Cannes during the film festival . Hectic. The grand hotels charging $20 for a cup of coffee. ' The font ' has tickets to the screening of a raved about French movie. It turns out to be a ' wrenching ' tale about a whale trainer and her depressive boyfriend . Maybe it's the heat in the cinema or maybe it's the film but Angus finds himself quickly dozing off. He wakes forty five minutes later to find that the whale has bitten off the girls legs and her boyfriend has, not surprisingly, become even more depressive . Nothing much else seems to happen . Angus informs ' the font ' that he should get a prize for sitting through it .
We meet old friends for dinner. Their youngest daughter , an actress in the US, has landed a major part in a daytime soap. The parents have just been to a preview for studio executives . The wife , an accomplished novelist , has the traumatised air of someone who has just opened up the trunk of her car and found a dead body in it . It seems that the daughter has failed to mention to her parents that she is playing the role of an under age street kid with a serious coke problem and form to match. Mother is not taking the discovery well.