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Cannes film festival difficult to hold 'in original form' – organizers

Apr 15, 2020 - 12:02 PM

The festival has originally been moved to late June and early July due to the coronavirus

A picture taken from the Festival Palace in Cannes, southern France, on May 10, 2016, shows the palm symbol seen through a palm sculpture on the eve of the 69th Cannes Film Festival. - This year's film festival will take place from May 11 to May 22, 2016. (Photo by LOIC VENANCE / AFP)

Cannes and Venice film festivals rule out going virtual

Apr 08, 2020 - 7:20 PM

Cannes has been postponed until the end of June, while the team behind the Venice film festival is strongly against going virtual

People walk past a wall painting on May 13, 2019, on the eve of the opening of the 72th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southeastern France. - This year's Cannes Film Festival is running from May 14th until May 25th. (Photo by CHRISTOPHE SIMON / AFP)

Cannes film festival postponed to survive coronavirus pandemic

Mar 20, 2020 - 6:27 PM

The Cannes film festival will not take place as planned in May, with its directors looking at postponing it until late June

Spike Lee to be first black president of Cannes film festival jury

Jan 14, 2020 - 5:15 PM

The 'BlacKkKlansman' director is the first person of black African descent to preside at the world's biggest film festival

Liam Gallagher documentary to premiere at Cannes

May 21, 2019 - 9:38 PM

'Liam Gallagher: As It Was' is a feature-length documentary on the former Oasis frontman's 'years in the musical wilderness'

Elton John biopic 'Rocketman' blows Cannes away

May 17, 2019 - 6:39 PM

The critically-acclaimed biopic on Elton John's life receives an extended standing ovation at the Cannes film festival

Film about the Christchurch mosque massacre announced at Cannes

May 16, 2019 - 12:17 PM

'Hello Brother' is co-written by Egyptian producer Moez Masoud, who will also produce the movie

A police officer secures the area in front of the Masjid al Noor mosque after a shooting incident in Christchurch on March 15, 2019. - Attacks on two Christchurch mosques left at least 49 dead on March 15, with one gunman -- identified as an Australian extremist -- apparently livestreaming the assault that triggered the lockdown of the New Zealand city. (Photo by Tessa BURROWS / AFP)

Sylvester Stallone to show 'Rambo 5' teaser at Cannes 2019

May 09, 2019 - 10:34 AM

'Rambo V: Last Blood' will be shown as part of the out of competition in Cannes

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 14: Sylvester Stallone attends "Creed II" New York Premiere at AMC Loews Lincoln Square on November 14, 2018 in New York City. John Lamparski/Getty Images/AFP

Tarantino's 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' to compete at Cannes Film Festival

May 02, 2019 - 7:59 PM

The highly-awaited film starring Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio and Margot Robbie is heading to Cannes this month

Lav Diaz's 'Ang Hupa' to premiere at Cannes Film Festival

May 02, 2019 - 7:12 PM

The film will be part of the festival's Director's Fortnight section

PREMIERE. 'Ang Hupa' by Lav Diaz is set to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. Image courtesy of the Film Development Council of the Philippines

Japan wins Cannes top prize after Harvey Weinstein accuser takes stage

May 20, 2018 - 12:11 PM

'Shoplifters' wins the Palme d'Or, as women call for justice for victims of sexual abuse at the Cannes Film Festival

Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-Eda (R) poses on stage with Australian actress and President of the Jury Cate Blanchett after he was awarded with the Palme d'Or for the film "Shoplifters (Manbiki Kazoku)" on May 19, 2018 during the closing ceremony of the 71st edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / Alberto PIZZOLI

The week in photos: May 12-18, 2018

May 19, 2018 - 2:48 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

A Palestinian youth waves a sparkler next a mosque in Gaza City on May 16, 2018, as the faithful prepare to start the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan. / AFP PHOTO / MOHAMMED ABED

Male Hollywood stars must take pay cuts – Salma Hayek

May 13, 2018 - 10:21 PM

'Time's up. You had a good run but it is time now to be generous with the actresses,' Salma says to the men

US-Mexican actress Salma Hayek Pinault walk the red carpet in protest of the lack of female filmmakers honored throughout the history of the festival at the screening of "Girls Of The Sun (Les Filles Du Soleil)" during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 12, 2018 in Cannes, southeastern France.  Only 82 films in competition in the official selection have been directed by women since the inception of the Cannes Film Festival whereas 1,645 films in the past 71 years have been directed by men. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCE

