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At Cannes 2022, Iran's Holy Spider raises unholy smoke in theatre and outside

  • A bunch of women put up a protest at the premiere of Iran's Holy Spider at Cannes Film Festival.
A still from Holy Spider.
A still from Holy Spider.
Published on May 24, 2022 05:47 PM IST
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Thamp actor Jalaja walks Cannes Film Festival 2022 red carpet

Malayalam actor Jalaja walked the red carpet at Cannes Film Festival 2022 on Saturday for the premiere of late auteur G. Aravindan’s restored film, Thamp.
Thamp, shot in black and white, offers a kaleidoscope of life in a small circus.
Thamp, shot in black and white, offers a kaleidoscope of life in a small circus.
Published on May 22, 2022 09:36 PM IST
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Cannes 2022: India-Australia joint venture, The Laugh of Lakshmi, announced

  • The Laugh of Lakshmi, an India-Australia joint production, was announced at the Cannes Film Festival on Thursday. The film will be written and directed by S. Shakthidharan.
The Laugh of Lakshmi will be written and directed by S Shakthidharan.
The Laugh of Lakshmi will be written and directed by S Shakthidharan.
Published on May 21, 2022 04:01 PM IST
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Nicole Kidman missing from Tom Cruise's career highlight reel at Cannes

  • Tom Cruise's career was celebrated at the premiere of his film Top Gun: Maverick at the ongoing Cannes Film Festival. However, his ex-wife and fellow actor Nicole Kidman was missing from his career highlight reel.
Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise were married from 1990-2001 and also worked together.
Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise were married from 1990-2001 and also worked together.
Published on May 19, 2022 10:17 PM IST
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Cannes Film Festival kicks off with zombie movie and a message from Zelenskyy

  • Cannes Film Festival day one was kicked off with a star-studded red carpet, a message from Ukrainian president Zelenskyy and a zombie movie.
A still from Final Cut.
A still from Final Cut.
Updated on May 18, 2022 10:46 AM IST
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Cannes fest chief reacts to India being 'Country of Honour'

  • India has become the Country of Honour at Marche du Film or Cannes Market, as the prestigious festival kickstarted its 75thedition today. 
Cannes Film festival general delegate Thierry Fremaux stands on a balcony at the Hotel Martinez on the eve of the opening of the Cannes Film Festival.(REUTERS)
Cannes Film festival general delegate Thierry Fremaux stands on a balcony at the Hotel Martinez on the eve of the opening of the Cannes Film Festival.(REUTERS)
Published on May 17, 2022 10:48 AM IST
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How Cannes Film Festival is expressing displeasure on Russia's Ukraine invasion

  • Cannes Film Festival is making its stance on the Russian invasion of Ukraine well known. After banning Russian films and journalists, it has now announced the screening of a film by Mantas Kvedaravičius, the filmmaker allegedly killed by Russian forces in Ukraine last month.
Mantas Kvedaravičius was allegedly killed by Russian forces last month. His documentary on the war in Ukraine will be screened at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival.
Mantas Kvedaravičius was allegedly killed by Russian forces last month. His documentary on the war in Ukraine will be screened at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival.
Published on May 14, 2022 11:47 AM IST
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Cannes changes opening movie title to Coupe from Z in support of Ukrainians

The title for Z, a zombie comedy which is going to open this week's Cannes Film Festival has been changed in support of the Ukrainian people. 
A still from Z, which has now been titled Coupe.
A still from Z, which has now been titled Coupe.
Published on Apr 29, 2022 08:22 PM IST
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Deepika Padukone is now on Cannes Film Festival jury

  • Deepika Padukone has been named a member of the jury at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival. She has joined the likes of actor Rebecca Hall, filmmaker Jeff Nichols and Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi. 
Deepika Padukone during one of her red carpet appearances in Cannes. (Reuters)
Deepika Padukone during one of her red carpet appearances in Cannes. (Reuters)
Updated on Apr 27, 2022 09:24 AM IST
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Indian documentary to screen at Cannes Film Festival 2022

  • Cannes Film Festival 2022 will kick off soon and in fray will be Indian documentary All That Breathes by Shaunak Sen.
A still from All That Breathes.
A still from All That Breathes.
Published on Apr 15, 2022 06:52 PM IST
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Tom Hanks, Austin Butler-starrer Elvis to arrive at Cannes Film Festival

