'Stupid' Mick Jagger entertains Cannes
Wednesday 19 May 2010
British rocker Mick Jagger played to the crowd at the Cannes film festival on Wednesday as he presented a new film about the making of the Rolling Stones' classic album "Exile on Main Street".
"We were young, good-looking and stupid," Jagger told the audience before the screening of film-maker Stephen Kijak's documentary "Stones in Exile".
"Now we're just stupid," he added, to laughs from a packed theatre near the waterfront in the Riviera town.
Kijak's film uses original footage of the Stones' drug-fuelled recording sessions in a villa in southern France in 1971 that produced an album considered one of the best the band made.
"Nixon was in the White House, the Vietnam war was going on and Eddy Merckx had won the Tour de France," Jagger said, speaking in French and English.
"We didn't know anything about it, because we were stuck in a villa... making a record."
Kijak was commissioned by the Stones because they were impressed with an earlier music documentary he had made entitled "Scott Walker: 30 Century Man," about the US musician and former lead singer of The Walker Brothers.
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