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Sean Penn: 'Cannes Is Make Or Break For New Movie'

The American actor has turned director once again for The Last Face, which stars his ex-fiancee Charlize Theron as a charity director who together with a relief doctor (Javier Bardem) faces a humanitarianism issue in...

Kristen Stewart Defends Working With Woody Allen

The 26-year-old actress stars alongside Jesse Eisenberg, Steve Carell and Blake Lively in the director's latest offering Cafe Society. However, her decision to appear in the film was slammed by Woody's estranged son Ronan Farrow,...

Justin Timberlake And Anna Kendrick Perform Trolls Duet In Cannes

The pair took to the stage at the city's iconic Palais des Festivals et des Congrès venue on Wednesday (11May16) to sing a cover version of Cyndi Lauper's 1986 hit True Colors....

Kristen Stewart Talks Unrequited Love

The 26-year-old Twilight star has been in relationships with men and women within the past few years, and is rumoured to have recently split from her girlfriend, French singer Stephanie Sokolinski, also known as Soko.She...

Cafe Society, The Neon Demon, Loving: Ten Unmissable Films At Cannes Film Festival 2016

Cannes Film Festival 2016 kicks off tomorrow and there's way too much to look forward to both in and out of competition. The Grand Theatre Lumiere will be showing some major eagerly-anticipated blockbusters as well...

Kirsten Dunst And Donald Sutherland Among Cannes Film Festival Jury Members

Veteran actor Sutherland and Dunst, who won the best actress prize for Melancholia at the annual French event in 2011, are among the members of this year's (16) jury, which will be led...

Cannes Film Festival Tribute Planned For Prince

It is not known exactly how the singer will be remembered at this year's festival, which begins on 11 May (16), but as well as appearing in the films Purple Rain and Under...

The Bfg, Money Monster, Cafe Society: Cannes Film Festival 2016 Is Looking Amazing

Looks like the 69th Cannes Film Festival is going to be a good one! There's plenty to look forward to in both the In Competition and Out Of Competition categories for 2016, not least with...

Woody Allen Makes History With Third Cannes Opening Film

The director's latest movie, Cafe Society, starring Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart will open the 69th edition of the iconic French film event on 11 May (16). Although the film, set in 1930s Hollywood,...

George Miller To Head Up 2016 Cannes Jury

The Mad Max: Fury Road director is set to preside over the panel of judges which will select winners of awards at the cinema event, including the prestigious Palme d'Or prize. He...

Italian Filmmaker Ettore Scola Dies

The moviemaker passed away on Tuesday (19Jan16) at a hospital in Rome after falling ill on Sunday (17Jan16), according to the Associated Press. Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi shared his condolences following...

Rooney Mara: 'I Hate Censoring Myself'

The 30-year-old is garnering huge critical acclaim for her work on the movie Carol, alongside Cate Blanchett, but despite her ever increasing profile, Rooney is still reluctant to be herself in interviews, and often comes...

Justin Bieber Apologises To Ronda Rousey

The 28-year-old mixed martial arts champion claimed the Baby star was rude to her 17-year-old sibling after the teenager asked the singer to pose for a photograph with her at the Cannes Film...

Justin Bieber Upsets Ronda Rousey By Dissing Her Sister

The Furious 7 bada** claims the Baby singer was rude to her teenage sister when she asked him for a photograph at the Cannes Film Festival in France earlier this year (May15)....

Director Gaspar Noe's Film Banned In Russia Over Explicit Content

Noe debuted the movie at the Cannes Film Festival in France earlier this year (15), and it was scheduled to hit cinemas in Russia in the autumn (15). Love, which centres on...

Filmmaker Solveig Anspach Dies At 54

Anspach was an acclaimed writer and director, whose first feature film, Haut les Coeurs! earned her the Best Director prize at the Ghent International Film Festival in 1999, while leading lady Karin Viard...

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

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...

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

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...

Jake Gyllenhaal's Southpaw Gets Star-studded Screening At Cannes

The Brokeback Mountain star was slated to present his new drama on Tuesday (19May15), but producers at the Weinstein Company had to axe the event at late notice as Gyllenhaal was unable to...

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

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...

Embrace Of The Serpent Wins Top Director's Fortnight Prize At Cannes

The filmmaker closed out the Directors' Fortnight segment of the annual event on Friday (22May15) by picking up the honour. In total, 18 films were screened in the feature competition as part...

Michael Caine Despairs At 'Discotheques' At 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...

Robin Thicke Goes Public With New Romance In Cannes

The R&B hitmaker, 38, split from Paula Patton, his wife of nine years, in February last year (14) and he has been dating 20 year old Geary since late 2014. They made...

Paulina Wins Top Critics' Week Prize At Cannes Film Festival

The drama about a young lawyer who abandons her career to teach violent kids has been named the winner of this year's Nespresso Grand Prize. Meanwhile, Cesar Acevedo collected two awards for...

Matthew Mcconaughey And Naomi Watts Wrote Love Letters To Each Other For New Film

The Gus Van Sant-directed drama, which was booed by some critics at Cannes Film Festival in France last week (15May15), features a widowed man, played by MCConaughey, who travels to Japan's famous Suicide...

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Marks Return To Film At Cannes

Rai Bachchan was at the annual French event to premiere her new film, Jazbaa (Passion), the actress' first movie since 2010. The Indian star took a break to focus on motherhood in...

Michael Caine Skipped Cannes Film Festival For 49 Years After Award Loss

The Dark Knight star returned to the glitzy annual event this week (begs18May15) to promote his new movie Youth, and admits he had not been to the festival for 49 years after he...

Netflix Bosses Acquire Kevin James Film At Cannes

Executives of the Internet streaming site acquired worldwide distribution rights to the comedy, solidifying Netflix's foray into distributing original films. While the figures of the deal were not disclosed, the movie will...

Book Series The Mirror Set For Film Adaptation

The contemporary book series, written by Chinese novelist Cang Yue, has already sold more than seven million copies. There are six instalments so far, and the story takes place in Eden, a world...

Cannes Organisers Respond To 'Flatgate' Heel Controversy

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...

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