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Loach’s anti-austerity film wins him a 2nd Palme d’Or

Loach’s anti-austerity film wins him a 2nd Palme d’Or

The British director Ken Loach has won the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival for the second time. Ten years after winning the Palme d’Or for his story of Irish nationalism, The Wind that Shakes the Barley, the jury – this year led by the Mad Max director George Miller – chose I...

Woody Allen to open Cannes for a record 3rd time

Woody Allen to open Cannes for a record 3rd time

The Cannes Film Festival has picked one of its most regular visitors – and one of the most prolific directors – to open this year’s event, with Woody Allen returning to take centre stage on the first night for a record third time. His 1930s depiction of Hollywood, Cafe Society, wil...

Cannes you get the message from film?

Cannes you get the message from film?

Some people call it the film industry, others refer to it as the entertainment business but these terms could be said better to describe the film market at Cannes, than the festival. The likes of Sex Tape, The Expendables 3, and the latest Hunger Games and Transformers films are certain to do a lot ...

Brit Timothy Spall among Cannes winners

Brit Timothy Spall among Cannes winners

With two British films among the eighteen in the official competition in Cannes, the chances of an award were high and Timothy Spall was named the best actor of the festival, as he grunted his way through Mike Leigh’s sumptuous biopic of the nineteenth century painter JMW Turner. He’d be...

There’s more to Cannes than glitz

There’s more to Cannes than glitz

With many of the biggest names in the world of film descending on Cannes to be photographed on the red carpet at the festival screenings and to press the flesh at the subsequent parties, you could be excused for thinking the annual gathering every May is more about style than substance. But with onl...

Carell wrestles with drama in Cannes contender Foxcatcher

Carell wrestles with drama in Cannes contender Foxcatcher

In Knocked Up, Kathryn Heigl’s character is commended for the rare achievement of managing to make Steve Carell look like an ass-hole. Capote and Moneyball director Bennett Miller manages to make him look a whole lot worse than an ass-hole, in Foxcatcher, his Palme d’Or-nominated third...

BFI’s pride at best of British in Cannes

BFI’s pride at best of British in Cannes

BFI staff posing in “Pits and Perverts” T-shirts to promote Pride, closing the Directors Fortnight at Cannes 2014 On Monday over lunch, the head of the BFI Film Find, Ben Roberts, proudly boasted to a group of British reviewers about the work the organisation has been doing over the past...

Record LFF ticket sales but who’ll remember 2013?

Record LFF ticket sales but who’ll remember 2013?

The BFI has hailed the success of Clare Stewart’s second London Film Festival at the helm, with last year’s record audience attendance being broken, with the figure passing the 150,000 mark for the first time. Sandwiched between two Tom Hanks films, the piracy drama Captain Phillips at t...

Cannes announces full jury line-up

Cannes announces full jury line-up

The British director Lynne Ramsay, who’s We Need To Talk About Kevin, was nominated for the Palme d’Or at Cannes two years ago, has been named as part of this year’s jury, presided over by Steven Spielberg. Others on the jury, that will pick this year’s winner at Cannes, incl...

Polanski, Payne, Coens, Soderbergh and Ozon return to Cannes

Polanski, Payne, Coens, Soderbergh and Ozon return to Cannes

A whole host of Cannes favourites will be back on the Croisette next month for the 66th Cannes Film Festival. After opening with Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby, the festival will feature highlights from past winners and contenders in the competition. Among the most high profile films included...

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