  • Tom Hanks and Austin Butler's Elvis will have its premiere at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival.
Austin Butler's Elvis is all set to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival.
Austin Butler's Elvis is all set to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival.
Published on Apr 06, 2022 11:49 AM IST
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Tom Cruise's Top Gun: Maverick to premiere at Cannes Film Festival

Tom Cruise's Top Gun: Maverick will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival this year.
Top Gun Maverick will bring back Tom Cruise as a teacher to a younger crop of pilots.
Top Gun Maverick will bring back Tom Cruise as a teacher to a younger crop of pilots.
Published on Apr 01, 2022 03:41 PM IST
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Tokyo International Film Festival offers a varied canvas

Some of the star attractions at the Tokyo International Film Festival included films such as Ashes on a Road Trip, No Choice, The Old Town Girl, No Choice and The Real Thing.
A still from The Old Town Girls.
A still from The Old Town Girls.
Updated on Nov 19, 2020 04:32 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByGautaman Bhaskaran

Venice Film Festival opens with Italian film premiere, leads with plea to save cinemas

The 77th Venice Film Festival began on Wednesday evening (September 2) with a passionate cry to stop the death of “movie going experience in the face of a perceived threat by streaming giants”.
The 77th Venice Film Festival - Venice, Italy September 3, 2020 - Actor Lotte Verbeek poses with performers at the beach for the shooting of the movie
The 77th Venice Film Festival - Venice, Italy September 3, 2020 - Actor Lotte Verbeek poses with performers at the beach for the shooting of the movie "The Book of Vision" in the Critics' Week.(REUTERS)
Updated on Sep 04, 2020 05:03 PM IST
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At IFFI 2019, master British moviemaker Ken Loach raises concerns about rising nationalism

Noted British filmmaker Ken Loach, in a recorded conversation which was aired at IFFI 2019, spoke about rising nationalism across the world.
Ken Loach is known for his films like The Wind that Shakes the Barley, Bread and Roses, I Daniel Blake and Sorry, We Missed You.
Ken Loach is known for his films like The Wind that Shakes the Barley, Bread and Roses, I Daniel Blake and Sorry, We Missed You.
Updated on Nov 21, 2019 04:16 PM IST
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Venice Film Festival rolls with Hirokazu Kore-eda’s The Truth

Venice Film Festival took off with Japanese filmmaker’s The Truth, a mother-daughter story, set in Paris.
The Truth is set in Paris and stars Catherine Deneuve and Juliette Binoche in lead roles.
The Truth is set in Paris and stars Catherine Deneuve and Juliette Binoche in lead roles.
Updated on Aug 30, 2019 04:35 PM IST
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After Roman Polanski, Venice Film Festival faces another controversy with Nate Parker’s American Skin

Venice Film Festival was drawn into a fresh controversy after the inclusion of American Skin, starring Nate Parker.
Nate Parker, who stars in American Skin, was accused of raping a woman student during his college days.
Nate Parker, who stars in American Skin, was accused of raping a woman student during his college days.
Updated on Aug 09, 2019 05:16 PM IST
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India’s Sasidharan goes to Venice Film Festival with Shadow of Water

Filmmaker Sanal Kumar Sasidharan’s Chola (Shadow of Water) will be screened in Horizons section at Venice.
Sasidharan’s Shadow of Water will be screened as part of the Horizons section at Venice Film Festival.
Sasidharan’s Shadow of Water will be screened as part of the Horizons section at Venice Film Festival.
Updated on Jul 31, 2019 12:46 PM IST
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ByGautaman Bhaskaran, Hindustan Times

Bombay Rose from India and Japan’s The Truth will herald Venice 2019

A look at two films — Japan’s Hirokazu Kore-eda and Gitanjali Rao’s Bombay Rose — which have made it to Venice.
Bombay Rose has been directed by Gitanjali Rao.
Bombay Rose has been directed by Gitanjali Rao.
Updated on Jul 24, 2019 04:27 PM IST
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ByGautaman Bhaskaran, Hindustan Times

