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  • Iranian Actress Faces Public Flogging Over Red Carpet Kiss

    Iranian actress Leila Hatami, star of Oscar-winning film "A Separation," is causing a stir in her home country after publicly kissing Cannes president Gilles Jacob. Under Iran's strict Islamic regime, unrelated men and women are not allowed to touch or...
  • CANNES: 'Winter Sleep' Wins Palme d'Or

    CANNES -- "Winter Sleep," Nuri Bilge Ceylan's sprawling, character-rich portrait of a self-absorbed Anatolian hotelier and his uneasy relationships with those around him, won the Palme d'Or at the 67th annual Cannes Film Festival on Saturday night. It's...
  • Iranian Actress Leila Hatami Apologizes for Cannes Kiss After Flogging Threat

    Following threats of flogging, Iranian Actress Leila Hatami has issued an apology for publicly kissing Cannes Film Festival president Gilles Jacob on the cheek. "I am so sorry for hurting the feelings of some people," she wrote in a letter to the Iran...
  • What Cannes means for Ceylan, and what Ceylan means for Cannes

    What Cannes means for Ceylan, and what Ceylan means for Cannes
    CANNES, France — "I guess now is as good a time as any to start my 'Nuri Bilge Ceylan for ANT-MAN' campaign," tweeted Istanbul-based critic Ali Arikan the morning after Ceylan's film "Winter Sleep" won the top prize at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival....
  • CANNES: 'White God' Wins Un Certain Regard Prize

    CANNES -- "White God," Hungarian helmer Kornel Mundruczo's audacious drama about a canine uprising, won the Un Certain Regard Prize at the Cannes Film Festival on Friday. The jury prize was given to "Force majeure," Scandinavian helmer Ruben Ostlund's...
  • At Cannes Film Festival, will write a pun for tickets

    At Cannes Film Festival, will write a pun for tickets
    There were swarms of people in tuxedos and cocktail dresses, which meant it was time for Felix Hausfater to start working it. ‎The 19-year-old medical student from Paris caught the eye of a promising lead, gestured meaningfully, then realized it was...
  • Cannes 2014: Nuri Bilge Ceylan's slow-burn Palme d'Or, and career

    Cannes 2014: Nuri Bilge Ceylan's slow-burn Palme d'Or, and career
    For more than a decade, the Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan has been reliably bringing a movie to the Cannes Film Festival every time he had a new one, starting with the odd-couple class drama “Distant” in 2002 and continuing with new works...
  • Cannes Film Review: 'The Go-Go Boys: The Inside Story of Cannon Films'

    Both an affectionate tribute and a cautionary tale, "The Go-Go Boys" is a solid documentary that offers, as its subtitle promises, one version of the "inside story of Cannon Films." Israeli helmer Hilla Medalia ("Dancing in Jaffa") offers, as its subtitle...
  • Cannes 2014: 'Winter Sleep,' 'Foxcatcher' take home big honors

    Cannes 2014: 'Winter Sleep,' 'Foxcatcher' take home big honors
    The longest film in the Festival de Cannes walked off with the biggest prize Saturday night as Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s three-hour and 16-minute “Winter Sleep” took home the Palme d’Or. Turkish director Ceylan was visibly moved...
  • Cannes 2014 departs, leaving strong emotions in its wake

     Cannes 2014 departs, leaving strong emotions in its wake
    The Festival de Cannes can be a cold and unforgiving place, where films are sliced, diced and left for dead. But, paradoxically, it can also be an occasion where sincere and unaffected emotions are put on display, and this was very much the case when this...
  • Cannes Film Review: 'Run'

    The tumultuous recent history of the Ivory Coast is refracted through the ever-shifting identity of the title character in "Run," an impressive if not fully realized first feature from French-Ivorian writer-director Philippe Lacote. Retracing the strange,...
  • Cannes: In 'Welcome to New York,' Gerard Depardieu as (his own) DSK

    Cannes: In 'Welcome to New York,' Gerard Depardieu as (his own) DSK
    Did Dominique Strauss-Kahn host an epic sex party the night before a chambermaid accused him of raping her at a New York hotel? Did he, years ago, attempt to rape a journalist who’d come to interview him? Did he actually rape the chambermaid at said...