2019 Cannes Film Festival: Eva Longoria On Hollywood’s ‘Sisterhood and Community of Information”

CANNES, France — “I was lucky because it was called ‘Desperate Housewives’ and not ‘Desperate Husbands,’” quipped Eva Longoria during a Kering Women in Motion talk at the Majestic Hotel on Friday.
The Time’s Up co-founder, whose activism and charitable work has taken on a sense of urgency since having her son, said that the organization is studying what role it can play in the 2020 elections in the U.S. “We’re trying to figure out how can we have an impact, not only with the presidential election, but in state governments. We see what’s happening in Alabama right now, which is crazy, archaic, not progressive, not American,” she said, referencing that state’s banning of all abortions.
On the goal set by Time’s Up to achieve 50-50 equality in the workplace in Hollywood by 2020, “The statistics are going the wrong way, we’re not improving,” she said.
The actor, director and producer who is directing her first feature, “24-7,” in which she also stars alongside Kerry Washington, talked about her efforts to surround herself with a female-led team and how she used “Desperate Housewives” as a film school.
“It was a decade of my life, I knew I wasn’t reaching my full potential, I’d go

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Selena Gomez Jokes She and Bill Murray Are ”Getting Married” After Viral Cannes Film Festival Photos

Selena Gomez, 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival Selena Gomez is most certainly enjoying her time at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, where she made her red carpet debut at the fête on Tuesday. The 26-year-old actress and her co-star Bill…

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Cannes Film Festival’s Most Daring Looks of All Time: From Kendall Jenner’s See-Through Dress to Madonna’s Lingerie Set

Kendall Jenner, 2018 Cannes Film FestivalIt’s that time of year when celebrities flock to France for the Cannes Film Festival.
This year, everyone from Selena Gomez to Eva Longoria to Elle Fanning have already graced the…

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Selena Gomez Goes Ultra-Glam For Her 2019 Cannes Film Festival Debut

Selena Gomez, We daySelena Gomez is back in the spotlight, and she’s shining brighter and better than ever.
On Tuesday, the 26-year-old actress made her first-ever appearance at the 2019 Cannes Film…

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Lorne Michaels to Receive Cannes Lions’ Inaugural Entertainment Person of the Year Award (EXCLUSIVE)

Lorne Michaels, creator and executive producer of “Saturday Night Live,” will be honored with Cannes Lions’ first Entertainment Person of the Year award. The advertising festival is introducing the award to recognize the role entertainment plays in the marketing and communications industry, honoring an individual whose creativity inspires others to produce compelling, meaningful and entertaining […]

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Alejandro González Iñárritu to Head Jury for Cannes Film Festival

CANNES BOUND: The Cannes Film Festival has picked Mexican director Alejandro González Iñárritu to be the president of the jury of its 72nd edition, scheduled for May 14 to 25.
It is the first time a Mexican director has been chosen for the role.
Director of critically acclaimed movies including the 2006 feature “Babel,” “Birdman,” in 2014 and “The Revenant” in 2015, Iñárritu was the first Mexican-born director to win the best director awards in Cannes in 2006. He has also won several Academy Awards, including Best Director for “The Revenant” and Best Picture, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay for “Birdman.”
His short “Carne y Arena” (Virtually Present, Physically Invisible), a virtual-reality installation addressing the question of migrants, was part of the Official Selection in Cannes in 2017.
“I am humbled and thrilled to return this year with the immense honor of presiding over the jury,” the director said in a statement. “This is a true delight and a responsibility, that we will assume with passion and devotion.”
Pierre Lescure and Thierry Frémaux, respectively president and general delegate of the Cannes Film Festival, jointly stated, “Not only is he a daring filmmaker and a director who is full of surprises, Alejandro is also a

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Beyonce, Jay-Z, Blue Ivy CarterThis is traveling done right.
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Shoplifters steals the top prize at Cannes

Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda’s poignant film Shoplifters, described as “a modern day Oliver Twist”, has won the Palme d’Or top prize at Cannes.
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#MeToo Hits Cannes Closing Ceremony With a Fury

Midway through the awards for 71st Cannes Film Festival, Asia Argento told the audience that the event was Harvey Weinstein’s “hunting ground.”
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Cannes 2018: Model Petra Nemcova Makes the Case for Sustainable Red-Carpet Dressing With Chopard, Livia Firth

NEW APPROACH: Model and philanthropist Petra Nemcova has spent two weeks in Cannes attending red-carpet events and premieres in sustainably made gowns and accessories.
As the festival comes to a close, Nemcova said she has seen the message of sustainability grow stronger than ever on the Cannes red carpet and that a shift in mind-set has been brewing throughout the film festival, on the part of celebrities, designers and stylists alike.
“I’ve been seeing things change in the last two weeks, more than ever. Just before the festival, there was also the Met Gala, where models like Gisele Bündchen wore sustainable gowns, so everything is coming together,” said Nemcova, who teamed with Chopard and eco-campaigner Livia Firth on the project to encourage designers to rethink the ways they design for the red carpet, as part of Firth’s ongoing “Green Carpet Challenge” initiative.
“It might not be for everyone but the last weeks were so important for this movement and it’s inevitable that more and more stylists will now start looking for sustainable choices,” added Nemcova, who was joined by the likes of Cate Blanchett and Penélope Cruz in her mission to promote sustainable red-carpet dressing.

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Milla Jovovich Goes From Hunting Monsters to Slaying Cannes and More Best Dressed

ESC: Best Dressed, Milla JovovichCannes stop, won’t stop.
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‘Disgusting’: Cannes film sparks mass walkout

More than 100 people have reportedly walked out of the latest film by Lars Von Trier during a premiere at the Cannes Film Festival.
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Cannes Film Review: ‘Asako I & II” (Netetemo Sametemo)

In enigmatic romance “Asako I & II,” the willful heroine can’t choose between two lovers who look exactly the same. Japanese independent director Ryusuke Hamaguchi uses this rather unlikely premise to explore the mysteries of the heart. Catapulted straight to the main competition in Cannes without prior participation at other sections, the helmer’s ninth work […]

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Cannes 2018: Chopard Names Trophy Award Winners

