Cannes Film Festival

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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FILE - In this April 11, 2017 file photo, actress Cate Blanchett poses during a photocall ahead of a diner for the launch of a Louis Vuitton leather goods collection in collaboration with US artist Jeff Koons, at the Louvre Museum, in Paris. Australian actress and anti-sexual harassment campaigner Cate Blanchett will head this year's Cannes film festival jury, organizers said Thursday Jan.4, 2017. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)
January 04, 2018 - 7:26 am
PARIS (AP) — Australian actress and campaigner against sexual harassment Cate Blanchett will head this year's Cannes film festival jury, organizers said Thursday. In a statement, top Cannes officials Pierre Lescure and Thierry Fremaux expressed their delight in welcoming "such a rare and unique...
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FILE - In this May 25, 2017 file photo, producer Harvey Weinstein appears at the amfAR charity gala during the Cannes 70th international film festival, Cap d'Antibes, southern France. New York City prosecutors say they didn’t have enough evidence to prove model Ambra Battilana Gutierrez’s claim that Weinstein groped her in 2015. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP, File)
October 12, 2017 - 6:50 am
PARIS (AP) — Cannes film festival officials say they have been "dismayed" to learn about the accusations of sexual violence against Hollywood film producer Harvey Weinstein. Pierre Lescure, the festival president, and general delegate Thierry Fremaux, wrote in a joint statement: "These actions...
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Actor Jessica Chastain, left, and Will Smith pose for photographers upon arrival at the amfAR charity gala during the Cannes 70th international film festival, Cap d'Antibes, southern France, Thursday, May 25, 2017. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP)
May 25, 2017 - 10:13 pm
CAP D'ANTIBES, France (AP) — A lavish French Riviera AIDS fundraising gala has raised more than $20 million (17.8 million euros) to combat the disease globally. Guests at the 24th annual amfAR Cinema Against AIDS gala were treated Thursday to musical performances by Nicki Minaj, Rita Ora and Diana...
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Actor Jessica Chastain, left, and Will Smith pose for photographers upon arrival at the amfAR charity gala during the Cannes 70th international film festival, Cap d'Antibes, southern France, Thursday, May 25, 2017. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP)
May 25, 2017 - 8:29 pm
CAP D'ANTIBES, France (AP) — A lavish French Riviera AIDS fundraising gala has raised more than three million euros ($3.4 million) to combat the disease globally. Guests at the 24th annual amfAR Cinema Against AIDS gala were treated Thursday to musical performances by Nicki Minaj, Rita Ora and...
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Actor Robert Pattinson poses for photographers during the photo call for the film Good Time at the 70th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Thursday, May 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
May 25, 2017 - 10:57 am
CANNES, France (AP) — It's a long way from May in France to February in Los Angeles, but the Cannes Film Festival has often been a breeding ground for Academy Awards campaigns. The Oscars aren't much on the minds of the filmmakers or attendees in Cannes; the festival is its own achievement, with...
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Actress Nicole Kidman, from left, director Sofia Coppola and actress Kirsten Dunst pose for photographers during the photo call for the film The Beguiled at the 70th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Wednesday, May 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
May 24, 2017 - 11:27 am
CANNES, France (AP) — The imagery was stark, if inevitable: 12 Palme d'Or winners, one of them female. When the Cannes Film Festival celebrated its 70th anniversary on Tuesday, it assembled luminaries from across cinema as well as many of the recent winners of its top prize. Jane Campion was the...
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People stand outside as police evacuate the Arndale shopping centre, in Manchester, England Tuesday May 23, 2017, the day after an apparent suicide bomber attacked an Ariana Grande concert as it ended Monday night, killing over a dozen of people among a panicked crowd of young concertgoers. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
May 23, 2017 - 9:40 am
CANNES, France (AP) — The Cannes Film Festival paused Tuesday for a moment of silence to honor the victims of the attack at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England. Thierry Fremaux, director of the festival, led Cannes in a minute of silence from the red-carpet steps of the Palais, the...
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