British films are receiving red-carpet treatment for five days in a small resort on the French north-west coast. The Dinard Festival of British Film is no act of anti-Brexit resistance. This is the 29th year. It’s a compact festival, packing in a competition, previews, a special tribute to UK actor Ian Hart, as well as master classes in just five days. Personalities from the British and French film industries are invited to make it an exciting international event for Dinard on the British Channel, across the estuary from the port of St Malo. This year very glamourous French actress and model, Monica Bellucci is the jury chair this year. She graced the Cannes Film Festival as mistress of ceremonies in 2017. Her co-jurors are a Franco-British mix, including French director-actress Emmanuelle Bercot, now a Cannes regular seen in The Girls of the Sun this year, actor Rupert Grint, best known as Harry Potter's ginger chum, and Kate Dickie, a knock-out actress from Scotland who … [Read more...] about ‘Spiderman’ opens Dinard Film Festival
Cannes film festival opening ceremony
Whether he said thank you in French or in English, US director Martin Scorcese who has been coming to Cannes for 45 years, had difficulty tyring to quieten the applause and ovation in the Festival Palace after he entered the stage. "We're all here to celebrate the art of the moving picture," said the 76 year-old whose film 'Mean Streets' made it to the Directors' Fortnight in Cannes in 1973. He added that he was "honoured to have been chosen to open the festival." Tall Australian actress Cate Blanchett who played Katherine Hepburn to Leonardo di Caprio’s Howard Hughes in Scorcese’s 2004 movie, Aviator, joined the less tall director in her lacey evening gown, and in her capacity as the chair of the 71st Cannes Film Festival jury, to open the event officially, in French. After more applause, the star-studded audience, settled down to discover the opening film in the Golden Palm competition, Everybody Knows, directed by Asghar Farhadi from Iran. It is set in a village in … [Read more...] about Scorcese and Blanchett equal charm overcomes height disparity at 71st Festival opening
KRISTEN Stewart has unveiled a strange new hairdo at Cannes Film Festival on Tuesday. The actress sported a rat-tail look as she attended the opening gala during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival. From the front, Kristen's hair looked like a regular quiff and plait combo. But from the back, a tiny plait at the back of her neck could be seen. Kristen was at the opening ceremony for the french film festival. She also attended the screening for the film Everybody Knows. most read in tv & showbiztv picks Shows to watch on Wednesday 9 May from Love in the Countryside VICKY'S BOOTY CAMP Vicky Pattison shows off incredible fitness results in rainbow bikini all partied out Emma Stone & Justin Theroux leave the Met Gala after party together MEL'S TAX BLOW Mel B and ex Stephen Belafonte slapped with huge £185k unpaid US tax bill 'isn't that cheating?' Rich Kids Go Skint viewers furious as spoilt teen breaks the rules baked off Nadiya Hussain quits Big Family Cooking Showdown … [Read more...] about Kristen Stewart reveals bizarre new hairdo as she leads glam A-list arrivals at Cannes Film Festival
CANNES, France — A Cannes Film Festival grappling with issues of gender equality and other winds of change was declared open Tuesday by Martin Scorsese and Cate Blanchett, arm in arm, before the premiere of Asghar Farhadi's "Everybody Knows." The 71st edition of the glamorous French Riviera extravaganza of cinema and celebrity — and the first of the post-Harvey Weinstein #MeToo era — kicked off with the Spanish-language debut of Farhadi, the Iranian filmmaker, starring Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem. On the opening ceremony's carefully choreographed red carpet, one of the festival's numerous modifications this year — a ban on selfies — was broken by some attendees who attempted to take photographs with their phones. Kenya bans Cannes-bound film over "lesbianism" Scorsese, who won the festival's top prize, the Palme d'Or, for "Taxi Driver," was in Cannes for an anniversary screening of his 1973 breakthrough "Mean Streets." Brought out to officially … [Read more...] about Martin Scorsese and Cate Blanchett kick off Cannes Film Festival
THE Cannes Film Festival 2018 will see 18 films battle it out for the prestigious Palme d'Or award in May 2018. But, who won the Palme d'Or and Grand Prix in 2017? Let's get the lowdown... Who who won the Palme d'Or and Grand Prix in 2017? The 70th Cannes Film Festival took place from 17 to 28 May 2017. The opening and closing ceremonies were hosted by Italian actress Monica Bellucci. The Palme d'Or was awarded to The Square, a Swedish film directed by Ruben Östlund. The film also served as the closing night film of the festival. The Grand Prix was award to BPM (Beats per Minute), a French film directed by Robin Campillo. The Palme d'Or is the highest prize awarded at the Cannes Film Festival and was introduced in 1955 by the festival's organising committee. The Grand Prix, an award bestowed by the jury of the festival, is the second-most prestigious prize of the festival after the Palme d'Or. What other films have won the Palme d'Or? Going back to 2000, the following films have … [Read more...] about Cannes Film Festival winners – who won the Palme d’Or and Grand Prix in 2017 and which movies have won the top prizes?