‘Anatomy of a Fall’ wins Cannes Film Festival’s Palme d’Or; 3rd time female director wins top honorMay 28, 2023 GMT
Justine Triet's “Anatomy of a Fall” won the Palme d'Or at the 76th Cannes Film Festival in a ceremony Saturday that bestowed the festival's prestigious top prize on an engrossing, rigorously plotted French courtroom drama that puts a marriage on trial.
CANNES PHOTOS: See standout moments of glamour, humor and reunion as the festival draws to a close
Natalie Portman and Todd Haynes dive into the nature of performance in ‘May December’ at CannesMay 27, 2023 GMT
CANNES, France (AP) — In Todd Haynes' tonally shape-shifting “May December,” the first announcement of the movie's playful intentions comes with a theatrical zoom in, a few lushly melodramatic piano notes and the frightful announcement that there no more hot dogs in the fridge.
A first-time filmmaker in Cannes: Molly Manning Walker on her breakthrough ‘How to Have Sex’May 26, 2023 GMT
CANNES, France (AP) — Molly Manning Walker was still bleary-eyed from six months in the editing suite rushing to finish her first feature film when she arrived at the Cannes Film Festival.
Alice Rohrwacher debuts her latest enchantment, ‘La Chimera,’ at the Cannes Film FestivalMay 26, 2023 GMT
CANNES, France (AP) — To the Italian filmmaker Alice Rohrwacher, “fairy tale” is an often misunderstood concept. For many, it suggests kings and queens, a light kind of fantasy.
ANTIBES, France (AP) — With a guestlist that boasted equal parts wealth, fame and glamour, amfAR returned to the French Riviera Thursday for its Cannes gala to raise money for AIDS research.
Queen Latifah hosted the 29th edition with Eva Longoria, Fan Bingbing and Rebel Wilson among the stars walking the red carpet.
CANNES, France (AP) — It's widely know that Henry VIII, the Tudor king, had a particularly grim batting average when it came to matrimony.
His litany of wives, of course, are the subject of the current Broadway show, “Six," and many other productions.
Wes Anderson on his new ’50s-set film ‘Asteroid City,’ AI and all those TikTok videosMay 23, 2023 GMT
CANNES, France (AP) — When Wes Anderson comes down from Paris for the Cannes Film Festival in the south of France, he and his actors don't stay in one of Cannes' luxury hotels but more than an hour down the coast and well outside the frenzy of the festival.
CANNES, France (AP) — “Pedro! Pedro!” shouted the Cannes crowd before Pedro Almodóvar unveiled his latest film, “Strange Way of Life,” a 31-minute Western starring Pedro Pascal and Ethan Hawke as cowboys and former lovers.
What makes a standing ovation last 22 minutes at Cannes?May 22, 2023 GMT
CANNES, France (AP) — The Cannes Film Festival is on, which means stopwatches are out.
Nowhere are the length of standing ovations at high-wattage premieres more carefully recorded and parsed than in Cannes.
CANNES, France (AP) — Very few are capable of capturing people's attention at the Cannes Film Festival like Liv Ullmann.
At 84, Ullmann is unabashed cinema royalty, and directors have flocked to greet her at this year's festival.
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — When Polish filmmaker Maciek Hamela first began evacuating Ukrainians fleeing Russia’s war on their country, he wasn't intending to make a film. He was one of the many Poles extending humanitarian aid to neighbors under attack, and had turned down an offer to film a television investigation there.
CANNES, France (AP) — Most filmmakers in the Cannes Film Festival's top-rung competition lineup are well-known directors who have been around for decades.
CANNES, France (AP) — It was well into the process of making “Killers of the Flower Moon” that Martin Scorsese realized it wasn't a detective story.
CANNES, France (AP) — Martin Scorsese unveiled “Killers of the Flower Moon” at Cannes on Saturday, debuting a sweeping American epic about greed and exploitation on the bloody plains of an Osage Nation reservation in 1920s Oklahoma.
Jonathan Glazer rocks Cannes with a chilling Holocaust drama from a different perspectiveMay 20, 2023 GMT
CANNES, France (AP) — Jonathan Glazer's “The Zone of Interest,” a chilling Auschwitz-set drama shot through “a 21st century lens,” has delivered the Cannes Film Festival's first critical sensation by approaching the Holocaust from an unlikely perspective.