MOMENT IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Chopard has chosen Elizabeth Debicki and Joe Alwyn as the winners of its annual Chopard Trophy award for up-and-coming talent at the Cannes Film Festival.
The rising talents will each receive their award from Diane Kruger at a ceremony at the Hotel Martinez in Cannes on Monday night.
Born in Paris and raised in Australia, Debicki in 2013 was plucked by Baz Luhrmann to play professional golfer and flamboyant party girl Jordan Baker in “The Great Gatsby.” A year later, she performed opposite Cate Blanchett in Jean Genet’s play “The Maids,” first in Sydney and then on Broadway, with among her other acting credits, Guy Ritchie’s “Man from U.N.C.L.E.,” Justin Kurzel’s “Macbeth,” and “Guardians of the Galaxy 2.”
In terms of pipeline projects, Debicki will play Virginia Woolf in Chanya Butto’s “Vita and Virginia,” and is also in the cast of Steve McQueen’s “Widows.”
London born and raised Alwyn’s breakthrough role, meanwhile, was as the lead in Ang Lee’s “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk,” also starring Kristen Stewart. The young actor also played alongside Charlotte Rampling in Ritesh Batra’s “The Sense of an Ending,” and portrays the love interest of Emma Stone’s character in “The Favourite,” the upcoming film by Yorgos

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Hollywood stars took over the red carpet at the Cannes film festival in a call for equality among men and women.
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Cannes: Terry Gilliam’s ‘Don Quixote’ Sells to China

“The Man Who Killed Don Quixote,” the controversial film that is set as the closing night movie of the Cannes Film Festival, has been licensed to China’s Turbo Film. Directed by Terry Gilliam, it stars Jonathan Price, Stellan Skarsgard and Olga Kurylenko. International sales are handled by Paris-based Kinology. The film has significant finance from […]

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2018 Cannes Film Festival: ‘Wonder Woman’ Director Patty Jenkins Wins 2018 Women in Motion Award

WONDER WOMAN: With the Cannes International Film Festival set to open on May 8, this year’s Women in Motion award will go to American film director and screenwriter Patty Jenkins – director of films including “Monster” and “Wonder Woman,” the highest-grossing film ever directed by a woman – Kering announced Friday.
The “Wonder Woman” sequel, helmed by Jenkins, as well, is currently in preproduction. The director also recently wrapped production on her TNT six-episode, limited drama “One Day She’ll Darken,” on which she also serves as executive producer.
Kering chief François-Henri Pinault will present the prize at a dinner hosted by the luxury group during the festival on May 13, joined by the film festival’s president and general delegate, Pierre Lescure and Thierry Frémaux.
“The past year has represented in many ways a turning point in the fight for gender equality,” Pinault said in a statement, lauding the changes Jenkins “has brought about, as much in the film industry as in the performances.”
“A true source of inspiration for new generations of women in cinema, she has shown them that anything is possible. And because with “Wonder Woman” she has shaped such a true superhero, she has enabled the young generations to imagine a world that can be saved by

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Isabelle Huppert on Her Best Cannes Memories and the Lack of Female Jury Presidents

French star Isabelle Huppert, whose role in Paul Verhoeven’s “Elle” earned her an Oscar nomination and a Golden Globe last year, served as president of the Cannes Film Festival jury in 2009. Huppert was reportedly at odds with fellow juror James Gray over awarding the Palme d’Or to Michael Haneke’s “The White Ribbon” and was […]

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2018 Cannes Film Festival: Vanessa Redgrave and Sienna Miller Among Hosts at AmfAR Gala

WOMAN’S HOUR: Female directors may have gotten short shrift in the official lineup of the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, with only three women-helmed films in competition, but amfAR’s annual Cinema Against AIDS gala should help make up for it.
The non-profit organization said on Tuesday it has selected 25 women from the worlds of fashion and film to be the honorary chairs of the event’s 25th edition, to be held at the Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Antibes on May 17.
They include Sienna Miller and Vanessa Redgrave — both vocal supporters of the Time’s Up and #MeToo movements — Katy Perry, Aishwarya Rai, Heidi Klum, Linda Evangelista, Angela Missoni and Donatella Versace.
The theme of this year’s Carine Roitfeld-curated benefit fashion show, starring 40 top models in one-of-a-kind looks from a range of brands, will be “And Woman Created All.”
‪Grammy Award-winning artist Pharrell Williams‪ will be the night’s headlining act.
The late Dame Elizabeth Taylor — amfAR’s founding international chairman — hosted the foundation’s first ever Cannes gala in 1993, with personalities including President Bill Clinton, George Clooney, Matt Damon, Robert De Niro, Sir ‪Elton John and Madonna carrying the torch in subsequent years.
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Cate Blanchett named Cannes jury president

Hollywood actress Cate Blanchett has been announced as the president of the 2018 Cannes International Film Festival.
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Cate Blanchett to Preside over 71st Cannes Film Festival

WOMAN’S HOUR: Call it the Harvey Weinstein effect. Two-time Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett is to be president of the jury at the 71st edition of the Cannes International Film Festival, making her the 12th woman to fill the role in the festival’s history. Spanish director Pedro Almodovar occupied the seat last year.
The festival will be held from May 8 to May 19 – the day of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal wedding – and this year will open on a Tuesday and end on a Saturday.
The 48-year-old Australian actress, who has been vocal in her support of the women who have come forward in the Weinstein affair after a series of sexual assault statements were made against the producer, is also one of 300 female Hollywood actors, directors, producers, agents, writers and executives backing the recently launched Time’s Up initiative to help fight sexual harassment in the workplace.
Declaring she was “humbled by the privilege and responsibility” of the role, Blanchett in a statement on Thursday shared some of her own achievements as a festival regular. Most recently, in 2015, she attended the event for “Carol” by Todd Haynes, a film that she co-produced with the Weinstein Co. and

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Chastain ‘disturbed’ by Cannes’ portrayal of women

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Joshua Jackson Congratulates Ex Diane Kruger on Best Actress Win at Cannes: ‘What Took ‘Em So Long!’

Joshua Jackson has nothing but admiration and affection for his ex Diane Kruger.

The actor took to Instagram on Sunday to congratulate the actress on her best actress win at the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival, 10 months after the two called it quits after a decade together.

Kruger took home the award for her performance in the drama In the Fade, which follows a woman grappling with the aftermath of her family’s death in a bombing.

“Yes she Cannes,” he wrote in the post, including a graphic announcing Kruger as the award’s recipient. “Having witnessed the integrity and dedication that you bring to every job, I’m over the moon to see you getting the recognition you deserve. Only question is what took ’em so long! CONGRATULATIONS, Josh.”

 

Kruger and Jackson split in July 2016. In a statement to PEOPLE, reps said the two “have decided to separate and remain friends.”

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They’ve since remained friendly, stepping out together a month after the split for a stroll in Los Angeles, and then again a few days later, when they were seen hugging at the Los Angeles International Airport.

Jackson has since been spotted getting cozy with a mystery brunette at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year.

