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Cate Blanchett To Lead 2018 Cannes Film Festival Jury

Cate Blanchett has landed one of the film world's most prestigious honors by being named president of the Cannes Film Festival jury this week, ahead of the 71st event which hits France in May. She...

Everything You Need To Know About Palme D'or Winner 'The Square'

This weekend saw the announcement of Swedish art satire 'The Square' as this year's Palme d'Or prize winner at the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival. It came as quite the surprise for everyone, given that...

Will Smith Launches Defence Of Netflix At Cannes Film Festival

Will Smith has used his position on the jury of this year’s Cannes Film Festival to launch a passionate defence of streaming giant Netflix, in disagreement with the jury’s president, director Pedro Almodovar.Smith was part...

The Beguiled, Okja And Wonderstruck: The Best Palme D'or Nominees For Cannes Film Festival 2017

Cannes Film Festival 2017 kicks off this week and those officially selected for Competition are particularly exciting this year. The Palme d'Or nominees offer thrills, colour, mystery, poignant propositions as well as some of Hollywood's...

Ken Loach Wins Cannes Palme D'or For 'I, Daniel Blake'

British director Ken Loach has won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival for his latest film I, Daniel Blake. The drama, starring Dave Johns, focuses on a joiner from Newcastle who needs benefits...

Heidi Klum Topless For Cannes Film Festival Beach Day

The German star, 42, took a day off from the glitz and glamour of the Cannes Film Festival red carpet to hit the Gulf of Saint-Tropez with her boyfriend, Vito Schnabel, and opted...

'Loving' Star Ruth Negga Tipped For Oscar After Wowing Cannes

It’s only May, but critics already believe they have a frontrunner for next year’s Best Actress Oscar, Loving star Ruth Negga. The acclaimed drama debuted at the Cannes Film Festival yesterday (May 16th) and has...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Directors Join Forces To Fight Climate Change

Bertolucci and Wenders, along with directors such as Fernando Meirelles, Atom Egoyan, and Bob Rafelson, have loaned their support to Film4Climate, an initiative of the World Bank's Connect4Climate programme. The goal of...

Amy Winehouse Documentary Impresses The Critics But Angers Singer's Family At 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...

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

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...

Sophie Marceau Suffers Another Wardrobe Malfunction At Cannes

The French actress, who is a judge on the festival jury, accidentally flashed her underwear as she hitched up her dress to avoid tripping on steps. This year's garment gaffe wasn't as...

A Week In Movies: Cannes Kicks Off, Tomorrowland Premieres, Cameras Roll In Miami And Trailers Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Meryl Streep And Anne Hathaway

The 68th Cannes Film Festival kicked off on the French Riviera this week with acting icon Catherine Deneuve, who stars in the opening night film Standing Tall. She was joined on the red carpet by...

Veep Creator To Direct Stalin Film

Iannucci revealed he is leaving his post as the executive producer of Julia Louis-Dreyfus' U.S. political comedy last month (Apr15), explaining that he decided to leave behind the gruelling shooting schedule in favour...

Abel Ferrara Planning Kickstarter Campaign For New Movie

The King of New York filmmaker has co-written an adaptation of Swiss psychologist Carl Jung's The Red Book, a collection of his works on dreams, and he has asked Dafoe to pull double...

Salma Hayek's Daughter 'Saved' Her Life During Tough Heart-eating Scene

The Mexican beauty plays a queen in the fairytale epic, and in one startling scene she had to feast on a bloody sea monster's heart on a silver platter - and it didn't...

Tom Hardy Apologises To Mad Max Director For Doubting Vision

The British actor, who takes on the role originated by Mel Gibson in 1979's Mad Max, admits he wasn't always convinced Miller knew what he was doing and questioned the filmmaker's direction and...

Julianne Moore Receives Cannes Film Festival Prize A Year Late

The Oscar winner attended the industry event for a week last year (14) but flew back to the U.S. before she was named Best Actress at the festival's award ceremony for her role...

Lupita Nyong'o Stuns Cannes With Uganda-inspired Grasshopper Green Gown

The 12 Years a Slave star was one of the many celebrities who helped open this year's 10-day film event - the 68th annual festival - but the always stylish Nyong'o stood out...

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