Japan’s Kore-eda recreates Dickensian saga in Shoplifters

Hirokazu Kore-eda’s 2018 Shoplifters, which won the Cannes Film Festival’s top award Palm dOr, hits the screens in India on July 5.
Shoplifters has been directed by Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda.
Shoplifters has been directed by Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda.
Updated on Jul 05, 2019 04:13 PM IST
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RIP Girish Karnad: The man who brought art, literature to the man on the street

Remembering Girish Karnad, the brilliant Rhodes Scholar who brought art and theatre to the man on the street.
In this file photo dated Oct 28, 2018, actor-writer Girish Karnad at the 7th edition of 'Bangalore Literature Festival (BLF), in Bengaluru.(PTI)
In this file photo dated Oct 28, 2018, actor-writer Girish Karnad at the 7th edition of 'Bangalore Literature Festival (BLF), in Bengaluru.(PTI)
Updated on Jun 10, 2019 01:36 PM IST
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At Cannes, Quentin Tarantino loses his cool post screening of Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio starrer Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

During the press interaction, post the screening of Quentin Tarantino’s new film Once Upon A Time in Hollywood, the ace director appeared rude and edgy.
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood stars Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio and Al Pacino in prominent roles.
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood stars Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio and Al Pacino in prominent roles.
Updated on May 23, 2019 03:32 PM IST
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Cannes 2019: Terrence Malick’s A Hidden Life puzzles more and explains less

A Hidden Life by Terrence Malick is beautiful to look at, thanks to the work done by its director of photography, but the film has its problems.
A Hidden Life is set during the German occupation of Austria.
A Hidden Life is set during the German occupation of Austria.
Updated on May 22, 2019 12:12 PM IST
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Cannes 2019: Antonio Banderas starrer Pain and Glory is all about Pedro Almodovar

At Cannes 2019, Spanish master Pedro Almodovar brings Pain and Glory, starring his favourites Antonio Banderas and Penelope Cruz. Sadly, his latest outing looks insipid.
Antonia Banderas in a still from Pain and Glory.
Antonia Banderas in a still from Pain and Glory.
Updated on May 21, 2019 03:43 PM IST
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Cannes 2019 zooms in on street battles and corporate cruelty with Le Miserables and Sorry, We Missed You

Cannes Film Festival has had two gems among others -- Ladj Ly’s Le Miserables and Ken Loach’s Sorry, We Missed You.
A still from Sorry We Missed You by Ken Loach.
A still from Sorry We Missed You by Ken Loach.
Updated on May 20, 2019 05:26 PM IST
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Cannes 2019 opener, The Dead Don’t Die, is nothing to die for

Jim Jarmusch film The Dead Don’t Die, which was the inaugural film at Cannes 2019, did little to enliven the evening. The zombie film was disappointing on many counts.
A still from Jim Jarmusch’s The Dead Don’t Die.
A still from Jim Jarmusch’s The Dead Don’t Die.
Updated on May 16, 2019 12:51 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByGautaman Bhaskaran, Cannes

Palm dÓr for French legend Alain Delon, Cannes courts controversy all over again

Cannes Film Festival’s decision to award an honourary Palm dÓr to French actor Alain Delon has been severely criticised. The actor has, in the past, been accused of being a racist and a sexist.
Alain Delon in a still from the 1976 film Mr Klein.
Alain Delon in a still from the 1976 film Mr Klein.
Updated on May 08, 2019 04:12 PM IST
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Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood makes it to Cannes Festival

Tarantino’s under production film, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood came is competing for the top honours at the Cannes Film Festival.
The first look of Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio from Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
The first look of Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio from Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
Updated on May 04, 2019 11:09 AM IST
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Cannes 2019: The complete list of movies includes usual suspects like Pedro Almodovar and Ken Loach, India draws a blank

The complete list of films to be shown at Cannes Film Festival is out. It includes many of the usual suspects like Pedro Almodovar, Ken Loach, Xavier Dolan among others.
Antonio Banderas stars in Pedro Almodóvar’s Pain and Glory.
Antonio Banderas stars in Pedro Almodóvar’s Pain and Glory.
Updated on Apr 19, 2019 04:13 PM IST
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The Dead Don’t Die to open Cannes Film Festival on May 14

American director Jim Jarmusch’s The Dead Don’t Die will be the opening film at the Cannes Film Festival 2019.
The Dead Don’t Die will see cops take on zombies.
The Dead Don’t Die will see cops take on zombies.
Updated on Apr 11, 2019 04:04 PM IST
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