Kruger, meanwhile, has gone public with her romance with Norman Reedus, with the two — who met on the 2015 film Sky — stepping out in New York City in March for a sweet, PDA-filled stroll following repeated sightings together in previous weeks.

 

 


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Bella Hadid Goes Nearly Naked On The Cannes Red Carpet

Bella Hadid sure knows how work the sheer look. 

All eyes were on the 20-year-old model at amfAR’s 24th Cinema Against AIDS Gala in Cap d’Antibes Thursday during the Cannes Film Festival. She stunned in a completely sheer, embellished custom couture gown by Ralph & Russo (that she reportedly helped design). 

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We dress confident, empowered women,” designer Michael Russo told People magazine. 

The dress took “days” to make, according to an Instagram post by Ralph & Russo. Thirty seamstresses used 13 different materials to embroider the gown. And the final product was seriously something. 

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Newly Single Leonardo DiCaprio Surrounded By A Bevy Of Models In Cannes

Looks like Leonardo DiCaprio is doing just fine after that breakup. 

The newly single actor, who split with his model girlfriend Nina Agdal earlier this month, was spotted in Cannes on Thursday at the amfAR Gala, surrounded by a bevy of beautiful women including Bella Hadid and Rita Ora. DiCaprio is known for his penchant for models, having previously dated Gisele Bundchen, Bar Refaeli, Erin Heatherton, Toni Garrn and Kelly Rohrbach, so these photos are, shall we say, priceless. 

DiCaprio and Agdal dated for over a year before their split was announced last week. Shortly after the reveal, the actor was spotted with friend and fellow bachelor Tobey Maguire at LA hotspots The Peppermint Club and Avenue LA. Maguire was also in attendance at the amfAR event in France’s Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc. He was photographed onstage with Chris Tucker, Uma Thurman, Will Smith and Jessica Chastain during the soiree. 

We can imagine Tobey sending Leo a text about letting loose in Cannes, to which Leo responds: You mean tonight, Boo Boo? Club-wise?

Head over to the Daily Mail to see more photos of DiCaprio in his element. 

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Cannes Film Review: ‘Based on a True Story’

It’s hard to talk about Roman Polanski’s “Based on a True Story” without revealing the twist, although it’s much harder trying to imagine anyone actually falling for it. A thin psychological two-hander between two writers, both of them women, this over-obvious metaphor for the creative process — never quite thrilling enough to qualify as a… Read more »

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The Second Biggest Fashion Show in Cannes

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In “West of the Jordan River,” controversial Israeli director Amos Gitai returns to the occupied territories for the first time since his 1982 “Field Diary” to observe how Israelis and Palestinians could together overcome the consequences of occupation. By appearing on-camera at times himself, the 66-year-old helmer delivers not only a thought-provoking, moving and surprisingly… Read more »

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Kendall Jenner Wears a Long-Sleeved Bardot Swimsuit In Cannes

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2017 Cannes Film Festival: Kering and Madame Figaro Host 70 Women in Film Cannes Lunch

ISLAND LIFE: Clad in printed Gucci pajamas and quirky oversized shades, Salma Hayek was in a playful mood at a lunch held by Kering and Madame Figaro on Monday at La Guérite, an open-air seaside restaurant on Sainte-Marguerite island, a short boat ride from Cannes.

The atmosphere at the Kering and Madame Figaro Women in Film Cannes lunch 
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The event celebrated 70 women in film in the context of the 70th anniversary of the Cannes Film Festival.
Hayek took videos of co-host Isabelle Huppert and popped Gucci shades on Agnès Varda as guests feasted on a spread of Mediterranean dishes including tuna tartare and wasabi sorbet, grilled sweet peppers and home-made gnocchi.

Salma Hayek at the Kering and Madame Figaro Women in Film Cannes lunch 
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“It’s lovely, we’re in nature, it’s a great atmosphere. The energy of it is healing for the festival. It’s so important that we women stick together and work together as a force, if we do this nobody can stop us,” said Hayek, who plays a healer and masseuse in her latest film, “Beatriz at Dinner,” directed by Miguel Arteta.
“I’m so proud, it’s one of the best things I’ve done in my life. It’s about the divorce of the two Americas,

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2017 Cannes Film Festival: The Cannes Party Crawl

CANNES CAN: The Cannes party crawl continues with Miuccia Prada coming to town Monday night for the premiere of Alejandro González Iñárritu’s “Carne y Arena,” (“Flesh and Sand” in English), a six-and-a-half-minute virtual reality installation set up in an airplane hangar a 15-minute drive from the festival.
An extensive full version of the experimental work, billed as an immigrant odyssey that narrates the experience of a group of people crossing the border between Mexico and the U.S., will be on show at the Fondazione Prada in Milan from June 7 to Jan. 15, 2018.

Elle Fanning, Gael García Bernal and Miuccia Prada. 
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Joining Prada for a celebratory dinner at local seafood joint Fred L’Ecailler were directors Paolo Sorrentino, Fatih Akin and Sergio Castellitto, and actors Jessica Chastain, Leonardo DiCaprio, Elle Fanning, Gael García Bernal and Tobey Maguire.
Back on the Croisette, meanwhile, Kirsten Dunst and Natasha Poly attended an event held by Artists for Peace and Justice, which supports communities in Haiti through programs in education, health care and the arts.
Night owls including Pamela Anderson and Kristin Scott Thomas got to take in a live performance by Seal at a party thrown by perfumer The Harmonist at the Le Club by Albane on the rooftop

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Nicole Kidman in Cannes: ‘I still act like I’m 21’

The star said in Cannes she likes to make “bold” choices as if she were at the start of her career.
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Cannes: Netflix film Okja stopped after technical glitch

Okja, which stars Tilda Swinton and Jake Gyllenhaal, had to be restarted 10 minutes in.
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Netflix film Okja gets ‘le boo’ at Cannes

One of the two controversial Netflix movies opening at the French festival has been booed just five minutes into a screening.
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Emilio Pucci Debuts ‘Bikini Bar’ in Cannes

