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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

Ana de Armas' Marilyn Monroe biopic Blonde may 'offend everyone': director

Marilyn Monroe's upcoming biopic Blonde is one of the most anticipated films at the upcoming Venice Film Festival

Ana de Armas as Marilyn Monroe in a still from Blonde.
Published on Aug 09, 2022 09:11 PM IST

Pakistan's Joyland at Cannes Film Festival mocks at age-old traditions

Pakistani movie Joyland marks the nation's debut at the Cannes Film Festival. It tells the story of a married cis-man and the trans woman he falls for.

A still from Joyland.
Published on May 27, 2022 09:27 PM IST

Cannes: India's only entry All That Breathes documents a love for kites

Shaunak Sen's All That Breathes is the only Indian entry at the Cannes Film Festival 2022. The film documents two Delhi-based brothers' unusual love for kites.

A still from Shaunak Sen's All That Breathes.
Published on May 26, 2022 08:30 PM IST

Cannes 2022: Triangle of Sadness is a frontal attack on the super-rich

Cannes Film Festival 2022 witnessed the premiere of Ruben Ostlund's Triangle of Sadness, controversial for being the most disgusting movie in a long time.

Woody Harrelson in Triangle of Sadness.
Updated on May 25, 2022 06:27 PM IST

At Cannes 2022, Iran's Holy Spider raises unholy smoke in theatre and outside

A bunch of women put up a protest at the premiere of Iran's Holy Spider at Cannes Film Festival.

A still from Holy Spider.
Published on May 24, 2022 05:47 PM IST

Thamp actor Jalaja walks Cannes Film Festival 2022 red carpet

Malayalam actor Jalaja walked the red carpet at Cannes Film Festival 2022 on Saturday for the premiere of late auteur G. Aravindan’s restored film, Thamp.

Thamp, shot in black and white, offers a kaleidoscope of life in a small circus.
Published on May 22, 2022 09:36 PM IST

Cannes 2022: India-Australia joint venture, The Laugh of Lakshmi, announced

The Laugh of Lakshmi, an India-Australia joint production, was announced at the Cannes Film Festival on Thursday. The film will be written and directed by S. Shakthidharan.

The Laugh of Lakshmi will be written and directed by S Shakthidharan.
Published on May 21, 2022 04:01 PM IST

Nicole Kidman missing from Tom Cruise's career highlight reel at Cannes

Tom Cruise's career was celebrated at the premiere of his film Top Gun: Maverick at the ongoing Cannes Film Festival. However, his ex-wife and fellow actor Nicole Kidman was missing from his career highlight reel.

Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise were married from 1990-2001 and also worked together.
Published on May 19, 2022 10:17 PM IST

Cannes Film Festival kicks off with zombie movie and a message from Zelenskyy

Cannes Film Festival day one was kicked off with a star-studded red carpet, a message from Ukrainian president Zelenskyy and a zombie movie.

A still from Final Cut.
Updated on May 18, 2022 10:46 AM IST

Cannes fest chief reacts to India being 'Country of Honour'

India has become the Country of Honour at Marche du Film or Cannes Market, as the prestigious festival kickstarted its 75thedition today. 

Cannes Film festival general delegate Thierry Fremaux stands on a balcony at the Hotel Martinez on the eve of the opening of the Cannes Film Festival.(REUTERS)
Published on May 17, 2022 10:48 AM IST

How Cannes Film Festival is expressing displeasure on Russia's Ukraine invasion

Cannes Film Festival is making its stance on the Russian invasion of Ukraine well known. After banning Russian films and journalists, it has now announced the screening of a film by Mantas Kvedaravičius, the filmmaker allegedly killed by Russian forces in Ukraine last month.

Mantas Kvedaravičius was allegedly killed by Russian forces last month. His documentary on the war in Ukraine will be screened at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival.
Published on May 14, 2022 11:47 AM IST

Cannes changes opening movie title to Coupe from Z in support of Ukrainians

The title for Z, a zombie comedy which is going to open this week's Cannes Film Festival has been changed in support of the Ukrainian people. 

A still from Z, which has now been titled Coupe.
Published on Apr 29, 2022 08:22 PM IST

Deepika Padukone is now on Cannes Film Festival jury

Deepika Padukone has been named a member of the jury at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival. She has joined the likes of actor Rebecca Hall, filmmaker Jeff Nichols and Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi. 

Deepika Padukone during one of her red carpet appearances in Cannes. (Reuters)
Updated on Apr 27, 2022 09:24 AM IST
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