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Papicha
Papicha
A student becomes determined to stage a fashion show despite religious opposition.
Family Romance LLC
Family Romance LLC
Docudrama about a company which hires out people to pretend to be family members.
Tommaso
Tommaso
An American film director in Rome tries to understand where life has taken him.
Joan Of Arc
Joan Of Arc
A sequel to The Childhood Of Joan Of Arc.
The Whistlers
The Whistlers
Film noir sees a corrupt cop learn a whistling language to beat detection while trying to double-cross the mob.
Abou Leila
Abou Leila
Two men take an increasingly surreal trip into the desert against the backdrop of Civil War.
Adam
Adam
A widow takes in a heavily pregnant young woman.
Fire Will Come
Fire Will Come
A convicted arsonist returns to his rural home.
Vivarium
Vivarium
In search of a starter home, a young couple follow a mysterious estate agent and get trapped in a strange housing development.
Dogs Don't Wear Pants
Dogs Don't Wear Pants
A widower is struggling years after his wife drowned... meeting Mona, a dominatrix, changes everything.
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Cannes Film Festival Features

France’s new breakout star
Lyna Khoudri leaps from Papicha to Wes Anderson
Dumont explores his inner child
Joan of Arc director on comedy, tragedy and the soul of France
Actors on the barricades
Cast of Les Misérables talk chemistry, stereotypes and awareness
The watcher being watched
Isabelle Huppert on Brendan Gleeson, Greg Kinnear, Frankie and Gabrielle
Wake up call for dreamer Noémie
Awards attention hots up for Portrait actress on fire
Another layer
Kleber Mendonça Filho and Juliano Dornelles on Udo Kier, Alli Willow and Bacurau
Avoiding imagery
Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne on Young Ahmed
Just reality
Arnaud Desplechin on reality, childhood, filming animals for Oh Mercy! and Henry Fonda in The Wrong Man
On the bumpy road to bromance
From Sundance short to prize-winning feature
Tied together by the moon
Marco Bellocchio on the soundtrack, locations, nature and the moons in The Traitor
Precise construction
Bertrand Bonello on Jacques Tourneur, George Romero and Zombi Child
A heightened state
Kleber Mendonça Filho and Juliano Dornelles on Mad Max, Blade Runner and the politics of water in Bacurau
No escape
Bart Freundlich on Julianne Moore in After The Wedding, and Susanne Bier's Efter Brylluppet
In directions nobody goes
Kleber Mendonça Filho and Juliano Dornelles on Bacurau
Recording the soul
Arnaud Desplechin on editing, Oh Mercy! and Cries And Whispers
An enigma
Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne on Young Ahmed
Fulfilling their destiny
Sônia Braga on Kleber Mendonça Filho and Juliano Dornelles' Bacurau
The hidden palette
Kirill Mikhanovsky and Alice Austen on the conflicts they overcame to make Give Me Liberty
Under the surface
Gay Talese on Once Upon A Time … In Hollywood, Spahn Ranch, westerns and Italian directors
Bringing different worlds together
Lolo Spencer on casting people with disabilities and Give Me Liberty
Connecting two worlds
Bart Freundlich on Michelle Williams' character, Billy Crudup's hair, and After The Wedding
Life in a war zone
Waad al-Kateab and Edward Watts discuss For Sama
Stallone starts a stampede in Cannes
Rambo and Rocky star on stories, politics, physique and optimism
'Outsiders' praise love letter to Hollywood
Pitt, DiCaprio and Robbie rally around Tarantino
Lelouch goes back to the future in Cannes
Love story continues 53 years on
Delon: Women pushed me forward
Honorary Cannes Palme for an 'accidental' icon
Pedro centre stage in Cannes
New film with Cruz and Banderas his most personal to date
Loach confronts the gig economy
Cannes prizes could beckon for new take on inequality
Egerton and Elton’s tearful Cannes duet
Rocketman star on telling a life story with warts and all
Ghost of Romero stalks Cannes opener
Jarmusch acknowledges the influence of the master
Tarantino up to the wire in Cannes
Festival director on suspense, gender parity and Alain Delon

Cannes Film Festival News

Five to the fore in Critics’ Week
Cannes sidebar maintains support for filmmakers
Wes Anderson ensures Cannes show goes on
McQueen, Kawase, Ozon, Vinterberg, Maiwenn and Pixar in the selection
Venice sails on regardless
Festival director rules out link with Cannes
Cannes considers more options
Organisers seek new formula as parallel sections cancelled
Macron scuppers Cannes plans
President declares no festivals until mid-July at the earliest
Cannes postponed
Festival expresses solidarity with those fighting coronavirus
Spike Lee to be president of Cannes
BlacKkKlansman director heads competition jury
Parasite takes Cannes Palme d’Or
Dardennes, Banderas and Sciamma among other winners
Brazil takes top honour
Cannes Un Certain Regard sidebar reveals winners
Tarantino pooch takes Palm Dog award
Tails wagging for Brandy - “a great actress.”
Animation I Lost My Body wins in Cannes Critics’ Week
Our Mothers and Vivarium also rewarded
You can watch Cannes from home
Festival Scope hosts selection of Critics' Week shorts
Cannes gives Tarantino a standing ovation
DiCaprio, Pitt and Robbie soak up the applause
Keep silence on Tarantino première in Cannes
Director appeals to fans to avoid any spoilers for Competition entry
New database promoting female talent launched at Cannes
"'Where are all the women?' We are here"
Countdown to Rocketman premiere
Croisette at fever pitch as Elton John arrives for biopic
Gainsbourg and Bardem open Cannes
Why the cinema experience has to be preserved
Heart first for president of Cannes jury
Amores Perros director on strategy, borders and world cinema
Stallone on Cannes warpath as Rambo
Fifth in the franchise set to bow with restored copy of original
Rithy Panh to head Camera d’Or Jury
Cambodian director returns to Cannes
Glittering close to Cannes for Nakache and Toledano
Cassel stars in the last screening of 72nd edition
Tarantino makes the final Cannes mix
DiCaprio, Pitt and Robbie on red carpet for love letter to Hollywood
Cannes reveals Jury line-up
Fanning, Campillo, Reichardt and Lanthimos in the ranks
Rodriguez, Pattinson, Dafoe in Directors’ Fortnight
New director at Cannes reveals 'bold new talents'
Poots and Eisenberg head Cannes Critics’ Week
Seven titles compete for jury prizes
Cannes Un Certain Regard delivers diversity
Women directors to the fore in selection
Malick, Almodóvar and Loach head for Cannes
Women to the fore in official selection
Delon to receive Cannes tribute award
Honorary Palme d’Or for acting legend
Varda still shines her light on Cannes
Film-maker’s image provides backdrop to Festival
Jarmusch and zombies to open Cannes
First feature to be announced in Palme d’Or race
Rocketman set for Cannes debut?
Omens look promising for Elton John biopic
Cannes Critics’ Week names jury president
Birds Of Passage director at the helm for 58th edition
Denis down to Earth in Cannes
High Life director heads short film jury
Dujardin back in Cannes
The Artist stars in Quentin Dupieux's Directors’ Fortnight opener
Labaki to take up Cannes jury duties
Capernaum director in charge of Un Certain Regard
Mexican director to head Cannes jury
Iñárritu “humbled and delighted” by appointment
Return to Cannes for Tarantino?
Contenders line up as countdown runs down to May
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A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle

Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988

The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable

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