Cannes Film Festival

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Lawsuit Filed Vs. Cannes Guard Who Scuffled With Celebs

Model accuses woman of assault on red carpet

(Newser) - A Ukrainian model, one of at least four celebrities to tangle with a female security guard at the Cannes Film Festival, is suing for "psychological trauma." Sawa Pontyjska, a presenter with FashionTV who was crowned Miss Europe 2023, says she had a legitimate ticket to the May 21...

Cannes Honors Anora , All We Imagine as Light
Anora Takes Top Cannes Prize

Anora Takes Top Cannes Prize

Francis Ford Coppola presents George Lucas with honorary Palme d'Or

(Newser) - Sean Baker's Anora, a comic but devastating Brooklyn odyssey about a sex worker who marries the son of a wealthy Russian oligarch, won the Cannes Film Festival's top award, the Palme d'Or. The win Saturday marked a coronation for Baker, the 53-year-old indie filmmaker of The Florida ...

Trump Film Debuts at Cannes, and Campaign Vows to Sue
Trump Film Debuts at Cannes,
and Campaign Vows to Sue

Trump Film Debuts at Cannes, and Campaign Vows to Sue

'The Apprentice' gets an 11-minute standing ovation at the film festival

(Newser) - One of the biggest movie debuts at the Cannes film festival Monday evening was The Apprentice , which tells the tale of a young Donald Trump rising to power in New York City in the 1980s.
  • Lawsuit threat: Directed by Danish filmmaker Ali Abbasi, the film is a "scathing portrait"

Kevin Costner Gets 10-Minute Standing Ovation at Cannes

Though critics so far don't seem taken with 'Horizon'

(Newser) - The first film Kevin Costner has directed in more than a decade debuted at the Cannes Film Festival on Sunday, and the audience gave it a 10-minute standing ovation—even longer than the one granted to Francis Ford Coppola's Megalopolis last week. An emotional Costner then talked about Horizon:...

Johnny Depp Has No 'Further Need for Hollywood'

Actor doesn't mince words at press conference in Cannes

(Newser) - Appearing at the Cannes Film Festival the day after premiering his first film in three years, Johnny Depp said Wednesday that he has "no further need for Hollywood." The AP reports Depp made a rare public appearance to face questions from the press following the opening-night premiere of...

Woody Harrelson Film Takes Top Prize at Cannes

Satire 'Triangle Sadness' is directed by Ruben Ostlund

(Newser) - Swedish director Ruben Ostlund’s class warfare comedy Triangle of Sadness won the Palme d’Or at the 75th Cannes Film Festival on Saturday, giving Ostlund one of cinema’s most prestigious prizes for the second time, per the AP . The movie features Woody Harrelson as a Marxist yacht captain...

Woody Harrelson Movie Gets 8-Minute Ovation at Cannes

'Triangle of Sadness' satire wows, and maybe shocks a little, during screening

(Newser) - Tom Cruise's Top Gun sequel wowed the crowd at Cannes. Woody Harrelson's latest movie appears to have one-upped it there, reports Variety . The outlet describes an "uproarious eight-minute standing ovation" after the screening of Triangle of Sadness. The film from Sweden's Ruben Ostlund is described as...

Topless Anti-Russia Protester Crashes Cannes

Woman accuses Russian soldiers of rape

(Newser) - A woman who stripped off her clothes to reveal a message against rape by Russian soldiers crashed the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival on Friday. The unidentified woman tore off her clothes to reveal the message “Stop raping us” written across her torso next to the blue...

Top Gun Sequel, Cruise Blow Away Cannes

Star unexpectedly receives Palme d'Or, movie fest's most esteemed prize, for 'Top Gun: Maverick'

(Newser) - Early buzz on the Top Gun sequel has been astoundingly good , and that only continued this week at the Cannes Film Festival, where the movie received a five-minute standing ovation, and star Tom Cruise was handed a surprise Palme d'Or, the festival's most esteemed prize. Deadline reports that...

Spike Lee Accidentally Spoils Cannes Awards Show

Director revealed top prize at the start of the ceremony

(Newser) - For anyone anxious to know who took top prize at the year's Cannes Film Festival, Spike Lee is your man. Those more partial to suspense may have been less than thrilled, though, as the director and jury president accidentally revealed the Palme d’Or winner at the top of...