MILAN — Emilio Pucci is debuting its “Bikini Bar” project this week in Cannes, during the city’s film festival.
A traveling retail concept, the “Bikini Bar” consists of a colored beach changing room showcasing a limited-edition collection of bikinis, featuring triangle tops and briefs with adjustable straps, available in 19 exclusive prints. These include archival patterns, as well as the new Gazelle, Parasol and Libellula motifs.
Kicking off on the French Riviera, the “Bikini Bar” project will subsequently appear inside selected boutiques in other beach resort destinations, including Beirut, Capri, Mykonos, Taormina, Saint-Tropez and Porto Cervo.
The exclusive bikini capsule will also be available for a limited period at the Emilio Pucci online store.
Earlier this week, the brand inked a licensing agreement with Simonetta to launch a juniors’ collection targeting girls ages 0 to 14. It will bow for spring 2018 on June 22 at Palazzo Pucci, during the childrenswear trade show Pitti Bimbo.
The kids’ line will be distributed globally, available at the Emilio Pucci flagships and at its online store, as well as in select multibrand boutiques and department stores.
Pucci’s spring 2018 collection is being designed by an in-house team following Massimo Giorgetti’s exit last month. Giorgetti’s last collection as creative director was for

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Emoji movie crashes Cannes party uninvited

The Emoji Movie has crashed Cannes a day before the festival opens, with a promotional stunt involving a boat and a parachute.
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2017 Cannes Film Festival: Kering Announces Program of Women in Motion Talks

FEMALE VOICES: Isabelle Huppert, Robin Wright, Salma Hayek Pinault and Diane Kruger are among the film figures who will take part in the third edition of Kering’s Women in Motion talks during the 2017 Cannes Film Festival.
Wright will kick off the cycle with a talk on May 18, with Huppert scheduled to appear the following day. Chinese actor Yang Yang is booked for May 21, and Hayek Pinault will join director Costa-Gavras on May 23 for a talk organized by the Kering Foundation, which combats violence against women.
Kruger will close off the series on May 24.
Kering, an official partner of the Cannes Film Festival, launched the program in 2015 with the aim of shedding light on women’s contribution to film and sharing their recommendations for greater representation within the sector.
Open to journalists and film professionals, the talks have featured guests including Jodie Foster, Susan Sarandon, Geena Davies, Juliette Binoche and Chloë Sevigny.
Kering also hands out a Women in Motion award each year. Huppert, in addition to being the face of this year’s Women in Motion program, will receive the award at a dinner on May 21. She has chosen Palestinian director and scriptwriter Maysaloun Hamoud to receive the accompanying young

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Scooter Braun to Host Sunday Soiree at Cannes Film Festival

The May 21 by invitation-only event will kick off just before midnight at Villa GG.

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2017 Cannes Film Festival: Carine Roitfeld Shares amfAR Show Looks

CATWALK GOLD: A dose of old-school Hollywood Glamour is about to hit the 2017 Cannes Film Festival in spectacular fashion. Carine Roitfeld, who has been helping amfAR organize the fashion show component of its annual Cinema Against AIDS gala for the past few years, has titled the 2017 extravaganza “The Golden Age of Hollywood.”
The event is scheduled to take place at the Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Antibes, France, on May 25. As reported, chairs of the event include Nicole Kidman, Jessica Chastain, Vanessa Redgrave, Diane Kruger, and Dustin and Lisa Hoffman.
“I suggest that we all take a cue from [Marlene] Dietrich,” said Roitfeld in a letter introducing the show’s theme.
One-of-a-kind looks due to hit the runway before being auctioned off include a black velvet and silk long-sleeve gown by Balmain; a white robe with lace trim worn over light pink jumpsuit with lace trim by Chanel; a low-cut pleated gown with black pleated tulle overlay by Dior, and a gold V-neck gown with elbow-length sleeves by Gucci. Looks are to be accessorized by Harry Winston jewels, and more than 30 fashion houses will be participating in the event.

A sketch of the look created by Chanel for the amfAR Golden Age

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Cannes: Noomi Rapace to Headline WestEnd Films’ Action Thriller ‘Close’

Noomi Rapace is set to star in action thriller “Close,” which WestEnd Films will introduce to worldwide buyers at the Cannes Film Market this week. The London-based international sales and feature film financing company has acquired worldwide sales rights to the film, which is written and directed by British filmmaker Vicky Jewson. “Close” sees the… Read more »

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The Cannes Film Festival has reversed a recent decision to allow streaming-only movies to compete for the Palme d’Or.
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“Blade of the Samurai,” which debuts in Official Selection in the Cannes Film Festival next week, is set for a theatrical release in North America. Rights to the film were acquired by Magnet Releasing from HanWay Films. The action drama is the 100th movie to be directed by the prolific Japanese film maker Miike Takashi…. Read more »

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Fugitive Polanski returns to Cannes film festival

Fugitive director Roman Polanski’s latest film has been announced as a last-minute entry to the Cannes Film Festival line-up.
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The Cannes Film Festival has announced eight key industry figures joining the jury at the world’s most prestigious film festival.
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Netflix Considers Limited Theatrical Release in France for Cannes In-Competition Films

After facing pressure from distributors in recent weeks, Netflix is considering a limited theatrical release in France for its movies that are playing at the Cannes Film Festival. This marks the first year that Netflix has opened films at the prestigious film festival in the South of France. Two of its titles will be debuting… Read more »

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Cannes ’17: Scottish student film to compete

A Scottish student’s short film has been picked to compete for an emerging talent prize at the Cannes International Film Festival.
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Cannes 2017: Politics, TV and Adam Sandler

The Cannes Film Festival has announced its highly anticipated line-up, featuring the return of Sofia Coppola, David Lynch and Adam Sandler.
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CANNES-CANNES: The red carpet race is on.
Dior ambassador Marion Cotillard and fellow French actress Charlotte Gainsbourg, a close friend of Louis Vuitton’s Nicolas Ghesquière who also attended the Saint Laurent show in March decked out in body-con creations by Anthony Vaccarello, will be the stars of the opening ceremony of the Cannes Film Festival in May.
They are the female leads of Arnaud Desplechin’s “Ismael’s Ghosts,” which will kick off the 70th edition of the festival. The movie’s potentially downbeat storyline centers around a widowed film director whose life is sent into a tailspin when his former lover returns from the dead.
Unveiling the official lineup at a press conference on Thursday, Thierry Frémaux, the event’s artistic director, said that the festival will be taking place in a “historic context for France,” falling “just days after an event that is playing out like a thriller,” referring to the country’s presidential elections.
“The festival will be suspended in time,” he added. “Let’s just hope that in the meantime, the situation with Syria and North Korea will not cast a shadow over this event that we hope will be a stable and festive moment.”
Nicole Kidman is also set to get some red carpet mileage with two films

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2017 Cannes Film Festival: Isabelle Huppert Named Face of Kering’s Women in Motion Program

