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Cannes 2021

‘Intregalde’: Film Review

Writer-director Radu Muntean’s latest feature, which premiered last year in Cannes’ Directors’ Fortnight, follows three aid workers on a mission in rural Romania.

TikTok Becomes Cannes Film Festival’s Official Partner

The austere French film festival that famously banned selfies from the red carpet has joined forces with the cellphone app that got grown men dancing the Renegade. TikTok has become the official partner of the Cannes Film Festival, in an alliance likely to burnish the brands of both organizations. Cannes is looking to tap into […]

Music Box Takes North American Rights to Brazilian Fantasy Horror ‘Medusa’

Music Box Films has picked up North American rights to Medusa, a fantasy horror film with a sharp satirical bite from Brazilian director Anita Rocha da Silveira. Medusa, da Silveira’s follow-up to her well-received debut Kill Me Please, premiered in Cannes in the Directors’ Fortnight sidebar and had its North American premiere in Toronto. The […]

Grasshopper Film Takes U.S. Rights to Egyptian Cannes Winner ‘Feathers’

Grasshopper Film has picked up U.S. rights to Omar El Zohairy’s surreal comic drama Feathers. The Egyptian movie, El Zohairy’s feature debut, won the Grand Prize at the Cannes Film Festival’s Critics’ Week. New York-based Grasshopper nabbed the title from Athens-based production company and sales agent Heretic in a deal unveiled on Monday. Feathers has […]

Cannes’ Bombshell Hong Kong Protest Doc Director Speaks Out on Covering Pro-Democracy Demonstrations, Risking Imprisonment

The Cannes Film Festival always delivers a few cinematic discoveries, but the big surprise at this year’s edition was much more overt than usual. On July 16, just a day before the Palm d’Or was set to be awarded, Cannes organizers announced that Revolution of Our Times, a gripping, previously unknown documentary about Hong Kong’s […]

Irena Medavoy’s European (Working) Vacation

I’m here in Europe during COVID-19 producing a documentary based on the Denver Art Museum’s current exhibition, From Paris to Hollywood: The Fashion and Influence of Veronique and Gregory Peck. Directed by their daughter, Cecilia Peck, the film uses Veronique’s collection of haute-couture dresses as a backdrop to this couple’s legendary love story and how […]

‘Hold Me Tight’ (‘Serre moi fort’): Film Review | Cannes 2021

French actor-director Mathieu Amalric's latest directorial outing stars Vicky Krieps as a woman dealing with sudden distance from her family.

Cannes: Neon Acquires North American Rights to Directors’ Fortnight Winner ‘A Chiara’

Wrapping up a busy and fruitful Cannes film market, pioneering indie distributor Neon nabbed North American rights to Italian director Jonas Carpignano’s A Chiara, winner of the Directors’ Fortnight section’s Europa Cinemas Cannes Label prize for best European film. A Chiara is the final film in Carpignano’s Calabrian trilogy, and the follow-up to his 2017 feature A Ciambra, […]

The Hollywood Reporter Critics Pick 20 Cannes Film Festival Favorites

THR film critics choose the best of the fest, including a Palme d'Or-winning French shocker, Wes Anderson’s latest vision, a revealing documentary about a Hollywood stalwart and more.

Spike Lee Addresses Early Reveal of Palme d’Or Winner: “I Have No Excuses”

Cannes jury president Spike Lee expressed regret for accidentally announcing the film festival’s 2021 Palme d’Or winner ahead of schedule on Saturday during the closing ceremony. “I have no excuses. I messed up,” he said during the jury press conference for the 74th Cannes Film Festival. “I’m a big sports fan. It’s like the guy […]

Cannes: ‘Titane’ (Officially) Wins Palme d’Or

Chaos reigned at the awards ceremony for the 2021 Cannes International Film Festival after jury president Spike Lee accidentally announced the winner of the Palme d’Or — Julia Ducournau’s wildly extreme fantasy drama Titane — right at the start of the night. The master of ceremonies attempted to laugh off the slip-up and forget that it had […]

‘A Tale of Love and Desire’ (‘Une histoire d’amour et de désir’): Film Review | Cannes 2021

Leyla Bouzid’s feature follows a young French-Algerian man in Paris as he tries to reconcile his values with his lust.