Cannes: Ruben Östlund wins second Palme d’Or for ‘Triangle of Sadness’
31 May 2022 | 7:46 am
The crude satire exploring notions of beauty and privilege won its director one of cinema's most prestigious prizes for the second time. Other films to win top honors include "Close" and "Stars at Noon."
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Unsurprisingly, classic French label Chanel is the most popular designer brand on the red carpet at Cannes. France's premiere film festival is also where we can expect to see masterful new designs from fashion houses including Elie Saab, Zuhair Murad, and Georges Hobeika.
13 Jun 2021
Clovis Casali talks to Thierry Frémaux, the director of the Cannes Film Festival. After being cancelled last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the world's biggest cinema event is back with an exciting line-up. Wes Anderson, Sean Penn, Nanni Moretti and Jacques Audiard are all competing for the prestigious Palme d'Or.
8 Jul 2021
The Cannes jury give a press conference as the film festival gets underway, with jury president Spike Lee denouncing authoritarians and the fact that black people are still "hunted down like animals" in the US.
8 Jul 2021
It’s been more than two years in the making: the Cannes Film Festival has opened after a pandemic-prompted hiatus in 2020.
9 Jul 2021
Members of the Cannes Film Festival jury and actors, directors and cultural figures pose for the press following the festival's opening ceremony and first screening.
18 Jul 2021
She was discovered playing a Shakespearean Cleopatra and won an Academy Award for her portrayal of the current British monarch. But Helen Mirren's range extends far beyond regal roles: as the breakout star of Northern Ireland drama "Cal" and the spellbinding heroine of "The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover".
12 Jul 2021
The Israeli filmmaker is back on the French Riviera after 2008's groundbreaking animated documentary, "Waltz with Bashir". This time, he's exploring the identity and legacy of the world's most famous diarist: Anne Frank. His animated feature "Where is Anne Frank" transports the young woman's alter ego, Kitty, to present-day Amsterdam.
12 Jul 2021
British filmmaker Joanna Hogg and her alter ego, played by Honor Swinton Byrne, talk about the challenges of revisiting 1980s London for their semi-autobiographical film. "The Souvenir Part II" is a follow-up to the 2019 drama, "The Souvenir", which recounted the emotional and artistic awakening of film student Julie.
13 Jul 2021
He has described himself as "accidentally Algerian". Karim Aïnouz was born and raised in Brazil, but his father hails from the mountains of Kabylia, in Algeria. In early 2019, the filmmaker travelled to the region for the very first time, a trip that he documents in his latest film "Mariner of the Mountains".
14 Jul 2021
What if one of the most pivotal events of the 20th century was, in fact, a cover up? That’s the question at the heart of "JFK: Revisited", Oliver Stone's new documentary about the political assassination that shook America to its core in 1963. Thirty years after his drama "JFK" starring Kevin Costner was released, the filmmaker joins us to talk about the conspiracy theories that – in some cases – reveal themselves to be conspiracy fact.
16 Jul 2021
Two filmmakers escape to Ingmar Bergman's island home, in search of inspiration and a quiet place to write. Vicky Krieps and Tim Roth play the creative couple at the centre of Mia Hansen-Løve's "Bergman Island". And then, another film starts. This Russian doll of a drama explores the very nature of art, life and creative relationships. We hear more from the French filmmaker and her leading man about the sacred monsters of cinema. We also discuss different approaches to the creative process.
19 Jul 2021
He set the French Riviera alight in 2017 when the "The Florida Project" screened in the Directors' Fortnight sidebar. Sean Baker is back in Cannes with his latest film "Red Rocket" in competition. Simon Rex plays Mikey, a washed-up porn star who charms, cheats and hustles his way to success. Once again, the filmmaker's eye and ear for small-town America make for a touching and wry portrait of the margins of society.
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The International Monetary Fund has raised its forecasts for the global economy for 2023, stating that growth has been “surprisingly resilient". However, it also said the UK is likely to be the only leading economy to head into recession in 2023.
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Heavy rainfall that followed the landfall of Tropical Storm Cheneso in Madagascar has killed 16 people and left 17 missing, the government's Office for Risk and Disaster Management said.
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The Lunar New Year is a huge holiday in China, but also in other Asian countries like Korea and Vietnam. More than one billion people will be celebrating the event, which begins on January 22. For most, it's the Year of the Rabbit but in Vietnam, people will mark the Year of the Cat.
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The International Monetary Fund has given a brighter outlook in its latest report than in October, predicting that inflation will slow. It said that European economies had shown more resilience than expected.