Festivals

Filmmakers Spike Lee and Lars Von Trier
Luca CeladaMay 16, 2018

Things have (thankfully) finally been stirring on the Croisette after a rather lukewarm start to the festival here with a couple of high profile...

Emilia Clarke, Jennifer Connelly and Donald Glover with Thandie Newton
Margaret GardinerMay 16, 2018

As we pass the Cannes mid-way point the only clear trend is: hair is making a statement. And men are predictable though sometimes surprising. Also...

Kristen Stewart, Spike Lee and Chris Tucker
Margaret GardinerMay 15, 2018

Fashion is fun and fantasy, and some of the fantasy is that many of the looks we embrace hold a different standard for men and women. Not only...

Mia Farrow, Roman Polanski and Sharon Tate in Cannes 1968
Ana Maria BahianaMay 14, 2018

Before the whole festival imploded under the pressure of a growing number of filmmakers and artists, several films were screened to mixed...

HFPA Humanitarian Award to Kailash Foundation Announced in Cannes
Luca CeladaMay 14, 2018

In what has become a Cannes festival tradition, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association awarded its annual humanitarian grant on Sunday. The $500,...

Diane Kruger, Behnaz Jafari and Isabelle Huppert
Margaret GardinerMay 14, 2018

So much for the early theme of capes – before they could solidify as a trend they disappeared. Today it poured at Cannes. The wind howled. There...

Arab films in cannes 2018
Husam AsiMay 13, 2018

بطلا فيلمِ الافتتاحِ "الجميع يعرف" وهما بانالبي كروز وخفيير بارديم بصحبةِ مخرجِهم الايرانيِ اصغر فارهادي ولكن منذُ ذلكَ الحين اختفت النجومُ...

Penelope Cruz with Lupita Nyong'o, Guan Xiaotong and Lupita Nyong'o
Margaret GardinerMay 13, 2018

Wait! What do you mean? Caucasians aren’t the only people making art? Yes, there are some impactful films to be seen at Cannes, but the biggest...

Filmmaker Jean Luc Godard speaks via Skype at the Cannes Film Festival 2018
Luca CeladaMay 12, 2018

Much has been made, and with some good reason, of the Cannes Film Festival as the last bastion of cinema, a last stand of sorts for the...

82 women on the steps of the Palais, Cannes 2018
Margaret GardinerMay 12, 2018

What brings silence to the utter frenzy of the famous Palais des Festivals red carpet steps? The sight of 82 actresses and industry women marching...