Cannes Film Festival

A group of police officers take part in a security exercise on the steps leading to the Palais des Festivals at the 71st international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Monday, May 7, 2018. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)
May 07, 2018 - 1:58 pm
CANNES, France (AP) — On the eve of the 71st Cannes Film Festival, the festival's director held an unscheduled press conference Monday to address the many issues roiling this year's gathering, from Cannes' feud with Netflix to the #MeToo movement to the banning of selfies on the red carpet. Thierry...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011 file photo director Ermanno Olmi poses for the photo call of the movie 'Il Villaggio di Cartone' at the 68th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy. Prize-winning Italian film director Ermanno Olmi has died Monday May 7, 2018 at the age of 86. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, File )
May 07, 2018 - 11:21 am
ROME (AP) — Ermanno Olmi, an Italian cinematic giant who won the top award at the Cannes Film Festival for his depiction of 19th- century Italian farm life in "The Tree of Wooden Clogs," has died at age 86. Olmi died Monday in the northern Italian city of Asiago, where a day of mourning has been...
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FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2014, file photo, Bruce Willis attends the 2014 Glamour Women of the Year Awards in New York. Willis has signed on to play Cus D’Amato in “Cornerman,” a film about the famed boxing trainer. The project was announced Monday, May 7, 2018, at the Cannes Film Festival, where it will be shopped for buyers. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
May 07, 2018 - 11:02 am
CANNES, France (AP) — Bruce Willis has signed on to play famed boxing trainer Cus D'Amato in a film titled "Cornerman." The project was announced Monday at the Cannes Film Festival, where it will be shopped for buyers. Set in the 1980s, the film chronicles D'Amato's discovery of a 13-year-old Mike...
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Portuguese film producer Paulo Branco arrives at Paris' court house, Monday, May 7, 2018. This year's Cannes Film Festival is kicking off with a legal dispute, as a Paris court weighs whether the festival can legally show Monty Python star Terry Gilliam's long-awaited film "The Man Who Killed Don Quixote" or not. Portuguese producer Paulo Branco, who initially worked with Gilliam on the film, claims he has the rights to the movie and sued Cannes organizers to stop them from showing it. Gilliam, 77, contests Branco's claims. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
May 07, 2018 - 11:02 am
PARIS (AP) — This year's Cannes Film Festival is kicking off with a legal dispute, as a Paris court weighs whether the festival can show Monty Python star Terry Gilliam's long-awaited film "The Man Who Killed Don Quixote." A hearing was held in the case Monday, on the eve of the festival's opening...
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FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2017 file photo, John Travolta arrives at the AFI Awards at the Four Seasons Hotel on in Los Angeles. Travolta will be the recipient of Variety’s inaugural Cinema Icon Award on May 15, 2018, at the Cannes Film Festival. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
May 04, 2018 - 6:49 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — For John Travolta, "icon" will be the word at the Cannes Film Festival. Trade publication Variety said Friday that Travolta will receive its inaugural Cinema Icon Award at this month's festival in France. Steven Gaydos, Variety vice president and executive editor, said in a...
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April 27, 2018 - 7:25 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya has banned its first feature film to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, accusing it of having "clear intent to promote lesbianism in Kenya contrary to the law." Director Wanuri Kahiu said she is "incredibly sorry" to confirm the ban of "Rafiki," or "Friend" in Swahili...
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FILE - In this March 3, 2018, file photo, Kristen Stewart arrives at the CHANEL Pre-Oscar Dinner at Madeo Restaurant in Los Angeles. Stewart and Ava DuVernay will serve on the Cannes Film Festival jury to be led by Cate Blanchett. The French film festival Wednesday, April 18, announced the jury that will choose the Palme d’Or winner at the 71st Cannes. (Photo by Omar Vega/Invision/AP, File)
April 18, 2018 - 4:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Kristen Stewart and Ava DuVernay will serve on the Cannes Film Festival jury that will choose this year's Palme d'Or winner, the French festival announced Wednesday. The French film festival Wednesday announced the jury that will serve under Cate Blanchett. Also joining them are...
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April 12, 2018 - 6:09 am
PARIS (AP) — Organizers of the Cannes Film Festival say new films by Spike Lee and Jean-Luc Godard will be among the competitors for the Palme d'Or next month. Spike Lee's "BlacKkKlansman" will open in theaters on Aug. 10, the one-year anniversary of the violent protests in Charlottesville,...
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April 11, 2018 - 2:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos says the streaming service is pulling its films from the Cannes Film Festival. Cannes earlier banned from its prestigious Palme d'Or competition any films without theatrical distribution in France. That essentially rules out Netflix movies...
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April 06, 2018 - 8:21 am
NEW YORK (AP) — "Solo: A Star Wars Story" will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, bringing a galaxy far away to the world's most prestigious film festival. The French festival announced Friday that the "Star Wars" spinoff will premiere out of competition at this year's festival shortly before...
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