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Festival De Cannes

Australian Gendered Violence Film Makes Waves

Vanessa de Largie | Posted 06.14.2016 | Arts
Vanessa de Largie

Daughter is a short film by Australian filmmakers -- Sarah Jayne and Ivan Malekin. The film explores violence against women, societal stigmas and vi...

Eze -- A Must Visit When in the French Riviera

Craig O'Sullivan | Posted 06.09.2016 | Travel
Craig O'Sullivan

After many years of wanting to visit, this May my mother and I were finally able to book a trip to the Mediterranean coastal jewel of France that is t...

Mohamed Diab's 'Clash' in Cannes: A Message About Humanity

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 05.18.2016 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

The cast and crew of Clash attend the film's world premiere in 'Un Certain Regard' in Cannes Sometimes a film makes history even before it is screene...

Five Reasons I'm Sad to Miss the Cannes Film Festival... and a Few Why I'm Not

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 05.10.2016 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

A still from The Cinema Travelers by Shirley Abraham and Amit Madheshiya, screening as part of the Cannes Classics The Festival de Cannes kicks off t...

Immigration, Ambition, Identity Shape Film Miss India America

Jim Luce | Posted 03.25.2016 | Entertainment
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Jim Luce

It should come as no surprise to anyone familiar with the culture of South Asian immigrants that both ambition and identity do a similar dance, often with greater intensity, and is among the latest variations on a familiar American story.

Kirsten Dunst Frumps it Down for Midnight Special Yet Remains a Superstar

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 03.15.2016 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Jaeden Lieberher and Kirsten Dunst in a scene from Jeff Nichols' Midnight Special Apart from being a striking style icon, Kirsten Dunst is also a dam...

Documentary Film Legendary AD Goes to Cannes Film Festival in 2016

Morena Duwe | Posted 11.13.2016 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

Legendary AD tells the stories of the lesser-known names in Hollywood who have played monumental roles in the production of films such as Star Wars, Pulp Fiction, The Godfather, Interstellar and many more.

The Muse and Her Director: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Sanjay Gupta Talk 'Jazbaa'

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 10.08.2016 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

In Cannes this year, the actress was there to promote her upcoming film Jazbaa, the feature directorial debut for Bollywood mega producer Sanjay Gupta, and her return to acting after a five-year hiatus.

The Venice Diaries 2015: Kicking It Off With Orson Welles, a Woman's Man

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 09.01.2016 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

A good 30 years after his death, the genius that was, is and always will be Orson Welles is finally enjoying the recognition he deserves.

'Not Charity, Just Work': An Interview with the Ethical Fashion Initiative's Simone Cipriani

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 07.22.2016 | Style
E. Nina Rothe

The most impressive show at this June's Pitti Uomo collections in Florence was a presentation titled "Constellation Africa". Parading down the runway were some of the best menswear looks I've seen in a long time.

Weapon of Peace: A Talk With Odessa International Film Festival's Julia Sinkevych

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 06.26.2016 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Putting a film festival together is never an easy task. There are flight and hotel arrangements to be made, films to secure from their sales agents, celebrities to invite and locations to be booked.

It's All About Zeina Nabulsi, Beirut's Hidden Glamour Gem

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 06.23.2016 | Style
E. Nina Rothe

I wanted to meet Zeina Nabulsi while she was in Cannes, not only because her Zeynah collections are dreamy and gorgeously made but also because of something beloved Elie Saab wrote about this talented designer, based in Beirut.

Basil Khalil's Ave Maria: Questioning the Rules

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 06.20.2016 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Khalil's film doesn't deal with the Netanyahu and Hamas of the conflict, instead choosing the human side of the struggle. When a very small group of Palestinian Carmelite nuns and a family of Jewish settlers "collide" together through a car crash outside the convent, they then need each others' cooperation to get away from one another as soon as possible.

