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Elle Fanning, Nicole Kidman, Sofia Coppola and Kirsten Dunst at the 70th Cannes Film Festival photocall for 'The Beguiled' held at Palais des Festivals, Cannes Film Festival - Cannes, United Kingdom - Wednesday 24th May 2017

Elle Fanning, Nicole Kidman, Sofia Coppola and Kirsten Dunst
Elle Fanning and Nicole Kidman
Elle Fanning, Nicole Kidman, Sofia Coppola and Kirsten Dunst
Elle Fanning, Nicole Kidman, Sofia Coppola and Kirsten Dunst
Colin Farrell, Angourie Rice, Addison Riecke, Elle Fanning, Nicole Kidman, Sofia Coppola and Kirsten Dunst
Colin Farrell, Angourie Rice, Addison Riecke, Elle Fanning, Nicole Kidman, Sofia Coppola and Kirsten Dunst

Nicole Kidman and Naomi Campbell at the 70th Cannes Film Festival 70th Anniversary Soiree held at Palais des Festivals - Cannes, United Kingdom - Tuesday 23rd May 2017

Nicole Kidman and Naomi Campbell
Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman

Bianca Balti at the 70th Cannes Film Festival 70th Anniversary Soiree held at Palais des Festivals - Cannes, United Kingdom - Tuesday 23rd May 2017

Bianca Balti
Adrien Brody
Adrien Brody
Adrien Brody
Adrien Brody and Lara Lieto
Adrien Brody and Lara Lieto

Michelle Williams at the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival photocall for the new movie 'Wonderstruck' - Cannes, France - Thursday 18th May 2017

Michelle Williams
Michelle Williams
Michelle Williams
Michelle Williams
Michelle Williams
Michelle Williams

Brian Selznick, Pamela Koffler, Christine Vachon, Michelle Williams, Todd Haynes, Julianne Moore, Jaden Michael, John Sloss and Millicent Simmonds at the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival photocall for the new movie 'Wonderstruck' - Cannes, France - Thursday 18th May 2017

Michelle Williams, Todd Haynes and Julianne Moore
Michelle Williams, Todd Haynes and Julianne Moore
Brian Selznick, Pamela Koffler, Christine Vachon, Michelle Williams, Todd Haynes, Julianne Moore, Jaden Michael, John Sloss and Millicent Simmonds
Michelle Williams, Todd Haynes, Julianne Moore, Jaden Michael and Millicent Simmonds
Michelle Williams, Todd Haynes, Julianne Moore, Jaden Michael and Millicent Simmonds
Michelle Williams

Coen Brothers And Co Choose 'Dheepan' As Palme D'Or Winner


Ethan Coen Cannes Film Festival

The Cannes Film Festival jury headed by the Coen brothers and including Jake Gyllenhaal and Sienna Miller has awarded Jacques Audiard the Palme d'Or for his movie Dheepan. The gritty drama tells the story of refugees fleeing post-civil war Sri Lanka. 

Jacques AudiardJacques Audiard won the Palme d'Or for his gritty drama Dheepan

Elsewhere, holocaust drama Son of Saul won the Grand Prix - essentially the runner-up prize - while Vincent Lindon won Best Actor and Rooney Mara and Emmanuelle Bercot shared Best Actress.

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'Dheepan' Upsets The Competition To Take Home Palme D'Or At Cannes


Cannes Film Festival Jacques Audiard Rooney Mara Colin Farrell

French film Dheepan has become the unexpected winner of this year’s Palme D’Or at the Cannes Film Festival. Directed by Jacques Audiard, the film took home the festival’s highest honour at its closing ceremony on Sunday night.

jacques audiardDheepan director Jacques Audiard

Dheepan tells the story of a former Tamil Tiger fighter who pretends to be part of a family with two strangers to find a new life in a housing estate on the edge of Paris. Variety reported that when the film was announced as this year’s recipient, there was a mixture of boos and applause from the international press corps who were watching the ceremony at the Palais.

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Michael Fassbender And Marion Cotillard Bring A New Kind Of 'Macbeth' To Cannes


Michael Fassbender Marion Cotillard Cannes Film Festival

Macbeth stars Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard arrived in Cannes on Saturday, as the film premiered as the final competition entry to be screened before the festival prize is announced tomorrow. The film is now said to be one of the top contenders for the coveted Palme d'Or prize, after impressing the critics with its new take on Shakespeare’s classic work.

Michael FassbenderMichael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard at the premiere of Macbeth in Cannes.

Directed by Justin Kurzel, this Macbeth paints the Scottish warrior as suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and dealing with a wife who’s haunted by the loss of their child. Michael Fassbender stars in the title role, while French actress Marion Cotillard stars as Lady Macbeth.

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Michael Caine Despairs At 'Discotheques' At Cannes Film Festival


Michael Caine Cannes Film Festival

Sir Michael Caine may have won over the famously stubborn audience at the Cannes Film Festival with his latest movie Youth, but the 82-year-old had admitted feeling his age as the annual bash becomes more of a "circus".

