Cannes Film Festival
‘Last Summer’ Review: Catherine Breillat’s Stepmom Seduction Story Bends the Boundaries
Léa Drucker ('Custody') stars as a woman who begins a fiery love affair with her teenage stepson, wreaking potential havoc on their bourgeois French family.
Cannes: Arab Films ‘Four Daughters’ and ‘The Mother of All Lies’ Share Top Documentary Prize
Two documentaries by Arab women directors have jointly won this year’s L’Oeil d’or (Golden Eye) award for best documentary at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival. Tunisian filmmaker Kaouther Ben Hania’s Four Daughters and The Mother of All Lies from first-time Moroccan filmmaker Asmae El Moudir were announced as this year’s best documentary winners at a […]
‘The Other Laurens’ Review: A Flavorful Belgian Noir With a Bona Fide 1970s Vibe
Writer-director Claude Schmitz’s third feature follows a private detective trying to uncover the truth behind his twin brother’s death.
‘A Brighter Tomorrow’ Review: Nanni Moretti Gets Nostalgic About Cinema, Politics and Himself in a Meta-Memoir Strictly for Fans
A Palme d’Or winner in 2001 for ‘The Son’s Room,’ the Italian director returns to the auto-fiction that first put him on the international map with ‘Dear Diary.’
Inside Warner Bros. Discovery and Air Mail’s Starry Cannes Party With Leonardo DiCaprio, Martin Scorsese
Warner Bros. Discovery packed in the stars for studio’s 100th anniversary celebration at the Cannes Film Festival on Tuesday evening, even if the party itself, co-hosted by Air Mail, was a glamorous yet subdued affair. Celebrities still came out to toast WB’s centenary at Cannes fete mainstay Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc with Martin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio, […]
‘Omen’ Review: An Artful and Intriguing Take on the African Diasporic Experience
Baloji, the Belgian-Congolese rapper, helms this narrative feature about four people navigating accusations of witchcraft and sorcery.
‘Kidnapped’ Review: Marco Bellocchio’s Intriguing if Overheated Historical Drama About a Jewish Boy Seized By the Church
The Italian auteur's latest feature delves into an incident that occurred in 1858, when a secretly baptized 6-year-old Jew from Bologna was handed over to the Vatican.
‘Close Your Eyes’ Review: Master Spanish Filmmaker Victor Erice’s Moving Homage to the Power of Movies
The celebrated director of 'The Spirit of the Beehive' and 'Dream of Light' returns to Cannes with his first feature after more than three decades.
‘Lost in the Night’ Review: Amat Escalante’s Class-Inequality Mystery Has Potent Elements Without Much Genre Heat
The unsolved disappearance of an anti-mining activist in small-town Central Mexico prompts her son to gain insider access to a famous local family he suspects may be involved.
Star-Studded Premiere of Wes Anderson’s ‘Asteroid City’ Lights Up Cannes
The Cannes Film Festival is accustomed to stars but when it comes to sheer celebrity wattage, you can’t match a Wes Anderson movie. And so it was Tuesday night with the world premiere of Anderson’s latest, Asteroid City, which features a massive cast of A-listers — Tom Hanks, Steve Carell, Scarlett Johansson, Hong Chau, Jason Schwartzman, […]
‘Terrestrial Verses’ Review: Iranian Drama Employs Bracing Inventiveness to Question Authority
Using formally composed vignettes, writer-directors Ali Asgari and Alireza Khatami zero in on face-to-face encounters with the oppressive machinery of authoritarianism.
Cannes: Marco Bellocchio on Why His Competition Film ‘Kidnapped’ “Needed to Be Done in the Italian Language”
Marco Bellocchio is always welcome in Cannes. The Italian maestro first landed a film in the Cannes FIlm Festival’s competition lineup back in 1980 with A Leap in the Dark and has been back regularly over the past two decades: in 1984 with Henry IV, 1987 for The Prince of Homburg, 1999 for The Nanny, […]