Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda to develop multiple projects for Netflix

Kore-eda, known for his humanist stories, became the first Japanese director in 21 years to win the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival for his 2018 film 'Shoplifters'.

published on : 10th November 2021

Cannes film festival winners announced, full list here

French director Julia Ducournau became the second woman to win the top prize at Cannes, Palme d'Or, for her film, 'Titane'. 

published on : 18th July 2021

'Titane' director Julie Ducournau announced Palme d'Or winner, becomes second woman to win Cannes top prize

The second-prize Grand Prix was shared between Iran's two-time Oscar winner Asghar Farhadi ("A Hero") and Finland's Juho Kuosmanen ("Compartment No.6"). 

published on : 18th July 2021

Hong Kong protest documentary gets late Cannes slot

"Revolution of our Times" shows the Hong Kong government's violent suppression of protests sparked by the introduction of an extradition bill allowing Hong Kong citizens to be handed over to China.

published on : 16th July 2021

Cannes selection is a shot in the arm: Bangladeshi filmmaker Abdullah Mohammad Saad

Bangladesh's Abdullah Mohammad Saad is the only South Asian with a title in the competitive Un Certain Regard section.

published on : 16th July 2021

Amazon scraps Joe Exotic series starring Nicolas Cage

According to Nicolas Cage, the 'Tiger King' series did not come to fruition at the streamer as Amazon felt the interest in the story had started fading away.

published on : 14th July 2021

Wes Anderson's 'The French Dispatch' receives nine-minute standing ovation at Cannes

Once Anderson entered the theater, the Cannes crowd welcomed him with a rapturous standing ovation.

published on : 13th July 2021

74th Cannes Film Festival: Seven South Asian films look for a break

Six under-production documentaries look for production and distribution breakthroughs in pitching and mentoring sessions coinciding with the 74th Cannes Film Festival.

published on : 12th July 2021

Sean Penn: Trump 'machine-gunned the vulnerable' during Covid

Sean Penn presented his new film 'Flag Day', starring himself and his daughter Dylan Penn, in the 74th Cannes Film Festival on July 10, 2021.

published on : 11th July 2021

This is the moment for women to enter the film industry, Jodie Foster tells Cannes

Foster received a lifetime achievement for her work that has included star turns in "Taxi Driver" and "Bugsy Malone" when she was a child, through to her Oscar-winning role in "Silence of the Lambs".

published on : 8th July 2021

Excitement as Cannes Film Festival reopens after pandemic hiatus

Festival director Thierry Fremaux has promised that the line-up for the festival's top prize, the Palme d'Or, "packs a punch".

published on : 6th July 2021

Netflix yet to discover a great film director: Cannes Film Festival chief

Netflix has effectively boycotted Cannes since 2018 after being told it had to show its films on the big screen in France if it wanted them to compete for its Palme d'Or top prize.

published on : 6th July 2021

Union Minister Prakash Javadekar inaugurates virtual 'India Pavilion' at Cannes Film Festival 

Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar said the ministry has opened up a facilitation office to give approvals to international filmmakers to release their films in India.

published on : 6th July 2021

Cannes Docs 2021 edition to have documentaries from four South Asian countries

The South Asian showcase at Cannes Docs is organized by the International Film Initiative of Bangladesh. Cannes Docs is a part of the Cannes Film Festival's Marche du Film.

published on : 5th July 2021

'Parasite' star Song Kang-ho, actor Maggie Gyllenhaal part of jury for 2021 Cannes Film Fest

The competition line-up boasts of movies from auteur filmmakers like Wes Anderson, Leos Carax, Mia Hansen-Love, Julia Ducournau, Paul Verhoeven, and more.

published on : 24th June 2021
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