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HindustanTimes Thu,18 Dec 2014

Manjeet Singh takes his next project to Cannes Cinéfondation

Chenu, an offbeat film that delves into the life of a Dalit teenager has been picked up by the Cinéfondation’s L’Atelier at the Cannes Film Festival. Lena Saha finds out more about director Manjeet Singh's film and inspiration.

What makes IFFI director miss Cannes?

Shankar Mohan, the director of the international film festival of India (IFFI), is not to be seen at the 66th Cannes Film Festival, the world’s most important movie festival. Surprisingly, three officials from the IB ministry are present.

Behind the Candelabra places Cannes spotlight on gays

The biggest film screening at the 12-day festival's halfway point, Soderbergh's movie has generated a huge buzz, for top-line heterosexual actors are cast in the roles of gays. Michael Douglas turns in an eye-catching performance as the ageing Las Vegas pianist, while Matt Damon plays his lover.

An emotional brush with parenthood at Cannes Film Festival

Kore-Eda has always had this fascination for family drama, and here in his latest Cannes Competition entry, Like Father Like Son, the director grapples with the issue of paternity. Gautaman Bhaskaran reports

The curious case of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Bollywood queen Aishwarya Rai has been making quite the (dis)appearance at Cannes 2013. Vasu probes into the whys of the diva's sudden departure from iconic style statements.

A tale of two women

Although for most part of the ongoing 66th Cannes Film Festival, Coen Brothers’ Inside Llewyn Davis seemed like a sure Palm d’Or clincher with the movie also being on the top of the critics’ favourite list...

‘I turned producer to tell stories which few people dare to say’

National Award-winning actor Irrfan Khan turns producer with The Lunchbox, directed by debutant Ritesh Batra. The film premiered to rave reviews in Critics’ Week, a festival sidebar for first and second films of directors. Anupama Chopra chats him up.

Cannes in black and white

The basic colours dominated the red carpet on Day 9 of the Cannes Film Festival. Isabeli Fontana had a train starting from the shoulders of her jumpsuit. We loved her minimal look, but it would’ve been perfected with two inches off the length.

Of newbies and classics

Day 11 of the 66th Cannes film festival saw the screening of director Jim Jarmusch’s retro-cool vampire film, Only Lovers Left Alive, which was attended by the movie’s cast — Tom Hiddleston, Tilda Swinton and John Hurt, among others.

French lesbian love story wins top prize at Cannes

An intimate lesbian love story by French director Abdellatif Kechiche won the top prize in Cannes on Sunday, and the film festival's director immediately urged the large crowds protesting against gay marriage in Paris to go and see it.
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