'Time's up': Female stars fight back at Cannes protest

May 12, 2018 - 11:20 PM

The women participating in the march reflect the breadth of female talent around the globe but acutely under-represented in the cinema world

'TIME'S UP' PROTEST. Australian actress and President of the Jury Cate Blanchett arrives on May 10, 2018 for the screening of the film 'Cold War (Zimna Wojna)' at the 71st edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. Photo by Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP

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

May 07, 2018 - 8:17 PM

The couple star in Asghar Farhadi's Spanish psychological thriller 'Everybody Knows,' which is up for the Palme d'Or prize

(FILES) In this file photo taken on March 06, 2018 Spanish actor and actress Javier Bardem (R) and Penelope Cruz pose during a photocall to present the film 'Loving Pablo' in Madrid.  The 71st Festival de Cannes will take place from May 8 to May 19, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / OSCAR DEL POZO

Female stars dominate Cannes festival 2018 jury

Apr 18, 2018 - 5:50 PM

Cate Blanchett, Kristen Stewart, Lea Seydoux and director Ava DuVernay are among the members of the jury

Netflix pulls out of Cannes festival

Apr 12, 2018 - 7:05 PM

The decision partly stems from Netflix's refusal in 2017 to show their movies in French cinemas, which would have barred the company from putting their films on streaming until 3 years after

Star Wars spin-off to be presented at Cannes

Apr 07, 2018 - 12:32 PM

'Solo: A Star Wars Story' is part of the Cannes out of competition films

Cate Blanchett to head Cannes festival jury

Jan 04, 2018 - 7:22 PM

The choice of Blanchett will be seen as politically charged after a deluge of allegations against powerful men in entertainment, politics and the media

CANNES JURY PRESIDENT. This file photo taken on December 07, 2017 shows Australian actress Cate Blanchett smiling during a photo call in Dubai. Patrick Baz/AFP

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May 30, 2017 - 9:30 AM

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Swedish comedy 'The Square' is surprise Cannes winner

May 29, 2017 - 10:37 AM

Joaquin Phoenix Diane Kruger win Best Actor and Best Actress at the closing ceremony of Cannes Film Festival 2017

Daftar lengkap pemenang 'Cannes Film Festival 2017'

May 29, 2017 - 9:49 AM

Film The Square asal Swiss keluar sebagai pemenang utama

Sutradara film 'The Square', Ruben Ostlund, asal Swiss yang memenangkan kategori puncak, Palme d'Or di 'Cannes Film Festival 2017'. Foto dari akun Instagram festivaldecannes.

Karier Robert Pattinson bangkit di 'Cannes Film Festival'

May 26, 2017 - 9:20 AM

Menurut kritikus di Cannes Film Festival akting Robert Pattinson di Good Time patut dipertimbangkan

'Twilight' star Robert Pattinson revamps career at Cannes

May 25, 2017 - 11:48 PM

Cannes critics say Robert Pattinson s part in Good Time is a game changer

Cannes' red carpet falls silent for Manchester victims

May 23, 2017 - 11:50 PM

Cannes Director Thierry Fremaux leads the festival staff for a minute of silence on the red steps of the Palais des Festivals

Cannes mayor David Lisnard (C), General Delegate of the Cannes Film Festival Thierry Fremaux (6th L), President of the Cannes Film Festival Pierre Lescure (8th L), French actress Isabelle Huppert (4th R) and staff of the festival observe a minute of silence to pay homage to the victims of the Manchester terrorist attack that occured a day before, on May 23, 2017 at the 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / Anne-Christine POUJOULAT

Netflix told their films should not win Cannes as festival opens

May 18, 2017 - 12:27 AM

Cannes jury chief Pedro Almodovar says that the Palme d Or should not be given to any of the films sponsored by the streaming giant

Spanish director and President of the Feature Film Jury Pedro Almodovar poses on May 17, 2017 among photographers during a photocall ahead of the opening ceremony of the 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCE

'Marlina Si Pembunuh dalam Empat Babak' menuju 'Festival Film Cannes 2017'

May 15, 2017 - 1:38 PM

Film yang dibintangi Marsha Timothy ini akan tayang di sesi Quinzane des Realisateurs atau Directors Fortnight pada 24 Mei mendatang

Marsha Timothy memerankan tokoh Marlina di film 'Marlina Pembunuh Empat Anak'. Foto oleh IFI Indonesia.