WOMAN IN MOTION: Kering has chosen award-winning actress Isabelle Huppert as the face of the third edition of its Women in Motion program at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival.
The French actress, who won a Golden Globe and was nominated for an Oscar this year for her performance in Paul Verhoeven’s “Elle,” will appear on the official poster for the program of events, which ranges from talks with industry figures to the Women in Motion Awards, to be handed out at a dinner on May 21.
Kering, an official partner of the festival since 2015, said it chose Huppert because of her exceptional career and her strong links to the festival. She was president of the jury in 2009 and has been awarded the best actress prize on two occasions: in 1978 for “Violette Nozière” and in 2001 for “The Piano Teacher.”
Huppert follows in the footsteps of Frances McDormand, the face of last year’s event, and Jane Birkin, who was chosen to represent the inaugural edition of the program.
Through its talks, open to journalists and film professionals, Kering hopes to shed light on women’s contribution to film and share their recommendations for greater representation within the sector. Last year, guests included Jodie

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Lipstick Launches for 2017 Cannes Film Festival

PUCKER UP: To help mark the 20th anniversary of its partnership with the Cannes Film Festival, L’Oréal Paris is launching a limited-edition version of its Color Riche lipstick.
The new product comes in just one hue – (spoiler alert) ruby red. Called Color Riche Red Carpet, the lipstick is billed to give eight-hour moisturizing and a satiny effect. Its tube is engraved with a gold-colored palm leaf, giving a nod to the iconic symbol of the festival’s top prize.

L’Oréal Paris is launching a limited-edition version of its Color Riche lipstick to help mark the 20th anniversary of its partnership with the Cannes Film Festival. 
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Color Riche Red Carpet will be sold starting in May and retail for 12.50 euros, or $ 13.30 at current exchange.

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Monica Bellucci Named Cannes Film Festival’s Mistress of Ceremonies

CANNES DO: Italian actress Monica Bellucci has been chosen to be mistress of ceremonies for the Cannes Film Festival’s 70th edition, scheduled to run from May 17 to 28.
Bellucci is no stranger to the festival, having walked the red carpet at the event for the first time in 2000, plus serving as its mistress of ceremonies in 2003 and as a member of its jury in 2006. She attended the event in 2008 for the film “Giordana, Une Histoire Italienne” and in 2009 for “Ne Te Retourne Pas.” The last time she made an appearance there was in 2014, for the presentation of Alice Rohrwacher’s movie “Les Merveilles,” which was awarded the jury’s Grand Prix.
Bellucci has appeared in films by directors including Francis Ford Coppola, Sam Mendes, Spike Lee, Bertrand Blier, Christophe Gans and Gaspar Noé. The actress’ most recent film appearance is in Emir Kusturica’s “On the Milky Road.”
As reported, Spanish director Pedro Almódovar will serve as president of the jury at the upcoming session.

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Here Are All The Winners Of This Year’s Cannes Film Festival

CANNES, France (AP) — The 68th Cannes Film Festival was brought to a surprising close Sunday with Jacques Audiard’s Sri Lankan refugee drama taking the festival’s coveted top honor, the Palme d’Or.

The choice of “Dheepan,” as selected by a jury led by Joel and Ethan Coen, left some critics scratching their heads. While the dapper French filmmaker has drawn widespread acclaim for films such as “A Prophet” and “Rust and Bone,” some critics were disappointed by the thriller climax of Audiard’s film. “Dheepan” is about a trio of Sri Lankans who pretend to be a family in order to flee their war-torn country and are settled in a violent housing project outside Paris. “This isn’t a jury of film critics,” Joel Coen told reporters after the awards ceremony, alongside fellow jurors like Guillermo del Toro and Jake Gyllenhaal. “This is a jury of artists who are looking at the work.”

The win for “Dheepan” comes at a time when Europe is particularly attuned to the experience of immigrants, following the recent deaths of hundreds crossing the Mediterranean, seeking Italian shores. Jury members, though, said “Dheepan” was chosen for its overall strength as a film, rather than any topicality.

“We all thought it was a very beautiful movie,” said Ethan Coen, calling the decision “swift.” ”Everyone had some high level of excitement and enthusiasm for it.”

Audiard, springing to the podium at the Palais des Festivals, accepted the award with warm gratitude, bowing to the jury. He was joined by the makeshift parents of his film: Kalieaswari Srinivasan and Antonythasan Jesuthasan, who himself was Tamil Tiger child soldier before finding political asylum in France.

“To receive a prize from the Coen brothers is exceptional,” said Audiard, who added that only receiving one from the Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne, the Belgian filmmaking siblings, could equal it.

The runner-up prize, the Grand Prix, went to “Son of Saul,” a grim Holocaust drama by first-time Hungarian director László Nemes. Some expected Nemes’ horrifying plunge into the life of an Auschwitz worker to take the top award, but it’s been 26 years since a debut film (Steven Soderbergh’s “Sex, Lies, and Videotape”) was given the Palme.

English actress Sienna Miller and Canadian actor Xavier Dolan, both jury members, sounded especially moved by “Son of Saul.” Miller called it “breathtaking” and an extraordinary accomplishment for a first-time filmmaker.

“Europe is still haunted by the destruction of the European Jews,” said Nemes. “That’s something that lives with us.”

Hou Hsiao-Hsien, the masterful 68-year-old Taiwanese filmmaker, won best director for his first feature in eight years: “The Assassin,” a lushly painterly martial arts drama.

The best actress prize was split but not the way some expected. It was given to both Rooney Mara, half of the romantic pair of Todd Haynes’ ’50s lesbian drama “Carol,” and Emmanuelle Bercot, the French star of the roller coaster marriage drama “My King.” (Bercot also directed the festival opener, “Standing Tall,” about a delinquent teenager.) Any split was presumed to go to Mara and her “Carol” co-star, Cate Blanchett.

Best actor was awarded to Vincent Lindon, the veteran French actor of Stéphane Brizé’s “The Measure of a Man.” He plays a man struggling to make a living after a long period of unemployment. The visibly moved Lindon won over some big-name competition, including Michael Caine, the star of Paolo Sorrentino’s unrewarded “Youth,” a wry, melancholy portrait of old age.

Lindon’s award added to a banner year at Cannes for France, which had five films out of the 19 in competition and went home with three awards.

Yorgos Lanthimos, a Greek filmmaker working in English for the first time, took the jury prize for his “The Lobster,” a deadpan dystopian comedy, starring Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz, about a near-future where unmarried singles are turned into the animal of their choice.

“Chronic,” an understated drama about a home-care nurse (Tim Roth) for the terminally ill, took best screenplay for Mexican writer-director Michel Franco. Franco and Roth met three years ago when Roth, serving on a Cannes jury, helped award Franco the Un Certain Regard prize. “It’s a Cannes story,” said Franco.

