2009 Cannes Watch: Lily Cole faces the critics in 'The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus'
It was crunch time over the weekend for Lily Cole as she faced the critics for her role in the film, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus. Lily attended the premiere for the film last Friday alongside director Terry Gilliam and models Natasha Poly, Peaches Geldof and Noemie Lenoir. Dressed in stunning pale blue Chanel couture gown, Lily spoke of what it was like to work with Heath Ledger's replacements, Johnny Depp, Jude Law and Colin Farrell: "You're mourning somebody but at the same time you're immediately going back to work. It's such an unusual environment where you're presented with actors who are playing reminders of that character and that person."
So what did the critics say about Lily's performance? Find out after the jump...
While the film itself hasn't received the most glowing reviews so far, Lily's performance has been praised.
For her role as the young Valentina, Variety said: "Cole nicely hold necessarily caricatured work in check". While the Times described her portrayal as "mesmerising as the teenage siren, Valentina. It's her tangos with the various [men] that keep us focused on the romance."
Positive reviews that can only encourage her in her next film project, Phantasmagoria: The Visions of Lewis Carroll.