Cannes, France

Cannes Film Festival awards

Prizes awarded Sunday at the Cannes Film Festival:

Cannes Film Festival ends with gala ceremony for top awards

The Cannes Film Festival ends Sunday when the world's leading movie showcase rolls out its prestigious prizes, including the Palme d'Or for best picture.

Two films about women attacked in their homes ends Cannes competition

The premieres of two movies about women being assaulted in their homes brought to an end the main competition for the 69th Cannes Film Festival.

Cannibalism - and a touch of necrophilia - comes to Cannes

Every year a theme runs through the Cannes Film Festival. One year it was the number of dogs in the films, another year it was the number of people using the toilet.

Cannes seems to be missing something this year: a scandal

It might have been the unprecedented security at this year's festival, but one thing seems to have been missing from the 69th Cannes: a major scandal.

Brazilian director Filho warns of rise of fascist ideas

Brazilian director Kleber Mendonca Filho on Wednesday marked the premiere of his movie at the Cannes Film Festival by warning about the threat of what he said were fascist ideas in his nation...

Almodovar's Cannes screening overshadowed by Panama papers claims

Leading Spanish film director Pedro Almodovar made his fourth bid for top honours at Cannes on Tuesday but with the screening his new film overshadadowed by revelations that his name was among...

Interracial marriage film a warning against fresh discriminatory laws

US director Jeff Nichols said on Monday he sees his new hard-hitting film about intermarriage in 1950's America as representing a strong message in the current moves to introduce new...

Spielberg sees need for more magic in a world of poverty, inequality

The world could do with a little more magic as it faces up to grinding poverty and extreme inequality, three-time Oscar winner Steven Spielberg said on Saturday as he launched his new fantasy...

Cannes gets political as Ken Loach urges Britain to stay in EU

Veteran British director Ken Loach called Friday on Britain to remain in the Europe Union, straying into political territory at a Cannes Film Festival conference marking the premier of his new...

Loach: Britain faces "a dangerous moment" with EU referendum

Britain's June referendum on European Union membership was "a dangerous moment" for the United Kingdom, veteran left-wing British director Ken Loach says.

Woody Allen launches new film in Cannes as son launches fresh attack

"It's not the time, it's not the place, it's just not done," wrote the 28-year-old Farrow.