Thursday, July 27, 2017

Cannes Film Festival

Sunday, May. 28, 2017

The Cannes Film Festival awarded its coveted Palme d'Or award to Ruben Ostlund's Swedish comedy "The Square" on Sunday, while Sofia Coppola became only the second woman to win the best director award.

"Oh my god! OK," the Swedish filmmaker exclaimed after he bounded onto the stage to...

Friday, May. 26, 2017

It's a long way from May in France to February in Los Angeles, but the Cannes Film Festival has often been a breeding ground for Academy Awards campaigns.

The Oscars aren't much on the minds of the filmmakers or attendees in Cannes; the festival is its own achievement, with nearly as much...

Friday, May. 26, 2017

The Cannes Film Festival, with its late-night soirees and throngs of paparazzi, isn't an ideal place for children. Few of its movies are PG-rated, nor is much of the nightlife.

Yet at this year's Cannes, kid actors have delivered many of the festival's most memorable performances, often...

Wednesday, May. 24, 2017

The imagery was stark, if inevitable: 12 Palme d'Or winners, one of them female.

When the Cannes Film Festival celebrated its 70th anniversary on Tuesday, it assembled luminaries from across cinema as well as many of the recent winners of its top prize. Jane Campion was the only woman...

Monday, May. 22, 2017

This year's Cannes Film Festival has been a sprawling, international referendum on Netflix, with votes registered in catcalls and applause, and some of the biggest names in cinema staking out their positions.

As the world's largest and most prestigious film festival, Cannes has often been...

Saturday, May. 20, 2017

For many younger moviegoers, "Wonderstruck" will be their first Todd Haynes film.

"Depends on what kind of parent you are," Haynes chuckled while sitting in a shady rooftop corner of the Cannes Film Festival's hub, the Palais.

The director's other options aren't quite kid-friendly...

Saturday, May. 20, 2017

"120 Beats Per Minute," a French AIDS drama with a full heart and a pounding rhythm, debuted at the Cannes Film Festival on Saturday and quickly joined the shortlist of favorites for the festival's coveted Palme d'Or prize.

Directed by Robin Campillo, the co-screenwriter of the Palme d'Or...

Friday, May. 19, 2017

You walk along a high metal fence that once divided Arizona and Mexico and into a small holding cell where you are asked to take off your shoes and socks. All around you are the abandoned shoes of migrants who have been arrested by the border patrol. When a red light flashes, you enter a large...

Friday, May. 19, 2017

Netflix's entry into the Cannes Film Festival produced new drama Friday as the first screening of its film "Okja" was met with boos for Netflix and a technical glitch that prompted the festival to restart the film and apologize to the audience.

At the end of all the commotion, largely...

Wednesday, May. 17, 2017

The 70th Cannes Film Festival opened Wednesday under the lights of Cote D'Azur sunshine and high-wattage stars such as Will Smith and Marion Cotillard. But a brewing storm over Netflix's place at the world's most prestigious film festival clouded the event as Cannes rolled out the red carpet....