For film journalist and presenter Cesar Majorana, the fifth row has the best seats in the cinema. You’re close to the action, but still have enough of a sense of what is going on around you. In the podcast From the fifth row... in Cannes, Cesar will be reporting for VPRO Cinema and Eye on the 74th edition of the Cannes film festival (6 to 17 July). He won’t be covering the stars parading up the red carpet or the latest film news, but rather presenting beautiful and exceptional stories from the past and the present. For example: what is it like as a filmmaker to return to the festival where you once lost face in front of the entire film community? And what is it like to be a young director trying to get a foot in the coveted Cannes door, while surrounded by hundreds of ‘competitors’ all chasing the same dream?