[UCP Books]: Two Weeks in the Midday Sun: A Cannes Notebook

“About as nourishing as a croissant, but like that airy pastry, it’s fun to devour.”–Library Journal

“A charming little book.”–Charles Champlin, Los Angeles Times

“An affectionate portrait of the French film festival and the city that hosts it.”Chicago Tribune



Two Weeks in the Midday Sun

A Cannes Notebook
Roger Ebert

With a New Foreword by Martin Scorsese


Domestic & Foreign Publication Date: 11 May 2016, the opening of Cannes 2016
200 pages | 43 line drawings | 5 ½ x 8 ½ | ISBN-13: 978-0-226-31443-3 | Paper $16.00/₤11.00


A paragon of cinema criticism for decades, Roger Ebert—with his humor, sagacity, and no-nonsense thumb—achieved a renown unlikely ever to be equaled. His tireless commentary has been greatly missed since his death, but, thankfully, in addition to his mountains of daily reviews, Ebert also left behind a legacy of lyrical long-form writing. And with this book, we get a glimpse not only into Ebert the man, but also behind the scenes of one of the most glamorous and peculiar of cinematic rituals: the Cannes Film Festival. Also featuring Ebert’s charming pen-and-ink sketches, a new foreword by Martin Scorsese, and a previously unpublished postscript by Ebert himself, Two Weeks in the Midday Sun makes its triumphant return to print just in time for the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.

Roger Ebert (1942‒2013) was a film critic for the Chicago Sun-Times for more than forty years. In 1975 he became the first film critic to win the Pulitzer Prize. He is the author of numerous books on film including Scorsese by Ebert, Awake in the Dark: The Best of Roger Ebert, and The Great Movies III, all published by the University of Chicago Press, as well as a memoir, Life Itself.

Please contact Nicholas Lilly at 773.702.7490 or nlilly@uchicago.edu for more information.


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