Sean Penn, backing WGA strike, says AI dispute is ‘a human obscenity’ at Cannes Film FestivalMay 19, 2023 GMT
CANNES, France (AP) — Sean Penn strongly backed the current Hollywood screenwriters strike while speaking at the Cannes Film Festival on Friday, saying the dispute over artificial intelligence is “a human obscenity.”
In Cannes, Harrison Ford bids adieu to Indiana JonesMay 19, 2023 GMT
CANNES, France (AP) — As the Cannes Film Festival crowd stood in rapturous applause, a visibly moved Harrison Ford stood on the stage, trying to keep his emotions in check.
CANNES PHOTOS: Harrison Ford and Indiana Jones fever sweep Cannes on festival’s 3rd dayMay 19, 2023 GMT
Indiana Jones fever — and fervent love for its star, Harrison Ford — have swept through the Cannes Film Festival.
Ford and his last film as the whip-cracking explorer held the spotlight Wednesday with a premiere that provided equal parts glamour and emotion.
‘Indiana Jones’ swings into Cannes Film Festival; Harrison Ford honored before joyous festivalgoersMay 18, 2023 GMT
CANNES, France (AP) — Indiana Jones and Harrison Ford swung into Cannes on Thursday for the world premiere of “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny” in one of the most anticipated events of the French Riviera festival.
CANNES, France (AP) — Just a year ago, the image of Johnny Depp smiling and waving atop the Palais steps at the Cannes Film Festival would have been unthinkable to most — including to Depp, himself.
CANNES PHOTOS: Festival gets into full swing on Day 2 with Hawke, McQueen, ‘Monster’ and more DeppMay 17, 2023 GMT
CANNES, France (AP) — Ethan Hawke and his “Strange Way of Life" co-stars showed off their itchy trigger fingers on the second day of the Cannes Film Festival.
CANNES, France (AP) — Appearing at the Cannes Film Festival the day after premiering his first film in three years, Johnny Depp said Wednesday that he has “no further need” for Hollywood.
In Steve McQueen’s 4-hour Cannes entry ‘Occupied City,’ Holocaust past meets Amsterdam presentMay 17, 2023 GMT
CANNES, France (AP) — In Steve McQueen's “Occupied City,” a young woman with an even voice narrates, with rigorous specificity, Nazi encounters and crimes throughout Amsterdam during World War II. The accounts go address by address, and so does McQueen's camera.
CANNES, France (AP) — The Cannes Film Festival opened its 76th edition with a parade of stars, including the much-debated return of Johnny Depp.
Cannes Film Festival kicks off with Johnny Depp, ‘Jeanne du Barry’ and plenty to talk aboutMay 16, 2023 GMT
CANNES, France (AP) — The Cannes Film Festival red carpet sprang to life Tuesday with the premiere of the Louis XV period drama “Jeanne du Barry," with Johnny Depp, as the French Riviera movie pageant launched a star-studded and potentially controversy-rife 76th edition.
Cannes Film Festival readies a blockbuster edition, with Indy, ‘Flower Moon,’ Depp and moreMay 16, 2023 GMT
The Cannes Film Festival, which will kick off Tuesday, is such a colossal extravaganza that taking measure of its ups and downs is notoriously difficult.
Cannes director defends festival after Adèle Haenel slams French film industry’s #MeToo responseMay 15, 2023 GMT
CANNES, France (AP) — After one of France's top actors, Adèle Haenel, announced she was quitting a French film industry that she denounced for “complacency toward sexual aggressors,” Cannes Film Festival chief Thierry Fremaux rejected her criticisms while addressing members of the media Monday.
When Martin Scorsese premieres his latest film, “Killers of the Flower Moon,” at the Cannes Film Festival on May 20th, it will return Scorsese to a festival where he remains a key part of its fabled history.
Japan auteur Kitano’s latest samurai film headed to CannesApril 15, 2023 GMT
TOKYO (AP) — Takeshi Kitano’s new film, premiering at the Cannes Film Festival next month, is a samurai story without heroes, mercilessly portraying human greed, betrayal and cruelty.
Kitano, awarded the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival for his “Hana-Bi” in 1997, wanted to make a different kind of period piece in “Kubi,” or “neck,” a reference to traditional Japanese beheadings.
Cannes sets slate with Wes Anderson, Todd Haynes, the WeekndApril 13, 2023 GMT
New films by Wes Anderson, Alice Rohrwacher, Hirokazu Kore-eda, Todd Haynes and Wim Wenders will compete for the Cannes Film Festival’s coveted top honor, the Palme d’Or, as will a record number of films directed by women.
