Cannes Film Festival

Actresses Fan Bingbing, from left, Marion Cotillard, Jessica Chastain, Penelope Cruz and Lupita Nyong'o pose for photographers during a photo call for the film '355' at the 71st international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Thursday, May 10, 2018. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)
May 12, 2018 - 1:14 pm
CANNES, France (AP) — In one of the biggest sales of the Cannes Film Festival, Universal Pictures has acquired the female-led spy thriller "355," which Jessica Chastain has promoted as an antidote to male-centered action films. Universal on Saturday closed the sale of the highly touted project...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Tuesday, May 15, 2001, Swiss director Jean Luc Godard waves during a photo call at the festival palace in Cannes, France. The 87-year-old reclusive iconoclast director Jean-Luc Godard attended his Cannes Film Festival press conference Saturday May 12, 2018, via FaceTime, answering questions over the screen of a mobile phone.(AP Photo/Laurent Rebours, FILE)
May 12, 2018 - 10:26 am
CANNES, France (AP) — In one of the oddest but most fitting of press conferences, reclusive and iconoclastic director Jean-Luc Godard spoke to reporters Saturday at the Cannes Film Festival via FaceTime, answering questions over a mobile phone screen. The unusual sight and rare audience with the 87...
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De izquierda a derecha, Kristen Stewart, Ava Duvernay, Cate Blanchett, Lea Seydoux y Khadja Nin posan durante una sesión de fotos del jurado del Festival de Cine de Cannes, en su 71ra edición, el martes 8 de mayo del 2018 en Cannes, Francia. (Foto por Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)
May 12, 2018 - 7:03 am
CANNES, France (AP) — Eighty-two women will walk the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival to highlight the limited number of female filmmakers who have been selected for the festival's competition lineup over its 71 years. Among those expected Saturday are Salma Hayek, Jane Fonda, "Wonder Woman"...
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Director Paul Dano poses for portrait photographs for the film 'Wildlife', at the 71st international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Wednesday, May 9, 2018. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)
May 11, 2018 - 10:56 am
CANNES, France (AP) — The Cannes Film Festival can validate an aspiring filmmaker like few other places. In a year light on American directors at Cannes, one of the few trumpeted by the festival is Paul Dano, whose filmmaking debut "Wildlife" opened Cannes' Critics Week sidebar. "Wildlife," which...
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Ahmad Al-Mezyed, chief executive of the General Culture Authority, speaks during a press conference for the Saudi Arabia Film Council at the 71st international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Friday, May 11, 2018. Saudi Arabia recently lifted a 35-year ban on cinemas and has erected its first pavilion at this year's Cannes film festival. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP)
May 11, 2018 - 7:46 am
CANNES, France (AP) — Saudi Arabia came to the world's largest film market to declare its newly launched film industry "open for business, but largely avoided questions about gender equality. Saudi Arabia established its first pavilion at this year's Cannes Film Festival, signaling its debut on the...
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Director Ryan Coogler, left, and Zinzi Evans pose for photographers during a photo call at the 71st international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Thursday, May 10, 2018. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP)
May 10, 2018 - 12:50 pm
CANNES, France (AP) — Film director Ryan Coogler says "The Godfather" was a major influence on "Black Panther," but he was apprehensive about making that public. In a talk at the Cannes Film Festival on Thursday, Coogler said he realized the story of "Black Panther" — about a young man ascending to...
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Actresses Fan Bingbing, from left, Marion Cotillard, Jessica Chastain, Penelope Cruz and Lupita Nyong'o pose for photographers during a photo call for the film '355' at the 71st international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Thursday, May 10, 2018. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)
May 10, 2018 - 11:39 am
CANNES, France (AP) — At last year's Cannes Film Festival, Jessica Chastain noticed the paucity of female-led action films at the movie marketplace. This year, she brought a corrective. Chastain and her co-stars on Thursday promoted plans for "355," a James Bond-like spy thriller led by female...
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Director Asghar Farhadi poses for photographers during a photo call for the film 'Everybody Knows' at the 71st international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Wednesday, May 9, 2018. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP)
May 09, 2018 - 9:01 am
CANNES, France (AP) — Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi has called on the Iranian government to allow his countryman and fellow director Jafar Panahi to attend the Cannes Film Festival. Panahi has been barred from leaving Iran since being found guilty in 2010 for "colluding with the intention to...
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Actors Penelope Cruz, left, and Javier Bardem pose for photographers at the photo call for the film 'Everybody Knows' at the 71st international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Wednesday, May 9, 2018. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)
May 09, 2018 - 6:15 am
CANNES, France (AP) — Penelope Cruz says she and her husband Javier Bardem were paid equally for the Cannes Film Festival opener "Everybody Knows." In the film, the Spanish-language debut of Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi, Cruz and Bardem play former lovers dealing with the kidnapping of a...
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Director Martin Scorsese, left, and jury president Cate Blanchett appear on stage at the opening ceremony of the 71st international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Tuesday, May 8, 2018. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)
May 08, 2018 - 5:19 pm
CANNES, France (AP) — A Cannes Film Festival grappling with issues of gender equality and other winds of change was declared open Tuesday by Martin Scorsese and Cate Blanchett, arm in arm, before the premiere of Asghar Farhadi's "Everybody Knows." The 71st edition of the glamorous French Riviera...
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