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Haneke's 'Amour' wins top prize at Cannes


The Cannes Film Festival rewarded one of its favorite directors Sunday, as Michael Haneke won the top prize for a second time with his stark film about love and death, "Amour."...


Haneke, Loach among Cannes highlights thus far

The first half of the 65th annual Cannes Film Festival has completed a life cycle in films that range from the motivating spark of child birth to the despair of slow death in old age.


Jackie Chan to retire from action movies

Jackie Chan

At Cannes, Jackie Chan has announced his retirement as an action star, saying he is too old for stunts and the world is “too violent”.

Senh: Jackie Chan seems to say this every year. His recent outings - "Shinjuku Incident," "Little Big Soldier," "1911" - have already been low in action.


At Cannes Covering the Film Festival

65th Cannes Film Festival

You had probably noticed that the site was down for a couple hours on Monday and hadn’t been updated until this morning. I was on my way to the airport for Cannes and, of course, the site had to go down. It’s not my fault though. There server crapped out because of hardware issues, and my site had to be moved to another one. That took about three hours. Well, actually, it only took about half an hour, but I didn’t know the site was down and out until two and half hours later.


American film to take center stage at Cannes

2012 Cannes Film Festival

American movies are taking center stage at the Cannes Film Festival, with a fistful of U.S. films and stars including Brad Pitt and Jessica Chastain in the 2012 line up announced Thursday....


'Tree of Life' is tops at Cannes

'Tree of Life' is tops at Cannes

"The Tree of Life," an American film helmed by director Terrence Malick and starring Brad Pitt, took home to the top prize Sunday at the Cannes film festival.


Cannes condemns von Trier after Hitler remarks

Cannes condemns von Trier after Hitler remarks

Danish filmmaker Lars von Trier has been condemned and declared "persona non grata" by the Cannes Film Festival for saying that he sympathizes with Adolf Hitler.


Best of Bollywood movie to screen at Cannes

Indian filmmaker Shekhar Kapur's montage condensing the best moments in the history of Bollywood into 81 fast-moving minutes will be screening at this year's Cannes Film Festival....


Heavyweight directors at 2011 Cannes festival

Cannes Film Festival organizers say new movies by superstar directors Terrence Malick and Pedro Almodovar are among 19 films in the running for this year's top prize, the Palme d'Or.


Allen movie to open Cannes gala

Allen movie to open Cannes gala

Director Woody Allen's romantic comedy Midnight in Paris is to open the Cannes Film Festival in May, organisers announce.


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