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Cannes and Venice film festivals rule out going virtual

Cannes and Venice film festivals rule out going virtual

Fresh doubts were hanging over the coronavirus-hit Cannes film festival Wednesday after its director said holding it online would go against its ‘soul’.

'Injured' Maradona unable to attend Cannes film festival

'Injured' Maradona unable to attend Cannes film festival

Football legend Diego Maradona will not attend the Cannes film festival, where a documentary about his life is being premiered, after he injured his shoulder, its director told AFP Sunday.

Cannes rediscovers its glitz as stars flood red carpet

Cannes rediscovers its glitz as stars flood red carpet

Cannes kicks off Tuesday with one of the glitziest line-ups in years as Hollywood stars and studios return in numbers to the world's biggest film festival.

Cannes holds out olive branch in row with Netflix

Cannes holds out olive branch in row with Netflix

The Cannes film festival said Tuesday that it was still in talks with Netflix despite the platform's dramatic withdrawal of its films last week.

Award-winning Italian filmmaker Vittorio Taviani dies

Award-winning Italian filmmaker Vittorio Taviani dies

Italian filmmaker and Cannes Film Festival winner Vittorio Taviani has died aged 88, according to media reports on Sunday citing family sources.

Netflix blow to Cannes film festival as line-up is announced

Netflix blow to Cannes film festival as line-up is announced

Streaming giant Netflix dramatically pulled out of the Cannes film festival just hours before its official selection was announced Thursday.

Hitman film and AIDS drama tipped to win at Cannes

Hitman film and AIDS drama tipped to win at Cannes

The Cannes film festival ends Sunday with a movie about a hammer-wielding hitman, a rousing story of AIDS activists and a parable of Putin's Russia among the favourites to lift its top prize, the Palme d'Or.

Stars raise $20 million at Cannes AIDS gala

Stars raise $20 million at Cannes AIDS gala

A galaxy of stars including Leonardo DiCaprio, Dustin Hoffman, Nicole Kidman and Will Smith raised more than $20 million (18 million euros) at the AIDS benefit ...

Old, new technology clash as glitch hits Netflix Cannes premiere

Old, new technology clash as glitch hits Netflix Cannes premiere

The team behind the first of two controversial Netflix movies at the Cannes film festival on Friday defended working with the streaming giant, after a technical hiccup sparked near pandemonium at its premiere.

Kidman, Huppert to grace 70th Cannes filmfest

Kidman, Huppert to grace 70th Cannes filmfest

Nicole Kidman and Isabelle Huppert will top the bill at the Cannes Film Festival next month as the world's flagship movie showcase celebrates its 70th anniversary.

Thief walks away after €15mn Cannes jewellery heist

Thief walks away after €15mn Cannes jewellery heist

A robber brandishing a pistol and a grenade stole diamonds worth €15mn ($16mn) on Wednesday in the French Riviera town of Cannes and calmly escaped on foot, a regional prosecutor said.

Police in Cannes stop Muslim women wearing banned burkinis

Police in Cannes stop Muslim women wearing banned burkinis

Ten Muslim women wearing burkinis to the beach have been apprehended by police in the southern French city of Cannes in the three weeks since it imposed a temporary ban on the full body swimsuit ...