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

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

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

Cuban artists stage alternative festival after government delay

HAVANA (Reuters) – A group of Cuban artists launched an alternative arts festival this weekend in Havana in response to the Communist government saying it was postponing the official biennial by a year to prioritize funding on rebuilding after Hurricane Irma. 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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