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Cinema - TV

Cannes abandons ‘physical’ festival for 2020 but will select films for screening elsewhere

The Cannes film festival appears to have halted any plans for a physical edition for 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, but is aiming to sponsor screenings at other festivals and cinemas of the films that would have been selected for the festival. In an interview with Screen, Cannes artistic director Thierry Frémaux said he “could never have imagined” something like the cancellation of the festival, which was originally due […]

todayMay 11, 2020

Cinema - TV

Cannes opens its doors to homeless after coronavirus delays film festival

The Palais des Festivals should be preparing to welcome the hottest names in cinema onto its red carpet. Instead the Cannes Film Festival venue is opening its doors to the town’s homeless who have nowhere to go during the coronavirus lockdown. The annual film festival in the palm-fringed French Riviera resort had been due to take place from May 12-23 but last week organisers postponed the event until late June. […]

todayMarch 25, 2020

Cinema - TV

Spike Lee makes Cannes Film Festival history

Spike Lee will serve as jury president for the upcoming 73rd annual Cannes Film Festival.The writer/director/actor/producer is the first black person to hold the prestigious position in the festival's history."In this life I have lived, my biggest blessings have been when they arrived unexpected, when they happened out of nowhere," Lee said in a statement. "When I got the call that I was offered the opportunity to be President of Cannes Jury […]

todayJanuary 15, 2020

Miscellaneous

100 Years/100 Shots – A journey through the past 100 years of cinema

By Jacob T. Swinney "A journey through the past 100 years of cinema--the most memorable shot from each year (in my opinion). While many of these shots are the most recognizable in film history, others are equally iconic in their own right. For example, some shots pioneered a style or defined a genre, while others tested the boundaries of censorship and filmgoer expectations. If anything, I want this video to be […]

todayApril 19, 2016

Entertainment

Cannes kicks off: stars walk the red carpet at start of the 2015 film festival

Standing Tall … Sara Forestier, Rod Paradot, Frederique Bredin, Emmanuelle Bercot, Catherine Deneuve and Benoit Magimel, the director and stars of the opening night film   Julianne Moore, who picked up her best actress award for Maps to the Stars a year after winning it   Fan Bingbing makes an entrance   French actor Clotilde Courau   Jake Gyllenhaal and Sienna Miller with jury president Joel Coen   Green is […]

todayMay 14, 2015

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