The Coen brothers join the Cannes Film Festival 2015 jury

2015-01-20 14:59

The Coen brothers, the award-winning American directors of No Country for Old Men , Fargo and The Big Lebowski , are to jointly head this year's Cannes Film Festival jury.

The Best and Worst of Cannes 2013

2013-05-28 16:25

Now that the rarefied dust of Cannes 2013 has settled, we take a look at some of the highs and lows from the festival we have pretty high on our bucket list.

Polanski laments 'masculinising' of women

2013-05-27 16:14

Director Roman Polanski says the birth control pill has had a "masculinising" effect on women and that the levelling of the sexes is "idiotic".

Violent portrait of SA Zulu ends Cannes

2013-05-27 11:11

Zulu , a film portaying South African gang culture, has premiered at the close of the Cannes Film Festival with its stars Forest Whitaker and South African actor Conrad Kemp walking the red carpet.

Spielberg defends graphic lesbian sex

2013-05-27 08:45

Cannes jury president Steven Spielberg has defended the graphic sex scenes in Blue is the Warmest Colour , a French story of lesbian love which won the Palme d'Or.

Blue is the Warmest Colour wins at Cannes

2013-05-26 19:59

Abdellatif Kechiche's lesbian love story Blue is the Warmest Colour has won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival.

£1m for space trip with Leonardo DiCaprio

2013-05-24 13:45

A seat beside Leonardo DiCaprio on Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic space flight has sold for almost £1m at amfAR's annual gala and auction at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.


2013 amfAR benefit

2013-05-24 09:37

Some of the biggest names in show business came out to show their support for the fight against AIDS at at the 20th Annual Cinema Against AIDS benefit on 23 May, in Cap d'Antibes, southern France.

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Fake PSY fools Cannes celebs

2013-05-23 23:00

A man from rural France impersonated Gangnam Style star PSY at the Cannes Film Festival, eating, drinking and partying with the stars in Cannes for two days, reports say.

Ryan Gosling's new movie booed at Cannes

2013-05-22 17:37

Only God Forgives , a blood-spattered revenge tale starring Ryan Gosling as a US fugitive running a Bangkok drugs racket has received harsh reviews from critics at the Cannes Film Festival.


Lesbian movie love scenes row sours success

2013-10-04 12:01

A lesbian love movie that scooped best film at Cannes opens next week, but its Palme d'Or has been tarnished by a row between the director and his stars over the filming of its graphic sex scenes.

Best quotes from the 2013 Cannes Film Festival

2013-05-28 13:37

Some of the movie world's best known and most influential actors, writers and directors have been on the French Riviera for the past 11 days for the 66th Cannes Film Festival.


Watch this scene from lesbian love story Blue is the Warmest Colour which won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival.

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The 66th annual Cannes film festival bowed out on Sunday, 26 May with some of Hollywood's most-loved celebrities taking to the red carpet for the closing awards ceremony at the prestigious event. The preceding week was also filled with the cream of Hollywood and European cinema premiering their new films.

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Blue lesbian love epic wins at Cannes

2013-05-26 21:56

An audacious lesbian love story featuring hardcore sex, Blue is the Warmest Colour , has won the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival in a watershed year for gay rights.

Cannes heads for nailbiter finish

2013-05-26 19:24

Stars have paraded at Cannes one last time ahead of the awarding of the coveted Palme d'Or top prize, as suspense mounted over one of the tightest races in years.

Glitzy amfAR raises $25m for Aids research

2013-05-24 09:58

With an apt rendition of Goldfinger , Shirley Bassey roused celebrity revellers to dig deep into their pockets at the 20th amfAR gala, helping to raise an estimated $25m for Aids research.

Another jewel theft hits Cannes

2013-05-24 07:55

Thieves outsmarted 80 security guards in an exclusive French Riviera hotel and made off with a necklace that creators say is worth a staggering €2m — in the second such jewellery heist during this year's Cannes Film Festival.

Ryan Gosling misses Cannes premiere

2013-05-23 11:13

Ryan Gosling has dealt a blow to the glamorous Cannes Film Festival this year after failing to attend the red carpet premiere of his latest movie Only God Forgives .

Spotlight on gay rights at Cannes

2013-05-21 19:22

Michael Douglas and Matt Damon have put their hetero hunk image aside to play gay lovers in the buzzed-about Liberace biopic, Behind the Candelabra , which makes its Cannes debut.

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