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Cannes Film Festival 2012


The 65th Cannes Film Festival will pay tribute to screen goddess Marilyn Monroe, even though she never attended when she was alive. There'll be plenty of up-to-date glamour, too. Plus international politics, including films on the Arab Spring. Rosslyn Hyams reports for RFI.

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  • Amour takes top prize at Cannes Film Festival

    Love has conquered all at the Cannes Film Festival in southern France.The top Palme D'or prize was won by the Austrian director Michael Haneke for his film Amour, in French, about an elderly Parisian husband caring for his dying wife.

  • Of love and the river, Jeff Nichol’s Mud

    US director Jeff Nichol’s Mud has the honour of being the last film première in competition at the 65th Cannes Film Festival. Last but not necessarily least.

  • Capitalism in a jam in Cronenberg's Cosmopolis

    Canadian filmmaker David Cronenberg is back at the Cannes Film Festival this year with a cinematic epic poem about traffic jams and capitalism in crisis, based on a 2003 book by US literary giant Don DeLillo. 

  • Cannes showcases Latin American cinema

    Films from Latin America always get major billing at the Cannes Film Festival and 2012 is no exception.

  • Kidman grabs the spotlight in The Paperboy

    US director Lee Daniel's The Paperboy premièred at the Cannes Film Festival on Thursday with Nicole Kidman's lead performance stealing the show.

  • Salles gets up close to the beats in daring On the road adaptation

    Brazilian director Walter Salles’ road movie of the Jack Kerouac modern classic novel On the road is in competition for the Golden Palm award at the Cannes Film Festival. It’s a brave move to adapt such a well-known literary work to the screen.

  • Kylie, Eva Mendes and Mr Merde in Carax's Holy motors at Cannes

    Léos Carax makes a bold, surprising comeback feature with Holy motors, the fourth film considered a French entry in this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

  • Brad Pitt in Killing them Softly

    Another gangster film set in the US directed by film antipodean Andrew Dominik and starring Brad Pitt was screened in competition at the Cannes Film festival on Tuesday. Killing them Softly had some people squirming in their seats.

  • You ain’t seen nothing yet in Cannes!

    French director Alain Resnais at 90 years old shows at the Cannes Film Festival he’s still very much in the game. And game is the operative word in his film in competition this year, Vous n’avez encore rien vu – You ain’t seen nothing yet in English.

  • Freak storm leaves stars shivering at Cannes

    A freak storm ripped through the French mediterranean city of Cannes Sunday night damaging the roof of a film festival screening room and leaving soaked stars shivering on the red carpet. The rain also forced the cancellation of a fireworks …

  • From Cannes, with Love

    Amour, or love in French, is the title of a film in the running for the Golden Palm at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. RFI’s Rosslyn Hyams is in Cannes where she reviewed the film.  

  • Lawless in Cannes

    American filmmakers are fairing particularly well at the Cannes Film Festival this year. Lawless, a film by John Hillcoat, is one of five films in competition for the Golden Palm this year. RFI’s Rosslyn Hyams reviews the film from Cannes. 

  • Reality, Italian director Matteo Garrone's new Cannes film on Big Brother fan

    Italian director Matteo Garrone follows his recent film about the Mafia in southern Italy with a more overtly philosophical look at society in Naples. His new film has an English title, Reality, and is among the films competing for the Palme d’Or, …

  • Sex tourism and feminism in Ulrich Seidl's Cannes contender Paradise: Love

    In competition at the Cannes Film Festival, Austrian director and screenwriter Ulrich Siedl, visits a side of human nature from a rarely-revealed female perspective in Paradise: Love (Paradies: Liebe)

  • Whale training and the fight to get a life in Audiard's Rust and Bone

    The race for the Cannes Film Festival Golden Palm award is on. The first competitors hit the screen Thursday. De Rouille et d’Os is the work of French director Jacques Audiard.

  • Cannes opener Moonrise Kingdom - young love and Noah's flood

     The Cannes Film Festival opened last night with the eagerly awaited cortege of stars climbing the red-carpeted stairs to the sound of frantic camera clicking. And there was very youg love, fantasy and adventure in the opening film, Wes Anderson's …

  • Global stars, the Arab Spring and remembering Marilyn Monroe at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival

    The 65th Cannes Film Festival opens this evening in the south of France and goes on until the 27 May. International politics will hit the screens this year with at least two films on the Arab Spring. There are stars who have crossed borders and …

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