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  • Cannes: migrant documentary-maker slams French state policies

    05/19/2018 4:37:00 AM PDT · by BBell · 8 replies
    The cast and crew of a new documentary pose together on the famous red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival, ahead of a screening of their new film on French migrant rights. It tells the story of an olive farmer, Cedric Herrou, who's helped thousands of migrants cross the French-Italian border. His aid work has landed him in court a number of times, but has helped him become a symbol for activists fighting asylum law. The 38-year-old olive farmer, who stars in the documentary, says he won't let the glamour of the film industry go to his head: "I'm going...
  • Chinese Female Filmmaker Explores "Demonized American Heartland"

    03/14/2018 10:01:30 AM PDT · by GoldenState_Rose · 15 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | May 2017 | Nancy Tartaglione
    “I thought my last film was hard,” Zhao laughs, “but for a Chinese woman to try to wrangle a bunch of young cowboys?” Chinese filmmaker Chloé Zhao is making her second trip to the Cannes Film Festival’s Directors’ Fortnight this year, with sophomore feature The Rider. Born in Beijing, Zhao went to school in the UK and college in the U.S. before settling in Denver, basing her first two feature films on South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Reservation. Zhao’s 2015 drama, Songs My Brothers Taught Me, was developed at the Sundance Institute and premiered in Park City that year. It centers...
  • Actress: Weinstein used Oprah and Naomi to seduce me

    11/29/2017 8:22:09 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 64 replies
    Page Six ^ | 11/28/2017 | Kevin Sheehan and Kaja Whitehouse
    An aspiring actress says Harvey Weinstein used Oprah Winfrey and Naomi Campbell to dupe her into thinking he would help her with her career — only to use her for sex. British actress Kadian Noble said Tuesday she was head-over-heels impressed when she first met Weinstein at an event in London because he was hanging out with model Campbell and had megastar Oprah “swinging off his arm.” “I thought, obviously, this man has something amazing in store for me,” she said during a teary-eyed press conference in Manhattan to discuss the sex trafficking lawsuit she filed a day earlier against...
  • Cannes 2017: 'The Square' wins Palme d'Or; full list of winners

    05/29/2017 10:01:54 AM PDT · by xp38 · 5 replies
    IMDB ^ | May 29 2017 | IMDB
    There were also wins for Sofia Coppola, Joaquin Phoenix and Diane Kruger. The Competition prizes for the 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival have been handed out tonight (28 May) in the Lumiere Theatre, with Ruben Östlund’s The Square winning the coveted Palme d’Or. Pedro Almodóvar presided over this year’s jury that also included Will Smith, Maren Ade, Park Chan-wook, Paolo Sorrentino, Jessica Chastain, Fan Bingbing, Agnčs Jaoui and Gabriel Yared. Palme D’Or The Square (Ruben Östlund) Grand Prix 120 Beats Per Minute (Robin Campillo) Best Director Sofia Coppola (The Beguiled) Best Actor Joaquin Phoenix (You Were Never Really...
  • Clint Eastwood Warns Political Correctness ‘Killing’ Country: ‘We’ve Lost Our Sense of Humor’

    05/22/2017 2:28:01 PM PDT · by blam · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5-22-2017 | Jerome Hudson
    Hollywood screen legend Clint Eastwood sounded off on what he described as the scourge of political correctness in an impassioned speech this weekend at the Cannes Film Festival. While addressing a packed audience Sunday, the Oscar-winner said his seminal crime drama Dirty Harry could not have been made in today’s politically correct climate. “A lot of people thought it was politically incorrect,’ Eastwood said of the 1971 film he starred in. “‘That was at the beginning of the era that we’re in now, where everybody thinks everyone’s politically correct.” “We’re killing ourselves by doing that,” the 86-year-old star warned, declaring...
  • 'The Last Face': Cannes Review [Sean Penn falls hard on his face]

    05/21/2016 2:12:29 PM PDT · by Enchante · 13 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | May 20, 2016 | David Rooney
    A backdrop of Third World atrocity, suffering and merciless human-rights violations serves as the canvas for a faux-profound Hollywood love story in Sean Penn's stunningly self-important but numbingly empty cocktail of romance and insulting refugee porn, The Last Face. Beautiful movie stars — rugged, earthy Javier Bardem sporting flawless, bedroom-chic stubble, and iron butterfly Charlize Theron, wearing dewy no-makeup makeup and an excellent moisturizer — battle for 130 stultifying minutes to listen to their hearts while their souls take a hammering. Audiences are more likely to check out and just leave them to it....
  • Sean Penn’s ‘The Last Face’ Ripped Apart on Twitter After Cannes Debut