Cannes to 'ban' streaming-only films from competition

May 11, 2017 - 12:38 AM

Organizers of the Cannes Film Festival accept this year s Netflix entries but announce a new rule for 2018

(FILES) This file photo taken on April 14, 2011 shows the Netflix company logo at the Netflix headquarters in Los Gatos, CA on Wednesday, April 13, 2011.  The Cannes film festival effectively slapped a ban on future Netflix-backed movies May 10, 2017 after the streaming giant refused to screen its two films in this year's competition in French cinemas. / AFP PHOTO / Ryan Anson

Will Smith on jury of Cannes film festival – organizers

Apr 26, 2017 - 12:19 AM

The actor joins Jessica Chastain Fan Bingbing and Pedro Almodovar in this year s list of jury members

Cannes festival accused of airbrushing star's thighs

Mar 30, 2017 - 10:59 AM

There are many more important things to discuss in our world It s only cinema says Italian actress Claudia Cardinale on the alleged airbrushing of her photo

'Ma' Rosa' review: Mean streets

Jul 06, 2016 - 9:16 PM

The horror of Ma Rosa lies in its ability to unflinchingly portray a shocking universe It tops the cruelties already dealt with by a society that is forced to accept overpowering economic inequity writes Oggs Cruz

Screengrab from trailer courtesy of Center Stage Productions

Review ‘Prenjak’: Bukan melulu soal kelamin, tapi kegetiran bertahan hidup

May 31, 2016 - 5:13 PM

Prenjak memenangi kategori Semaine de la Critique Festival Film Cannes 2016

FILM PRENJAK. Salah satu adegan di film pendek berjudul 'Prenjak'. Film besutan sutradara asal Yogyakarta itu berhasil memperoleh penghargaan sebagai film pendek terbaik di Festival Film Cannes, Perancis. Foto dari screen capture Youtube

WATCH: Jaclyn Jose recalls meeting Kirsten Dunst, jury members in Cannes Film Festival

May 27, 2016 - 9:40 PM

Jaclyn recounts her experiences in Cannes with her daughter Andi Eigenmann

Brillante Mendoza addresses criticism of Jaclyn Jose's 'Ma' Rosa' performance

May 27, 2016 - 9:07 PM

Responding to critics who say that Jaclyn Jose s role was merely a supporting one Ma Rosa director Brillante Mendoza defends his lead actress performance

Photo by Paolo Abad/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Jaclyn Jose arrives in Manila after Cannes victory

May 24, 2016 - 6:33 PM

Inaalay ko sa Pilipino ang trophy na ito Hindi ito basta trophy napakahirap makuha ito Jaclyn says upon her arrival

Jaclyn Jose: 5 fun facts about the veteran actress, loving mom and grandma

May 23, 2016 - 10:14 PM

Fun tidbits about veteran Filipino actress Jaclyn Jose a best actress winner at Cannes film festival 2016

epa05324001 Philippino actress Jaclyn Jose poses with her Best Performance by an Actress award for 'Ma'Rosa' during the Award Winners photocall at the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, 22 May 2016. EPA/JULIEN WARNAND

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IN PHOTOS: Andi Eigenmann shares awesome moments from Cannes 2016

May 23, 2016 - 3:31 PM

Andi has some great fashion moments at Cannes 2016 celebrates with her mom best actress winner Jaclyn Jose shares travel photos taken in beautiful France and promotes Ma Rosa with the cast at the film festival

IN PHOTOS: Jaclyn Jose's emotional Cannes 2016 win

May 23, 2016 - 1:30 PM

See the actress big moment as she celebrates with daughter Andi Eigenmann and Ma Rosa director Brillante Mendoza after her Best Actress win at Cannes 2016

Photo by Sebastien Nogier/EPA

Andi Eigenmann, other stars react to Jaclyn Jose's Cannes victory

May 23, 2016 - 10:20 AM

My very own mother to be the first ever Filipino to win the Best Actress Award at the Cannes Film Festival a proud Andi tweets

epa05323908 Philippino actress Jaclyn Jose (L) receives the Best Performance by an Actress award for 'Ma'Rosa' as Philippino actress Andi Eigenmann (R) looks on during the Closing Award Ceremony of the 69th Cannes Film Festival, in Cannes, France, 22 May 2016. For the first time in the festival history, the Golden Palm winning movie will be screened at the closing ceremony. EPA/GUILLAUME HORCAJUELO

