Thursday, December 13, 2018

Cannes Film Festival

Tuesday, May. 22, 2018

Fifty years after filmmakers shut down the Cannes Film Festival, the prestigious Cote d'Azur extravaganza was again shook by upheaval.

From the start to the finish, the 71st Cannes was dominated by protest and petition for gender equality, culminating in the extraordinary sight at the...

Saturday, May. 19, 2018

A tumultuous Cannes Film Festival concluded Saturday with the Palme d'Or awarded to Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda's "Shoplifters," a tender portrait of a poor, impoverished family, while Harvey Weinstein accuser Asia Argento vowed justice will come to all sexual predators.

At the...

Friday, May. 18, 2018

A Lebanese film about a 12-year-old boy who sues his parents has put child poverty in the spotlight at the Cannes Film Festival.

Nadine Labaki's "Capernaum" premiered Thursday night (5/17) at the Cannes Film Festival where the neo-realistic drama about street kids in Lebanon received a...

Wednesday, May. 16, 2018

John Travolta first came to Cannes 40 years ago while promoting "Grease," and he's still dancing along the Croisette.

The 64-year-old actor returned to the Cannes Film Festival to promote his new mafia boss John Gotti biopic "Gotti," celebrate the anniversary of "Grease" with a screening...

Tuesday, May. 15, 2018

For these the-movies-are-dying, I'll-stream-it-at-home times, Christopher Nolan has brought out the big guns.

The 47-year-old filmmaker, passionate booster of the big screen and champion of celluloid, has, in a time-traveling expedition of his own, returned "2001: A Space Odyssey" to its...

Tuesday, May. 15, 2018

In a passionate, expletive-ridden monologue at the Cannes Film Festival, director Spike Lee lambasted Donald Trump for the U.S. president's response to last year's violent white supremacist protest in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Lee spoke to reporters Tuesday after his "BlacKkKlansman"...

Tuesday, May. 15, 2018

When Wim Wenders first met Pope Francis before shooting the documentary "Pope Francis: A Man of his Word," the pontiff warmly greeted the German filmmaker before warning Wenders that he is no movie buff.

"He said: 'I've heard a lot about you but you must know I don't know much about...

Monday, May. 14, 2018

The leaders of the Cannes Film Festival have signed a gender equality pledge promising to make their selection process more transparent and to push their executive boards toward gender parity.

Cannes director Thierry Fremaux signed the pledge Monday in a packed tent on the Cannes beach,...

Sunday, May. 13, 2018

While the rest of the world, and the Academy Awards, were celebrating Pawel Pawlikowski's film "Ida" as one of the best films of 2013, the quiet, black-and-white film was swept up into political debate back in Poland, Pawlikowski's home country.

It still mystifies the filmmaker why Poland...

Saturday, May. 12, 2018

Eighty-two women climbed the steps of the Palais des Festivals at the Cannes Film Festival in an unprecedented red carpet protest to press for improved gender equality in the film industry.

The number of stars, filmmakers and film industry professionals ascending the steps represented the...

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