The Camera d’Or, Cannes award for best first feature film, went to “La Tierra Y la Sombra.” César Augusto Acevedo’s debut, which played in the Critics Week section, is about an old farmer returning home to tend to his gravely ill son.

The Coens themselves took the Palme in 1991 for “Barton Fink.” The last two Cannes winners have been three-hour art-house epics: the glacial Turkish drama “Winter Sleep,” chosen last year by Jane Campion’s jury, and “Blue is the Warmest Color,” as picked by Steven Spielberg’s jury.

This year’s competition slate left some critics calling it a so-so year for Cannes. Some of the films that drew the biggest raves (“Mad Max: Fury Road,” Pixar’s “Inside Out”) played out of competition, while some in it (like Gus Van Sant’s “The Sea of Trees”) drew loud boos.

The festival was dominated by discussion about gender equality with many — from Blanchett to Jane Fonda — speaking about female opportunity in the movie business. “You hope it’s not just the year,” said Blanchett of the attention to women in film. “It’s not some sort of fashionable moment.” An honorary Palme d’Or was also given to French filmmaker Agnes Varda, the first woman to receive one and only the fourth director after Woody Allen, Clint Eastwood and Bernardo Bertolucci.

But the festival was overrun by an unlikely scandal when several women were turned away from the formal premiere of Todd Haynes’ “Carol” for wearing flat shoes, rather than high heels. The festival insisted it was the mistake of overzealous security guards and not part of Cannes’ notoriously strict dress code.

The festival, as it often is, was dominated by the unexpected, even on its last night. Nothing was more unforeseen — not even the Palme for “Dheepan” — than John C. Reilly, a co-star of “The Lobster” and another competition entry, “Tale of Tales,” took the stage to sing “Just a Gigolo” in a bright white suit.

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AP’s Thomas Adamson contributed to this report.

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Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder’s Beyond-Stunning Cannes Red Carpet Moment

Le sigh. Newlyweds Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder walked the red carpet at Cannes yesterday, and they both looked so sophisticated, so classic, and so crazy-good stunning, it feels utterly possible that no married twosome has ever looked so very perfect on that iconic carpet.

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Nikki wore a navy couture Azzaro gown with a spray of coral at the left shoulder, while Ian chose a traditional tux. The appearance was also the first time we’ve gotten to properly scope out their wedding rings (and see Ian helping his new wife with her train, which is basically the sweetest).

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‘Chronic’ at Cannes: Tim Roth As a Depressed Male Hospice Nurse

Tim Roth gives an outstanding performance in Michel Franco’s new film Chronic, which just premiered at Cannes, as a male nurse who bizarrely goes beyond the call of duty to care for his dying patients. The film follows him as he takes care first of one patient (until the funeral), and then another — and then another — each time scrupulously washing the patient’s back, with dedicated strokes, or encouraging him or her to speak about their lives. The nurse even goes so far as to buy an architecture book for one of his crotchety patients (an architect), and to visit one of the homes he designed. What is odd is that his care for his patients is absolutely deadpan — and he, for an unfathomable reason, deeply depressed.

Tim Roth in person — whom I saw joking at poolside with a hotel woman who called to him from her balcony — is quite opposite from the role he plays. Lively, funny (“I love you too!” he called up to the woman at the balcony) and jocular. In the film, he is brooding, with his body tensed up like that of a former high school wrestler, who never got out of the pose. At the press conference, in fact, the actor remarked that: “For this role, I stripped myself bare. I played the nurse very quiet. I didn’t want to distract from him, so I tried to keep myself low.”

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Chronic is a riveting film — because of Roth — and may very well win an award tomorrow night. But it is tough to watch, just as it is tough to be at the hospital bedside of a patient in chronic pain (one after another). There is no joy in the movie, and very little warmth. The other characters in the film (mostly family members of the patients) have little affect: Perhaps because they are dealing with a loved one’s chronic illness (as the director noted at the press conference), but more likely because the director has chosen to put the spotlight on how estranged we human beings are from each other. The nurse, in his strange dense way, is the most “human” character. The others, in contrast, seem cold, rushed, or indifferent, and speak to each other in monotone.

A sense of mystery is what propels the story: Something traumatic happened in this nurse’s past that spurs him in his overzealous activity. The mystery works: We are gripped to the “cold” story before us, one that (plot spoiler) ends up as icy as it begins.

I went to meet the young Mexican director, Michel Franco, to ask him why he created such a disturbingly bleak universe.

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Why did you make a film in which humans seem not to care about each other? Is this how you see people?

I should not be very pessimistic as in my personal life I am lucky with my friends and family. My family came all the way from Mexico to be here with me. Nevertheless, I am intrigued by how we can be well-educated and civilized, and still have trouble communicating. Humans are complicated; we always make mistakes with each other. It is the same pessimistic view that you will find in my other films.

Almost all of the relationships in the film are cold, except for the one at the end, with Tim Roth and the cancer patient “Martha.” Can you comment on Martha?

Oh yes, Martha. It’s true they end up being close. Still, I don’t know if Martha is manipulating him. We don’t know if from the very beginning, she is trying to manipulate him.

Really! I didn’t see her this way.

It’s not clear. I will have to see it again and tell you what I think of Martha. Every time I see the film I think differently about Martha. I am suspicious of people’s motives. We all have our worries, and our minds are complicated, and even if we love each other, we harm each other…

Some viewers will be disappointed that this film has no arc of triumph, no evolution. In a conventional film, a protagonist who begins a film depressed will evolve and, by film’s end, have a surprising realization or recovery.

My film is close to real life, in that life rarely has that arc where everything changes and is better at the end. I like movies that do not solve the conflict, because when the conflict is solved, it satisfies the spectator and all is finished, forgotten in an hour. But if the conflict is not solved, like in my film, you are forced to keep thinking about it. Usually in a film, the audience is told from the beginning: Be prepared for the final [triumphant] end. I just shot my film in a way I like: subtle. I don’t give things to the audience. I feel like the audience is tired with being disrespected.

You say life has no arcs. Do you really believe that?

When my professional life is going well, I am happy, and then I am down again. Yes, I have those kinds of professional arcs.


What about non-professional arcs? How about going through an emotional upset or loss, and then changing through it, or achieving some kind of resolution? This is a way many people approach tragedies…

I would say no, that does not happen. Most things you have to accept them and move on, if they are really bad. You don’t change them and it is better to accept and move on. These people who believe in change are in therapy for ten years or always reading a book about how to be happy, but then they fall into another problem. I am more simple. As long as there is no trouble in my life, I focus on work.

I am going to guess that you are an atheist: and think there is nothing after death.

