The unusual images of Messi, the star dog of “Anatomy of a Fall”, on the steps of Cannes

The unusual images of Messi, the star dog of “Anatomy of a Fall”, on the steps of Cannes
The unusual images of Messi, the star dog of “Anatomy of a Fall”, on the steps of Cannes

The “Palm Dog” jury was right, last year, in electing Messi “best canine performer” of the 2023 edition. Revealed by “Anatomy of a Fall”, by Justine Triet, the border collie has since was acclaimed all over the world and even had the privilege of attending the Oscars Ceremony. The new darling of the stars, however, has not taken any of the big head.

Back in Cannes for the climb of the steps before the opening ceremony, Messi posed for a long time in front of the lenses, offering a few pirouettes to the photographers and even taking the time to play stick with his mistress, Laura Martin-Contini. In the spotlight for a year, this coach for animals in show and cinema had taken out the tulle dress and heels. A Hollywood destiny

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Revealed in “Anatomy of a Fall”, by Justine Triet, where he played the role of Snoop, Daniel’s guide dog, played by Milo Machado-Graner, Messi impressed the whole world with his acting. In addition to powerfully embodying the relationship between a visually impaired child and his guide dog, the border collie offered spectators a great moment of emotion by simulating his death by poisoning.

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An acting performance that had earned him all the recognition from his human peers and from Justine Triet herself. The director thus affirmed that Messi was “not just another character in the film or an animal running everywhere [mais] a part of the whole, just like any of the other actors.”

A tailor-made role in Cannes

But if Messi is back at Cannes this year, it is not to promote a new film in which he would be the main actor. The border collie has actually landed his first television show! A totally offbeat concept entitled “Woof! » and which is presented in the form of interviews with actors from the films selected… by the animal. For the purposes of editing, France Télévisions was nevertheless obliged to call on actor Raphaël Mezrahi for voice dubbing.

“Woof! » will be broadcast from Monday to Friday at 1:40 p.m. on France 2 and from Monday to Thursday at 8:10 p.m. on France 3, as well as on Culturebox and TV5 Monde.

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