Life by Press Association May 8, 2018, 9:00 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter Scores of Hollywood stars descended on the French Riviera as the 71st Cannes Film Festival was officially declared open. Sign up to our Daily newsletter More from the Evening Telegraph Stars gather at Cannes for the first festival since the Weinstein scandal Kelly Macdonald’s Puzzle to open Edinburgh International Film Festival Cannes Film Festival Palme d’Or contenders revealed Cannes Film Festival reveals Palme d’Or contenders … [Read more...] about In Pictures: Hollywood stars shine on red carpet as Cannes Film Festival opens
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The most political Cannes Film Festival in years opens late Tuesday with female stars vowing to protest on the red carpet against industry sexism, two top directors barred from attending and bans hanging over some movies. With Hollywood still reeling from the Harvey Weinstein scandal, and Cannes under fire for its dearth of women directors, Cate Blanchett and Kristen Stewart are likely to join other actresses and women directors Saturday in a protest in support of the #MeToo and Time's Up movements. Blanchett, who also heads the jury, did not hide her unhappiness Tuesday that only three of the 21 directors in the running for the top Palme d'Or prize are women. "There are many women on the jury but I wish there were more in competition," she told French radio Tuesday. "It is extremely important that we have change" after Weinstein, she added. "We have to include women and look for diversity." Cannes' "dismal" record on female directors, and Saturday's red carpet protest, may generate … [Read more...] about 71st Cannes Film Festival opens with scandals, protests and bans
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?
Entertainment & Arts By Neil Smith Entertainment reporter at the Cannes Film Festival 8 May 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-44003662 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel From the here and now to a galaxy far, far away, there's something for everyone at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.Here are 10 films sure to … [Read more...] about Cannes Film Festival: 10 films to watch
Liam Gallagher will be the subject of a new documentary premiering at Cannes Film Festival this month. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Liam Gallagher: As It Was tells the "emotional story of how one of the greatest rock frontmen went from the dizzying heights of his champagne supernova years in Oasis to living on the edge, ostracised and lost in the musical wilderness of boredom, booze and legal battles". “The film depicts Liam emerging from Noel's shadow, managing expectations from being in the biggest band in the world to starting alone again alone, stripped bare, with nowhere to hide.” Read more Cannes 2018: The new generation of auteurs vying for the Palme d'Or Rolling Stones announce huge list of special guests for their UK tour Liam Gallagher to headline the BBC Biggest Weekend festival The documentary follows the 2016 release of Supersonic, a two-hour film that traces Noel and Liam Gallagher and their Oasis bandmates' peak years, … [Read more...] about Liam Gallagher documentary ‘As It Was’ to screen at Cannes film festival