Update: Bong Joon-ho’s satire “Parasite” wins Palme d’Or

Entertainment 05/25/19, 13:30

The Latest on the Cannes Film Festival (all times local):8:25 p.m.South Korean director Bong Joon-ho's social satire "Parasite," about a poor family of hustlers who find jobs with a wealthy family, has won the Cannes Film Festival's top award, the Palme d'Or.Actors Antonio Banderas, from right, Penelope Cruz and director ...

Cannes to present Palme d’Or, with history on the line

Entertainment 05/25/19, 02:08

History could be made when the top award of the Cannes Film Festival, the Palme d'Or, is handed out Saturday.The Palme d'Or is decided by a nine-person jury, headed this year by the filmmaker Alejandro Inarritu. Their deliberations are done in secret, so what will win is always a guessing ...

AmfAR gala near Cannes raises $15 million for AIDS research

Entertainment 05/24/19, 11:06

A signed portrait of Mick Jagger by Andy Warhol, a motorcycle designed by Lewis Hamilton and a vacation at a private island off Tanzania were some of the items that raised $15 million at the 26th amfAR gala and auction.The event, which raises money for AIDS research, is a fixture ...

Jenner, Banderas, turn out for glitzy amfAR gala near Cannes

Entertainment 05/23/19, 19:06

Kendall Jenner, Antonio Banderas and other stars attending the nearby Cannes Film Festival turned out Thursday for the 26th amfAR Gala to raise money for AIDS research.Mariah Carey gave a special performance for the dinner guests along with Tom Jones and Dua Lipa during Thursday's event at the famed Hotel ...

Netflix isn’t absent at Cannes. It’s everywhere.

Europe 05/23/19, 13:33

If you're going to earnestly shout "Vive le cinema!" the Cannes Film Festival is the place to do it.That's what Quentin Tarantino declared from atop Cannes' red-carpet stairs on his way into the premiere of "Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood," his affectionate ode to the movie industry.The movie, ...

Sciamma’s ‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’ sends Cannes swooning

Entertainment 05/22/19, 15:56

Since her shimmering, shattering period romance "Portrait of a Lady on Fire" premiered to rapturous acclaim at the Cannes Film Festival, its director Céline Sciamma has had some time to consider the passionate response."I think it's because it's a love story," Sciamma said in an interview on a sunny terrace ...

Garcia Bernal finds Cannes more relaxing as a director

Entertainment 05/22/19, 13:57

Gael Garcia Bernal is finding the Cannes Film Festival a lot more relaxing as a director than as an actor.He says once you finish a movie, there's not much else to do, so he can "let myself go."His "Chicuarotes" is playing as an official selection but out of competition at ...

Pitt, DiCaprio talk Tarantino’s love letter to Hollywood

Entertainment 05/22/19, 06:16

Leonardo DiCaprio says he and Brad Pitt "forged a cinematic bond" making Quentin Tarantino's "Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood."The two stars, along with Margot Robbie and Tarantino, spoke to reporters at the Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday, the day after "Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood" premiered ...

Soccer god Maradona’s rise and fall in Asif Kapadia’s doc

Sports 05/21/19, 09:49

Asif Kapadia initially passed when, in 2012, producer Paul Martin approached him about making a documentary on Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona.Kapadia had just finished "Senna," his ground-breaking 2010 documentary on the Brazilian Formula One racer Ayrton Senna. He didn't want to do another sports doc, especially about another South ...

Elle Fanning OK after fainting at Cannes dinner

Entertainment 05/21/19, 06:09

Elle Fanning says she fainted at a Cannes Film Festival dinner because he dress was too tight.The 21-year-old actress collapsed at the Chopard Trophee dinner Monday evening at Cannes. Fanning later posted a message with a thumbs-up photo on Instagram saying she was "all good" despite what she called a ...

In Cannes, Terrence Malick uncovers ‘A Hidden Life’

Entertainment 05/20/19, 14:51

Where's Terrence Malick?"It's a familiar question for the famously press-shy filmmaker that was, predictably, hollered again Monday at the Cannes Film Festival. Malick, whose "Tree of Life" won the Palme d'Or in 2011, returned to the French festival with a movie whose title could double for a description of the ...

In Cannes, making sure cinema isn’t lost in translation

Europe 05/20/19, 09:42

The official language of the Cannes Film Festival is, like the Olympics, French. But Cannes is also a Babel, teaming with the tongues of every film industry from around the world.In the international village, where nations have tented gathering places, wave the flags of dozens of countries. For Cannes to ...

‘The Lighthouse,’ with Robert Pattinson, illuminates Cannes

Entertainment 05/19/19, 14:43

Robert Pattinson says that making the turn-of-the-century nautical psychodrama "The Lighthouse" involved some of the most terrifying work he's ever done."The Lighthouse" premiered Sunday in the Cannes Film Festival's Directors' Fortnight section. The black-and-white film is Robert Eggers' follow-up to his 2015 hit horror film "The Witch." It stars Pattinson ...

On two wheels, ‘The Climb’ rides through Cannes as a hit

Entertainment 05/19/19, 06:23

One of the breakouts at the Cannes Film Festival is a comedy about a male friendship that developed over many years and hundreds of miles on their bikes.Michael Angelo Covino's "The Climb" has been one of the most acclaimed American films in Cannes, even though it's just Covino's first feature. ...

Abortion rights protest held on Cannes Film red carpet

Europe 05/18/19, 11:33

Ahead of the premiere of an Argentine documentary on abortion, dozens of women have demonstrated for abortion rights on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival.Women, including the filmmakers, wore green and carried a large banner together while walking the Cannes carpet ahead of the premiere of Argentine director ...

A newly restored ‘The Shining’ debuts in Cannes

Entertainment 05/18/19, 08:45

Thirty-nine years later, Jack is still not a dull boy.In a new pristine, 4K restoration, Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining" premiered at the Cannes Film Festival on Friday evening. It was the second year straight that a Kubrick movie landed on the Croisette, following last year when Christopher Nolan brought %href_on(file:Actor ...

Mati Diop on being the first black woman director in Cannes

Africa 05/17/19, 10:10

The 36-year-old French-Senegalese director Mati Diop is the first black woman filmmaker in competition in the 72 years of the Cannes Film Festival.Her film, "Atlantics," is about women left behind in Dakar when many of the local young men flee to Spain by boat. In an interview, Diop says she ...

Richard Madden shrugs off Bond rumors at Cannes

Entertainment 05/17/19, 08:37

Richard Madden donned a James Bond-esque white tuxedo at the Cannes Film Festival, but the actor shrugged off any 007 rumors.Some British bookies have recently had Madden as the favorite to succeed Daniel Craig, who's currently shooting what he's said will be his last movie in the role. Asked about ...

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