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Kirsten Dunst And Donald Sutherland Among Cannes Film Festival Jury Members

Veteran actor Sutherland and Dunst, who won the best actress prize for Melancholia at the annual French event in 2011, are among the members of this year's (16) jury, which will be led...

Cannes Film Festival Tribute Planned For Prince

It is not known exactly how the singer will be remembered at this year's festival, which begins on 11 May (16), but as well as appearing in the films Purple Rain and Under...

The Bfg, Money Monster, Cafe Society: Cannes Film Festival 2016 Is Looking Amazing

Looks like the 69th Cannes Film Festival is going to be a good one! There's plenty to look forward to in both the In Competition and Out Of Competition categories for 2016, not least with...

Woody Allen Makes History With Third Cannes Opening Film

The director's latest movie, Cafe Society, starring Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart will open the 69th edition of the iconic French film event on 11 May (16). Although the film, set in 1930s Hollywood,...

George Miller To Head Up 2016 Cannes Jury

The Mad Max: Fury Road director is set to preside over the panel of judges which will select winners of awards at the cinema event, including the prestigious Palme d'Or prize. He...

Italian Filmmaker Ettore Scola Dies

The moviemaker passed away on Tuesday (19Jan16) at a hospital in Rome after falling ill on Sunday (17Jan16), according to the Associated Press. Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi shared his condolences following...

Rooney Mara: 'I Hate Censoring Myself'

The 30-year-old is garnering huge critical acclaim for her work on the movie Carol, alongside Cate Blanchett, but despite her ever increasing profile, Rooney is still reluctant to be herself in interviews, and often comes...

Justin Bieber Apologises To Ronda Rousey

The 28-year-old mixed martial arts champion claimed the Baby star was rude to her 17-year-old sibling after the teenager asked the singer to pose for a photograph with her at the Cannes Film...

Justin Bieber Upsets Ronda Rousey By Dissing Her Sister

The Furious 7 bada** claims the Baby singer was rude to her teenage sister when she asked him for a photograph at the Cannes Film Festival in France earlier this year (May15)....

Director Gaspar Noe's Film Banned In Russia Over Explicit Content

Noe debuted the movie at the Cannes Film Festival in France earlier this year (15), and it was scheduled to hit cinemas in Russia in the autumn (15). Love, which centres on...

Filmmaker Solveig Anspach Dies At 54

Anspach was an acclaimed writer and director, whose first feature film, Haut les Coeurs! earned her the Best Director prize at the Ghent International Film Festival in 1999, while leading lady Karin Viard...

Coen Brothers And Co Choose 'Dheepan' As Palme D'or Winner

The Cannes Film Festival jury headed by the Coen brothers and including Jake Gyllenhaal and Sienna Miller has awarded Jacques Audiard the Palme d'Or for his movie Dheepan. The gritty drama tells the story of...

'Dheepan' Upsets The Competition To Take Home Palme D'or At Cannes

French film Dheepan has become the unexpected winner of this year’s Palme D’Or at the Cannes film festival. Directed by Jacques Audiard, the film took home the festival’s highest honour at its closing ceremony on...

Jake Gyllenhaal's Southpaw Gets Star-studded Screening At Cannes

The Brokeback Mountain star was slated to present his new drama on Tuesday (19May15), but producers at the Weinstein Company had to axe the event at late notice as Gyllenhaal was unable to...

Michael Fassbender And Marion Cotillard Bring A New Kind Of 'Macbeth' To Cannes

Macbeth stars Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard arrived in Cannes on Saturday, as the film premiered as the final competition entry to be screened before the festival prize is announced tomorrow. The film is now...

Embrace Of The Serpent Wins Top Director's Fortnight Prize At Cannes

The filmmaker closed out the Directors' Fortnight segment of the annual event on Friday (22May15) by picking up the honour. In total, 18 films were screened in the feature competition as part...

Michael Caine Despairs At 'Discotheques' At Cannes Film Festival

Sir Michael Caine may have won over the famously stubborn audience at the Cannes Film Festival with his latest movie Youth, but the 82-year-old had admitted feeling his age as the annual bash becomes more...

Robin Thicke Goes Public With New Romance In Cannes

The R&B hitmaker, 38, split from Paula Patton, his wife of nine years, in February last year (14) and he has been dating 20 year old Geary since late 2014. They made...

Paulina Wins Top Critics' Week Prize At Cannes Film Festival

The drama about a young lawyer who abandons her career to teach violent kids has been named the winner of this year's Nespresso Grand Prize. Meanwhile, Cesar Acevedo collected two awards for...

Matthew Mcconaughey And Naomi Watts Wrote Love Letters To Each Other For New Film

The Gus Van Sant-directed drama, which was booed by some critics at Cannes Film Festival in France last week (15May15), features a widowed man, played by MCConaughey, who travels to Japan's famous Suicide...

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Marks Return To Film At Cannes

Rai Bachchan was at the annual French event to premiere her new film, Jazbaa (Passion), the actress' first movie since 2010. The Indian star took a break to focus on motherhood in...

Michael Caine Skipped Cannes Film Festival For 49 Years After Award Loss

The Dark Knight star returned to the glitzy annual event this week (begs18May15) to promote his new movie Youth, and admits he had not been to the festival for 49 years after he...

Netflix Bosses Acquire Kevin James Film At Cannes

Executives of the Internet streaming site acquired worldwide distribution rights to the comedy, solidifying Netflix's foray into distributing original films. While the figures of the deal were not disclosed, the movie will...

Book Series The Mirror Set For Film Adaptation

The contemporary book series, written by Chinese novelist Cang Yue, has already sold more than seven million copies. There are six instalments so far, and the story takes place in Eden, a world...

Cannes Organisers Respond To 'Flatgate' Heel Controversy

The organisers of the Cannes Film Festival have struck back at outraged reports that women are being refused entry for certain film premieres for not wearing high heels, claiming that the rumours are “unfounded”.The controversy...

Directors Join Forces To Fight Climate Change

Bertolucci and Wenders, along with directors such as Fernando Meirelles, Atom Egoyan, and Bob Rafelson, have loaned their support to Film4Climate, an initiative of the World Bank's Connect4Climate programme. The goal of...

Jane Fonda Honoured At Cannes

The Barbarella star, 77, was honoured for her impressive contribution to women's causes over the years, and during her acceptance speech, the actress called for more representation of females in the film industry,...

Jackie Chan Offering Funding For Young Chinese Filmmakers

The martial arts superstar, through his Project A: Young Filmmaker Development Fund, has teamed up with organisers at the Cannes Market for the 3rd Annual New Chinese Film Talents Forum. Eight aspiring...

Tom Ford's Film Scores Big Deal At Cannes

The designer's sophomore film, which stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Amy Adams, was scooped up by executives on Sunday (17May15), making it one of the biggest deals to come out of the French film...

Amy Winehouse Documentary Impresses The Critics But Angers Singer's Family At Cannes Film Festival

Amy, Senna director Asif Kapadia’s documentary about tragic singer Amy Winehouse premiered at the Cannes Film Festival on Friday, earning almost unanimous praise from the critics. But even before its premiere the film found itself...

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