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Cannes Film Festival 2013

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The 66th Cannes Film Festival opens this week. The small riviera town turns into a movie universe, with directors, writers, actors and producers all vying for awards, attention and business. 20 films are in the running for the palm awards this year, chosen by a jury of nine, which is chaired by US director-producer, Steven Spielberg.

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  • Strauss-Kahn and friend walk Cannes red carpet

    Disgraced former International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn put in a defiant appearance on the red carpet at Cannes on Saturday, accompanied by a glamorous companion who is reported to be his new partner.

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  • Cannes samples flavours of The Lunchbox, by Indian film director Ritesh Batra

    A peek at one of the several films from India at the Cannes Film Festival this year. The Lunchbox, or Dabba screened in the Critic’s Week.

  • Miike’s Shield of Straw draws mixed reactions

    A police film, adapted from a novel, it comes with a well-constructed action plot where a team of special squad police officers have to get a child murderer and abuser from A to B. It takes place in Japan and was filmed in Taiwan. 

  • Dutch film Borgman by Alex Van Warmerdam intrigues Cannes audience

    Borgman, written and directed by Alex Van Warmerdam, is one of 20 films competing for the Palme d'Or, the Golden Palm. And it’s the first time a Dutch film has made it to the big prize for almost 40 years.

  • Jimmy P. (Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian)

    The cast of Jimmy P. – Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian is an intense transatlantic film . And it’s quite the thing at Cannes this year.

  • The Past by Iranian director Asghar Farhadi

    Le Passé or The Past is a slow film which takes place over a few days in the lives of ordinary working people in a Paris suburb in a huis clos of tightly shot, beautifully lit decors and close ups.  Despite its straightforward appearance, it’s a …

  • Luxury jewellery stolen from Cannes hotel room

    Thieves have stolen nearly one million euros’ worth of jewellery destined for movie stars at the Cannes Film Festival.

  • Young and beautiful at Cannes

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  • Rain fails to dampen festival spirit at Cannes

    The South Coast of France has a reputation for sun and fun, but torrential rain swept through Cannes as the 66th Cannes Film Festival got underway. The downpour failed, however, to dampen the glitz and glamour of opening night.

  • 66th Cannes Film Festival kicks off

    The red carpet has officially been rolled out, as stars and fans alike prepare for the start of the 66th Cannes Film Festival Wednesday evening. The much anticipated The Great Gatsby headlines the festival, with French actress Audrey Tautou hosting …

  • Great Gatsby with DiCaprio to open Cannes 2013

    The sixth film version of Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, is to open the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, organisers announced Tuesday. The film will be screened out of competition on 15 May.

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