Japanese movie ‘Shoplifters’ wins Cannes Palme d’Or

CANNES, France (Reuters) – Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda won the Palme d’Or at Cannes on Saturday for “Shoplifters”, a movie that wowed audiences for its delicate portrayal of family life and surprising plot twists. Reuters: Entertainment News

Vanessa Paradis revels in gay porn director role in Cannes slasher

CANNES, France (Reuters) – Vanessa Paradis has come a long way from “Joe Le Taxi”. The French actress, who shot to fame as a teenage pop singer, stars as a director of hardcore gay porn films in a movie that screened at the Cannes Film Festival this week. Reuters: Entertainment News

Belgian transgender ballet film wins Cannes Queer Palme

CANNES, France (Reuters) – “Girl”, a film about a transgender teenage girl’s quest to become a professional ballerina, won the Queer Palme award on Friday, selected as the best from a bumper field of movies with an LGBT theme playing at the Cannes Film Festival. Reuters: Entertainment News

Love struggles against class barriers in Indian Cannes movie “Sir”

CANNES, France (Reuters) – A love story between a wealthy young Mumbai businessman and a countrywoman who comes to work as his servant will challenge Indians’ preconceptions about class, said first-time feature director Rohena Gera as she presented her film in Cannes. Reuters: Entertainment News

Cannes sea disaster gives adventurers a taste of migrants’ horror

CANNES, France (Reuters) – Two adrenaline junkies setting off to row across the Atlantic were ready for a challenge. But when disaster struck they got a glimpse of the horrors faced by people who take to the sea out of desperation rather than a thirst for adventure. Reuters: Entertainment News

Korean spy film screens at Cannes while real-world plot thickens

CANNES, France (Reuters) – “The Spy Gone North”, the tale of a South Korean who infiltrated North Korea in the 1990s, is full of plot twists, but the movie might be outdone by the news, as efforts to resolve the nuclear stand-off face a real-life cliffhanger. Reuters: Entertainment News

Cannes Film Festival faces new era after #MeToo “tectonic shift”

CANNES, France (Reuters) – The Cannes Film Festival is taking place for the first time since sexual harassment allegations shocked the global movie industry and led to the creation of the “Me Too” movement to demand greater respect for and representation of women. Reuters: Entertainment News

Feminist war movie captures zeitgeist at Cannes

CANNES, France (Reuters) – “When they hear our female voices, they tremble with fear,” says the heroine of “Girls of the Sun”, a feminist war movie that captured the zeitgeist at a Cannes Film Festival dominated by the issue of women’s rights. Reuters: Entertainment News

Women take over the red carpet at Cannes

CANNES, France (Reuters) – Jane Fonda, Salma Hayek and Marion Cotillard were among 82 women who made a symbolic walk up the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival on Saturday, in a demonstration of solidarity for women struggling for a voice in the movie industry. Reuters: Entertainment News

On the poster, but not the carpet, Godard fails to show up in Cannes

CANNES, France (Reuters) – Jean-Luc Godard is everywhere at Cannes this year, with an image from his 1965 New Wave classic “Pierrot le Fou” gracing the film festival’s poster. But the man himself was nowhere to be seen when his latest movie premiered on Friday. Reuters: Entertainment News

Story of doomed love ‘Cold War’ wows Cannes festival

CANNES, France (Reuters) – Oscar-winner Pawel Pawlikowski denies he is nostalgic for the Cold War, but its geopolitical tensions and lack of modern technological distractions make it the perfect era in which to stage a doomed love story, he said on Friday. Reuters: Entertainment News

Oscar-winning Iranian urges Tehran: Let banned director go to Cannes

CANNES, France (Reuters) – The double-Oscar winning filmmaker who opened the Cannes Film Festival has made a last-minute plea to Iran to let a fellow Iranian director – who is officially banned from working and traveling – come to the premiere of his own film. Reuters: Entertainment News

Bardem and Cruz walk the red carpet to open Cannes Film Festival

CANNES, France (Reuters) – Spanish film royalty, Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem, walked the red carpet to open the Cannes Film Festival on Tuesday with their film “Everybody Knows”, written and directed by Iranian double-Oscar winner Asghar Farhadi. Reuters: Entertainment News

Jewelers polish up Palme d’Or before Cannes festival

GENEVA (Reuters) – In a Swiss workshop, eight skilled craftspeople labor to transform a very big block of crystal and some ethically sourced gold into the world’s most sought-after cinematic award. Reuters: Entertainment News

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