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CANNES FILM FESTIVAL’S JACOB TO RETIRE

May 8, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Gilles Jacob, regarded as the driving force behind the Cannes Film Festival, arguably the world’s most influential and celebrated film festival, has announced he will step down in 2015 upon completing his current three-year term. In an interview with the newspaper Nice Matin, the 83-year-old Jacob said, “I promised my wife several times I’d stop. […]

MOST OF CANNES JURY REVEALED

April 25, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Thierry Frémaux, the artistic director of the Cannes Film Festival, announced the selection of the jurors in the main competition today (Wednesday), surprising some observers by including a non-filmmaker in the list, French designer Jean-Paul Gaultier. “We have a tradition of inviting people who we know are cinephiles but who are not necessarily in cinema,” […]

CANNES LINE-UP UNVEILED

April 19, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Some familiar figures will be returning to the Cannes Film Festival next month. Among the filmmakers whose works have been selected for the competition are Jacques Audiard, Ken Loach, Michael Haneke, Walter Salles, Leos Carax, David Cronenberg, Thomas Vinterberg, Lee Daniels and Wes Anderson. Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom has also been selected as the opening-night film. […]

CANNES SELECTS U.S. FILM TO OPEN 2012 FESTIVAL

March 9, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The Cannes Film Festival has selected Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom as its opening film on May 16. The film once again unites Anderson with Bill Murray, who appeared notably in Anderson’s Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, and Fantastic Mr. Fox. It also features an impressive cast that includes Edward Norton, […]

CANNES FILM FESTIVAL EXTENDS TERM OF 81-YEAR-OLD GILLES JACOB

December 21, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The board of administrators of the Cannes Film Festival on Tuesday voted to extend the term of its longtime chief, Gilles Jacob, 81, until 2014. He had been due to step down after next year’s 65th festival, which runs from May 16-27. Jacob told the French news agency Agence France-Presse that he “couldn’t resist the […]

MALICK’S TREE OF LIFE TO BE PLANTED AT CANNES

April 14, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Terrence Malick’s much awaited The Tree of Life, starring Brad Pitt and Sean Penn, is among the films selected to compete for the Palme d’Or, the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival, which opens on May 11. (The film had been expected to compete at the festival last year but was not completed in […]

CANNES FILM FESTIVAL TO PAY TRIBUTE TO BERTOLUCCI

April 11, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

The Cannes Film Festival said today (Monday) that legendary director Bernardo Bertolucci will receive an honorary Palme d’Or during its opening ceremony on May 11. Only twice before has such a tribute been paid to a director, the festival said, in 2002 to Woody Allen and in 2009 to Clint Eastwood. However, it said, beginning […]

WOODY ALLEN FILM TO OPEN CANNES FILM FESTIVAL

February 2, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Calling it “a wonderful love letter to Paris,” Cannes Film Festival Director Thierry Fremaux announced today (Wednesday) that Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris will open the 64th edition of the festival on May 11. The romantic comedy stars Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Marion Cotillard, Kathy Bates, Adrien Brody, and Carla Bruni, the wife of French […]

LEGENDARY FRENCH DIRECTOR CHABROL DEAD AT 80

September 13, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Claude Chabrol, a founder of France’s New Wave cinema in the ’50s and ’60s, died Sunday in Paris at the age of 80. The cause of death was not disclosed. For more than 60 years, he worked at a furious pace, turning out a film nearly every year. His last feature, Bellamy, starring Gérard Depardieu, […]

NEW U.K. FILM ADDED TO CANNES LINE-UP

May 11, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

A 19th film has been added to the list of competitors for the Cannes Film Festival’s Palme d’Or this year. The festival announced Monday that it is adding British director Ken Loach’s Route Irish, about a couple of soldiers-turned-independent-contractors who fall in love with the same woman in Iraq. Although it is rare for a […]

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