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.

Yes We Cannes! In the Red Carpet Wars, Cannes is the Victor.

2014-05-19 14:57

Robyn Cooke, style blogger, explains why the annual Cannes Film Festival is the best place to view red carpet fashion.

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.

Japanese thriller draws big boos in Cannes

2013-05-21 14:40

A blood-soaked Japanese entry for the Palme d'Or has "gone down like a lead balloon" at the Cannes film festival, opening to poor reviews from critics and boos from the audience.

First look: Mandela movie poster

2013-05-20 13:11

The first teaser poster for the long-awaited Nelson Mandela biographical film, Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom, has been unveiled at the Cannes Film Festival.

Baz Luhrmann defends hip-hop Great Gatsby

2013-05-17 14:52

Not everyone is a fan of the hip-hop flavoured soundtrack of The Great Gatsby, but director Baz Luhrmann says using modern music was essential to capturing the spirit of F Scott Fitzgerald's 1925 novel.

Cannes 2013 opens with stormy night

2013-05-16 09:03

A stormy French Riviera was the setting for Hollywood celebrities Leonardo DiCaprio and Steven Spielberg who opened the prestigious Cannes festival.

Cannes prepares for Great Gatsby excess

2013-05-15 20:01

The 66th annual Cannes Film Festival will kicks off with Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby, and promises a night of glamour and decadence.

Tough times for European film industry

2013-05-14 19:45

With the spotlight on Cannes for this year's film festival, it's difficult to ignore the 'many clouds over movie funding', that are making the glamourous show difficult to maintain.

SA comedy Blitz Patrollie off to Cannes

2013-04-23 15:43

Blitz Patrollie, a new South African comedy about the misadventures of two police officers, is set to screen at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival in May.

Cannes Palme d'Or line-up announced

2013-04-18 16:04

Movies by Steven Soderbergh, Nicolas Winding Refn and the Coen brothers are among films vying for the coveted Palme d'Or at next month's Cannes Film Festival.


Watch a scene from Sofia Coppola's new movie The Bling Ring, which tells of a group of fame-obsessed teenagers who use the internet to track celebrities' whereabouts in order to rob their homes. Starring Emma Watson, Taissa Farmiga, Leslie Mann. In cinemas 15 November.

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Steven Spielberg to head Cannes jury

2013-02-28 13:41

Steven Spielberg has been named head of the Cannes Film Festival jury, which will take place on the French Rivieria from 15-26 May.

Love wins at Cannes

2012-05-27 21:57

Michael Haneke has won the top prize at the Cannes film festival with his stark film about love and death, Amour.

Kylie's golden moment in Cannes

2012-05-25 10:37

Singer Kylie Minogue marks a return to acting in surreal new film Holy Motors, which has premiered in Cannes.

Brad Pitt throws bachelor party

2012-05-24 22:21

Brad Pitt reportedly held his "super sophisticated" bachelor party after the premiere of his latest movie in Cannes before taking the party to P Diddy's yacht.

Kim and Kanye hit Cannes

2012-05-24 15:50

Kanye West has shown off his new girlfriend Kim Kardashian as he launched his debut short film in Cannes.


Yes We Cannes! In the Red Carpet Wars, Cannes is the Victor.

2014-05-21 11:30

Robyn Cooke, style blogger, explains why the annual Cannes Film Festival is the best place to view red carpet fashion.

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.


A look at the red carpet fashions, photo call love fests and cinematic glamour on show during the first week at the world's premiere film festival at Cannes in the south of France.

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Strauss-Kahn sex scandal film leaks online

2013-05-17 15:40

The sex scandal surrounding disgraced ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn has returned to Cannes when clips of an upcoming film about the affair leaked onto the internet.

Chopard jewels worth $1m stolen at Cannes

2013-05-17 13:56

Jewellery worth more than $1m made by Swiss jeweller Chopard and due to be loaned to stars walking the red carpet at the Cannes film festival have been stolen.


See the Cannes jury, led by Steven Spielberg and including Nicole Kidman and Christoph Waltz, attend the rain-drenched opening night screening at the 66th annual Cannes Film Festival of Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan and Tobey Maguire.

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All eyes on Spielberg as Cannes opens

2013-05-15 18:52

With the 66th annual Cannes Film Festival kicking off, speculation is rife as to what will catch the eye of this year's jury president Steven Spielberg.

Nicole Kidman, Ang Lee join Cannes jury

2013-04-24 12:49

Nicole Kidman, Ang Lee and Christoph Waltz will join the Cannes Film Festival jury with head judge Steven Spielberg next month.

Cannes tribute for Woodward and Newman

2013-04-18 17:24

The 66th Cannes Film Festival will pay tribute to Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman, whose loving embrace is featured in the poster for this year's event.

Bling Ring to open Cannes Un Certain Regard

2013-04-18 12:54

Sofia Coppola's The Bling Ring, starring Emma Watson, will open the Cannes Film Festival's new talent section Un Certain Regard, organisers have said.

Amelie star to host Cannes ceremony

2013-04-09 17:27

French actress Audrey Tautou, best known for the 2001 film Amelie, will host the opening and closing ceremonies of the Cannes Film Festival next month, one of the organisers has said.

Oliver Hermanus readies biblical new film

2012-06-20 11:28

South African director Oliver Hermanus, whose most recent film Skoonheid debuted at Cannes last year, has a new film of biblical proportions in the works.

Alec Baldwin to marry after Cannes

2012-05-25 18:01

Alec Baldwin is said to be planning to elope with fiancée Hilaria Thomas and tie the knot after the Cannes Film Festival closes.

Nicole Kidman vamps it up in Cannes

2012-05-25 07:18

Nicole Kidman sizzles as a small-town vampire drawn to a convicted murderer in Lee Daniels' The Paperboy, which made its debut at the Cannes Film Festival.

Tom Hardy plays God

2012-05-24 22:21

Tom Hardy has said it was less intimidating working with Gary Oldman on The Dark Knight Rises than Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy because he gets to play God in the superhero flick.

Brad Pitt: No chance of directing

2012-05-24 15:21

Brad Pitt, who is in Cannes to promote his latest movie, revealed that he has no intention of following fiancée Angelina Jolie into directing.

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