Right. I do think there is nothing after life. Death is scary. It is a horrible thought, pessimistic, but it is good to embrace that thought because if you accept it, it makes you make the most of your life.

One critique of your film: The father/daughter relationship is not quite believable. The Tim Roth character sees his daughter after many years of absence, and she just casually welcomes him back with a, “Nice to see you!”

True, but I wanted to make the father-daughter story as small as possible. With the daughter, I just wanted to make a point that the nurse is welcomed back easily by his [estranged] family, so even that cannot explain his depression. The real problem for him is that he cannot cope with life; it’s not a matter of external factors.

Where did you get the idea for your story?

My grandmother got sick in 2010, and she was tied to a bed for several months before she passed away. I was very moved by the angel who took care of her. I asked this nurse, Beatrice, how many years she had been doing this! The work kept her down. She was depressed. Yet, she said she liked her work. She was always thinking about her patients. Nurses are close to certain matters that we try to escape; they are brave and they do it. My film is a character study.

The reason I chose to make it a male nurse is because of Tim Roth. I won the Certain Regard with my film After Lucia a couple years ago [2012]. Tim Roth was on the jury. He came up to me after the awards ceremony and said, “Let’s work together!” I told him I was making a film about a nurse and he said, “If you make her a male, I’ll be that nurse!” And so I did.

Does the fact that you are from Mexico — a very unsettled place right now — influence your filmmaking and choice of subjects?

Mexico has always been a very complicated society, not just now. It is a really troubled country [with corruption etc.] which is why we have good film directors — which is why Greece has interesting film directors now. I like chaos. My first movie really comes out of that Mexican context; my second film has some of it. The third was shot in the streets of Mexico, with homeless people. My beginnings were tied to Mexican reality, but now I am growing out of it, and becoming more personal.

You are a Jewish Mexican, and as you tell me, your mother is Israeli. Do you feel connected to your Jewish roots?

Culturally, I do (laughs.) Perhaps I have some of the pessimism.

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Apichatpong Werasethakul’s ‘Cemetery of Splendour’: A Dream Film at Cannes

To watch an Apichatpong Werasethakul film is to be lulled into a dream state. His latest film, Cemetery of Splendour, which premiered at Cannes this week, immerses you in a surreal, and yet real, world on the line of wakefulness and sleep: literally a hospital (once a schoolhouse), in the Thai town of Khon Kaen, where 40 soldiers are interned for “sleeping sickness,” occasionally waking only to tumble into slumber, even mid-meal. Jenjira, a middle-aged woman with a damaged leg, takes care of one of these sleeping soldiers, a comatose man named Itt. For much of the film, she is patiently kneeling by Itt’s bedside, and caressing his hand.

The spectator drifts into a quiet state with the palm trees swaying in the windows, the cicadas chirping, the sounds of the fan. At one point, a woman comes to the hospital to teach mediation: “Feel the energy of the stars,” she says soothingly. “And bring that energy inside you.” As she spoke, I did the same in my chair.

The surreal aspect is upped step-by-step. A pretty young medium comes and communicates with the unconscious of the soldiers, confiding to Jen that the soldiers’ souls have been taken by a warrior emperor to fight his battles, one thousand years before. The hospital, she states, is built on the remains of a cemetery of kings. Later this winsome medium takes Jenjira through a forest, pointing to the leafy ground: The site, she says, of palace rooms, which the sleeping Itt seems to have mapped out with strange squares and circles in a notebook. In another scene, Jenjira travels to pray at a shrine, laying down figurines as offerings. Two young girls come to thank her for her offering; they are princesses of the shrine, they tell her. 1,000-year-old princesses. Indeed, they are dead. enjira lifts an eyebrow.

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At times, the film becomes a series of beautiful installation pieces, playing with color and light to enhance the limbo of dreaminess. My favorite sequence is that of a series of shots of the lit town at night: a neon light over a bus-stop, illuminating a poster of a wedding studio advertisement, and the night “therapy” lights on the sleeping soldiers (designed by the director), that look like long fluorescent loops and change from blue to green to red.

I also like the random images that don’t make sense. A machine in the lake that spits up brilliant drops of water. A giant amoeba floating in the sky. The men at the side of the lake who suddenly stand up and move in various formations. A movie theater where, at the conclusion of the film, the entire audience stands up, as if in military salute.

The director has noted that many of the images in the film are those of his own memories in this town: the local movie theater, the school classroom we see in ruins, the brightly lit night market where the medium and Jenjira chat and eat. A Cemetery of Splendour is a collage of his native Thailand, the layered memories of the past, both his own and that of the nation.

Still, there is something unsettling about this dream. Everyone seems to be waiting. But waiting for what? Something — beyond cemeteries — is buried under the surface. While the images are serene and whimsical, I intuited a disturbing subtext to this hynoptic world — especially since Apichatpong Werasethakul introduced the premiere, on stage, by speaking about how difficult it was in Thailand now, living under a dictatorship.

I met with the director to discuss.

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Could you please explain the contemporary context of Thailand, for a non-Thai audience?

Thailand has a lot of coup d’etats, repeatedly. Every time it happens a lot of people die; the last one was just last year, in May, when the military took over. Now, if you say something against the government, they will convoke you to “Attitude Adjustment”. You have to sign something that says you will not say anything again.

Why this emphasis on sleep and dreaming in your film?

I have been interested for the last five years in sleeping and dreaming. For me, the act of sleeping is an act of escape, and that is what is going on now in Thailand: One wants to escape from the country. Sometimes you feel very powerless, in that all you can do is go away. I work on many projects, art projects. Sometimes you cannot deal with reality, and you don’t know if it is a dream. Sometimes the situation in Thailand is so absurd and so violent that I feel threatened…

There are a lot of random elements in the film, that don’t entirely make sense. Could you please explain, for example, why everyone suddenly stands up to salute in the theater?

Because we are always standing up in Thailand! We have to stand up at eight in the morning for the National Anthem.

Why the palace in the forest? Why the cemetery under the hospital?

Thailand is a young country, with many layers of civilizations: the Kingdom of Laos, the Khmer of Cambodia. I want to present those layers of history. We don’t live in only one reality, but in different layers of memories. I want the film to reflect on and lament the ruins of past kingdoms. In Thailand, we do not know the roots of who we are. We have been taught propaganda history in school: “We are the best,” etc. Did you note that image in my film of the bas relief of soldiers? It was a wall created to commemorate a prime minister who died a long time ago, Sarit Thanarat. He was a total dictator. He embezzled a lot of money. Along the way, he killed people. The town is still celebrating him!

