Wednesday, Jun. 3, 2020

From an empty movie theater in Paris, organizers of the Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday announced the films that would have played at there in May had it not been canceled by the pandemic. 

The selections were an exercise in what-might-have-been for Cannes, the premier international...

Tuesday, May. 12, 2020

The stars stayed home, their beach backdrop is closed and the prestigious grounds of the Cannes Film Festival have been repurposed as a homeless shelter.

Cannes should have been buzzing with cinema glitterati on Tuesday, which was scheduled as the first day of this year's film festival....

Tuesday, Apr. 14, 2020

The Cannes Film Festival on Tuesday abandoned plans for a postponed 2020 edition in June or July but declined to give up entirely, saying it will explore other options. 

French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday extended France's national lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, banning...

Thursday, Mar. 19, 2020

France's Cannes Film Festival, arguably the world's most prestigious film festival and cinema's largest annual gathering, has postponed its 73rd edition due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

Organizers of the French Riviera festival, scheduled to take place May 12-23, said Thursday that they...

Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020

American director Spike Lee will lead the jury of this year's Cannes Film Festival, the first black person to hold the post in the event's 73-year history.

Festival organizers hope Lee will "shake things up" among the world's cinema elite at the festival which runs May 12-23.  And anti-...

Saturday, May. 25, 2019

South Korean director Bong Joon-ho's social satire "Parasite," about a poor family of hustlers who find jobs with a wealthy family, won the Cannes Film Festival's top award, the Palme d'Or, on Saturday.

The win for "Parasite" marks the first Korean film to ever win the Palme. In the...

Friday, May. 24, 2019

May 24, 2014    The Cannes Film Festival’s Palme d’Or was bestowed upon Winter Sleep, an intimate, wintry epic set on Turkey’s Anatolian steppe. And winning best director distinction was Bennett Miller for Foxcatcher...

Wednesday, May. 22, 2019

Since her shimmering, shattering period romance "Portrait of a Lady on Fire" premiered to rapturous acclaim at the Cannes Film Festival, its director Céline Sciamma has had some time to consider the passionate response.

"I think it's because it's a love story," Sciamma said in an...

Wednesday, May. 22, 2019

Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio said they forged a "cinematic bond" making Quentin Tarantino's "Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood," while Tarantino bristled at the suggestion at the Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday that Margot Robbie's Sharon Tate isn't primary enough in the film.

"Once...

Monday, May. 20, 2019

"Where's Terrence Malick?"

It's a familiar question for the famously press-shy filmmaker that was, predictably, hollered again Monday at the Cannes Film Festival. Malick, whose "Tree of Life" won the Palme d'Or in 2011, returned to the French festival with a movie whose title could double...

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