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Robert Pattinson, Shailene Woodley Attend Starry Vanity Fair Party in Cannes

It’s true what they say about Batman being a loner. On Saturday night, Robert Pattinson made his first public appearance since being cast as the new Dark Knight at this year’s Vanity Fair Party in celebration of the Cannes Film Festival. But while all the other A-list guests mingled and worked the crowd at the […]
Tags: News, 2019 Cannes Film Festival, Cannes, Robert Pattinson, Vanity Fair


Robert Pattinson: ‘The Lighthouse’ Rehearsal Was a ‘Pressure Cooker’

Rehearsal for director Robert Eggers’ “The Lighthouse” wasn’t as long as Robert Pattinson remembers. “I’ve never rehearsed like I rehearsed with Robert before,” Pattinson said at the first screening of the period thriller on Sunday morning. “We rehearsed for what, three weeks?” Actually, no—it was only one week! “One, but it felt like three to […]
Tags: News, Cannes, Robert Eggers, Robert Pattinson, The Lighthouse, Willem Dafoe


Abortion Rights Demonstration on Red Carpet of Cannes Film Festival

The documentary depicts Argentina's battle to legalize abortion
Tags: Uncategorized, Abortion, Cannes, Cannes Film Festival, Onetime


MUBI, in Cannes With ‘Port Authority,’ Steps Up Production Activity (EXCLUSIVE)

Streaming service MUBI — whose first production, transgender love story “Port Authority” from first-time director Danielle Lessovitz, is in Cannes’ Un Certain Regard — is stepping up film production activity. It now has plans for a 10-picture slate, including a film from French director Rachel Lang. MUBI has boarded Lang’s “Mon Legionnaire,” her follow-up to […]
Tags: News, Global, Cannes film festival, Cannes, Mubi, Port Authority, LANG, Efe Cakarel, Danielle Lessovitz, Cannes With ` Port Authority, Rachel Lang MUBI, Mon Legionnaire


Review: A Glitter-Fueled Rocketman Blasts Off

"Even when it doesn’t quite work, it’s just so damn alive," writes Zacharek
Tags: Movies, News, Uncategorized, Cannes, Onetime


Meet RT Features Founder Rodrigo Teixeira, Producer of Three Films at Cannes

RT Features has pulled off quite a feat. The producer of “Call Me By Your Name” and “The Witch” has three films debuting in Cannes Film Festival’s official selection, a nearly unheard-of accomplishment. “It’s a dream,” said Rodrigo Teixeira, the production company’s founder. “We shot three films last year and all three films are premiering […]
Tags: News, Markets & Festivals, Cannes, Rodrigo Teixeira, RT Features


Werner Herzog on Funding His New Film: ‘The Only Thing I Haven’t Done Is Bank Robbery’

Werner Herzog’s “Family Romance, LLC” is almost a meta-movie, about a world of artifice within the world of artifice of a film. Playing in the special screenings section in Cannes, the picture follows a man who is hired to impersonate the missing father of a 12-year-old girl. The film was shot in Japan with non-professional […]
Tags: Japan, News, Global, Festivals, Cannes film festival, Cannes, Werner Herzog, LLC, Family Romance, The Mandalorian


Trump — and World Politics — Loom Large at Cannes

Even at Cannes, there’s no escaping Donald Trump. The president’s entertainment diet skews towards cable news and probably doesn’t include a whole lot of Terrence Malick, so it’s unlikely that he’s spending much time thinking about who is going to capture the Palme d’Or. And yet many of the movies being exhibited in the South […]
Tags: News, Markets & Festivals, Les Miserables, Cannes film festival, Donald Trump, Terrence Malick, Cannes, Trump, Palme, The Dead don't Die, Sorry We Missed You


Cannes: China UniCreative Culture, CarpeDiem, Pink Parrot Create Toon Alliance (EXCLUSIVE)

The China UniCreative Culture Industry Group and Canada’s CarpeDiem Film & TV are allying for the development, production, financing and the exploitation of animated IPs for the Chinese and international markets. Pink Parrot Media will handle international sales outside China while China UniCreative Culture Industry Group (CUC) will oversee distribution in China. Over the next […]
Tags: News, China, Canada, Cannes, Pink Parrot Media, CarpeDiem Film TV, CarpeDiem Pink Parrot Create Toon Alliance, China UniCreative Culture Industry Group, UniCreative Culture Industry Group CUC


Romanian Director Corneliu Porumboiu Comes to Cannes With His Biggest Project Yet

Saturday night marks the first time that Romanian director Corneliu Porumboiu will climb the steps of Cannes’ Grand Théâtre Lumière to premiere a film in competition. But for a director who’s called himself a “child” of the world’s glitziest film festival, the butterflies are familiar. “Every time I’m coming to Cannes, I have this type […]
Tags: News, Cannes film festival, Cannes, Corneliu Porumboiu, The Whistler


