into the packed cinema, where Mick Jagger introduced the film with a droll speech in French and English. He was reading from a piece of paper, but it was still impressive. So too is the film, which uses a treasure trove of still photographs taken from that time, with voiceover reflections of the particpants, as well as archive film footage.

I've also seen two more Palme D'Or contenders in the last 24 hours. First, yesterday evening, was Italian drama La Nostra Vita, about a young father with three sons, struggling to turn around his life by moving up from builder to sub-contractor. It's from Danoiele Luchetti, director of recent Italian flick My Brother Is An Only Child, and made a refreshing change from some of the more austere arthouse titles in the competition.

So, too, this morning did Fair Game, a rare US entry in the Official Competition. Directed by Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity), it tells the story of how the US government exposed the identity of US spy Valerie Plame (Naomi Watts) as punishment for her former US ambassador husband (Sean Penn) spilling beans on the inaccurate intelligence used as the basis for the Iraq War. It's an intelligent piece, likely to stir further outrage against the Bush-Cheney administration.