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Cannes' Eyes Wide Open For Blindness

For only the second time in the 61-year history of the Cannes Film Festival, a Canadian film has been selected as the opening-night film. Blindness, directed by Fernando Meirelles (City of God) will kick off...

Eastwood And Soderbergh Top Cannes Lineup

New films from Clint Eastwood and Steven Soderbergh are to be premiered at the 2008 Cannes film festival, it has been announced.Eastwood's Changeling, a thriller about the kidnapping of a child, starring Angelina Jolie, John...

By on 23 April 2008

A Flop At Sundance, Levinson's Film Goes To Cannes

Barry Levinson's What Just Happened? , a movie about a producer (played by Robert DeNiro) whose film opens at the Cannes Film Festival, will in fact close the Cannes Film Festival this year. The star-studded inside-the-lot...

Iron Maiden Star To Unveil Film At Cannes

IRON MAIDEN singer BRUCE DICKINSON is set to unveil his new horror film at Cannes Film Festival.CHEMICAL WEDDING was co-written by the rock legend and stars SIMON CALLOW.The supernatural thriller sees Callow playing Professor Haddo...

By on 13 March 2008

French Animated Film Banned In Iraq

The award-winning French animated film Persepolis has been banned in Lebanon, a country with strong cultural ties to France. Daily Variety commented today (Tuesday) that Lebanese authorities acted in order to avoid offending pro-Iranian members...

Labeouf "Embarrassed" By His Arrest

TRANSFORMERS star SHIA LABEOUF has said that he is "embarrassed" by his arrest last year.The 21-year-old actor was apprehended by Chicago police after refusing to leave a local branch of the Walgreens drug store chain...

By on 03 March 2008

The Bourne Ultimatum Named Brits' Favourite Film Of 2007

The Bourne Ultimatum has won the final accolade of the award season in being named Britons' favourite film of the year.The action sequel took the people's choice prize at the Richard Attenborough film awards after...

By on 29 February 2008

Indy 4 To Debut At Cannes?

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is likely to have its official worldwide premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in May, FoxNews.com columnist Roger Friedman reported Monday, citing several unnamed sources. Friedman...

Damon And Greengrass To Make Fourth Bourne Movie

Matt Damon is to reunite with director Paul Greengrass for a fourth movie in the Jason Bourne franchise.Oscar-winner Damon has played the amnesiac secret agent on three occasions, starring in Doug Liman's The Bourne Identity...

By on 25 February 2008

Michael Jackson's Kids Make Rare Appearance

MICHAEL JACKSON's children made a rare, unmasked appearance this week.The fallen king of pop was spotted out with Prince Michael and Paris as they strolled through the Luxor Casino in Las Vegas with their dad...

By on 01 February 2008

Sean Penn Named President Of Cannes Jury

The Cannes Film Festival announced Wednesday that Sean Penn will serve as jury president at the 2008 festival, which begins May 14 and ends May 25. In a statement, Penn observed that in recent years...

Sean Penn To Be President Of Cannes Jury

SEAN PENN has been named as the new president of the Cannes Film Festival jury.The actor, writer and director will follow in the footsteps of EMIR KUSTURICA, STEPHEN FREARS and WONG KAR-WAI.In a statement, Penn...

By on 03 January 2008

Movie Reviews: Southland Tales

A year and a half after it premiered at the Cannes Film Festival to a chorus of boos, Richard Kelly's Southland Tales is opening tonight (Wednesday) in New York and Los Angeles and in other...

Transformers No Match For Spidey

Spider-Man 3 brought Transformers crashing down from the top of the DVD charts for the week that ended November 4. However, some retailers noted that in its first week, Transformers, which had held the top...

Buffy Actress Defends Richard Kelly Movie

Richard Kelly (Johnny Darko) has reedited his apocalyptic film Southland Tales since it was lambasted by several critics at the Cannes Film Festival last May, Britain's Guardian newspaper reported today (Wednesday). However, the newspaper quoted...

Heartbreak Kid Tops UK Box Office

Ben Stiller's new comedy The Heartbreak Kid has reached the top of the UK box office chart after its opening weekend.Ending the month-long run of Run, Fatboy, Run at number one, the Farrelly Brothers film...

By on 09 October 2007

Cannes Winner Hoping For Ticket Buyers, Not Trophies

The winner of this year's top prize at the Cannes Film Festival says he hopes his film won't be relegated to a few art houses and other film festivals. In an interview with Reuters at...

Controversial Animated Film To Be France's Oscar Entry

The award-winning animated film Persepolis, which tells the story of an Iranian girl growing up at the time of the Islamic revolution, has been selected as France's entry in the 2008 Oscars for best foreign-language...

Controversial Iranian Film To Close N.y. Film Festival

The Iranian animated film Persepolis, which tied for the Cannes Film Festival's Jury Award last May despite protests from the Iranian government, but was yanked from last month's Bangkok Film Festival following similar protests by...

Sean Penn To Appear In Movie Critical Of Iran

Sean Penn, who controversially visited Iran as a journalist during the 2005 presidential elections there and wrote a series of articles for the San Francisco Chronicle about his experiences, will lend his voice to the...

Film Banned In Thailand No. 1 In France

Only days after it was banned by the Bangkok Film Festival, the animated film Persepolis made a sensational debut in France over the weekend, coming in ahead of a slew of Hollywood blockbusters to earn...

Bangkok Yanks Iranian Film After Protest By Iranian Officials

A controversial animated film by two Iranian filmmakers that drew complaints from Iranian officials when it was screened at the Cannes Film Festival last month -- but nevertheless went on to win the Jury Prize...

Handmade Films Reports Better-than-expected Cannes Results

HandMade PLC, the British film company founded by the late Beatle George Harrison, outfaced a falling London Stock Exchange Thursday as it posted a 5.2 percent gain on a report that it had returned from...

Iran Denounces Cannes Winner

A primitively animated black-and-white satirical feature about a girl's experiences growing up in Iran following the overthrow of the shah by Islamic fundamentalists has been denounced by Iranian officials after it won a top prize...

Jury, Critics Agree On Cannes Winner

For a change, the jury at the Cannes Film Festival found itself in agreement with critics as it voted the prestigious Palme d'Or for best film Saturday to the Romanian entry 4 Months, 3 Weeks...

Scorsese Reveals Controversial Film Set In Japan

Martin Scorsese has disclosed that he is planning to direct a movie, set in 17th-century Japan, that may have implications related to the war in Iraq. In an interview with the Associated Press at the...

Rough Sailing For Ocean's 13 On China Sea

A light-hearted news conference with the producer, director and cast of Ocean's 13 at the Cannes Film Festival today (Thursday) turned defensive when a Hong Kong television reporter objected to the character portrayed by Shaobo...

Company Offers To Sabotage Pirates

A Paris-based company is distributing flyers to producers at Cannes, exhorting them to "watch in real time the illegal download of your films" at the company's booth at the Cannes Film Market, held in conjunction...

Friedkin Casts Marina Hands To Play Coco Chanel

French actress Marina Hands, who won the best actress award at this year's Césars ceremonies for her performance in Lady Chatterley -- the French equivalent of the Oscars -- has been cast by director William...

Drama At Press Conference For Film About Slain Reporter

In the film A Mighty Heart, a reporter is seen asking Mariane Pearl (played by Angelina Jolie), the wife of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, whether she had seen the tape of her husband's...

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