Leonardo DiCaprio-Produced Documentary ‘And We Go Green’ Premiering at Cannes (EXCLUSIVE)

“And We Go Green,” a new documentary about electric street racing, will have its world debut at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, Variety has learned. The film is directed by Academy Award winner Fisher Stevens and Malcolm Venville. It is produced by Leonardo DiCaprio, who is in the South of France for the Cannes premiere […]
Tags: News, France, Markets & Festivals, Leonardo Dicaprio, Cannes film festival, Cannes, Cannes Film Festival Variety, Fisher Stevens, And We Go Green, Malcolm Venville


Cannes: Amazon Studios Buys ‘Les Misérables’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Amazon Studios has acquired the U.S. rights to “Les Misérables,” the new film from writer and director Ladj Ly, Variety has learned. The sale comes following the movie’s world premiere in competition at the Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday evening, where it earned sterling reviews from critics who were dazzled by Ly’s look at a […]
Tags: News, Markets & Festivals, Les Miserables, Cannes film festival, Cannes, Amazon Studios, Ly, Ladj Ly, Ladj Ly Variety


Seven Films Receive Finance Through Thailand Incentives Scheme

Seven international films have benefitted from $2.14 million (THB68 million) of cash rebates since Thailand launched a production incentive program at the Cannes Film Festival in 2016. Administered by the Thailand Film Office, the incentives provide a 15%-20% repayment of qualifying local spend. At an event in Cannes on Friday, the TFO said that the […]
Tags: Asia, News, Finance, Global, Thailand, Cannes film festival, Cannes, Junglee, Thailand Film Office, Changeland, Race 3, TFO


Cannes 2019: Ken Loach says UK work system 'kills'

British filmmaker calls for "fundamental change" to working conditions for millions of Brits.
Tags: UK, News, Ken Loach, Cannes


Mati Diop on being the first black woman director in Cannes

CANNES, France (AP) — The 36-year-old French-Senegalese director Mati Diop is the first black woman filmmaker in competition in the 72 years of the Cannes Film Festival. Her film, “Atlantics,” is about women left behind in Dakar when many of the local young men flee to Spain by boat. In an interview, Diop says she […]
Tags: Movies, News, Entertainment, Spain, Nation, Cannes, Dakar, Cannes France, Diop, Mati Diop


Taron Egerton Addresses ‘Rocketman’ Comparisons to ‘Bohemian Rhapsody,’ Takes Subtle Jab at Bryan Singer

Taron Egerton says that he’s flattered by comparisons between his Elton John musical “Rocketman” and “Bohemian Rhapsody,” last year’s smash hit about Queen frontman Freddie Mercury. “I’m proud that we’re mentioned in the same breath,” says Egerton, who plays John in the upcoming “Rocketman,” which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival to a five-minute standing […]
Tags: Movies, News, Elton John, Freddie Mercury, Bryan Singer, John, Cannes film festival, Cannes, Taron Egerton, Egerton, Rocketman, 2019 Cannes Film Festival


Eva Longoria Reveals That Time’s Up Is Looking to Get Involved in 2020 Election  

Eva Longoria said Thursday in Cannes that Time’s Up, the progressive movement pushing for gender equality in the workplace which she co-founded, is looking for ways to be more politically active in the 2020 polls. “We’re trying to figure out what is Time’s Up’s role in these elections, and how can we have an impact,” […]
Tags: News, Time, Eva Longoria, Cannes film festival, Cannes, Time's Up


ShowBiz Minute: Cardi B, Elton John, 'Big Bang Theory'

Cardi B is most nominated act at 2019 BET Awards; Elton John lands "Rocketman" in Cannes; "The Big Bang Theory" closes with emotional final episode. (May 17)            [Author: AP]
Tags: News, Ap, Elton John, Cannes, Cardi, Cardi B Elton John


Richard Madden shrugs off Bond rumors at Cannes

CANNES, France (AP) — Richard Madden donned a James Bond-esque white tuxedo at the Cannes Film Festival, but the actor shrugged off any 007 rumors. Some British bookies have recently had Madden as the favorite to succeed Daniel Craig, who’s currently shooting what he’s said will be his last movie in the role. Asked about […]
Tags: Movies, News, Entertainment, Nation, James Bond, Daniel Craig, Cannes, Richard Madden, Madden, France AP


Elton and Taron duet in Cannes

Elton John and Bernie Taupin reflect on how emotional they felt watching biopic "Rocketman," as Elton and the film's star - Taron Egerton - duet on the title track. (May 17)            [Author: AP]
Tags: News, Ap, Elton John, Cannes, Elton, Bernie Taupin, Taron Egerton, Taron


Cannes 2019: Mati Diop 'a little sad' to make history

Director is "moved" but "sad" to make history as the film festival's first black woman in competition.
Tags: News, Cannes, Mati Diop


