Film festivals

Actor Jessica Chastain, left, and Will Smith pose for photographers upon arrival at the amfAR charity gala during the Cannes 70th international film festival, Cap d'Antibes, southern France, Thursday, May 25, 2017. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP)
May 25, 2017 - 8:29 pm
CAP D'ANTIBES, France (AP) — A lavish French Riviera AIDS fundraising gala has raised more than three million euros ($3.4 million) to combat the disease globally. Guests at the 24th annual amfAR Cinema Against AIDS gala were treated Thursday to musical performances by Nicki Minaj, Rita Ora and...
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Actor Robert Pattinson poses for photographers during the photo call for the film Good Time at the 70th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Thursday, May 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
May 25, 2017 - 10:57 am
CANNES, France (AP) — It's a long way from May in France to February in Los Angeles, but the Cannes Film Festival has often been a breeding ground for Academy Awards campaigns. The Oscars aren't much on the minds of the filmmakers or attendees in Cannes; the festival is its own achievement, with...
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Previous former Palme d'or winners from left, Michael Haneke, Ken Loach, Claude Lelouch, Roman Polanski and Jerry Schatzberg pose for photographers upon arrival at the 70th Anniversary of the film festival, Cannes, southern France, Tuesday, May 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
May 23, 2017 - 2:24 pm
CANNES, France (AP) — The Cannes Film Festival threw a star-studded celebration Tuesday for its 70th anniversary, drawing mobs of celebrities and a dozen former Palme d'Or winners to commemorate the illustrious French Riviera festival's birthday. Big names from across cinema streamed down the...
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Jury members from left, Jessica Chastain, Pedro Almodovar, Fan Bingbing, Will Smith and Maren Ade pose for photographers upon arrival at the 70th Anniversary of the film festival, Cannes, southern France, Tuesday, May 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
May 23, 2017 - 2:06 pm
CANNES, France (AP) — The Cannes Film Festival threw a star-studded celebration Tuesday for its 70th anniversary, drawing mobs of celebrities and a dozen former Palme d'Or winners to commemorate the illustrious French Riviera festival's birthday. Big names from across cinema streamed down the...
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May 23, 2017 - 9:40 am
CANNES, France (AP) — The Cannes Film Festival paused Tuesday for a moment of silence to honor the victims of the attack at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England. Thierry Fremaux, director of the festival, led Cannes in a minute of silence from the red-carpet steps of the Palais, the...
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May 22, 2017 - 2:25 pm
CANNES, France (AP) — Oliver Stone has agreed to direct his first scripted project for television, a TV series about the Guantanamo Bay detention center. Weinstein Television announced Monday at the Cannes Film Festival that it has acquired "Guantanamo," a series that plans to peer into "the...
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Director Robin Campillo poses for photographers during the photo call for the film 120 Battements par Minute, at the 70th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Saturday, May 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
May 20, 2017 - 11:51 am
CANNES, France (AP) — "120 Beats Per Minute," a French AIDS drama with a full heart and a pounding rhythm, debuted at the Cannes Film Festival on Saturday and quickly joined the shortlist of favorites for the festival's coveted Palme d'Or prize. Directed by Robin Campillo, the co-screenwriter of...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, May 17, 2017 file photo, Pope Francis waves as he arrives for his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican. On Friday, May 19, 2017, Focus Features announced that it has acquired worldwide rights to “Pope Francis - A Man of His Word.” The film, directed by Wim Wenders, is a co-production with the Vatican. It’s only the second time the Vatican has collaborated with outside filmmakers and the first to grant direct access to a Pope. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
May 19, 2017 - 1:48 pm
CANNES, France (AP) — In a first for the Vatican, Pope Francis has participated in a documentary that producers tout as "a historic nonfiction film." Focus Features announced Friday at the Cannes Film Festival that it has acquired worldwide rights to "Pope Francis - A Man of His Word." The film,...
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Actors Jake Gyllenhaal, from left, Tilda Swinton and director Bong Joon-Ho pose for photographers during the photo call for the film Okja at the 70th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Friday, May 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
May 19, 2017 - 6:28 am
CANNES, France (AP) — As if Netflix's entry into the Cannes Film Festival hadn't already prompted enough drama, the first screening of the Netflix release "Okja" was marred by a technical glitch that led the festival to apologize. The premiere of Bong Joon-ho's fantasy was a heated affair to begin...
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Actress Millicent Simmonds poses for photographers during the photo call for the film Wonderstruck at the 70th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Thursday, May 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
May 18, 2017 - 7:37 am
CANNES, France (AP) — The cacophony of the Cannes Film Festival was quieted Thursday by Todd Haynes' often wordless fable "Wonderstruck" and the young deaf actress who co-stars in it. The debut of "Wonderstruck" was one of the most anticipated films of the festival. Haynes' follow-up to his much...
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