Ismael's Ghosts opened the festival Ismael's Ghosts opened the festival

Cannes Film Festival notches up its 70th year in 2017. The festival runs from May 17 to 28. It opened with Arnaud Desplechin's Ismael's Ghosts. We'll be bringing you coverage throughout the festival.

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Cannes Latest Reviews

I Am Not A Witch
I Am Not A Witch
A young girl is accused of being a witch.
In The Fade
In The Fade
Revenge thriller set in the aftermath of a bombing.
A family struggle to raise the ransom after a kidnapping.
The Prince Of Nothingwood
The Prince Of Nothingwood
The story of Salim Shaheen, the most prolific and popular actor-director-producer in Afghanistan.
Faces Places
Faces Places
The director and photgrapher/muralist travel through France as their friendship blossoms.
Blade Of The Immortal
Blade Of The Immortal
Manga tale of an immortal warrior, who cannot be released from his torment until he has killed 10000 evil-doers.
Los Perros
Los Perros
A woman embarks on an affair with a colonel suspected of human rights abuses.
Becoming Cary Grant
Becoming Cary Grant
The star's own words are used to tell his life story.
The Florida Project
The Florida Project
The story of a precocious six-year-old and her rag-tag group of close friends whose carefree lives contrast with those of their struggling parents.
The Meyerowitz Stories (New And Selected)
The Meyerowitz Stories (New And Selected)
Comedy drama about a family who gather in New York to celebrate the work of their dad.
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Cannes Film Festival Features

The apple of his eye
Arnaud Desplechin on Lacan, Rilke, Hitchcock, Philip Roth, and Ismael’s Ghosts: Director’s Cut
Horse sense
Chloé Zhao and Brady Jandreau on The Rider
'I just don’t know about fame. I have never figured it out'
Good Time star Robert Pattinson on being a lone wolf - and stardom as a side dish
Kruger returns to her mother tongue
Star on terror attacks, women’s roles, Tarantino and Romy Schneider.
Pattinson has a Good Time changing image
'Invisible' Twilight star goes for grunge in Cannes.
Sofia gets all her own way
The Beguiled director on Farrell, Kidman and Dunst.
Elton inspires three young filmmakers
Video shorts evoke singer's classic songs.
'Film is the best way to deliver a powerful message'
Gore on his fight to save planet.
Clint’s instincts always come up tops
Director on political correctness, mentors and a new project.
Reluctant Dustin resists the passing years
Hoffman, Stiller and Sandler at heart of Baumbach’s family saga.
Östlund’s Monkey business
The Square director goes animal crackers.
Redgrave confronts refugee crisis
Veteran actress makes directing debut in Cannes.
Wright bangs the drum for women
Cannes star Robin talks equality, Wonder Woman and Trump.
Long and short of Ismael's Ghosts
Desplechin on choices, Cotillard, Amalric and Gainsbourg.

Cannes Film Festival News

Kidman hailed the Queen of Cannes
Palme d’Or for Swedish satire The Square.
Iran tops Cannes Un Certain Regard
FIPRESCI jury also unveils Cannes winners.
The Rider gallops to a Cannes award
Directors’ Fortnight announces winners.
Bruno wins Palm Dog paws down
Jury announces canine winners in Cannes.
Accolades for Cannes new talent
Critics’ Week announces prize-winners.
Cannes shows solidarity for Manchester
Festival and mayor give messages of support
Netflix screening hit by fault
Swinton and Bong keep their cool.
Almodóvar roots for the big screen
Cannes jury president weighs in to Netflix row.
Resolution for Cannes row over Netflix
Festival to introduce new rules to preserve cinema.
Play it again Cannes!
Classics to the fore for Festival’s 70th.
Polanski back on Cannes red carpet
Director among late signings for festival.
Smith, Chastain and Sorrentino join Cannes jury
Almodóvar finalises his colleagues for duty.
Critics offer top picks for Cannes
La Semaine de la Critique reveals line-up.
Binoche and Depardieu open Cannes Quinzaine
Directors’ Fortnight unveiled.
Scottish short film selected for Cannes
"Obviously it's amazing," says director Rory Alexander Stewart.
Cannes announces 70th edition line-up
Kidman, Farrell, Pattinson and Moore for red carpet.
Cannes countdown hots up
Besson, Coppola, Haneke waiting in the wings.
Cannes jury duty for Sandrine
Award for best first film in the festival.
Cannes Critics’ Week sealed with a kiss
Sidebar section unveils poster image
Cannes unveils poster for 70th edition
Claudia Cardinale takes twirl for platinum anniversary.
Bellucci in Cannes spotlight
Actress to open and close 70th edition.
Almodóvar named Cannes jury president
Spaniard “overwhelmed” by invitation for 70th edition.

Casey Affleck liberated by ghosts Star talks Oscars, Rooney Mara and hiding under a sheet

In the city of the world's desire Ceyda Torun on KEDi, cats, femininity and the soul of Istanbul.

A nice cup of tea and a murder Jamie McKeller on The Book Club, legalising murder, serial killers and cake.

Completing the trip Bertrand Tavernier on Jacques Becker, Claude Sautet, Jean-Pierre Melville and his Journey Through French Cinema.

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