AR Rahman’s Romantic Drama ’99 Songs’ Hits Cannes Market (EXCLUSIVE)

“99 Songs,” a new romantic drama written by India’s two-time Oscar winning AR Rahman (“Slumdog Millionaire”), is being introduced to international distributors in Cannes by Hong Kong-based sales agency Autumn Sun. Now in post-production, the film depicts the journey of a struggling singer and the problems that he faces in his quest to be a […]
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, News, India, Global, Oscar, Cannes film festival, Cannes, Autumn Sun, Rahman, Ar Rahman


Elton John and ‘Rocketman’ touch down in Cannes

CANNES, France (AP) — Elton John and his biopic “Rocketman” has landed at the Cannes Film Festival where star Taron Egerton was moved to tears after the premiere. John executive produced the film. And while the 72-year-old pop star hasn’t spoken much about the movie, he came to Cannes complete with heart-shaped, red-tinted glasses and […]
Tags: Movies, News, Nation, Elton John, John, Cannes, Taron Egerton, France AP


Cannes: Sola Sells Animation Film ‘Dreambuilders’ to Multiple Territories (EXCLUSIVE)

Sola Media has sold its animated feature “Dreambuilders” to multiple territories, including major countries such as China, South Korea and Germany. The film centers on Minna, whose life is turned upside-down when her dad’s fiancée, Helena, and her daughter, Jenny, move in. One night, Minna enters a dream world where she finds she can manipulate […]
Tags: News, Germany, Global, Cannes film festival, Cannes, Jenny, Helena, China South Korea, Minna, Sola Media, Dreambuilders, Sola Sells Animation Film ` Dreambuilders


Cannes: Picture Tree Intl. Acquires Dag Johan Haugeruds’ ‘Beware of Children’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Picture Tree Intl. has acquired international sales rights to Dag Johan Haugeruds’ politically and socially charged drama “Beware of Children,” which PTI aims to premiere at a major festival in the autumn. The pic, now in post-production, features the dramatic aftermath of a tragic incident in a middle-class suburb in Oslo. During a break in […]
Tags: News, Global, Cannes film festival, Cannes, Oslo, PTI, Picture Tree Intl, Dag Johan Haugeruds, Picture Tree Intl Acquires


Cannes: Film Movement Takes U.S. and Canada, on ‘Temblores,’ ‘Genesis’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Focusing on award-winning independent and foreign films by some of the world’s great directors, New York based Film Movement has acquired all rights to the U.S. and Canada on the latest titles by two auteurs with growing international reputations: “Temblores,” from Guatemala’s Jayro Bustamante, and Quebecois Phillipe Lesage’s “Genesis.” “Temblores,” Bustamante’s follow-up to his debut, […]
Tags: New York, News, Global, Canada, Festivals, Guatemala, Cannes film festival, Cannes, Bustamante, Film Movement, Jayro Bustamante, Phillipe Lesage


Luca Guadagnino Moves Into TV With ‘We Are Who We Are’ for HBO, Sky (EXCLUSIVE)

Luca Guadagnino is set to start shooting his first TV series, “We Are Who We Are,” for HBO and Sky, “in a couple of weeks,” the director of “Call Me by Your Name” told Variety. Guadagnino is currently in Cannes with his star-studded short “The Staggering Girl,” which world-premieres Friday in Directors’ Fortnight. “We Are […]
Tags: Hbo, News, Julianne Moore, Global, Sky, Kyle Maclachlan, Cannes, Luca Guadagnino, We Are Who We Are, Variety Guadagnino


Cannes: Scandinavian Film Funds to Launch With Ambitious Distribution Plans (EXCLUSIVE)

Scandinavian Film Funds, a new movie-financing company, will launch Sunday in Cannes with a mission to invest in and distribute up to 50 feature films out of Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Iceland over the next six years. The company will finance minimum guarantees for distribution, as well as offering equity investment and bridge financing. […]
Tags: News, Global, Denmark, Iceland, Cannes film festival, Cannes, Christian Bévort, Scandinavian Film Funds


Cannes: Susan Sarandon to Star in John Krokidas’ ‘Tunnels,’ Highland to Sell Pic

Susan Sarandon is to star in John Krokidas’ debut feature “Tunnels,” which Highland Film Group is selling in Cannes. The film is set in the wake of a school shooting, when an unlikely friendship develops between Ruby Love (Sarandon), the grandmother who raised the shooter, and Grayson Mitchell, the teenage brother of one of the […]
Tags: News, Global, Cannes film festival, Cannes, Susan Sarandon, Highland Film Group, John Krokidas, Ruby Love Sarandon, Grayson Mitchell


The Most Show-Stopping Red Carpet Looks From Cannes 2019

Stars like Elle Fanning, Tilda Swinton, Selena Gomez and Julianne Moore have already set the style bar very high.
Tags: News, Julianne Moore, Cannes, Elle Fanning Tilda Swinton Selena Gomez



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