Live From Cannes: Tilda Swinton on 'Only Lovers Left Alive'
Oscar-winning actress Tilda Swinton talks to The Hollywood Reporter about Jim Jarmusch’s vampire love story. Of her director, she says: “He is pretty much nocturnal, so the nightscape is pretty much his palette -- which suits me very well, as it happens.”
Live From Cannes: James Gray on ‘The Immigrant’ and Working with Marion Cotillard
“The movie was written for Marion Cotillard, even though Marion Cotillard is French and not Polish obviously,” says the director. “I wanted her because I felt that her face was great for movies, it was like a silent film actress.”
Live From Cannes: Juno Temple, Michael Cera, Sebastian Silva 'Magic Magic'
Juno Temple, Michael Cera and director Sebastian Silva talk to THR about the dark thriller, screening in Directors' Fortnight.
Live From Cannes: The Cast and Crew of ‘Blue is the Warmest Color’
Lea Seydoux and Adele Exarchopoulos share what it was like to work with director Abdellatif Kechiche. “Abdel is always improvising, there is no real schedule, he’s not [just] sitting there getting his shot ready,” says Adele. “If you are sleeping during a break, he will shoot it.”
Live From Cannes: The Cast of Alexander Payne's 'Nebraska'
Will Forte, June Squibb and Bruce Dern talk about coming together as a cast on Nebraska, working with director Alexander Payne and their warm reception at Cannes. "I thought I would never get to experience Cannes in my lifetime, so to be able to be part of this, this movie and this whole experience, every part of it is pretty magical," Forte told THR.
In the black-and-white film, Dern plays a man who believes he has won $1 million from a lottery. He convinces his son (Forte) to drive him to the sweepstakes office to claim his prize.
Live From Cannes: Stephen Frears on 'Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight'
Stephen Frears, the twice Oscar-nominated director, talks to THR about his new film Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight, which stars Christopher Plummer and Frank Langella. The film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and will be released later this year via HBO.
Live From Cannes: My Sweet Pepperland
Director Hiner Saleem and his My Sweet Pepperland leading actress Golshifteh Farahani introduce us to their new drama about a sheriff in a small town that borders Iran, Turkey and Iraq.
Live From Cannes: 'All Is Lost' Writer/Director J.C. Chandor
J.C. Chandor, the best original screenplay Oscar nominee for Margin Call (2011), talks to THR about All Is Lost, his new film that just premiered out-of-competition at the Cannes Film Festival. All Is Lost, which received a massive standing ovation at the Palais, stars Robert Redford as a man lost at sea. Chandor tells THR, "I wrote this script from an idea that was in my head. And that movie, almost frame by frame by frame, was the one that I made."
Live from Cannes: Michael Barker of Sony Pictures Classics
Michael Barker, co-president and co-founder of Sony Pictures Classics, talks to THR about attending the Cannes Film Festival for the last 30 years. "Cannes is more or less the center of the universe when it comes to film," he explains.
Live From Cannes: Alec Baldwin and James Toback on 'Seduced and Abandoned'
The HBO-bound doc Seduced and Abandoned, which premiered out-of-competition at the Cannes Film Festival this week, was directed by James Toback and chronicles his and his friend Alec Baldwin's adventures at last year's Cannes. Through footage of their own attempts to raise financing for a film and through interviews with Hollywood legends and stars of today, it illustrates how the festival and the film industry overall have changed in recent decades.
Live From Cannes: 'Seduced and Abandoned' Director James Toback
THR's awards analyst Scott Feinberg was granted exclusive and total access to the Oscar-nominated filmmaker James Toback -- one of the most colorful characters in the world of film -- on the night of the Cannes premiere of Toback's new doc, Seduced and Abandoned, which features Toback and his friend Alec Baldwin and was shot at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival.
Live From Cannes: Nicolas Winding Refn, Kristin Scott Thomas 'Only God Forgives'
From the Cannes film festival director Nicolas Winding Refn and Kristin Scott Thomas introduce us to their thriller about a drug-smuggler (Ryan Gosling) who sets out to avenge his brother's murder.
Cannes Confidential: Street Style
THR's senior style writer Merle Ginsberg explores the hottest looks for day and night in Cannes. "In Cannes you don't know where you are going so you have to be dressed up every day," says one festival-goer.
Live From Cannes: Claire Denis, Chiara Mastroianni 'Bastards'
"When I started to act my dream was to work with Claire Denis, not only [do] I like the visions she has of life and the stories she wants to tell but also the way she films the actors. She puts you in situations that you have to play tough stuff because the subject is vital, but you know she is completely with you," Mastroianni shared about her director.
