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Festival De Cannes

Winter Sleep, Winner of the Palme d'Or, Tipped for the Academy Awards' Best Foreign Language Film

Helen I. Hwang | Posted 01.19.2015 | Entertainment
Helen I. Hwang

Winter Sleep, winner of the Palme d'Or and FIPRESCI Prizes at this year's Cannes Festival, is a film centered on brilliant dialogue where the subtleties of the relationships are slowly unveiled through conversations of what's said and not said.

We Need a Hero: Bill O'Dowd of Dolphin Films Talks Mattel's Max Steel

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 10.15.2014 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

All we really need to do is watch a teenager playing a video game -- trance-like and oblivious to the world around them -- to know that entertainment, in every way shape or form, can change the way we think and act. Personally, I found the deepest meaning of this concept last summer, while visiting a filmmaker for a piece I was writing on him.

Discovering Azerbaijan in Cannes: A Talk with the Torn Cast and Crew

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 08.06.2014 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

While a cacophony of media and breaking news buzz around us in our daily lives, I personally need the human touch to help me understand a country or a situation. And for that human touch I turn to art, music or even better, cinema to get me to the heart of the matter.

My Love Affair With the Cannes Film Festival

Amancay Tapia | Posted 08.04.2014 | Arts
Amancay Tapia

Many of the films that are shown in the Cannes competition and parallel sections are difficult and challenging to watch. This is a festival that encourages artistic freedom and there is always that one movie that will blow everyone away.

These Final Hours: A Chat With Zak Hilditch, Nathan Phillips and Angourie Rice in Cannes

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 07.30.2014 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

For the first 20-odd minutes, Zak Hilditch's These Final Hours appeared to me like a really well shot, fantastically acted B movie. But then a little girl took over the screen, Rose, an intricately written, important, wise girl who changed everything.

The Titli Interviews: Yash Raj Films' Avtar Panesar in Cannes

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 07.28.2014 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

When you put together two Indian cinema heavyweights like Dibakar Banerjee Productions and Yash Raj Films, you can't help but have a winning film.

Reinventing Reality: An Interview With The 'Party Girl' Filmmakers In Cannes

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 07.26.2014 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

The film Party Girl, which opened the 'Un Certain Regard' section this year in Cannes, had a very special, personal meaning for me, an extra reason to watch it...

The Titli Interviews: Filmmaker Kanu Behl in Cannes

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 07.25.2014 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

For me, there is always a film within a festival that defies all expectations. Of course, to even choose a film from a catalogue of hundreds, it has to be on my radar for a few reasons (some truly mundane) which include favorite actor or actress, filmmaker, writer or producer.

The Cannes Diaries: Ending on a High Note with Jimmy's Hall

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 07.24.2014 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

Cannes was full of unusual discussions and strange happenings.

'The Titli Interviews': Actor Ranvir Shorey in Cannes

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 07.23.2014 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

As charismatic as his characters have been on-screen, that is Ranvir Shorey in person. But the man I interviewed, coming straight off his premiere, and the standing ovation the film got in the Salle Debussy, and dressed in tailored Indian fineries, was also insightful, kind, funny, intelligent and humble.

Fear and the Filmmaker in Cannes: The Aftermath of the Inauguration of the Public Toilet at Kilometer 375

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 07.22.2014 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

Despite its short length, The Aftermath is a full and significant film, and although bare and minimalist in look, it's crowded with expectation. It is also groundbreaking, as I've endlessly mentioned before, the first film from Egypt to be included in the Cinéfondation.

Queen of the Gift Lounges: DPA's Nathalie Dubois-Sissoko in Cannes

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 07.21.2014 | Style
E. Nina Rothe

For a woman to manage the best lounges at the Toronto International Film Festival, Cannes, the Golden Globes and the French César Awards, one must be pretty amazing, so catching up with Dubois-Sissoko was a must.

Challat of Tunis at ACID in Cannes: Urban Legend or True Lunatic?

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 07.19.2014 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

Kaouther Ben Hania's film Challat of Tunis screened in front of an overpacked, sold-out audience this year in Cannes, part of the ACID program. ACID is a French film directors association that helps films find an audience, but also distribution and more screening options.

Everything You Should Know From The First Few Days Of Cannes

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 05.19.2014 | Entertainment

CANNES, France (AP) — The Associated Press is all over the Cannes Film Festival — from its glitzy premieres to the celeb parties and quirky moment...

Marcello's Ogle... Cannes Is Coming!

Marcin J. Sobczak | Posted 06.22.2014 | Arts
Marcin J. Sobczak

Festival du Cannes (or Cannes International Film Festival, if you like) has its long-standing tradition of elegant and meaningful posters. Two years...

Harnessing Creativity for the Public Good

Diana El-Azar | Posted 08.20.2013 | Impact
Diana El-Azar

Advertising and marketing are all too often seen as part of an industry that simply promotes brands, manipulates people's desires and pushes people to consume more than they need. But creative industries can be a powerful force for social good.

Author Slams Lesbian Movie Based On Her Book Despite Top Cannes Honor

Posted 05.29.2013 | Gay Voices

"Blue Is The Warmest Color" may have taken home a top honor at Cannes Film Festival, but one person isn't fully satisfied with the film. Author Ju...

The Breakout Stars Of Cannes

AP | JAKE COYLE | Posted 07.27.2013 | Entertainment

CANNES, France — "Look at these people, this wildlife." As the partying journalist of Paolo Sorrentino's "The Great Beauty," Toni Servillo was ...

Lesbian Drama Wins Top Honor At Cannes

Posted 05.26.2013 | Entertainment

The Cannes Film Festival has crowned its winners. The biggest honor of the French festival went to Abdellatif Kechiche's "Blue is the Warmest Colo...

Forest Whitaker's Big Finish

AP | THOMAS ADAMSON | Posted 05.26.2013 | Entertainment

CANNES, France -- Academy award-winner Forest Whitaker turns in a solid performance as a cop searching for the murderer of a white teenager in the mov...

Cannes Crowns Big Winners

AP | JAKE COYLE and THOMAS ADAMSON | Posted 07.26.2013 | Entertainment

CANNES, France — The tender, sensual lesbian romance "Blue is the Warmest Color: The Life of Adele" won the hearts of the 66th Cannes Film Festi...

India's Film Industry Tries To Distance Itself From Bollywood

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 05.20.2013 | Entertainment

CANNES, France -- Indian cinema is being feted in Cannes on its 100th birthday. But amid the celebrations, the B-word – "Bollywood" – rema...

Why the Cannes Jewel Heist Is the Perfect Caper (and Very French!)

Tony Potts | Posted 07.20.2013 | Entertainment
Tony Potts

I have been to the Cannes Film Festival many times. So, when I heard of the heist of jewels, worth $1.4-million, I nodded as if to say to myself, "I could easily see that happening."

"Can't Repeat the Past? Why, of Course You Cannes!" Why F. Scott Fitzgerald Fans Should Love Leonardo DiCaprio as Gatsby

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 07.15.2013 | Arts
Anne Margaret Daniel

In 1926, F. Scott Fitzgerald and his family were in France, spending most of their time on the Riviera where Baz Luhrmann's movie of The Great Gatsby will open the Cannes Film Festival tonight.

Cannes Diary 2012

Peggy Siegal | Posted 08.15.2012 | Entertainment
Peggy Siegal

We are now part of 200,000 filmmakers, dealmakers, studio execs, stars, journalists, models, hookers and yachtsmen ready to see 22 films in competition and party till dawn for 12 days.