Rocker Pete Doherty plays decadent dandy in Cannes

  • SEA Games 50 day countdown day 40

    SEA Games 50 day countdown day 40

    SEA Games 50 day countdown day 40

    Corporation Primary School is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. In conjunction with the nation’s hosting of the 28th SEA Games, the school is taking the opportunity to be part of the great countdown to the opening of the games by highlighting the number ‘40’. …

  • SEA Games 50 day countdown day 41

    SEA Games 50 day countdown day 41

    SEA Games 50 day countdown day 41

    Day 41 of the SEA Games countdown is brought to you by the 41st Battalion, Singapore Armoured Regiment. The formation took less than an hour and involved over 500 soldiers. …

  • SEA Games 50 day countdown day 43

    SEA Games 50 day countdown day 43

    SEA Games 50 day countdown day 43

    In celebration of its 42 years of serving the community through sport as well as to mark 42 days to the official opening of the year’s biggest sporting event – the 28th SEA Games, more than 300 Sport Singapore (SportSG) staff gathered in front of Stadium Roar to form the number 42. Significantly, this year also marks 42 years since Singapore hosted its first ever SEAP Games in 1973. …

British rocker Pete Doherty, whose cocaine-snorting and carousing have landed him in jail, on Sunday appeared in his first film role in Cannes as a debauched young man in 19th-century France.

"Confession of a Child of the Century" sees Doherty star in an adaptation of French writer Alfred de Musset's autobiographical novel of the same name alongside Charlotte Gainsbourg.

The English rocker has been spotted wandering around Cannes over the past few days looking typically dishevelled ahead of the screening of the film directed by France's Sylvie Verheyde.

Doherty, the 33-year-old former singer of The Libertines and ex-boyfriend of British supermodel Kate Moss, has had recurring problems with drugs, alcohol and driving offences and has served time in prison.

"Confession of a Child of the Century" is in the running for a prize in the Cannes festival's new talent sidebar competition, Un Certain Regard, where the jury president is veteran British actor Tim Roth.

Verheyde and compatriot Catherine Corsini are the only two women directors among the 17 in the Un Certain Regard line-up.

There are no female film-makers among the 22 vying for the Palme d'Or top prize at Cannes, which has sparked accusations of sexism surrounding the festival organisers' choice of films.

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