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HindustanTimes Thu,21 Aug 2014
These films found favour at Cannes
Two Days and One Night, starring marion Cotillard, is a haunting document of how a society can come together to face odds posed by the monstrosities of consumerism. 
Two Days and One Night, starring marion Cotillard, is a haunting document of how a society can come together to face odds posed by the monstrosities of consumerism. 
Mike Leigh
Mike Leigh's biopic on the 19th century romantic landscape painter, JMW Turner (played by Timothy Spall), called Mr Turner, is an engaging competition piece.
Jimmy’s Hall – directed by veteran British director Ken Loach – is set in the church-dominated 1920s Ireland, where freedom of speech and modern music as well as dance are frowned upon by religious heads.
Jimmy’s Hall – directed by veteran British director Ken Loach – is set in the church-dominated 1920s Ireland, where freedom of speech and modern music as well as dance are frowned upon by religious heads.
Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Nuri Bilge Ceylan's Winter Sleep won the prestigious Palm d'Or award at Cannes Film Festival.
Abderrahmane Sissako’s Timbuktu, screened in the top Competition slot of the ongoing Cannes Film Festival, is a gripping indictment of religious fundamentalism.
Abderrahmane Sissako’s Timbuktu, screened in the top Competition slot of the ongoing Cannes Film Festival, is a gripping indictment of religious fundamentalism.

Cannes legend Gilles Jacob takes the bow

As the 67th edition of the Cannes Film Festival concluded on May 25, it also marked the end of the long road for Gilles Jacob, the legend who had been an inseparable part of the 12-day annual event on the French Riviera.

Winter Sleep wins Palm d’Or at Cannes

After a long time, critics and the jury thought alike, when the one led by New Zealand auteur Jane Campion awarded the Cannes Film Festival’s most prestigious Palm d’Or last evening for the brilliantly made Turkish work, Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s Winter Sleep.

No clear winner, many contenders vie for Palme d'Or honour

The 67th Cannes Film Festival awards its top prizes Saturday with a Canadian prodigy, a Russian corruption critic, Belgian brothers, a Turkish husband-and-wife team and a British veteran tipped for glory.

Jimmy's Hall, where music and dance are villains

Jimmy’s Hall is set in the church-dominated 1920s Ireland, where freedom of speech and modern music as well as dance are frowned upon by religious heads.

Aishwarya Rai nails her Cannes look in yet another Cavalli gown

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan opted for a white fishtail Roberto Cavalli gown for her second red carpet appearance at the Cannes film festival. As far as style statements go, the Bollywood beauty has come up trumps this time.

Two Days And One Night is subtly dramatic

Two Days and One Night, which competed at the ongoing Cannes Film Festival,  is a haunting document of how a society can come together to face odds posed by the monstrosities of consumerism.

I don't know if I have an audience outside of Twilight: Robert Pattinson

The actor is still best known for his role as teen vampire Edward Cullen in the hugely successful movie franchise, but he's trying to take on roles which will paint him in a different light, such as his appearance in action drama The Rover and indie flick Maps to the Stars.

Iran actress' innocous Cannes kiss sparks ire back home

Iranian actress Leila Hatami on Sunday angered authorities in Tehran by kissing the Cannes film festival's president on the cheek, an act seen as affront to the "chastity" of  the Islamic republic's women.

Indian designers hail Aishwarya's Cannes look

Design fraternity was out with bouquets for Aishwarya Rai Bachchan as she dazzled in a metallic dress by Roberto Cavalli on the Cannes red carpet. Even husband Abhishek was left overwhelmed by Aishwarya's sensuous appearance as his tweet proved!

Timbuktu a gripping critique of religious fundamentalism

This Cannes favourite is about Islamic extremism that the auteur narrates and comments on through very ordinary characters, through everyday situations and through sparse frames.

Cannes, where crime and cinema mingle

This time, as the 67th edition of the world’s most renowned film Festival was about to kick off with Oliver Dahan’s biopic of Grace Kelly, Grace of Monaco, two masked men – in truly filmi style – shot an heiress, Helene Pastor (77)  in her head and heart as she stepped out of a hospital.

Cannes screening: Winter Sleep is magnificently mounted

Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s movie, Winter Sleep really does not have a story in the real sense of the term. But it has a great script, and this great script is narrated with exciting ease, and helping to push the narration are the riveting performances, writes Gautaman Bhaskaran.

Aishwarya to walk the Cannes red carpet on May 20

After missing her scheduled appearance at the 67th Cannes Film Festival due to flight delay, Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will finally walk the coveted red carpet on May 20 and 21.

Mike Leigh captures a painter's life in masterly strokes

Much like Grace of Monaco, Mr Turner is not, strictly speaking, a documentary on artist JMW Turner, but "a dramatic distillation". Leigh takes plenty of artistic licence to tell the story of a genius, albeit a story that is based on accepted truths about the man and his work.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan to miss Cannes red carpet appearance

The actor who was scheduled to make the first of two appearances on Friday, will not be able to walk the red carpet due to an air traffic controllers' strike in France.
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