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Cannes Film Festival

Cannes opts for lower profile opening

Cannes opts for lower profile opening

In a departure from recent years, rather than picking an English-language film bursting with high-profile stars, the Cannes Film Festival 2015 has selected a French comedy-drama starring few big names as it’s opening night film. The 68th festival will be opened by La Tête Haute, written and d...

Overlapping Dark Themes at the Cannes Film Festival

Overlapping Dark Themes at the Cannes Film Festival

Following a limping opening with the controversial biopic “Grace of Monaco,” that was panned by the critics, condemned by the royal family of Monaco, and avoided by its American distributor Harvey Weinstein who was glaringly absent from the red carpet, the 67th Cannes Film Festival picked up ste...

Loach and Leigh to go head to head in Cannes

Loach and Leigh to go head to head in Cannes

Two British directors will be up against each other for the prestigious Palme d’Or at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Both Cannes veterans – indeed Palme d’Or winners – this will be Ken Loach’s eighteenth time screening a film at the festival. Indeed, despite it...

Jane Campion to lead Cannes Film Festival jury

Jane Campion to lead Cannes Film Festival jury

New Zealander filmmaker Jane Campion is to lead the 2014 Cannes Film Festival competition jury, which will be tasked in handing out the prestigious Palm D’or and other top prizes to the approximately 20 competing films. Campion was thrilled to receive this honour, she said in a statement posted on...

The Great Gatsby to Open Cannes Film Festival

The Great Gatsby to Open Cannes Film Festival

It has been announced today that Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby will open the 66th Cannes Film Festival, which will run May 15-24th. Adapted from the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald by Baz Luhrmann and Craig Pearce, the film follows the tragic figure Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio) as he tried to...

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