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Un Certain Regard

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...

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.

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.

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,

Force Majeure: Lessons From a Troubled Marriage

Tara Fass | Posted 12.29.2014 | Divorce
Tara Fass

From the outside looking in, this family has it all: youth, looks, athleticism, personality, money, health and strangely, a sexless marriage. This couple clearly needs to make more time for each other, but they don't. The strain created by them turning away from each other is palpable.

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 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.

The Cannes Diaries: Star Wars in Abu Dhabi, Adrien Brody as an Emperor and Ranvir Shorey

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 07.21.2014 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

Here's to hoping that one day, soon, cinema may bring cultures together, and great actors, world directors and multi-lingual writers may work alongside each other to create masterpieces that can transcend borders and labels.

The Cannes Diaries: Divorce Orthodox Style, the Next Arab Superstar and Hugs on the Croisette

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 07.17.2014 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

Walking up the stairs of the Theatre Croisette inside the JW Marriott after the screening, I felt as if I was thankfully coming up for air, after having been submersed in feelings and beautifully cinematic anguish for nearly two hours.

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...

Believing: Hany Abu-Assad's Omar Gets Standing Ovation in Cannes

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 07.28.2013 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Sitting across from Abu-Assad, one quickly realizes he is unlike most filmmakers, and that's why Omar is such a multi-layered, touching and wonderfully complex film.

James Franco Takes On Classic

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 05.14.2013 | Entertainment

There's no rest for James Franco, who continues to add on to his busy year with the newly released trailer for his adaptation of William Faulkner's "A...