Cannes Film Festival

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PRIZE OF UN CERTAIN REGARD HRÚTAR (Béliers / Rams) by Grímur Hákonarson JURY PRIZE ZVIZDAN (Soleil de plomb / The High Sun) by Dalibor Matanić BEST DIRECTOR PRIZE Kiyoshi Kurosawa for KISHIBE NO TABI (Vers l’autre rive / Journey to ...
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When the high heel controversy hit Cannes, my first thought was unless you’ve been here it’s impossible to know how steeped in tradition it is. There’s that iconic image of a beautiful woman on the red carpet at Cannes. She ...
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It’s frustrating to see the biggest story out of Cannes that women aren’t allowed to wear flats on the red carpet. On the one hand, I get it — women should never be forced to wear high heels.  On the ...
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The Cannes Film Festival is about as far from the Oscar race as you can get and in some way, at least internationally, it eclipses it.  There is a curious mix here of general distaste for American film and the ...
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Paolo Sorrentino just hit it out of the park here at Cannes, delivering what has to be the most compelling screening of everything I’ve seen here thus far with the possible exception of Carol.  When it finally came to an ...
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There are so many people here better at the film festival than I am. They see the right movies. They get in line at the right time. They have the right take on Twitter. They write up a review that ...
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There is always that one movie in Cannes. It’s the “child molester movie” or the “father daughter incest movie” or the “Middle=aged women buying favors from impoverished sex workers .” Now we have the “brother and sister incest fairy tale.” ...
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You don’t know how hearts burn For love that cannot live yet never dies Until you’ve faced each dawn with sleepless eyes You don’t know what love is – Billie Holiday Into the world of housewives, martinis, long leather gloves, ...
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Brazen Mediterranean winds paid the city of Cannes a visit yesterday, announcing their arrival by whipping up skirts, sending plastic cups tumbling across tables, transporting cloth napkins into alleyways and ruining every best laid hairstyle to hit the Croisette. It ...
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An – a film about sweet red bean paste and the simplicity of happiness Naomi Kawese’s film An, which translates to Sweet Red Bean Paste, is one of the surprises, at least for me, at the festival so far. The ...
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The Latin Times posted megapics from last night’s opening ceremony here in Cannes.  What a jury, huh?
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It is always disappointing to see great films hit Cannes only to lose momentum by the time they hit the nasty game known as the awards race. It’s always disappointing anyway to see how such an array of great films ...
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Robin Write at writeoutofla.com shares his favorite Palme d’Or winners at Cannes. Final installment of a three-part post. The correlation between the winner of the Palme d’Or and the Best Picture Oscar (or more indirectly the Cannes Film Festival and ...
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Robin Write at writeoutofla.com shares his favorite Palme d’Or winners at Cannes. Second installment of a three-part post. Did you know that the big prize, the Palme d’Or was called the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film between 1939 ...
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Looks like yet another great performance from Joaquin Phoenix, not to mention Parker Posey and Emma Stone.
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The Weinstein Co. debuted three stills from the eagerly anticipated film version of Shakespeare’s Macbeth. It contains what I believe is the best quote ever put down on paper (later appropriated by Faulkner – also used, alas, in Birdman last ...
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The jury has just been announced for the upcoming Cannes Film Fest: Joel & Ethan Coen – Presidents (Directors, Writers, Producers – United States) Rossy de Palma (Actress – Spain) Sophie Marceau (Actress, Director – France) Sienna Miller (Actress – ...
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70% of Palme d’Or winners have come from just 7 countries: USA, Italy, France, UK, Japan, Sweden and Denmark. 58% from the first four alone. Counting the other 8 countries who have won the Palme more than once, 88% of ...
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For the first second time in history, Cannes will open with a film directed a woman. Variety reports that Cannes this year will open with Emmanuelle Bercot’s La Tete Haute. I was happy to see enthusiasm for this choice from Variety’s ...
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