Cannes Film Fest Is Back, With a Big First

Spike Lee will be first Black person to head jury for the festival, starting Tuesday

(Newser) - For the past 16 months, the Palais des Festivals, the central hub of the Cannes Film Festival, has been lined with hospital beds and even turned into a mass-vaccination site after the film fest was postponed last year, then canceled due to the pandemic. On Tuesday, the film fest, delayed...

Cannes, Invictus Games Are Postponed
Pandemic Delays
More Big Events

Pandemic Delays More Big Events

Cannes, Invictus Games are postponed

(Newser) - Two more major international events have been postponed: the Cannes Film Festival and the Invictus Games, Prince Harry's athletic competition for wounded veterans and military personnel. The film festival, which was scheduled for May on the French Riviera, could be held in late June or early July. Organizers were...

Spike Lee Makes History With New Gig

He'll be first black filmmaker to head Cannes jury

(Newser) - Spike Lee will become the first black filmmaker to head the Cannes Film Festival jury this spring. "I'm honored to be the first person of the African diaspora (USA) to be named president of the Cannes jury and of a main film festival," which happens to be...

Elle Fanning Faints, Falls Off Chair at Cannes
Cannes Sees a
Little Extra Drama

Cannes Sees a Little Extra Drama

Juror Elle Fanning faints, falls out of her chair at a dinner Monday night

(Newser) - A certain time of the month and a tight dress do not a good combination make, as Elle Fanning apparently learned Monday. The 21-year-old actress and youngest juror in the history of the Cannes Film Festival fainted Monday at the Chopard Trophee dinner, where actors Francois Civil and Florence Pugh...

Cannes Goes Wild for Elton John Biopic

Singer, star perform duet at after-party

(Newser) - Elton John biopic Rocketman blasted off at the Cannes Film Festival Thursday night, receiving a standing ovation that brought star Taron Egerton and director Dexter Fletcher to tears, AFP reports. Sir Elton himself could be seen wiping away a tear as lights went down for the world premiere of the...

As Cannes Kicks Off, Jury President Targets Trump, Netflix

'The world is melting and these guys are basically ruling with rage and anger and lies'

(Newser) - The 72nd Cannes Film Festival kicked off Tuesday—and jury president Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarritu had more on his mind than entertainment. The Mexican director slammed populist leaders like President Trump and warned that "ignorance" on issues like immigration could lead to another world war, the BBC reports. "...

Turbulent Cannes Takes a Bow
Turbulent Cannes Takes a Bow

Turbulent Cannes Takes a Bow

Spike Lee takes home grand prize, while 'Shoplifters' wins Palme d'Or

(Newser) - A tumultuous Cannes Film Festival concluded Saturday with the Palme d'Or awarded to Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda's Shoplifters, a tender portrait of a poor, impoverished family, while Harvey Weinstein accuser Asia Argento vowed justice will come to all sexual predators. At the closing ceremony, the Cate Blanchett-led jury...

Whitney Houston Documentary Spills Shocking Family Secret

Relatives say she was abused by famous cousin

(Newser) - Whitney Houston was a victim of sexual abuse as a child and she took that secret with her to her grave at age 48, family members reveal in a documentary that premiered at the Cannes festival Wednesday. In Whitney, half-brother Gary Garland says he was abused when he was young...

Kristen Stewart Ditches Heels on Red Carpet

Actress bucks convention at Cannes

(Newser) - Kristen Stewart made a statement at Cannes on Monday under the gaze of photographers on the red carpet. The 28-year-old ditched her Louboutin heels and walked into the premiere of Spike Lee's BlacKkKlansman in her bare feet, reports USA Today . Stewart has previously complained about the expectation that actresses...

More Than 100 Walk Out of Shocking Cannes Premiere

Matt Dillon plays serial killer in von Trier's latest

(Newser) - Lars von Trier is back at the Cannes film festival, seven years after he was banned for declaring he was a Nazi —and the Danish director is as controversial as ever. His new serial-killer drama, The House That Jack Built, prompted more than 100 people to walk out of...

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