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MIPIM’s original dates (10-13 March) are changing due to growing concerns related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Festival announces its female-dominated selection committee
South Korean director dives deep into widening gulf between rich, poor with his enthralling film “Parasite”
Also, the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) awarded the film their top prize International Critics’ Trophy.
French actor is European cinema star, famous for unforgettable roles in 1960s
Since last year, the Festival de Cannes has ended on a Saturday and no longer on a Sunday. As the last night has retrieved the warmest colours of the party and celebration, the last film screened will be a beautiful end to an Official Selection launched eleven days earlier.
This year’s jury chaired by Claire Denis
American filmmaker returns to French festival after 25 years
The Cannes Film Festival is preparing to welcome film professionals from all over the world to its Marché du Film. The world’s leading film market and also the oldest, celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2019. Created at the 1959 Cannes, the Marché du Film is now the indispensable venue for negotiations about most productions distributed …
In “Gueule d’Ange” (Angel Face), the first film by French filmmaker Vanessa Filho, Marion Cotillard plays a single mother who leaves her eight-year-old daughter behind after an encounter at a night club. This film was born out of a visceral need to express the want of love, feelings of insecurity, and emotional dependence. Filho wanted …
Film is compelling in describing how falling in love is a mystic force akin to magic or a curse, says filmmaker
Fifty years ago, France was shaken by radical waves of protests and strikes by workers, students, and farmers, in what is now known as the May 1968 revolution. This year, galled by years of public sector pay cuts and President Emmanuel Macron’s neoliberal economic programme, France’s labour unions led civil servants, hospital staff, and other …
Film scooped Best Screenplay award in Un Certain Regard competition
Palme d’Or went to Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Shoplifters, drama that tells story of impoverished family, painting uncensored image of Japanese middle class
Eva Husson’s Girls of the Sun premiered at Cannes Film Festival in official competition
Christopher Nolan, the writer-director who was nominated several times for Oscars and renowned for his innovative cinema, opened up about his experiences as a director in one of the masterclasses held at the Cannes Film Festival. He was welcomed by an enthusiastic crowd who stood for hours awaiting the event. The British director spoke about …
Egyptian critic Youssef Cherif Rizkallah wins achievement award for his lifetime contributions
Late Egyptian director was awarded Cannes Film Festival’s 50th anniversary Lifetime Achievement Award in 1997
Some of the films can be considered explicit messages to world leaders in hope of reconsidering policies related to refugees
Veteran British director Ken Loach has won his second Palme d’Or prize for best film. Surprise winner “I, Daniel Blake” highlights the struggles of bureaucracy in the UK’s shrinking welfare system.
Eshtebak [Clash] opened ‘Un Certain Regard’, a section of the festival’s official selection, at this year’s prestigious Cannes Film Festival
An international critics’ poll in British film magazine Screen had Mike Leigh’s “Mr Turner” a whisker ahead of the slow-burn domestic drama “Winter Sleep” by Nuri Bilge Ceylan of Turkey, whose career Cannes has long championed.
Mutassim Kadhafi was killed with his father on October 20 last year. Investigators never questioned the son.