Alongside Cannes mainstays, fresh faces try to stand out

Entertainment 05/11/19, 11:55

Mati Diop only realized long after her Dakar-set "Atlantics" had been selected to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival that she had made history. Diop, the 36-year-old French-born filmmaker of Senegalese heritage, is the first black woman in competition for Cannes' top honor, the Palme d'Or.The 72nd Cannes Film Festival, ...

For Denis and Pattinson, a cosmic connection in ‘High Life’

Entertainment 04/10/19, 15:20

Claire Denis was guiding Robert Pattinson through a black hole.The two were on a sound stage in Cologne, Germany, shooting a scene from Denis' space oddity "High Life," while the revered French filmmaker called out descriptions ("Now it splits into a pancake!") of the time-warping imagery Pattinson's character, Monte, might ...

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