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Sponsored: Total Film in Cannes - preparing for the Croisette

Total Film recently hit Cannes for the 68th annual film festival, and it was a stonking year for films.

Although it's easily one of the world's most glamorous movie festivals, it's not exactly a holiday for film journos, with countless screenings, red carpets and interviews to navigate.

In the video below, TF gives you an insight into preparing for the festival, direct from the Croisette: that's basically the glitzy seafront promenade where all the action takes place. This year, we went armed with the HP Spectre x360 to help us manage the madness: scheduling meetings, syncing appointments, tweeting instant film reactions and generally getting ahead of the game.

So what goes into getting prepared for life in Cannes? Check out the video below to find out:

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The Total Film team are made up of the finest minds in all of film journalism. They are: Editor Jane Crowther, Deputy Editor Matt Maytum, Reviews Ed Matthew Leyland, New Editor Jordan Farley, and Online Editor Jack Shepherd. Expect exclusive news, reviews, features, and more from the team behind the smarter movie magazine.