    05/20/2016 11:50:29 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    Variety ^ | May 20, 2016 | Brent Lang
    UPDATED: Sean Penn’s humanitarian romance “The Last Face” is being savaged on Twitter after premiering Friday at the Cannes Film Festival. Commenters on social media are describing the film, which stars Charlize Theron and Javier Bardem, as the worst of the fest. Others are also quipping that the picture is so awful that it destroyed Penn’s relationship with Theron. The duo broke up a year ago. When critics weighed in, they largely echoed the flash reactions that bubbled up online.
  • Cannes: Oscar-Winning Muslim Filmmaker Calls for Trump ‘Boycott’ [trunc]

    05/13/2016 2:14:15 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 30 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 13 May 2016 | Jerome Hudson
    British-Indian filmmaker Asif Kapadia blasted Donald Trump’s proposed temporary ban on Muslim travel to America during a film forum Friday at the Cannes Film Festival. “Boycott Donald Trump,” Kapadia, who was raised Muslim, said Friday of the presumptive Republican presidential nominee at the 7th annual Winston Baker Film Finance Forum. “If he was president, I wouldn’t be allowed into the U.S.,” he added, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The Oscar-winning filmmaker behind the 2010 documentary Senna is in Cannes this week to promote his latest documentary, Amy, about the late soul singer Amy Winehouse. The London-born Kapadia also said the...
  • George Clooney uses his platform at the Cannes Film Festival to denounce The Donald

    05/12/2016 11:46:37 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 94 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 12 May 2016 | By Chris Spargo For Dailymail.com
    George Clooney is making his disdain for Donald Trump known not just here in the United States but also overseas. The actor was interviewed by members of the international press at the Cannes Film Festival on Thursday afternoon, and took some time to share with them his opinion of Trump. 'There's not going to be a President Donald Trump,' said Clooney, who held a fundraiser for Hillary Clinton last month in Los Angeles where tickets reportedly went for $353,400 per couple. 'That's not going to happen. Fear is not going to be something that drives our country. We're not going...
  • ‘Clinton Cash’ Doc Set To Stir Up Controversy As It Debuts At Cannes

    05/11/2016 7:45:14 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 7 replies
    msnbc ^ | 05/10/16 | Dana Kennedy
    CANNES, France — A massive police force will be guarding the Cannes Film Festival this year. But the only scuffle on the horizon may come in response to the right-wing producers of a devastating new documentary about Bill and Hillary Clinton’s alleged influence peddling and favor-trading. “Clinton Cash,” screens here May 16 and opens in the U.S. on July 24 — just before the Democratic National Convention. The allegations are as brazen as they are controversial: What other film would come up with a plot involving Russian President Vladimir Putin wrangling a deal with the alleged help of both Clintons,...
  • How Jodie Foster stays one of the most ‘real’ stars in Hollywood [Wash Post pushes Lesbianism]

    05/08/2016 1:46:53 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 69 replies
    washingtonpost ^ | May 7, 2016 | Ann Hornaday
    Jodie Foster is on point. Mere minutes into conversation and she’s talking politics, specifically as they pertain to “Money Monster,” a timely thriller she’s directed. It’s impossible to watch “Money Monster,” which stars George Clooney and Julia Roberts and opens May 13, and not be reminded of the indeterminate rage of the Trump phenomenon. She’s eager to talk about “Money Monster,” in which Clooney plays Lee Gates, the swaggering, superficial star of a cable financial show who’s taken hostage by a young man, played by Jack O’Connell, whose savings have been wiped out by one of Gates’s stock tips. Foster...
  • The Other Side of Cannes: Muslim Community Fights Prejudice as Jihadi Cell Linked to City

    05/06/2016 8:53:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 5 replies
    hollywoodreporter.com ^ | 5/6/2016 | Dana Kennedy
    Thirty-seven years ago, at the age of 32, Moustapha Dali quit show business. An Algeria native, he'd begun to build an acting career in France but tired of his Paris agents telling him he'd have to change his name to one "less Arabic, more French." As Dali recounts it, "I told them I wanted to keep my name. I said Omar Sharif didn't change his name, but they said, 'He's not a French actor, he works in Hollywood.' " Today, at age 69, the scholarly, erudite Dali is the soft-spoken but righteous rector of the Mosquee Al Madina, the main...
  • Cannes Steps Into Trouble With High Heel Dress Code [AP link]

    05/26/2015 3:33:39 PM PDT · by mbarker12474 · 1 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 19 may | some Associated Press flunky
    An AP story about lesbians, drug cartels, gender neutrality, and high-heel shoe dress codes. http://bigstory.ap.org/article/65e3d1cc5b3b424cb5e89f472e6199c8/cannes-steps-big-trouble-high-heels-only-policy
  • Op-Ed: "Complicit": FDR's Refusal to Save the Jews on the MS St. Louis

