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Cannes Jury Greeted with (Some) Boos from Press

Karin Badt | Posted 05.22.2016 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

Journalists tonight were surprised by the awards given out by the Cannes jury--a jury which included actors Kirsten Dunst, Vanessa Paradis and Donald ...

Paul Verhoeven's "Elle" Wows Cannes: A Comic Thriller Starring Isabelle Huppert

Karin Badt | Posted 05.21.2016 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

Paul Verhoeven's film Elle features a video game executive who is menaced by her erstwhile rapist and yet not only refuses to tell the police, but returns nightly to her empty, scary huge apartment, stoically undaunted by the likelihood of a masked intruder crashing through the windows once more.

All Hail Michael Fassbender In The First 'Macbeth' Trailer

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 06.04.2015 | Entertainment

Imagine "Game of Thrones" with Michael Fassbender speaking Shakespearean. Then you've got "Macbeth." The first teaser trailer for Justin Kurzel's "...

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.

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.

Film Review: Two Days, One Night -- The Wages of Human Solidarity

Dan Siegel | Posted 11.15.2014 | Entertainment
Dan Siegel

The Dardennes offer a fascinating glimpse of the human face when confronted up-close with a moral choice between compassion and self-interest.

Nuri Bilge Ceylan's "Winter Sleep" Wins Palme d'Or at Cannes: A Masterpiece

Karin Badt | Posted 07.24.2014 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan took home the Palme d'Or this year with his outstanding achievement, Winter Sleep. No surprise here at Cannes, where this 3 ½ hour film was the buzz all week.

Everything You Need To Know About The Cannes 2014 Winners

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 05.24.2014 | Entertainment

The 67th annual Cannes Film Festival came to a close on Saturday, May 24. The awards were finally handed out and while some wins were expected, others...

The Cannes Diaries: Grace of Monaco, a Slasher, a Party Girl and SANAD

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

The festival kicked off perfectly for me inside the Palais on Wednesday morning, to watch the first Cannes screening of Olivier Dahan's Grace of Monaco, starring Nicole Kidman. I expected entertainment from the film and instead, got a lesson in what it means to be a woman, a strong woman.

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...

Marion Cotillard Gets Bilingual In 'The Immigrant'

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 10.26.2013 | Entertainment

Melodrama is ripe in the new international trailer for "The Immigrant," a Palme d'Or contender at this year's Cannes Film Festival. The story of Ewa (...

ReThink Review: Blue Is the Warmest Color - Get Over the Sex Scene

Jonathan Kim | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Despite the fact that it's an over three-hour-long intimate epic based on a graphic novel that features one of the year's most mesmerizing performances (by a 19-year-old, to boot), all the media wants to talk about is the film's minutes-long, explicit love scene between the film's two stars.

Leading Lights, Worldly Issues Headline Mill Valley Film Festival

Dan Siegel | Posted 11.12.2013 | San Francisco
Dan Siegel

The annual Marin film fest, in its 36th year, will feature early peaks at Oscar contenders, award nights to rising and veteran stars and storytellers and compelling features and documentaries of social significance.

Steven Spielberg and Jury Discuss the Winners of Cannes

Karin Badt | Posted 07.26.2013 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

No one at Cannes was surprised that Abdellatif Kechiche's Blue is the Warmest Color won the Palme d'Or this year. Three hours long, this simple story...

Which Film Will Win the Palme d'Or?

Gilles Jacob | Posted 07.26.2013 | Entertainment
Gilles Jacob

The two souls of cinema coexist in Cannes: independent cinema and commercial cinema. And this magical equilibrium must be preserved, one embellishing the other, making it sing the way a fine wine inspires a delicious dish. Who, then, will win the Palme d'Or this year?

Von Trier's 'Dancer In The Dark' Turned Into Opera

nytimes.com | ZACHARY WOOLFE | Posted 10.01.2011 | Arts

If Sarah Bernhardt's definitive performance in Victorien Sardou's 1887 play "La Tosca" had been available through Netflix, would Puccini ever have bas...

Terrence Malick's 'The Tree Of Life': A Contemporary Garden Of Eden?

G. Roger Denson | Posted 02.08.2014 | Arts
G. Roger Denson

Eminently lyrical and rapturous in the cinematic manifold that it kaleidoscopically brings into and out of focus onscreen with each turn of the Terrence Malick lens, Tree of Life is one of those singular cinematic milestones.

Prince William on Honeymoon As Controversial Diana Film Premieres in Cannes

Yvonne Yorke | Posted 07.17.2011 | Style
Yvonne Yorke

While Prince William is on his honeymoon, moving forward with the next chapter of his life, 4,800 miles away there are those who are still looking back into the tragic events in his past.

Top 5 Films At Cannes 2011

Posted 07.12.2011 | Arts

Right now all eyes are on the French Riviera. The 64th Annual Cannes Film Festival rolled out its red carpet and opened on May 11th with Woody Allen's...

Interview With Winner of Cannes Festival: Thai Director Weerasethakul Speaks About Reincarnation

Karin Badt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

I met with Weerasethakul, director of Uncle Boonmee, the #2 prizewinning film at Cannes. A man as peaceful and articulate as the movie, he laughed when I asked him to explain his film.

Tim Burton Announces Palme d'Or Winner at Cannes: Thai Film Uncle Boonmee

Karin Badt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

Uncle Boonmee quietly took Cannes by surprise for its evocative story of a dying man who experiences his past lives, including one as a buffalo in a jungle and another as a catfish.

Michael Haneke: When the Nazis Were Children

Erica Abeel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Erica Abeel

Haneke's masterful drama unfolds in a rural German town on the eve of World War I, in an attempt to unearth the origins of Nazism.

Cannes Wrap Up: What Journalists are Saying

Karin Badt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

Fish Tank tells the story of an alienated adolescent girl fighting her way to have an identity with a mother who hates her and a peer group which shuns her.

Palme d'Or Winner of Cannes 2009: Michael Haneke's "White Ribbon"

Karin Badt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

The intent of the movie is to show how the imminent war -- or any imminent war -- results from the sickness of a culture as well as from inherent human malice.

The Class: Inside the Walls of French Education

Karin Badt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

The Class, despite its intentions to show dynamic pedagogy at work, reveals its the opposite: how "learning" in France consists of accumulating "facts."