Johnny Depp-starrer ‘Jeanne du Barry’ to open CannesApril 5, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — The historical drama, “Jeanne du Barry,” starring Johnny Depp as King Louis XV, will open the 76th Cannes Film Festival.
Organizers of the French festival announced Wednesday that this year's edition will get underway with the period film directed by and starring Maïwenn, the French actress and filmmaker.
‘Indiana Jones’ to premiere at Cannes with tribute to FordApril 3, 2023 GMT
Indiana Jones is swinging into the French Riviera.
“Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny," the fifth film in the Harrison Ford adventure series, will make its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival on May 18, festival organizers announced Monday.
‘Triangle of Sadness’ actor, model Charlbi Dean dies at 32August 30, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Charlbi Dean, the South African actor and model who had a breakout role in “Triangle of Sadness,” which won this year's top prize at the Cannes Film Festival, has died at age 32.
Critic Notebook: At Cannes, a plea for the variety of cinemaMay 31, 2022 GMT
One of the most viral moments from the 75th Cannes Film Festival, which wrapped over the weekend with the presentation of the Palme d’Or to Ruben Ostlund’s “Triangle of Sadness,” wasn’t a slip on the red carpet or those fighter jets that flew over Tom Cruise’s head. It was the director James Gray making a thoughtful argument for how mainstream moviemaking can be more than superheroes.
‘Triangle of Sadness’ wins Palme d’Or at Cannes Film FestMay 28, 2022 GMT
CANNES, France (AP) — Swedish director Ruben Ostlund’s class warfare comedy “Triangle of Sadness” won the Palme d’Or at the 75th Cannes Film Festival on Saturday, giving Ostlund one of cinema’s most prestigious prizes for the second time.
Director Kore-eda returns to Cannes with film about baby boxMay 27, 2022 GMT
CANNES, France (AP) — “Shoplifters” director Hirokazu Kore-eda returns to the Cannes Film Festival with “Broker,” another tale of misfits from society’s margins.
This time, the film centers on the use of a “baby box,” a controversial method of anonymously dropping off newborns to be cared for by others used in Japan, South Korea and other parts of the world.
Lukas Dhont’s tender boyhood drama ‘Close’ stirs CannesMay 27, 2022 GMT
CANNES, France (AP) — Lukas Dhont's sensitive coming-of-age film “Close,” about the tender friendship of two 13-year-old boys whose bond is tragically separated, has provided a late, emotional wallop at the Cannes Film Festival.
Kelly Reichardt: ‘I’m fine with being a side B-er’May 27, 2022 GMT
CANNES, France (AP) — The quiet perceptions, everyday troubles and intermittent moments of transcendence that make up Kelly Reichardt's films have always had a rhythm apart from most American movies.
Aguilera, Hanks, De Niro and more light up Cannes amfAR galaMay 27, 2022 GMT
ANTIBES, France (AP) — Robert De Niro was the honored guest at the 28th annual amfAR Gala Cannes, where one lucky guest won an auction to have lunch with the actor and a piece of his family history.
Q&A: Baz Luhrmann on his tragic, razzle-dazzle ‘Elvis’May 26, 2022 GMT
CANNES, France (AP) — It’s the day before Baz Luhrmann is to unveil “Elvis" at the Cannes Film Festival, and it goes without saying that the director — one of cinema's most maximalist moviemakers — is ready to put on a show.
Adapting Denis Johnson, Claire Denis debuts ‘Stars at Noon’May 26, 2022 GMT
CANNES, France (AP) — Just days removed from finishing her latest film and hours after arriving in Cannes, Claire Denis sat down in a poolside hotel restaurant and warmly pronounced herself “a mess.”
‘Elvis’ makes a splash at Cannes Film Festival premiereMay 25, 2022 GMT
CANNES, France (AP) — Baz Luhrmann’s “Elvis” brought hip-shaking swagger to the Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday, debuting a grand and glitzy portrait of the Memphis rock ‘n’ roll legend on the French Riviera.
Q&A: Kristen Stewart on body horror, Cronenberg and CannesMay 25, 2022 GMT
CANNES, France (AP) — In David Cronenberg’s “Crimes of the Future,” in which an artist played by Viggo Mortensen has organs and tumors plucked from his body in performance art excavations, Kristen Stewart plays a timid bureaucrat swiftly turned passionate devotee.