    04/20/2015 8:05:33 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 189 replies
    INN ^ | Sunday, April 19, 2015 7:04 PM | Prof. Phyllis Chesler
    The more we learn about the Holocaust, even as it recedes into the “mists of time,” the more my blood boils, the closer I come to tears. Last night, I traveled far out into Syrian-Jewish Brooklyn, where there are not only Syrian shuls but Egyptian, Lebanese, and Iraqi shuls as well—sometimes two or three on a single block. […] Retired lawyer and filmmaker Robert Krakow was screening his film Complicit, which is about America’s and FDR’s refusal, in 1939, to allow the Jewish passengers on the German ship, the MS St. Louis, to enter the country. More than 900 Jews...
  • Cannes closer is call to arms on climate change

    05/24/2015 8:02:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    expatica.com ^ | 5/23/2015 | unknown
    The Cannes Film Festival's closing film on Saturday was a call to arms to tackle climate change featuring the scientific pioneer who spent decades in Antarctica proving the existence of global warming. "I used to be pessimistic, but I think people are changing," said Claude Lorius, the 91-year-old French scientist whose groundbreaking research on ice cores proved the link between greenhouse gases and global temperatures. His story is told in the documentary "Ice and the Sky", featuring footage from his earliest missions in the 1950s through to the present day.
  • 'Everyone loves sex, why hide it?' asks director at Cannes [Ted Cruz vindicated]

    05/21/2015 12:09:33 PM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 53 replies
    Yahoo/AFP ^ | 5/21/2015 | Eric Randolf
    Director Gaspar Noe rejected the idea on Thursday that his ultra-graphic 3D sex film "Love" was controversial at the Cannes Film Festival, saying it was ridiculous to ignore a subject that "everyone loves". "I have friends who love money, some who love coke, some who love cinema, but the common point is that everyone loves having sex," the Paris-based director said at a press conference. "So why is it so poorly represented in cinema? It's to do with commercial and legal pressures," he added. Noe's latest film was the hot ticket on the French Riviera, with hundreds trying to squeeze...
  • Amy Winehouse documentary premieres at Cannes, shows fame’s dark side

    05/17/2015 10:19:48 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    Celebrity-worshipping Cannes got a sobering reminder of fame's dark side Saturday with "Amy," a powerful documentary about the late singer Amy Winehouse. ... Winehouse was a global celebrity when she died in July 2011 of accidental alcohol poisoning at age 27. The sense that the singer foresaw her fate lends extra poignancy to the film, which is getting its world premiere at a Cannes midnight screening. ... Kapadia, who made the acclaimed documentary "Senna" about Formula 1 driver Ayrton Senna - another star who died young - interviewed 80 of Winehouse's friends, family and collaborators for the film, layering their...
  • First Look Poster: ‘Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans’ – Cannes

    05/02/2015 6:13:10 AM PDT · by Wiz-Nerd · 28 replies
    deadline.com ^ | May 1, 2015 7:12am | Nancy Tartaglione
    EXCLUSIVE: Content Media’s documentary Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans will have its world premiere in the Cannes Classics section of the Cannes Film Festival later this month. Described as “Senna meets Bullitt,” it traces the complex making of the legendary star’s 1971 racing movie Le Mans. Check out the exclusive poster for the film below.
  • Iranian Actress’ Kiss Sparks Ire Back Home

    05/19/2014 4:39:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    Arab News ^ | Tuesday 20 May 2014
    Iranian actress Leila Hatami on Sunday angered authorities in Tehran by kissing the Cannes film festival’s president on the cheek, an act seen as affront to the “chastity” of the country's women. A photograph carried by Iranian media shows Hatami kissing Gilles Jacob at the opening of this year’s festival. “Those who attend intentional events should take heed of the credibility and chastity of Iranians, so that a bad image of Iranian women will not be demonstrated to the world,” Deputy Culture Minister Hossein Noushabadi said
  • Grace of Monaco’ to open Cannes Film Festival

    01/25/2014 7:56:16 AM PST · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 37 replies
    Fox 411 ^ | January 24, 2014 | John Hopewell
    PARIS — Nicole Kidman-starrer “Grace of Monaco” will open the 67th Cannes Festival on May 14, it was announced today. The film portrays a period in the life of American actress who became Princess Grace of Monaco when she married Prince Rainier III in 1956, in what was dubbed “the marriage of the century.” An Oscar winner, she was already a huge film star, having worked with the very greatest (John Ford, Alfred Hitchcock, Fred Zinnemann) Hollywood-based filmmakers, she was suddenly confronted with an offer by Hitchcock to take the lead in his new film “Marnie” and French government ambitions...