Britain's Ken Loach wins Cannes gold with moving austerity tale

May 23, 2016 - 3:49 AM

The director s movie I Daniel Blake beats favorites such as Toni Erdmann by Maren Ade and Jim Jarmusch s Paterson

(L-R) British screenwriter Paul Laverty, British director Ken Loach and British producer Rebecca O'Brien pose during the Award Winners photocall after he won the with the Palme d'Or (Golden Palm) award for his movie 'I, Daniel Blake' at the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France. Photo by Julien Warnand/EPA

PH's Jaclyn Jose wins best actress at Cannes

May 23, 2016 - 2:47 AM

Veteran Filipino actress Jaclyn Jose wins for her role as a mother forced to sell drugs to survive in Brillante Mendoza s Ma Rosa

The Philippines' Jaclyn Jose (L) celebrates onstage with Filipino director Brillante Mendoza after being awarded Best Actress during the closing ceremony of the 69th Cannes Film Festival. Photo by Alberto Pizzoli/AFP

'The Exorcist' filmmaker says Vatican let him film real exorcism

May 20, 2016 - 10:34 AM

I was invited by the Vatican exorcist to shoot and video an actual exorcism which few people have ever seen and which nobody has ever photographed claims William Friedkin the director of The Exorcist

Screengrab from Facebook/The Exorcist (TheExorcist.Official)

Director Brillante Mendoza urges Duterte to 'change' Philippines

May 19, 2016 - 1:40 PM

He [Duterte] will do whatever he has to do as the new president and I will do what I do as an artist Brillante says

epa05314021 Philippino director Brillante Mendoza poses during the photocall for 'Ma'Rosa' at the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival, in Cannes, France, 18 May 2016. The movie is presented in the Official Competition of the festival which runs from 11 to 22 May. EPA/GUILLAUME HORCAJUELO

Filmmaker Brillante Mendoza holds up mirror to Philippines' dark side

May 18, 2016 - 11:48 AM

Get to know Brillante Mendoza a director known for choosing controversial topics crafting stories of ordinary people in scenarios that range from prostitution to homosexuality and corruption

BRILLANTE MENDOZA. Filipino filmaker Brillante Mendoza has taken part in the Cannes Film Festival four times now with his 2016 film in competition, 'Ma' Rosa.' Here, he poses during the photocall for 'Taklub' at the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival last 2015. File photo by Franck Robichon/EPA

Susan Sarandon slams Woody Allen over abuse claims

May 16, 2016 - 1:21 PM

Susan Sarandon says she has nothing good to say about director Woody Allen after claims that he abused his daughter Dylan Farrow have surfaced again during the Cannes Film Festival

SUSAN SARANDON. The actress slams filmmaker Woody Allen. This photo was taken at the Kering Women in Motion Honor Awards during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival. Photo by Gillaume Horcajuelo/EPA

Fake terror attack on Cannes film stars' hotel

May 15, 2016 - 10:28 AM

It s not a real attack – just a publicity stunt which had men in helmets and military style uniforms attempt to storm the dock of the 5 star Hotel du Cap

Lily-Rose Depp makes Cannes debut to mixed reviews

May 14, 2016 - 1:29 PM

Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis daughter plays Isadora Duncan in La Danseuse The Dancer

'THE DANCER.' Lily-Rose Depp, daughter of Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis, stars in the Cannes film 'La Danseus.' In the photo, Lily-Rose arrives for the screening of 'I, Daniel Blake' during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival. EPA/JULIEN WARNAND

LOOK: Julia Roberts walks barefoot at 2016 Cannes Film Festival

May 13, 2016 - 7:13 PM

Julia Roberts premieres her latest film Money Monster at Cannes and takes her first ever walk up its vaunted red carpet which is notorious for its strict dress codes

BAREFOOT IN CANNES. Julia Roberts arrives for the screening of 'Money Monster' during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival. The movie is presented out of competition at the festival. Photo by Ian Langsdon/EPA

Woody Allen brushes off rape joke, sex abuse claims at Cannes

May 13, 2016 - 12:04 AM

It is a pleasure to see you in France because you have shot many films in Europe in recent years and yet in the United States you haven t even been convicted for rape says the host French actor Laurent Lafitte

WOODY ALLEN. A host at the Cannes Film Festival 2016 makes a rape joke about the controversial director. Photo from EPA/IAN LANGSDON