EXCLUSIVE: Here's a hot project headed to the Cannes Film Festival next month: Jason Sudeikis, Lee Pace and Timothy Olyphant are set to star in 'Driven,' a turbo-charged story about the FBI sting operation to entrap maverick car designer John DeLorean. Show More Summary
ANALYSIS: As the Cannes Film Festival approaches next month, the buzz in France is all about the flimmaker that is not a filmmaker. The festival selected two Netflix original productions to be shown at the international event: South Korea’s “Okja” starring Tilda Swinton and Jake Gyllenhaal; and American indie film “The Meyerowitz Stories” starring Ben Stiller and Adam […]
Oscar-winning filmmaker and fugitive from justice is headed back to Cannes Film Festival.
The Cannes Film Festival has just made a handful of additions to its Official Selection, including Roman Polanski’s Based On A True Story (D’Après Une Histoire Vraie) which will screen out of competition. The Eva Green-starrer had been...Show More Summary
Former Red Granite Pictures co-president Christian Mercuri is launching Capstone Group, a financing, production and international sales company that will make its debut next month at the Cannes Film Festival market. The Beverly Hills-based...Show More Summary
After previously announcing Pedro Almodóvar as the president of its 2017 jury and letting Jessica Chastain’s name slip out, the Cannes Film Festival has filled in the rest of the roster, which includes actress Fan Binbing, directors Paolo Sorrentino, Maren Ade, Agnès Jaoui, and Park Chan-wook, and composer Gabriel Yared. Show More Summary
With just a few weeks to go before the curtain rises on the 70th Cannes Film Festival, organizers have set the eight jury members who will serve under President Pedro Almodovar. Among those joining the Spanish filmmaker are two-timeShow More Summary
Directors' Fortnight has added a special screening title to its lineup for this year's event which kicks off at the Cannes Film Festival next month. The Nothing Factory, by Portugal's Pedro Pinho, is described as a riff on the subject of industrialization, unemployment and the workers' struggle. Show More Summary
Noah Baumbach’s new film, The Meyerowitz Stories, stars Dustin Hoffman as the aging father of adult children. Hot on the heels of its acquiring by Netflix (reported exclusively here) and winning a slot in the competition at Cannes, the...Show More Summary
Ewan McGregor’s looks are a force to be reckoned with! Here’s a 25-year-old version of the ‘Trainspotting’ star at the Cannes Film Festival back in 1996 (left) and 21 years later... the sci-fi staple better known as Obi-Wan…
Organized since 1969 by the French Directors’ Guild, Directors’ Fortnight (officially The Directors’ Fortnight, but rarely referred to as such) is the most storied of the independent parallel festivals at Cannes and something of a refuge...Show More Summary
Glorious seafood, stunning views Cannes, France is perhaps best known for playing host to the entertainment industry during the Cannes Film Festival in May, and then again to advertising heavyweights during Cannes Lions in June. ButShow More Summary
The Critics' Week sidebar of the Cannes Film Festival revealed its selection for the 56th edition this morning with Artistic Director Charles Tesson unveiling 11 first and second features that will make up the main program, including seven in competition, as well as 13 shorts. Show More Summary
"C'est moi!" Another teaser for the Cannes Film Festival! Kicking off the 70th edition of the festival this May is this film, Ismael's Ghost (or Les fantômes d'Ismaël), from French director Arnaud Desplechin (of My Golden Days). The film stars Mathieu Amalric as a filmmaker named Ismael, who is just about to begin shooting his next feature. Show More Summary
That Sophia Coppola was remaking a problematic Clint Eastwood movie had us confounded. But now that the trailer for The Beguiled has hit ahead of its world premiere at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival, we're outright intrigued. Nicole Kidman, Kirsten...
How do you start a film festival? Most just start it with, y’know, a film – not always one of your best, even, particularly if you’re talking about Sundance or Cannes, where much of the audience has come from some distance and has a reasonably good chance of snoozing through it anyway. SXSW and the […]
The Directors' Fortnight section of the Cannes Film Festival has lived up to expectations to deliver a strong line up of films for its 49th edition, with titles from newer helmers like Sean Baker, Geremy Jasper and Rungano Nyoni as well as projects from Cannes veterans such as Claire Denis, Abel Ferrara and Philippe Garrel. Show More Summary
Palme Thursday is A.A. Dowd’s monthly examination of a winner of the Palme D’Or, determining how well the film has held up and whether it deserved the highest prize awarded at the Cannes Film Festival. Viridiana (1961) and The Long Absence...Show More Summary
It was the memory of the Cannes Critics Week hosted by Filmex at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in November 1974 that inspired critic and programmer Robert Koehler to do something similar. As a UCLA freshman, he covered the festival for the Daily Bruin. “I’ve been waiting since then for someone...
In Sofia Coppola’s The Beguiled, world premiering at the 2017 Cannes International Film Festival, Colin Farrell plays a wounded enemy soldier during the Civil War who is given shelter at an all-girls boarding shool. The trailer shows that Farrell is up to no good, looking more like a wolf in sheep’s clothing than one of […]