Live From Cannes: Chef Erwan Louaisil
Chef Erwan Louasil talks to THR in Cannes about food at the fest.
Live From Cannes: James Franco on 'As I Lay Dying'
James Franco talks to THR about his adaptation of William Faulkner's novel about an impoverished Mississippi family. The film premiered in the Un Certain Regard section.
Live From Cannes: Michael Douglas, Matt Damon, Jerry Weintraub 'Behind the Candelabra'
Michael Douglas reveals that director Steven Soderbergh planted the seed for the Liberace biopic back in 2000 when they were filming Traffic.
Live From Cannes: Todd McCarthy's Favorite Films So Far
THR's chief film critic Todd McCarthy joins THR's awards analyst Scott Feinberg to discuss his favorite films at the festival so far.
Live From Cannes: The Cast and Crew of 'You and the Night'
The stars of Yann Gonzalez's film about a young couple who prepare for an orgy let us know how they dealt with the subject matter and what it was like for the movie to screen at the festival.
Live From Cannes: 'Last Days on Mars'
Ruairi Robinson and actress Olivia Williams talk to THR about the sci-fi thriller, premiering in Directors' Fortnight. Robinson makes his directorial debut with the film.
Live From Cannes: 'Blood Ties' and 'The Americans' Star Noah Emmerich
Noah Emmerich, star of Cannes film Blood Ties and FX's The Americans, walks and talks with THR's Scott Feinberg on the Croisette about his unusual path to acting and his string of recent successes.
Live From Cannes: 'Omar' Director Hany Abu-Assad
Omar director Hany Abu-Assad tells The Hollywood Reporter why he wanted to make a film about three Palestinian childhood friends. The Israel-born director also added, "As filmmakers, we witness our history. I don't want to take the responsibility of changing minds, but my job is to let the audience in an entertaining way live in a very difficult situation."
Live From Cannes: Johnnie To on 'Blind Detective'
Director and producer Johnnie To introduces The Hollywood Reporter to his new drama featuring Andy Lau and Sammi Cheng. To also discusses major differences in getting a movie done in Hong Kong versus the United States, and points out that he once made a movie requiring only 19 days of shooting.
Live From Cannes: Dita Von Teese on the Festival Experience
The Burlesque dancer and glamour girl reveals how she spends her time at the Cannes, including dancing all night with her friend Christian Louboutin: "I've had some wild times here... there is something about it, I haven't gone to bed before five in the morning ever."
Live From Cannes: The Stars and Director of Cannibal Movie 'We Are What We Are'
We Are What We Are director Jim Mickle -- joined by stars Bill Sage, Julia Garner and Wyatt Russell -- tells THR about remaking the Mexican cannibal horror movie of the same name. "If we tried to top the Mexican version at their own game, it wouldn't really work," Mickle says. "I think in ours, we have to like the girls...Not lose them as characters, but actually feel for them."
Live From Cannes: Rooney Mara, Casey Affleck, David Lowery on ‘Ain't Them Bodies Saints’
Director David Lowery and stars Rooney Mara and Casey Affleck sit down with THR and discuss perfecting a Texan accent and audience expectations. David Lowery on the narrative of the film: "The in between moments are more interesting…and so when it comes to the action, I'm always more interested in the consequence or the before and after; everything that leads up to it and everything that comes after rather than the event itself."
Live From Cannes: 'Grand Central's' Rebecca Zlotowski and Lea Seydoux
Grand Central writer/director Rebecca Zlotowski and star Lea Seydoux chat with THR's Scott Feinberg about their second collaboration, which recently premiered at the Cannes Film Festival.
Cannes Confidential: Fan Bingbing on Living Out a Cinderella Fantasy
Chinese actress Fan Bingbing calls her stay at the festival a Cinderella story. Draped in a Valentino dress, the Iron Man 3 and X-Men: Days of Future Past star shares, "Every year in Cannes it is the same -- it is like a moment [for] a princess. I have really fancy and beautiful jewelry and gowns, but when all my work is finished, everybody took it away from me -- like I'm Cinderella. I had to go back to my true life."
Live From Cannes: THR and Jimmy Choo Honor Fan Bingbing at Martinez Fete
China's top actress, who stars in the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past, was named International Artist of the Year.
Live From Cannes: ‘The Past’ Director Asghar Farhadi
Award-winning Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi sits down with THR to discuss what it has meant for him to win an Oscar for A Separation and his experience shooting his latest film, The Past, in France.
