Is Roman Polanski’s New Film ‘The Palace’ Going to Cannes or Venice?

Is Roman Polanskis New Film ‘The Palace Going to Cannes

Since premiering his last film “An Officer and a Spy” in competition at Venice in 2019, Roman Polanski has fallen from grace in France. But he’s now back with a new movie called “The Palace” that could make a surprise splash on the festival circuit. Polanski, who fled the U.S. in 1978 after pleading guilty … Read more

‘The Triangle of Sadness’ Wins the Palme D’Or at Cannes

The Triangle of Sadness Wins the Palme DOr at Cannes

Charlbi Dean and Harris Dickinson in “Triangle of Sadness”Credit…Festival de Cannes CANNES, France — The satire “Triangle of Sadness,” from the Swedish director Ruben Ostlund, won the Palme d’Or at the 75th Cannes Film Festival at a ceremony here on Saturday. A blunt, ugly sendup of class politics, the movie had sharply divided critics. The … Read more

‘Pacifiction’: Film Review | Cannes 2022

Pacifiction Film Review Cannes 2022

The good news is that Pacifiction, the latest feature from Catalan auteur Albert Serra, who’s only in his 40s but directs like a grand old man of the 1960s avant-garde, is quite watchable, even sort of plot-driven — for a Serra film. It’s got a fun central performance from Benoît Magimel and a spectacular Tahitian … Read more

Which Cannes Films Have the Best Oscar Odds?

Which Cannes Films Have the Best Oscar Odds

CANNES, France — Last year at the Cannes Film Festival, there was one question on everybody’s lips: “What’s the next ‘Parasite’?” You can see why people wondered, since that Bong Joon Ho film had used its Palme d’Or win to jump-start a historic Oscar campaign. But if last year’s festival had an heir to “Parasite,” … Read more

Movies really DO shape our view of the world, says new survey to mark 75th Cannes Film Festival

Movies really DO shape our view of the world says

The full extent of how blockbuster films can influence how movie fans view the world has been revealed in a survey. More than three quarters of people questioned admitted that films had changed their opinion on cultural issues. Half of those who took part in the study, commissioned by Mastercard to mark the 75th Cannes … Read more

Cannes Review: Léa Mysius’ Directors’ Fortnight Film ‘The Five Devils’

Cannes Review Lea Mysius Directors Fortnight Film ‘The Five Devils.webp

Director Léa Mysius expertly crafts a queer, witchy movie in her Directors’ Fortnight debut film The Five Devils (Les Cinq Diables), which received a five-minute standing ovation at the screening I attended. Mysius takes concepts like identity, sexuality and mysticism and creates an intricate genre film that’s part time travel, part drama, and all heart.  … Read more

Cannes Highlights: Kristen Stewart Attends ‘Crimes of the Future’ Premiere

Cannes Highlights Kristen Stewart Attends ‘Crimes of the Future Premiere

CANNES, France — Shorts made on TikTok haven’t been seen on the big screen in the Grand Théâtre Lumière just yet, but last week the video app was still accused of a Cannes faux pas: attempting to influence a jury’s decisions. In March, TikTok announced that it would be an official partner of the Cannes … Read more

George Miller Is at the Cannes Film Festival Making ‘Furiosa’ (That’s Right)

George Miller Is at the Cannes Film Festival Making ‘Furiosa

Miller wrote the script with his daughter, Augusta Gore; his wife, Margaret Sixel, edited the movie. She’s edited several of his other movies, winning an Oscar for “Mad Max: Fury Road.” Miller clearly likes creating in a familial setup and has worked with some crew members repeatedly, including the cinematographer John Seale, who shot “Three … Read more

Restored Indian films dominate Cannes Classics – Jammu Kashmir Latest News | Tourism | Breaking News J&K

Restored Indian films dominate Cannes Classics Jammu Kashmir Latest

CANNES, May 22: For the first time more than one restored Indian film has been included in the Cannes Classics selection. Two Indian films — ‘Thampu’ and Satyajit Ray’s 1970 film ‘Pratidwandi’ (‘The Adversary’) — are part of the official selection this year.Malayalam actor Jalaja began her film career more than four decades ago, debuting … Read more