David Cronenberg has accused Francis Ford Coppola of sabotaging Crash’s chances of winning the Palme D’or at the 1996 Cannes Film Festival.
With COVID-19 shuttering film fests worldwide, YouTube has stepped in to launch a 10-day digital film festival this spring with 20 partners -- streaming free to cinema fans everywhere. We Are One: A Global Film Festival is being produced and organized by New York's Tribeca Enterprises. The YouTube-hosted event will feature programming from 20 top […]
The Cannes Film Festival said that rescheduling the festival to late June and early July as originally hoped is no longer possible, and the festival acknowledged in a statement Tuesday that it most likely won’t take place in its original form.However, the festival is exploring other contingencies and is hoping to make Cannes happen in some form in 2020.“It is clearly difficult to assume that the Festival de Cannes could be held this year in its original form,” the festival’s statement read. “Nevertheless, since yesterday evening we have started many discussions with professionals, in France and abroad. They agree that the Festival de Cannes, an essential pillar for the film industry, must explore all contingencies allowing to support the year of Cinema by making Cannes 2020 real, in a way or another.”Also Read: 5 Ways the Oscar Season Could Be Rocked by the CoronavirusThe festival was first postponed in March, and the lineup of films playing at the festival was originally meant to be announced this week before the coronavirus canceled and postponed film events across the industry and across the world. The festival has also been consistent about trying to postpone or delay the festival rather than cancel outright, as festivals such as SXSW and Tribeca meant for earlier in the spring have done.In a Q&A shared by the festival late last month, it was confirmed that festival staff is still working from home and that the deadline to submit films was also extended until at least the end of May.Cannes has only been canceled once in its history dating back to the end of World War II in 1946, that being in 1968 due to nationwide student riots.See the latest full statement below:Following the French President’ statement, on Monday, April 13th, we acknowledged that the postponement of the 73rd International Cannes Film Festival, initially considered for the end of June to the beginning of July, is no longer an option.It is clearly difficult to assume that the Festival de Cannes could be held this year in its original form.Nevertheless, since yesterday evening we have started many discussions with professionals, in France and abroad. They agree that the Festival de Cannes, an essential pillar for the film industry, must explore all contingencies allowing to support the year of Cinema by making Cannes 2020 real, in a way or another.When the health crisis, whose resolution remains the priority of all, passes, we will have to reiterate and prove the importance of cinema and the role that its work, artists, professionals, film theatres and their audiences, play in our lives. This is how the Festival de Cannes, the Marché du Film and the parallel sections (Semaine de la Critique, Quinzaine des Réalisateurs, ACID), intend to contribute. We are committed to it and we would like to thank everyone who is by our side, public officials (Cannes’ City Hall, Ministry of Culture, the CNC), industry members as well as our partners.Each and everyone knows that many uncertainties are still reigning over the international health situation. We hope to be able to communicate promptly regarding the shapes that this Cannes 2020 will take.Read original story Cannes Film Festival Postpones Again, Hints Fest May Not Happen in ‘Original Form’ At TheWrap
The Palais des Festivals in Cannes is housing between 50 and 70 homeless people each night.
The new trailer for Quentin Tarantino's LA drama 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' has debuted ahead of the film's Cannes premiere.
Although Netflix and the Cannes Film Festival continue quietly to negotiate a potential settlement to their differences, the streaming giant will be absent from the Croisette again this year with no film in or out of competition, Variety has learned. The ongoing talks between the two sides have been friendly, including a dinner in Los […]
Alejandro G. Iñárritu has been named president of the Cannes Film Festival jury. The Oscar-winning director of "Birdman" and "The Revenant" will be the first Mexican artist to chair the panel. Iñárritu has a long history with Cannes, starting with his debut feature, "Amores Perros," in 2000, and last attended two years ago with his […]
Terry Gilliam was hospitalised at the weekend, as he waits for a court verdict over whether his movie The Man Who Killed Don Quixote can be shown at the Cannes Film Festival.
Thierry Fremaux has shaken up protocol at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival, eliminating morning press screenings of films before their evening premieres and banning selfies on the red carpet. Under the new plan, critics and journalists will see films in the Debussy theater at the same time that guests inside the main auditorium watch the […]
First U.S. trailer for 'The Square,' winner of the Palme d'Or at this year's Cannes Film Festival, starring Elisabeth Moss, Dominic West, and Terry Notary
Colin Farrell reteams with director Yorgos Lanthimos ('The Lobster') for 'The Killing of a Sacred Deer,' co-starring Nicole Kidman; watch its first trailer
Sofia Coppola becomes the second woman to ever win for best director while Joaquin Phoenix and Diane Kruger earned acting honors.