Cannes Film Festival, born out of war, grapples with UkraineMay 25, 2022 GMT
CANNES, France (AP) — The war in Ukraine took a starring role on the opening night of the 75th Cannes Film Festival and it has rarely been far out of frame since.
Léa Seydoux, once again, rules the Cannes Film FestivalMay 24, 2022 GMT
CANNES, France (AP) — The Cannes Film Festival, yet again, belongs to Léa Seydoux.
The French actress has already shared in a Palme d’Or at the festival, in 2013 for “Blue Is the Warmest Color,” which made her and Adèle Exarchopoulos the first actors to ever win Cannes' top prize, which they shared with director Abdellatif Kechiche.
Ethan Coen on his Jerry Lee Lewis doc and filmmaking returnMay 23, 2022 GMT
CANNES, France (AP) — Most in the film industry thought Ethan Coen was done with making movies. Ethan did, too.
But on Sunday, Coen premiered his first documentary, “Jerry Lee Lewis: Trouble in Mind," at the Cannes Film Festival, a movie that was unknown until last month's festival lineup announcement.
‘War Pony’ brings Pine Ridge Reservation to CannesMay 23, 2022 GMT
CANNES, France (AP) — South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Reservation has often been depicted in film but rarely from the inside. The Cannes Film Festival entry “War Pony," though, sought to capture daily life on the reservation by relying on the perspectives of its Native American residents.
Tokyo Olympic film debuts in Japan; headed next to CannesMay 23, 2022 GMT
TOKYO (AP) — The documentary film about the pandemic-delayed Tokyo Olympics premiered on Monday, shown to reporters and other invited guests in the Japanese capital.
The work of Japanese director Naomi Kawase, the 120-minute film looks at the Olympics primarily from the point of view of the athletes — but not just the winning athletes.
Cannes: Transylvania-set ‘R.M.N.’ probes a ubiquitous crisisMay 22, 2022 GMT
CANNES, France (AP) — Cristian Mungiu's Cannes Film Festival entry “R.M.N.” is set in an unnamed mountainous Transylvanian village in Romania, but the conflicts of ethnocentricity, racism and nationalism that permeate the multi-ethnic town could take place almost anywhere.
‘Triangle of Sadness’: Biting social satire delights CannesMay 22, 2022 GMT
CANNES, France (AP) — Fashion models, Instagram influencers and Russian oligarchs collide on a yacht — and some very extreme sickness ensues — in Ruben Östlund's “Triangle of Sadness,” a social satire that had viewers at the Cannes Film Festival in hysterics.
Veering from Mad Max, George Miller debuts ‘3,000 Years’May 21, 2022 GMT
CANNES, France (AP) — It's taken a lot of time and a good deal of yearning for Australian director George Miller to make “Three Thousand Years of Longing, " his long-awaited follow-up to “Mad Max: Fury Road."
‘Armageddon Time,’ portrait of white privilege, stirs CannesMay 21, 2022 GMT
CANNES, France (AP) — When the Cannes Film Festival audience stood to applaud James Gray's richly observed autobiographical drama “Armageddon Time," about the director's own 1980s childhood in Queens, Gray's voice quivered as he addressed the crowd.
‘Squid Game’ star Lee Jung-jae debuts as director in CannesMay 20, 2022 GMT
CANNES, France (AP) — Lee Jung-jae, the award-winning star of Netflix's “Squid Game,” spent years developing the 1980s-set Korean spy thriller “Hunt” before electing to direct himself. He did it a little reluctantly, without big plans to continue filmmaking.
Protester crashes Cannes carpet at George Miller premiereMay 20, 2022 GMT
CANNES, France (AP) — A woman who stripped off her clothes to reveal a message against rape written on her body crashed the Cannes Film Festival red carpet premiere of George Miller's “Three Thousand Years of Longing” on Friday.
With sequel plans, Rob Reiner turns ‘Spinal Tap’ up to 11May 19, 2022 GMT
CANNES, France (AP) — One of the most memorable lines — and Rob Reiner's personal favorite — of “This Is Spinal Tap” goes: “There’s a fine line between stupid and clever.”
You could say the same thing about the classic 1984 mockumentary.
Tom Cruise and ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ touch down in CannesMay 19, 2022 GMT
CANNES, France (AP) — Tom Cruise mania descended Wednesday in Cannes where the actor made a whirlwind appearance at the film festival, walking the red carpet, receiving a surprise Palme d'Or and watching a squadron of French fighter jets fly over the European premiere of “Top Gun: Maverick.”