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Cannes 2024: Mohammad Rasoulof brings The Seed of the Sacred Fig

Iranian director Mohammad Rasoulof brings the thrilling story of escape to Cannes with The Seed of the Sacred Fig.

Director Mohammad Rasoulof poses for a portrait photograph for the film The Seed of the Sacred Fig at the 77th international film festival, Cannes.(Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)
Published on May 24, 2024 03:08 PM IST

Sean Baker's obsession with sex workers finds a voice in Cannes title Anora

Sean Bakers brings a spin to the Cinderella story with his latest feature, Anora, that premiered at Cannes Film Festival.

Director Sean Baker and cast member Mikey Madison pose during a photocall for the film Anora at the Cannes Film Festival.(REUTERS)
Published on May 22, 2024 03:49 PM IST

Kevin Costner's film at Cannes gets standing ovation and walkouts

Kevin Costner's Horizon, An American Saga premiered at the Cannes Film Festival on Sunday and not everyone was impressed.

Kevin Costner meets fans after the screening of the film Horizon: An American Saga at the 77th edition of the Cannes Film Festival.(AFP)
Published on May 21, 2024 10:57 AM IST

Cannes Film Festival screens Shyam Benegal's restored version of Manthan

Shyam Benegal's Manthan was screened in the Cannes Classics Section. In attendance were Naseeruddin Shah, Ratna Pathak Shah and Prateik Babbar.

Shivendra Singh Dungarpur, Naseeruddin Shah, and Prateik Babbar pose on the red carpet at Cannes.(REUTERS)
Published on May 20, 2024 07:02 PM IST

The Girl With The Needle may be dark and Dickensian but has a ray of hope

The Girl With The Needle places star Vic Carmen Sonne for an excellent chance to walk away with the Best Actress Award at the Cannes Film Festival.

A still from The Girl with the Needle.
Published on May 18, 2024 06:17 PM IST

Wild Diamond is an apt take on the struggle of being Gen Z in a vain world

Coming from the first-time writer-director, Wild Diamond is a revealing commentary on the destructive type of wild dreams the young people sink into.

A still of the film Wild Diamond.
Published on May 17, 2024 07:56 PM IST

Cannes Film Festival opens with The Second Act, whispers of controversies heard

Even as the Cannes Film Festival opened with The Second Act helmed by Quentin Dupieux, whispers of a major expose in the French film industry makes rounds.

A still from The Second Act.
Published on May 16, 2024 01:25 PM IST

Cannes Film Fest Un Certain Regard is gem that is treated as a poor Cinderella

Here are five Un Certain Regard works that one should not miss at the Cannes Film Festival even if that means skipping a Competition title.

Stills from the films When The Light Breaks and The Shameless.
Published on May 13, 2024 06:45 PM IST

At Cannes Film Festival, drama unfolds even outside the cinemas

The festival has issued an official statement hoping that there would be solutions to stop workers from protesting over pay packets.

Festival General Delegate Thierry Fremaux holds a press conference to announce the official selection of the 77th edition of the Cannes Film Festival. (Photo by ALAIN JOCARD / AFP)(AFP)
Published on May 08, 2024 05:29 PM IST

Iranian director Mohammad Rasoulof banned from attending Cannes Film Festival

Once again, an Iranian director – Mohammad Rasoulof – was stopped from attending Cannes Film Festival. The annual festival begins on May 14 and ends on May 25.

Iranian authorities ban crew of film by Mohammad Rasoulof from attending Cannes Film Festival 2024.
Published on May 03, 2024 01:43 PM IST

Why are Indian movies and jurors so few and far between at Cannes?

The Cannes Film Festival jury will be chaired by Barbie director Greta Gerwig this May. No Indian name made it to the jury this year.

Deepika Padukone at the closing ceremony of the 75th edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes. (AFP)(AFP)
Published on Apr 29, 2024 03:24 PM IST

Cannes Film Festival poster mirrors scene from Rhapsody in August

A new poster for the upcoming season of Cannes Film Festival was shared on line and shows a beautiful scene from Kurosawa's movie.

The poster for Cannes Film Festival 2024.
Published on Apr 20, 2024 02:01 PM IST

In a first, Cannes to give Honorary Palme d'Or to a group, Studio Ghibli

Hayao Miyazaki's Studio Ghibli will be awarded with an honorary Palme d'Or at this year's Cannes Film Festival for their beautiful animated films.

Studio Ghibli has produced some beloved movies such as My Neighbour Totoro.
Published on Apr 18, 2024 02:23 PM IST

Is Cannes Film Festival heavily tilted towards English-language fare this time?

Cannes Film Festival is all set to take off on May 14 but there is some peculiar observation to be made about this year's films in competition.

Francis Ford Coppola on the sets of his Megalopolis.
Published on Apr 12, 2024 04:32 PM IST

Indian film to compete at Cannes Film Festival after 30 years

Payal Kapadia's All We Imagine As Light is the story of two women on a holiday where they find a vent for their desires.