For approximately two weeks every May, the stars shine brightest on the French Riviera. This year’s Cannes International Film Festival kicked off Wed., May 17, and will run through May 28. Over the next two weeks, stars such as Will Smith, Nicole Kidman, and Susan Sarandon will descend upon the Croisette to promote new films and strike poses on the red carpet. Take a look at the best fest photos so far.
Oscar winner scored the Best Foreign Language Film gong, but did not attend the ceremony because of the travel ban.
Preview of the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, running from May 17-28, including films starring Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Robert Pattinson, Adam Sandler
Ken Loach surprised all at Cannes yesterday, winning his second Palme d'Or, the highest prize at the annual film festival, for his movie ‘I, Daniel Blake’. Few expected Loach to win for the Newcastle-set drama, about a carpenter who is unable to work following a heart attack, but has his benefits cut anyway. In the LA Times, film writer Justin Chang – who said the Dolan decision 'horrified’ the press audience at the prize-giving – has questioned the jury’s decision to give Loach the prize, lead as it was by 'Mad Max’ director George Miller.
Will he storm out of a film’s press conference when asked about a central theme in said film (notably the sex in Nymphomaniac)? Will he “occupy” an elevator for 24 hours while chatting to Oxford University students? In the Sunday press conference for American Honey, LaBeouf refused to take the bait when asked about his explicit sex scenes in Andrea Arnold’s latest film (it was worth a try, right?), preferring instead to discuss the U.S. underclass, body rolling to Rihanna on set and his research for the role.
17 years after Julia Roberts hit headlines for baring her armpit hair at the ‘Notting Hill’ premiere in 1999, the ‘Pretty Woman’ star has caused a stir on the red carpet once again, this time for going shoeless. The 48-year-old actress was in Cannes for the premiere of her new film, ‘Money Monster’ directed by Jodie Foster, when she slipped her high heels off to scale a set of vertiginous steps. - Lady Gaga to Play Cilla - Clooney Slams Trump She was greeted at the top by her co-star George Clooney who seemed thrilled to see her sockless toes. Many commenters took Roberts’ actions to be a protest at last year’s Cannes Film Festival which became mired in controversy after many women were turned away from the red carpet for not wearing high heels.
American singer-songwriter (and erstwhile actress) Lady Gaga is reportedly set to play Cilla Black in a new movie about the life of Dionne Warwick. The news was announced at Cannes Film Festival by Warwick herself, who had a long-running feud with Cilla after the British star’s George Martin-produced cover of Burt Bacarach’s ‘Anyone Who Had a Heart’ eclipsed her own, earlier version. When asked at Cannes why she viewed Cilla as her nemesis, Warwick (pictured above in 1964) offered it was: “because she stole my music”.
Over a lunch for Woody Allen’s latest movie “Café Society,” Blake Lively criticized the Cannes Film Festival for allowing a controversial rape joke about Woody Allen to be part of the opening night ceremony. “I think any jokes about rape, homophobia or Hitler is not a joke,” Lively said on Thursday when asked about the... <a href="https://variety.com/2016/film/news/blake-lively-rips-cannes-for-controversial-woody-allen-rape-joke-1201772516/" title="Read Blake Lively Rips Cannes for Controversial Woody Allen Rape Joke">Read more »</a><img src="http://media.zenfs.com/en_US/Entertainment/Variety/pc17#038;c26035310#038;c310000#038;cv2.0#038;cj1" class="editorial"/>
The Hollywood star system is shrinking. As the movie business forges deeper into the comic book canon, it matters less and less whose face is behind the mask. There remain a few exceptions. Robert Downey Jr., Jennifer Lawrence, Will Smith, Melissa McCarthy and Ben Affleck still guarantee a certain level of box office success in... <a href="https://variety.com/2016/film/markets-festivals/iron-man-cannes-superhero-movies-1201770087/" title="Read How ‘Iron Man’ and Superhero Movies Are Causing Headaches at Cannes">Read more »</a><img src="http://media.zenfs.com/en_US/Entertainment/Variety/pc17#038;c26035310#038;c310000#038;cv2.0#038;cj1" class="editorial"/>