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Cannes: Ray-Ban Stories Offer a Sleek Way to Get Around the No-Selfie Rule

“It’s not beautiful. It’s grotesque. It’s ridiculous.” So said Cannes Film Festival director Thierry Frémaux in 2018 as he decribed the horror of seeing guests take selfies on their phones on the Palais red carpet. The practice has been banned in Cannes ever since, though many still flout the rules. Dozens of guests are seen […]

Michelle Yeoh to Receive Women in Motion Award From Cannes Film Festival and Kering

Michelle Yeoh has another award coming her way. On the heels of a history-making Oscar win for her work in Everything Everywhere All at Once, Kering and the Cannes Film Festival announced today that Yeoh will be presented with a Women in Motion Award during next month’s festival. The trophy will be presented in Cannes during […]

Cannes: Inside Rithy Panh’s Clash With TikTok Over Competition Jury Independence

From the get-go, Cannes’s 2022 partnership with social media giant TikTok seemed like either an inspired, if belated, attempt to boost the festival’s relevance among global youth, or a decision destined to result in some kind of culture clash. Perhaps it was both. A sprawling, multi-faceted brand sponsorship, the Cannes-TikTok pact has been a buzzy […]

Has the Magic Returned to the Cannes Film Festival and Market?

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Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea Film Festival Wraps Star-Studded First Edition

Despite the rise of the omicron variant, the first edition of the Red Sea International Film Festival went ahead as planned and will close on Dec. 15, in the Saudi Arabian city of Jeddah, without any of its events having been canceled over pandemic concerns. The inaugural edition of the country’s first full-fledged 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 Kicks Off Three-Day “Special Festival” Under Strict COVID-19 Rules

The Cannes Film Festival kicked off a mini version of this year's event, a three-day festival featuring four films. The official 2020 Cannes Festival, scheduled for May, was forced to cancel due to coronavirus.

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.

Francis Ford Coppola Offers Advice to Budding Filmmakers at the Lumière Festival

'The Godfather' director and recipient of this year's Lumière Award gave a master class in Lyon to a packed auditorium of students and fans.

Cannes Diary: It’s Time to Roll Out the Red Carpet, But Does Anyone Still Care?

As the 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival prepares for the opening night of its 72nd edition, insiders predict a very muted affair, devoid of the glitz and hits of years gone by.

Cannes Chief Says Programming 50-Percent-Female Lineup “Would Show a Lack of Respect”

Cannes artistic director Thierry Frémaux dodged some pointed questions about gender at the festival press conference Monday, and shed a little light on some of the festival’s most anticipated films, including Quentin Tarantino’s 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' and Jim Jarmusch’s 'The Dead Don't Die.'

Cannes: Thierry Fremaux Talks Netflix, Representation and Getting Tarantino in Time

Cannes topper Thierry Fremaux talks to The Hollywood Reporter about Netflix, female representation and getting Quentin Tarantino in time for this year's festival.