Live From Cannes: Emma Watson on 'The Bling Ring'
Emma Watson sat down with THR the day after the Cannes premiere of The Bling Ring, Sofia Coppola's film, in which she plays one of a group of high schoolers who steal from celebrities' homes. The star joked about the strange coincidence that more than $1 million worth of jewels had been stolen from a Chopard employee's hotel room in the hours after the premiere. Watson also spoke about her experience making the film and on the red carpet at Cannes, only the second film festival she has ever attended.
Live From Cannes: The Cast and Crew of 'The Congress'
Director Ari Folman and actors Robin Wright, Danny Huston and Sami Gayle sit down with THR to discuss Folman's fantastical social commentary about Hollywood, the future of acting and fears of losing one's career to age or technology.
Live From Cannes: Secrets of the Cannes Call Girls (Video)
Dana Kennedy talks about her investigation into the big business of prostitution in Cannes. A businessman -- and Gadhafi associate -- who was convicted in a 2007 prostitution ring bust reveals all the dirty secrets of how models (and even some Hollywood actresses) swarm the hotels and yacht parties during the fest: Says one escort, it's "the biggest payday of the year."
Live from Cannes: Lars Ulrich on 'Metallica Through the Never’
From a yacht at the Cannes Film Festival, Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich tells THR why he and his bandmates wanted to make a second movie. Ulrich explains that the 3D release will show “what’s it like being up there amongst it, being sweated on, spit on and in the thick of it.”
Live From Cannes: 'Fruitvale Station' Cast at the Fest
In Cannes, the cast -- Melonie Diaz, Octavia Spencer and Michael B. Jordan -- and director Ryan Coogler spoke to THR about identifying with the characters in the film, Fruitvale Station, which screened in the Un Certain Regard section of the festival.
Cannes Confidential: An Insider's Guide to Luxury Gifting Suites
Join The Hollywood Reporter senior style writer Merle Ginsberg as she gains access to ultra-exclusive gifting suites at the Hotel Martinez and Hotel Majestic. Explore the high-end swag of the Jimmy Choo suite, offering a collection of luxury shoes and bags, and the Chanel suite, where a hand-picked clientele can leave with a new piece of couture for their wardrobe.
Live from Cannes: THR's Coverage of Le Grand Journal Set Incident
THR's Scott Roxborough and Gary Baum talk from the set of French talk show Le Grand Journal, where a man with a gun reportedly fired two blanks and was taken in to custody. Canal Plus also reported on air that the man had been holding something that looked like a grenade.
Live from Cannes: Baz Luhrmann on 'Gatsby's' Festival Opening
Director Baz Luhrmann and producer Catherine Martin talked with THR about The Great Gatsby's opening night spot. The Oscar-nominated director also shared what F. Scott Fitzgerald's granddaughter said she thought about the movie. Luhrmann said Fitzgerald himself was "incredibly modernist -- he took African American street music and put it in there and everyone said, 'Why you doing that jazz? It's a fad.' So we copied that and put popular music."
Cannes Confidential: THR and Jimmy Choo Present Cannes' 10 Most Glamorous Stars
THR's Janice Min and Merle Ginsberg talk with Jimmy Choo's Sandra Choi about the festival's most memorable moments in style.
Live from Cannes: David Glasser of The Weinstein Company (Video)
The Weinstein Company COO David Glasser talks about thedealmaking and the outrageous moments at the Cannes Film Festival. From his unexpected encounter with Michael Jackson to picking up a new nickname, Glasser shares his most memorable moments in France. "I had a conversation with him, literally he was going 'They are so wonderful' and I'm sitting there on my balcony having a conversation with Michael Jackson, it was the funniest thing in the world," he recalls.
Cannes Confidential: THR and Jimmy Choo Present What to Pack for the Festival
The Hollywood Reporter partners with Jimmy Choo for a new series. 'Cannes Confidential' videos hosted by THR's style staff begin Thursday on THR.com and THR's YouTube channel.
The series, hosted by senior writer Merle Ginsberg and style editor Carol McColgin, kicks off today with the best items to pack for the festival.
Cannes: THR's Scott Feinberg Picks Likeliest Awards Contenders
THR awards analyst Scott Feinberg identifies the five films in this year's Cannes lineup that appear to have the greatest Oscar potential.
Cannes Preview: Top 5 Most Anticipated Films
Didier Allouch joins THR's Scott Feinberg to discuss his five most anticipated movies at this year's festival, including the thriller Shield of Straw from Japanese director Takashi Miike and The Immigrant starring Marion Cotillard.
Cannes Preview: 11 Rules for First Timers
THR's awards analyst Scott Feinberg is joined by festival veteran Didier Allouch to preview survival tips for the Cannes Film Festival. From speaking French to dressing appropriate at the premieres, the duo share their best advice to first time festival attendees.
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