Payal Kapadia has directed All We Imagine as Light.
Published on Apr 12, 2024 08:54 AM IST

Francis Ford Coppola's passion project Megalopolis to vie for Palme d'Or

Shia LeBeouf, Adam Driver-starrer Megalopolis is directed by Francis Ford Coppola and will be screened at the Cannes Film Festival.

Shia LeBeouf in a still from Megalopolis.
Published on Apr 10, 2024 04:10 PM IST

Kevin Costner's Horizon: An American Saga will premiere at Cannes Film Festival

Kevin Costner's multi-part series Horizon: An American Saga will be showcased during the Cannes Film Festival.

Kevin Costner in Horizon: An American Saga.
Published on Apr 09, 2024 12:37 PM IST

Cannes Fest to begin rolling on May 14 with surreal comedy The Second Act

Lea Seydoux's The Second Act will open the Cannes Film Festival in France on May 14. It is directed by Quentin Dupieux.

Actor Lea Seydoux will be seen in The Second Act.(REUTERS)
Published on Apr 04, 2024 03:34 PM IST

Cannes 2023: Wes Anderson's Asteroid City set in the 1950s talks about lockdown

Wes Anderson's Asteroid City is another addition to his long list of peculiar movies with the biggest Hollywood stars.

Scarlett Johanson in a still from Asteroid City.
Published on May 26, 2023 01:52 PM IST

Cannes 2023: Jude Law wore 'smelly perfume' to play King Henry VIII in Firebrand

Actor Jude Law wore a special 'perfume' made of “puss, blood, faecal matter and sweat”. He plays King Henry VIII in Firebrand.

Jude Law is seen as King Henry VIII in Firebrand.
Published on May 24, 2023 08:12 AM IST

Cannes favourite The Zone of Interest director says it is not a museum piece

The Zone of Interest director Jonathan Glazer said the film needed to be presented with a degree of urgency and alarm.

A still from The Zone of Interest.
Published on May 21, 2023 02:44 PM IST

Cannes: Catherine Corsini was ‘too proud’ to use intimacy coach for Homecoming

At Cannes Film Festival, Catherine Corsini screened her controversial new film Homecoming, under fire for allegedly featuring sex scenes with minors involved.

Homecoming tells the story of her mother and two kids in Costa Rica.
Published on May 19, 2023 01:00 PM IST

Michael Douglas says Basic Instinct seemed so scandalous in 1992 at Cannes

Michael Douglas was presented with an honorary Palme d'Or for career achievement at the opening ceremony on May 16.

Michael Douglas said watching Basic Instinct in Cannes on the big screen was overwhelming.
Published on May 18, 2023 09:09 PM IST

Cannes Film Festival opens with Johnny Depp's comeback film, Jeanne du Barry

Johnny Depp's French drama Jeanne du Barry opened the Cannes Film Festival on Tuesday. He plays King Louis XV in the movie.

Johnny Depp poses for photographers upon arrival at the opening ceremony and the premiere of the film Jeanne du Barry.(Scott Garfitt/Invision/AP)
Published on May 17, 2023 09:39 AM IST

British Legend Ken Loach to take his last movie, The Old Oak to Cannes

86-year-old British filmmaker Ken Loach is gearing up for the screening of his film The Old Oak at Cannes. Will he win the Palm d'Or this time?

The Old Oak will be screened at Cannes 2023.
Published on May 16, 2023 09:16 AM IST

Controversies galore at Cannes Film Festival 2023, but these are nothing new

Controversies at Cannes are nothing new. Here's a look at some of them this year, from the opening film, Johnny Depp's Jeanne de Barry, to Homecoming.

Johnny Depp-starrer Jeanne de Barry directed by Maïwenn is the opening film at the 2023 Cannes International Film Festival.
Published on May 13, 2023 09:55 AM IST

Reading Lolita in Tehran to be promoted at upcoming Cannes Fest

Golshifteh Farahani-starrer Reading Lolita in Tehran is on its way to Cannes Film Festival. The film is based on a popular novel from 2003.

The film is an adaptation of the 2003 bestselling novel Reading Lolita in Tehran.
Published on May 09, 2023 01:49 PM IST

Cannes Fest to honour Michael Douglas with honorary Palme d'Or

Cannes Film Fest will honour Michael Douglas this year. He said ‘it’s an honour to return to the Croisette’ after 50 years.

Michael Douglas was last seen in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.(Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
Updated on May 04, 2023 01:38 PM IST

Parisian fashion house Saint Laurent to present its first movie at Cannes 2023

Pedro Pascal, Ethan Hawke-starrer A Strange Way of Life is all set to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. It is produced by fashion house YSL.

Ethan Hawke and Pedro Pascal in Strange Way of Life.
Published on Apr 15, 2023 04:25 PM IST

Martin Scorsese, Wim Wenders, Wes Anderson to be part of upcoming Cannes 2023

New films by Martin Scorsese, Wes Anderson, and Ken Loach will premiere at the 76th Cannes Film Festival. Anurag Kashyap's Kennedy is the only Indian selection.

The 2023 Cannes Film Festival will take place from May 16 - 27.
Published on Apr 13, 2023 08:03 PM IST
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