CANNES FESTIVAL – Short films slate announced

The Cannes Festival takes place from May 14th to May 25th, 2019

Presided over by filmmaker Claire Denis the Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury will be awarding three prizes in ceremony on the 23rd of May. The Short Film Palme d'or will be awarded during the closing ceremony, to be held on May 25th. The 2019 Short Films Competition includes eleven films (nine fiction-based shorts, one documentary and one animated film) from countries as diverse as Albania, ... more >



PARIS - It will take place under the unofficial theme of "Love & Politics," with this year's festival taking place in the lead-up to European elections, as festival programmer Thierry Frémaux remarked this morning. This 2019 selection includes more women than ever before (four women-made films in the competition section alone), no films from Japan or Iran and a Tarantino film whose coming to ... more >

CANNES FESTIVAL – Alain Delon to be feted with Honorary Palme

Cannes Festival will run 14-25 May

Throughout the sixties and beyond, and today, still, you could ask many a woman (man?) from Tehran to Trieste or Tucson who their favorite on-screen male heartthrob was and, chances are they would've told you, with misty eyes, Alain Delon. The slightly-gloomy actor with killer eyes from France made an impression on many a film viewer, too. Delon has appeared in some of cinema's greatest ... more >

Agnès Varda, doyenne of this year’s Cannes Festival

August 1954, Sète (South of France). In the bright summer light, Silvia Monfort and Philippe Noiret experiment with their fragile love, surrounded by struggling fishermen, bustling women, children at play and roaming cats. Natural settings, lightweight camera, low budget: with "La Pointe Courte" (presented at Cannes in a movie theater on the rue d’Antibes in 1955), the photographer from Jean ... more >

#CANNES2019: “THE DEAD DON’T DIE” to open Cannes Festival

THIS JUST IN: "The Dead Don't Die" will open this year's Cannes Festival (April 10th, 2019). After the dead rise from their graves, the tranquil town of Centerville has no choice but to battle the hordes of zombies come threaten their way of life. "The dead don't die" was written and directed by Jim Jarmusch, produced by Joshua Astrachan and Carter Logan and produced by Animal Kingdom (they ... more >


CANNES 2019 – French screenwriter-director Claire Denis to lead jury of short film program and Cinefondation

French filmmaker and screenwriter Claire Denis will be chair of the Short Film and Cinéfondation jury of the 72nd Festival de Cannes. Denis follows Abderrahmane Sissako, Naomi Kawase, Cristian Mungiu and Bertrand Bonello. On May 23rd, she and her jury will award three prizes on behalf of the Cinéfondation to the seventeen student films that are in the running this year. On May 25th, the ... more >

CANNES FESTIVAL: Nadine Labaki to head jury of non-competition section

Labaki rising. Last year she won the Jury Prize at Cannes, and went on to get nominations at the Academy Awards and the Golden Globes for "Capharnaum." This year, Lebanese filmmaker Nadine Labaki will be taking over from actor Benicio Del Toro (he held the job in 2018) as President of the Un Certain Regard Jury, for the 72nd edition of the festival. Labaki's three feature films have gained ... more >