CANNES France (Reuters) – Screening films in digital is like forcing audiences to watch television in public, cult director Quentin Tarantino told the Cannes film festival on Friday, adding that the lush 35-millimetre cinema he grew up with was “dead”.
Tarantino is not competing in this year’s event, but he spoke to journalists and film critics before a 35mm screening of his hit “Pulp Fiction” on the beach on Friday night.
CANNES, France, May 23 (Reuters) – A gentle Labrador mix
named Body won the “Palm Dog” award on the sidelines of the
Cannes Film Festival on Friday, a pat on the head from
canine-lovers and film critics for the outstanding movie
performance by a pooch.
Body starred in “Feher Isten” (White God) by Hungarian
director Kornel Mundruczo, which features more than 250 dogs.
CANNES, France, May 23 (Reuters) – Sharon Stone showed up in
a daring dress, John Travolta flew in on his plane, and even
Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst made an appearance to support
the Cannes film festival’s largest charity ball to raise money
for AIDS research.
At the 21st annual event organized by amfAR, the Foundation
for AIDS Research, the film world’s glitterati assembled on
Thursday night to raise $38 million for charity, Hollywood mogul
Harvey Weinstein announced.
CANNES, France, May 22 (Reuters) – Whizz-kid Canadian
director Xavier Dolan screened a tour-de-force black comedy at
Cannes about a disturbed teenager’s relationship with his
mother, while Ken Loach’s “Jimmy’s Hall,” shown on Thursday,
described a communist leader from Ireland’s past.
The film by Dolan, 25, won raves from critics after its
press screening on Wednesday night. British director Loach’s
latest, on the other hand, was described by one reviewer as
“inert”. Only three days are left until the main prizes are
awarded on Saturday.
CANNES, France, May 22 (Reuters) – Packed behind security
barriers, scorched by the sun and pelted by rain, they are the
real stars of the Cannes film festival – the intrepid autograph
The fans on the front line of the world’s largest cinema
showcase, perched on stepladders across from the famous red
carpet steps, are ecstatic about all the celebrities and the
CANNES, France, May 21 (Reuters) – Octogenarian French
filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard sent a film full of 3D images that
looked like moving paintings to say what may have been “adieu”
to the Cannes film festival on Wednesday, while staying away
It was hard to make much of “Adieu au Langage” (Goodbye to
Language), except to say it features a man and a married woman
having an affair, a stray dog and gangsters in a Mercedes who
threaten to shoot people in a town on the shore of Lake Geneva.
CANNES, France, May 21 (Reuters) – A powerful indictment of
the 1999 Chechen war by “The Artist” director Michel
Hazanavicius was booed and cheered at Cannes on Wednesday while
France’s Jean-Luc Godard ventured into 3D for his latest
festival entry at the age of 83.
Hazanavicius’s “The Search” and Godard’s “Adieu au Langage”
(Goodbye to Language) are two of the films by French directors
competing in the world’s largest cinema showcase for the
prestigious Palme d’Or prize, to be awarded on Saturday.
CANNES, France, May 20 (Reuters) – Hollywood actor Ryan
Gosling burned up the screen at the Cannes film festival with
his directorial debut on Tuesday, but critics’ reaction was a
Gosling’s “Lost River”, which was to premiere at Cannes on
Tuesday night, includes enough images of blazing buildings to
satisfy the most ardent pyromaniac.
CANNES, France, May 19 (Reuters) – Inner demons are at the
emotional core of “Foxcatcher”, Bennett Miller’s compelling film
about the 1996 murder of a wrestling champion by the heir to the
prominent U.S. Du Pont family, premiering at the Cannes film
festival on Monday.
It is the first time at Cannes for U.S. director Miller,
whose 2005 film “Capote” earned him a nomination as Best
Director at the Academy Awards and a Best Actor win for its
star, the late Philip Seymour Hoffman.
CANNES, France, May 18 (Reuters) – Tanks rolled down the
beachfront in Cannes on Sunday, as Sylvester Stallone led an
invasion of action stars “with arthritis” to publicise “The
Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Mel Gibson waved at fans
from three tanks that drove slowly down the main boulevard in
the French Riviera town where the international film festival is
in its fifth day.