Film Festivals

Lesbian Drama Wins Cannes Prestigious Palme d’Or Award

*UPDATE* The Cannes Film Festival’s top award, the prestigious Palme d’Or, went to Abdellatif Kechiche’s lesbian romance “Blue Is the Warmest Color: The Life of Adele”.   Steven Spielberg,  who presided over the jury, took the unusual move of awarding the Palme not just to Kechiche, but also to the film’s two stars, Adele Exarchopoulos […]

Cannes: Robert Redford gets ovation for “All Is Lost”

Robert Redford has received a standing ovation for his performance in All Is Lost at the film’s Cannes premiere. The Oscar-winning actor and director, who portrays a sailor lost at sea, is the only actor in the largely speech-free production. It is the second movie from director JC Chandor, whose first feature Margin Call (2011) […]

Ryan Gosling Violence Film “Only God Forgives” Divides Cannes

Ryan Gosling‘s new film Only God Forgives has divided critics at the Cannes Film Festival with its extreme violence. There were walk-outs and boos at its screening earlier but it has still earned some glowing reviews. Gosling plays a drug smuggler in Bangkok who is compelled by his mother to avenge his brother’s death. Peter […]

Cannes Film Festival 2013

Cannes started off the 2013 season with heavy early rain but that did not put off some lengthy queues for the first screening of The Great Gatsby in 3D. As usual, there were the usual sighs and moans of discontent as the accredited press, segregated by the color of their passes – which meant some […]

Australian film ‘The Rocket’ takes the top honour at Tribeca Film Festival

Australian feature film ‘The Rocket’ has taken the top honour at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival in New York. Set in Laos with mostly non-professional actors, it won best narrative film while its 10-year-old star was selected as best actor. Best documentary went to Dan Krauss’s’The Kill Team’, about a group of US soldiers charged […]

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