Your film, like your previous films, has ghosts and other supernatural elements…

In this region of Thailand, we are very superstitious. We are Hindu, Animistic. You believe in the invisible. People live in the fantastic. I will give you an example: A road once cracked in the village. It became a very strange shape. People put candles on the crack and started to pray. They believe in the spirit; they need to worship the invisible.

But do you believe in the other-worldly elements in your film: The ghost princesses who come to Jenjira, for example?

(AW laughs) Oh, I think it is all nonsense. For me, it is a joke. But the character is ready to believe they are phantoms. Many Thai people believe in phantoms — it is so funny how people are ready to believe in anything. But in my film, there is no judgement. As for me, I am interested in the different parallel universes, of time and space.

What is that machine spitting water bubbles in the lake, and why do you have such a lengthy close-up on it?

(AW laughs) Oh, that is a water propeller, a machine to keep oxygen in the water, for the equilibrium in the water, so it does not go bad. Why did I put it in? Oh, I grew up with it; it was always there in the water. And the soldiers are like the fish: They, too, need oxygen. Water is life, the cycle.

What is everyone waiting for in this film?

They are waiting to wake up.

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Nikki Reed might have a super-size engagement ring (see it here), but her new wedding ring is super-simple. It appears that both she and brand-new husband Ian Somerhalder are wearing plain platinum (or white-gold) bands….




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Newlyweds Nikki Reed And Ian Somerhalder Are Beyond Glamorous At The Cannes Film Festival

Newlyweds Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder were the picture of grace and glamour on Wednesday as they walked the red carpet at the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival.

The couple showed up for the premiere of “Youth” and Reed dazzled in a midnight blue, backless gown by Azzaro, while Somerhalder looked dapper in a black tux. The couple tied the knot last month, and are clearly still in the honeymoon phase.

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Sienna Miller’s Choker, Diane Kruger’s Sheer Dress, and Other Must-See Cannes Moments

Between Lupita Nyong’o’s grass green gown, Fan Bingbing’s stunning Marchesa number, and Charlize Theron’s epic yellow dress, it’s hard to believe the glamour is still going strong at Cannes, but it is!

cannes-sienna-millerSienna Miller pulled an Emma Stone, complementing her Sonia Rykiel gown with a Bulgari High Jewelry collection choker in white gold and diamonds.

cannes-diane-krugerDiane Kruger attended The Sea of Trees premiere in an embellished Prada halter gown with sheer sides.

cannes-cate-blanchettLeave it to Cate Blanchett to bring the drama in this stunning Giles gown. How mesmerizing is that print?

cannes-lupita-nyongo-oscar-de-la-rentaThis Oscar de la Renta dress looks like it was made for Lupita Nyong’o! Does anyone twirl better than she does?

cannes-eva-longoriaEva Longoria showed up to the premiere of Carol in a navy Atelier Versace strapless gown. Talk about a statement dress!

cannes-erin-oconnorCheck out the epic bow on Erin O’Connor’s Ralph & Russo couture gown! Is it a Do or Don’t?

cannes-natasha-polyNatasha Poly took a big risk for Cannes in this Atelier Versace bodysuit and skirt pairing.

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The Latest Gorgeous Cannes Dresses You Have to See

The Cannes Film Festival has made this week quite the glamorous one, no matter where you’re located. Here’s your quick refresher: Lupita Nyong’o looked divine in grassy green, Fan Bingbing did a floral dress like the world’s never seen before, and there were a few stunners with must-see backs. If it’s got you craving gowns like crazy, good news: There’s more where all that came from.

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Emma Stone is in the house, wowwing in a flirty black Oscar de la Renta dress.

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Julianne Moore looked gorgeous in sumptuous red velvet Givenchy couture, finished off by matching platforms and a glossy lip.

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Blonds can’t wear yellow? Heck no, as proved by Charlize Theron in this bright pick. The only thing that might distract you from her perfect fashion moment (Christian Dior couture, obviously) is that suspicious bling on her ring finger.

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This goddess Valentino couture gown looked great on Zoe Kravitz, who kept it romantic and simple to promote Mad Max: Fury Road.

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It would appear that Michelle Rodriguez was inspired by Jennifer Lopez’s parade of sexy, sheer dresses. The actress did J.Lo proud in this black floral number.

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Miranda Kerr partied at a Magnum event in sultry, low-cut bubble-gum pink Emanuel Ungaro.

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Naomi Watts had a Grace Kelly moment in classic black lace by Ralph Lauren and a Bulgari necklace with serious sparkle.

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Matthew McConaughey’s New Movie Was Booed At Cannes

It was no Cannes do for Matthew McConaughey … his new flick was booed in a big way at the French film festival.

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Kering to Launch ‘Women in Motion’ in Cannes

GIRLS ON FILM: Kering is deepening its ties with cinema.
Having signed a five-year-deal with the Cannes International Film Festival, the French luxury group said Monday it would launch the first edition of “Women in Motion,” an event highlighting women’s contributions, at this year’s festival, which is slated to run from May 13 to 24 on the French Riviera.
Throughout the competition, Kering and the Festival de Cannes are to host talks focusing on a number of issues including women’s status, their representation on screen and within the film industry, as well as their perspectives behind the camera.
“The artistic sensibility of women and the specific nature of female narration are an integral part of the richness of cinema. The ‘Women in Motion’ program does not just aim at highlighting the talent of women in cinema, but also emphasizes the interest of their work for audiences. Enhancing their visibility is essential when we consider the impact that films have on our ways of thinking and, ultimately, our everyday behavior,” said Francois-Henri Pinault, Kering’s chairman and chief executive officer.
As of 2016, Kering is to launch two “Women in Motion” Awards: one recognizing “a significant contribution to the cause of women in cinema,” the other

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Kristen Stewart Opts For Sequin Pants Instead Of A Gown At Cannes Film Festival

Kristen Stewart decided to try out a different kind of look for the premiere of “Clouds of Sils Maria” at the Cannes Film Festival on May 23.

The 24-year-old actress, who stars in the film alongside Juliette Binoche and Chloe Grace Moretz, looked très chic in a Chanel couture two-piece jumpsuit, which she paired with nude heels. Stewart styled her orange locks in loose waves and rocked smokey eye makeup.

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“I dress really practically, so when I do red carpet things, I like to go extreme on the other side of it,” Stewart recently told PopSugar of her beauty routine. “I really like working with people who love what they do and are a bit more bold. If you’re going to do that job, it’s always more interesting to find artists and not people who just want to get it done. It can be fun to find different aspects of myself, since it’s not usually what I do.”
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