ARTICLES RELATING TO CANNES FILM FESTIVAL 2018

Japenese film Shoplifters wins highest prize at Cannes

2018-05-20 10:53

Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda's tender portrait of a poor, improvised family "Shoplifters" has won the Palme d'Or, the top award at the Cannes Film Festival.

SA film The Harvesters gets standing ovation at Cannes

2018-05-16 12:23

South African film The Harvesters had its worldwide premiere at the 71st annual Cannes Films Festival.

Lars von Trier's new serial killer film causes walkout at Cannes

2018-05-15 14:07

Seven years after being banned by the Cannes Film Festival, Lars von Trier again caused a stir.

Gay cinema comes of age at 'milestone' Cannes

2018-05-14 17:00

No fewer than 14 gay-themed movies are showing at Cannes - double the number last year.

Italian master of mafia gore to shoot 'Pinocchio'

2018-05-14 11:16

Matteo Garrone, the Italian director known for his ultra-violent mob films, is planning to give the children's classic Pinocchio his own twist.

Jessica Chastain, Lupita Nyong'o and Penelope Cruz to star in female-led spy film

2018-05-11 14:29

Jessica Chastain, Cotillard, Lupita Nyong'o, Penelope Cruz and Fan Bingbing promote James Bond-like spy thriller at Cannes.

On opening night some break Cannes' selfie ban

2018-05-09 08:45

In its first trial, the Cannes Film Festival's ban on selfie-taking on the red carpet was adhered to by most, but not all.

Scandal, protesting stars and bans as Cannes festival opens

2018-05-08 14:40

The most political Cannes film festival in years opens with female stars vowing to protest on the red carpet, two top directors barred from attending and bans hanging over other movies.

Cannes golden couple Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz return to open festival

2018-05-07 09:55

The Oscar-winning actors both star in the psychological thriller Everybody Knows, which will kick off the festival and is up for the top Palme d'Or prize.

John Travolta to get first Cinema Icon Award at Cannes Film Festival

2018-05-05 10:46

For John Travolta, "icon" will be the word at the Cannes Film Festival, where he'll get Variety's inaugural Cinema Icon Award.

 
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The 71st international Cannes Film Festival closed with a glitzy ceremony and prize giving. See the pics here.

The 71st international Cannes Film Festival closed with a glitzy ceremony and prize giving. See the pics here.

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Solo: A Star Wars Story touches down in Cannes

2018-05-16 10:48

The Han Solo spinoff Solo: A Star Wars Story has touched down at the Cannes Film Festival.

Kristen Stewart ditches her shoes on Cannes red carpet

2018-05-15 11:02

Kristen Stewart made a statement on the Cannes red carpet by walking barefoot.

Male Hollywood stars must take pay cuts says Salma Hayek

2018-05-14 11:16

The Mexican-born actress, a leading voice in the #MeToo and Time's Up movements, said highly-paid male stars would have to make sacrifices.

Universal nabs Jessica Chastain's female-led spy film

2018-05-14 10:39

In one of the biggest sales of the Cannes Film Festival, Universal Pictures has acquired the female-led spy thriller 355, which Jessica Chastain promoted as an antidote to male-centered action films.

6 South African films showing at Cannes this year

2018-05-09 11:53

Six South African films will be showcased at this year's Cannes Film Festival.

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Celebrities walked the red carpet at the opening ceremony of the71st Cannes Film Festival. See the pictures here.

Celebrities walked the red carpet at the opening ceremony of the71st Cannes Film Festival. See the pictures here.

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Harvey Weinstein's absence looms over scandal-hit Cannes

2018-05-07 19:00

The world's biggest film festival has moved to align itself with the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment.

Netflix chief says 'mistakes' led to Cannes boycott

2018-05-05 11:11

"Sometimes we make mistakes. We got into a bigger situation with Cannes than we meant to," said Hastings, in Lille, northern France, for the Series Mania festival.

Cannes welcomes back Lars Von Trier after 7 year ban

2018-04-21 20:00

Seven years after being banned by the Cannes Film Festival for jokingly calling himself a Nazi, Danish director Lars von Trier has been invited back to the French festival

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