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Fest opens with drama on, off screen

A few good women: female filmmakers at Cannes CANNES, France, May 8, (Agencies): The 71st Cannes Film Festival is opening with the premiere of Asghar Farhadi’s “Everybody Knows,” starring Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem, but much of the drama at this year’s festival is off screen. The shadow of disgraced …

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Myanmar’s ‘Venerable W’ chills Cannes – Kubrick’s little-known right-hand man takes a bow in fest

CANNES, France, May 24, (AFP): Barbet Schroeder spent months with Ugandan dictator Idi Amin at the height of his power, when corpses would wash up every morning on the shores of Lake Victoria and Kampala was rife with rumours that he was eating his opponents. But in his decades of …

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Korea’s ‘film noir’ movies wow Cannes – Hidden dragon: fest eyes elusive Chinese movie market

SEOUL, May 23, (AFP): Beyond the gleaming towers of modern high-tech Seoul, it is the dark past of South Korea’s years of dictatorship, violence and upheaval that have inspired the country’s staggering rise as a cinematic powerhouse. No fewer than five South Korean movies are showing in the elite selection …

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Trump docu stirs up start of Cannes – Fest spotlights NY as indie cinema powerhouse

CANNES, France, May 17, (AFP): The Hollywood elite jetted into France on Wednesday for the Cannes Film Festival, with a Michael Moore documentary “take down” of Donald Trump among announcements stirring up a buzz as the 12-day movie marathon kicked off. This year marks the 70th birthday of the world’s …

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The directing duos who dominate film – Best & worst of Cannes

CANNES, France, May 16, (AFP): From the Warner and Lumiere brothers to the Boultings, cinema has been marked from its earliest days by remarkable sibling double acts. The Safdie brothers — Ben and Josh — are the latest directing duo to hit the headlines, the big surprise of this year’s …

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Shia LaBeouf on his next big acting challenge – Aaron Paul thriller ‘Come and Find Me’ lands at Saban Films

LOS ANGELES, May 27, (RTRS): Before hitchhiking across the States as part of his #TakeMeAnywhere project, Shia LaBeouf was in Cannes to present Andrea Arnold’s “American Honey” and spoke to Variety about his next challenging role as American tennis superstar and provocateur John McEnroe in “Borg vs McEnroe,” to be …

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Cannes winners underscore contrast – Critics’ favorite films leave empty-handed

We say it every year — often repeatedly — over the course of Oscar reason, as we puzzle over the quirks and oversights of the Academy’s choices: Actors and filmmakers are not critics. We don’t say it as often at the Cannes Film Festival, though it’s just as often applicable. …

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Iran, Philippines stars triumph at Cannes – Britain’s Loach joins elite club with second Palme

LOS ANGELES, May 23, (Agencies): The final awards ceremony of the 69th Cannes Film Festival has concluded, with veteran British filmmaker Ken Loach winning the second Palme d’Or of his career for the impassioned protest drama “I, Daniel Blake.” The film, chronicling the social-welfare battle fought by a struggling Newcastle …

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Iranian cinema centre stage at Cannes – Directors Farhadi, Behzadi vie for awards

TEHRAN, May 20, (AFP): As Iranian films and actors compete this weekend at Cannes attention is turning toward the country’s thriving independent cinema sector which is succeeding despite tough regulations. Religious, political and cultural red lines represent obstacles to filmmakers and actors in the Islamic republic. Scripts must be pre-approved by …

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Boulghourjian’s ‘Tramontane’ an echt-Lebanese drama – Director at Cannes urges Duterte to ‘change’ Philippines

LOS ANGELES, May 19, (Agencies): A young blind musician in Lebanon learns hard truths about his origins in Vatche Boulghourjian’s respectable, at times moving feature debut, “Tramontane”. Though not without first film flaws, this echt-Lebanese drama intriguingly delves into the innumerable layers of deceit and willful amnesia that originated in …

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