Film festivals

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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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 28, 2018 - 10:46 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Actress Ashley Judd, one of the first women to accuse Harvey Weinstein of misconduct, read aloud a personal letter she'd written to sexual assault survivors Saturday, telling them that healing is not only possible, "it's our birthright." Judd's remarks, in which she referenced her...
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