The Badass Women Of Cannes

(Photo above: A still from “Girls of the Sun” by French filmmaker Eva Husson) Like the entertainment industry as a whole, Cannes has a diversity problem. Answering a question at this afternoon’s press conference about the festival’s track record of gender equality and representing minority groups, Jury President Cate Blanchett said she was hopeful about […]

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Planned Cannes World Premiere of Terry Gilliam’s “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote” In Jeopardy

In the past twenty-four hours, there has been yet another wrinkle in the seemingly never-ending saga of Gilliam’s “Don Quixote.” Paolo Branco, one of the producers on this notoriously dysfunctional project, is seeking a court injunction to prevent “Don Quixote” from screening at Cannes, where it is currently set to close the festival on May […]

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Orson Welles’ “Greatest Home Movie That No One Has Ever Seen” Will Not Premiere at Cannes

First the good news: Orson Welles’ legendary unfinished film “The Other Side Of The Wind” will finally see the light of day, thanks to Netflix, who funded the postproduction overseen by the film’s costar, director Peter Bogdanovich and Frank Marshall, one of Welles’ line producers. The film that Welles struggled over decades to make was […]

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JLG, KKK, Coptic Lepers, Suppressed Artists. It’s all there in Cannes71

It’s official! Among the 18 titles competing for the prestigious Palme d’Or are new works by many of the world’s great filmmakers. It’s a truly international mix, with the European and American fare rubbing elbows with films from Russia, Asia and the Middle East. Aside from the Jean-Luc Godard’s “Le Livre de l’Image,” two of […]

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BREAKING NEWS: Jean-Luc Godard, Spike Lee, Jafar Panahi, Jia Zhang-Ke and Matteo Garrone in COMPETITION at #Cannes2018

After last week’s Cineuropa report that festival darlings Xavier Dolan, Claire Denis, Barry Jenkins, Luca Guadagnino, Naomi Kawase, and Jacques Audiard don’t have films ready for Cannes71, and yesterday’s distressing news that Netflix was withdrawing its five titles from the festival (the streaming company’s claim: “The festival has chosen to celebrate distribution rather than the art of cinema. We are 100% about the art of cinema”) speculation […]

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