CANNES, FRANCE (MAY 16, 2017) (REUTERS) – French cinemas were right to object to Netflix’ appearance at Cannes, the film festival’s director said on Tuesday (May 16), ahead of the movie fortnight that this year has been marked by a fight between theatres and the U.S. online giant. Continue reading
MEYRIN, SWITZERLAND (MAY 1, 2017) (REUTERS) – This year’s Cannes Palme d’Or award will sparkle with 167 diamonds, in celebration of the prestigious film festival’s 70th edition and 20 years of parnership with Swiss jeweler Chopard.
Cannes Film Festival director Thierry Fremaux unveils the official selection of 18 films for its 70th edition that opens on May 17, including works by Sofia Coppola, Michael Haneke and Francois Ozon.
French film “Dheepan” wins the top Palme d’Or prize for director Jacques Audiard at the 68th Cannes International Film Festival. Other awards were handed out to “Saul Fia (Son of Saul), “The Lobster” and “Nie Yinniang” (The Assassin). While France’s Vincent Lindon won best actor for “La Loi du Marche” (The Measure of a Man) and the best actress prize shared between U.S.’s Rooney Mara for her role in Todd Haynes’s “Carol” and French actress Emmanuelle Bercot in French director Maiwenn Besco’s Mon Roi (My King).