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  • 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 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...
  • Almodovar, Leigh petition Putin on jailed Ukrainian Oleg Sentsov

    Almodovar, Leigh petition Putin on jailed Ukrainian Oleg Sentsov
    A who’s who of European directors have signed a letter to Vladimir Putin and Russian leaders seeking justice for Oleg Sentsov, the Ukarainian filmmaker who was arrested by Russian authorities on May 11 and is believed held in a Moscow prison. Pedro...
  • Joseph Losey's restored 'Accident' high on shock value

     Joseph Losey's restored 'Accident' high on shock value
    Based on a Nicholas Mosley novel adapted by Harold Pinter early in his screenwriting career (after a decade as a playwright), Joseph Losey's "Accident" shared the Grand Prize at the 1967 Cannes Film Festival. The film was restored by the British Film...
  • Brad Pitt attacker to be charged with battery, assault

    Brad Pitt attacker to be charged with battery, assault
    LOS ANGELES - The Ukrainian prankster who struck actor Brad Pitt in the face at the Los Angeles premiere of the movie "Maleficent" will be charged with battery and assault, officials said on Friday. Vitalii Sediuk, a 25-year-old Ukrainian TV reporter...
  • Watch Kristen Stewart in 'Clouds of Sils Maria' Trailer

    The first trailer for Olivier Assayas' upcoming film "Clouds of Sils Maria" has been released. The film, starring Kristen Stewart, Chloe Grace Moretz and Juliette Binoche, is set to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival on May 23. Binoche plays Maria...
  • Ukrainian prankster charged with assault after striking Brad Pitt

    Ukrainian prankster charged with assault after striking Brad Pitt
    The Ukrainian prankster who struck actor Brad Pitt in the face at the Los Angeles premiere of the movie "Maleficent" will be charged with battery and assault, officials said on Friday. Vitalii Sediuk, a 25-year-old Ukrainian TV reporter infamous for...
  • Cannes Film Review: 'Leviathan'

    In "Leviathan," which director Andrey Zvyagintsev has described as a loose retelling of the Book of Job, an ordinary man must wrestle with his faith not in God but in the Russian state -- an epic struggle against a monster with many faces possessed of the...
  • CANNES: How Xavier Dolan's 'Mommy' Became the Buzziest Movie at the Festival

    This year's Cannes Film Festival unloaded its share of turkeys, from "Grace of Monaco" to Atom Egoyan's "The Captive," David Cronenberg's "Maps to the Stars" and the Ryan Gosling directorial debut, "Lost River." But at least the festival ended on a...
  • CANNES: Will 'Leviathan' Win the Palme d'Or?

    Before the first competition title had even unspooled at this year's Cannes Film Festival, more than one oddsmaker suggested that there was already a serious frontrunner for the Palme d'Or, and it was clearly Naomi Kawase. A Cannes competition regular...
  • 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...