Nadine Labaki on Life, Freedom and Cinema's True Power, in Cannes

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 06.09.2016 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

If there is one film that changed my life, it's Nadine Labaki's Caramel. It is the kind of movie I can watch again and again, and still find hidden within it new gems of wisdom and insights.

Requiem for a Cinematic Heavyweight: Adieu Abu Dhabi Film Festival

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 06.07.2016 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Just a few days before this year's Festival de Cannes, those of us who watch, love and write about Arab cinema received a press release from Abu Dhabi that seemed like just another announcement.

Uncovering The True Cost of Fast Fashion With Livia Firth in Cannes

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 06.03.2016 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

I discovered in Cannes the impact that a new business model of fast fashion produces; this 52-seasons a year retail frenzy that affects the poorer parts of our world in such a horrific way.

Top 5 Tips for Your Next Cannes Film Festival

Sonia Laszlo | Posted 05.28.2016 | Entertainment
Sonia Laszlo

The glamorous Cannes Filmfestival is much more than just a film festival where the French welcome world cinema. Apart from one of the most prestigious festivals, it is also a marketplace for many things.

Jonas Carpignano's Mediterranea in Cannes: The Humanity Beneath the Headlines

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 05.27.2016 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

What drives an issue home each and every time is when it is made personal, when the headlines become faces, or in this case when the refugees of war, hunger, religion or politics, turn into human beings -- just like you and me.

'Chronic' at Cannes: Tim Roth As a Depressed Male Hospice Nurse

Karin Badt | Posted 05.23.2016 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

Tim Roth gives an outstanding performance in Michel Franco's new film Chronic, which just premiered at Cannes, as a male nurse who bizarrely goes beyond the call of duty to care for his dying patients.

The Cannes Diaries 2015: Aishwarya, Hitchcock, Heelgate and Wajib

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 05.23.2016 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Still a bit to go until the Palme d'Or and Un Certain Regard prizes are announced in Cannes, and speculations are aplenty regarding the winners. Some say the festival was devoid of great works of art, others complained about the Festival de Cannes typical bureaucracy.

'Valley of Love' at Cannes: Isabelle Huppert and Gerard Depardieu Summoned to Californian Desert by Dead Son

Karin Badt | Posted 05.23.2016 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

What is most enjoyable in the movie is the Americana kitsch and the setting, filmed from a foreigner's perspective: the Corkscrew Saloon where the couple speak together, the bright supermarket, the hotel pool area and -- especially -- the landscapes of Death Valley.

Entrepreneur Hani Farsi Launches New Program to Help Arab Women Filmmakers

Karin Badt | Posted 05.22.2016 | Impact
Karin Badt

Once a restauranteur of high end restaurants and clubs, currently a prominent film producer, Farsi is also the founder of the philanthropic Mohammed S. Farsi Foundation, named after his father, which helps support education, health development and the arts all over the world -- and now this new program at UCLA.

The Cannes Diaries 2015: The DPA Gifting Lounge Top 10 Must Haves

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 05.19.2016 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Usually visiting the DPA Gifting Lounge in Cannes is a treat and a welcomed oasis of treats and beautiful things to behold for this overstretched writer in need of some serious rest. But this year, Nathalie Dubois-Sissoko provided so much more than that.

The Cannes Diaries 2015: Stalking Jake Gyllenhaal and the Rebirth of Arab Cinema

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 05.19.2016 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Once in Cannes, I hit the ground running. Picked up my credentials, again a flirt fest of pat-downs, s'il vows plaît madame and merci's, and went to visit the United Arab Emirates pavilion, which has seen some changes.

The Cannes Diaries 2015: Ten Reasons I'm Looking Forward to the Croisette

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 05.13.2016 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

When a filmmaker knows how to say the right thing, I'm hooked before I even watch a film. Funny thing is, instinctually I almost always get it right, as far as my personal taste is concerned. The Other Side is a must-watch documentary by fellow Italian Roberto Minervini,