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Middle East Banner MAD Solutions Expands Into U.S. With D Street Stake

MAD Solutions, the fast-rising Egypt-based distribution and production banner, has extended its reach into the U.S. with the acquisition of an equity stake in revived New York-based art house distributor D Street Releasing. The deal, unveiled in Cannes, gives MAD a critical inroad into the competitive art house sector in the U.S., where Arab cinema […]

‘Josep’: Film Review

French cartoonist Aurel directed the animated feature 'Josep,' a portrait of Spanish artist Josep Bartolí that was included in the Cannes 2020 Official Selection.

AFM: Dea Kulumbegashvili on Her Bold, Feminist Debut ‘Beginning’

Georgian filmmaker Dea Kulumbegashvili discusses her bold, and overtly feminist, choices in her directing debut 'Beginning.' The story of a woman's struggles in an insular Jehovah's Witness community in rural Georgia, won the best film and best director honors at the San Sebastian Film Festival. 

Mini-Cannes Festival Wraps Up as France Locks Down

Cannes wrapped up its three-day mini-festival Thursday night, just hours before all of France went into a second COVID-19 lockdown.  Festival director Thierry Frémaux said he plans to hold next year's event in May, but will move it to "July or August" if the pandemic does not let him have "a normal festival ... without facemasks."

Cannes Festival Sets “2020 Special” for End of October

Cannes Film Festival organizers, after having to cancel this year's physical event due to the coronavirus pandemic, said that four films from this year's Official Selection will screen in the city in the south of France during a "2020 Special" at the end of October.

Netflix Acquires French Film ‘DNA,’ Directed by and Starring Maiwenn

Netflix has acquired French film 'DNA,' directed by and starring Maïwenn, for North America, the U.K. and Australia/New Zealand. Maïwenn stars alongside Fanny Ardant and  Little Women actor Louis Garrel in the family drama, which premiered at the Deauville American Film Festival earlier this month. 

‘Lovers Rock’: Film Review | NYFF 2020

Director Steve McQueen conjures the sensual atmosphere and freedom of a 1980 house party in Lovers Rock, a feature from his Small Axe anthology for Amazon about London's West Indian community.

‘Red Soil’ (‘Rouge’): Film Review

Farid Bentoumi's Cannes-selected second feature 'Red Soil,' about a young nurse exposing a local pollution scandal, screened at the Deauville American Film Festival.

‘DNA’ (‘ADN’): Film Review

French actress-director Maïwenn ('Polisse') premiered her latest Cannes-selected feature, 'DNA,' at the Deauville American Film Festival.

‘Nadia, Butterfly’: Film Review

A competitive swimmer retires from professional sports at her peak right after an Olympic event in Pascal Plante's intimate drama 'Nadia, Butterfly,' which was included in the Cannes 2020 selection.

Deauville Film Festival to Screen Cannes 2020 Selection

Francis Lee's 'Ammonite,' Yeon Sang-ho's 'Peninsula' and 'DNA' from French director Maïwenn are among the 10 titles from the official Cannes 2020 lineup that will screen at the Deauville American Film Festival in September.

‘Summer of 85’ (‘Été 85’): Film Review

French auteur François Ozon's 'Summer of 85,' which comes with the Cannes 2020 label, relocates Aidan Chambers' novel 'Dance on My Grave' to sun-dappled Normandy.