Michael CaineMichael Caine turns in a stellar performance in Youth

Caine is in town to promote Paolo Sorrentino's movie with his co-stars Rachel Weisz, Harvey Keitel and Jane Fonda, though the Get Carter star isn't as enamoured with the festival as his younger contemporaries. 

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Cannes Organisers Respond To 'Flatgate' Heel Controversy


Cannes Film Festival Emily Blunt

The organisers of the Cannes Film Festival have struck back at outraged reports that women are being refused entry for certain film premieres for not wearing high heels, claiming that the rumours are “unfounded”.

The controversy being labelled as ‘flatgate’ was first reported by movie news website Screen Daily, after an unnamed ‘Cannes regular’ tipped off the site that a number of women, including some who were older and with medical conditions, were being turned away at the red carpet for failing to wear high enough heels.

Emily BluntActress Emily Blunt at the Cannes Film Festival earlier today (Tuesday May 19th)

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Amy Winehouse Documentary Impresses The Critics But Angers Singer's Family At Cannes Film Festival


Amy Winehouse Cannes Film Festival

Amy, Senna director Asif Kapadia’s documentary about tragic singer Amy Winehouse premiered at the Cannes Film Festival on Friday, earning almost unanimous praise from the critics. But even before its premiere the film found itself making headlines in recent weeks, after the late singer’s family withdrew their support for the project last month.

Amy WinehouseAmy’s family have withdrawn support for the film.

Mitch Winehouse, Amy's father, said he felt the doc painted him as an absentee father and  told The Sun newspaper in April “I felt sick when I watched it for the first time. Amy would be furious. This is not what she would have wanted.”

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Colin Farrell And Rachel Weisz Hit Cannes For 'The Lobster' Premiere


Colin Farrell Rachel Weisz Cannes Film Festival

Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz have touched down at the Cannes Film Festival to promote their latest movie, The Lobster, a surreal comedy which pokes fun at the dating game. Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos the film was largely shot in County Kerry and is already generating buzz as the possible Palme d’Or winner.

colin farrell rachael weiszColin Farrell and Rachel Weisz at The Lobster premiere in Cannes.

Farrell, who gained a few extra pounds for the role, stars as an architect who arrives at a hotel where the guests must find a partner within a certain time frame or be transformed into the animal of their choice. If worst comes to worst Farrell decides he would like to live on as a lobster. Yes this one is not your usual romantic comedy.

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Quentin Tarantino At Cannes 2014: What We Learned


Quentin Tarantino Uma Thurman Cannes Film Festival

Since winning the Palm D’Or 20 years ago at Cannes, Quentin Tarantino’s brand of filmmaking has become synonymous with cult cinema. Controversy and brilliance has followed him from Pulp Fiction to Reservoir Dogs, from The Grindhouse films to Django Unchained.

Quentin Tarantino and Uma ThurmanQuentin Tarantino and his Pulp Fiction star Uma Thurman at Cannes 2014

Cannes 2014 saw the Pulp Fiction gang get back together again as a special screening of the film marked two decades since it was awarded the Springtime film festival’s highest honour. QT has never been shy with the press, often polarizing with a concoction of arrogance, bloody-mindedness and – more often than not – a level of knowhow transcended by very few. 

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Cannes 2014 Palme D'Or Winner: 'Winter Sleep' Takes The Jewell Of The Springtime Festival


Nuri Bilge Ceylan Timothy Spall Cannes Film Festival

Before Cannes 2014, to suggest ‘Winter Sleep’ would take the prestigious Palme D’Or back to Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s native Turkey would have been a leftfield choice. But after the second day screening of the 3 hour 16 minute film, the destination of this year’s prize was known to some with 9 days of the festival left to run.

Nuri Bilge CeylanNuri Bilge Ceylan picks up the prestigous Palm D'Or

The movie centres on a family running a hotel in the snow-capped Turkish mountains, gently peeling away at the psychology behind the father character as he deals with family and business crises alike. In his acceptance speech, Ceylan noted that “This year is the 100th year of Turkish cinema, and it’s a good coincidence I think. I want to dedicate the prize to the young people of Turkey,” and, referring to the  11 deaths in antigovernment protests that began in May 2013, said: “especially those who lost their lives during the last year.”

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Timothy Spall & Julianne Moore Win Cannes 2014 Best Actors Awards


Cannes Film Festival Timothy Spall Julianne Moore Channing Tatum Steve Carell

Timothy Spall and Julianne Moore have received the prizes at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival for best actor and actress in a feature film. Winter Sleep, a Turkish film, has won the Palme d'or, the highest award at Cannes.

Julianne Moore
Julianne Moore recieved the award for best actress at Cannes.

Winter Sleep has been awarded the highest honour at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, the Palme d'or. The Turkish film, directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan, stars Haluk Bilginer, Demet Akbag and Melisa Sözen. The film follows the family story of a former actor running a hotel in a small town in Anatolia. The film has been highly praised by critics and has beat off a series of films with far larger budgets and well known stars for the highest award including American and British films Foxcatcher and Mr. Turner

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