Fanny Ardant: 'I grew up around a lot of stupid rich people. It was a good education'

The thick trademark eyeliner is still in place, but these days, François Truffaut’s Dark Lady is a little more auburn than she used to be. Indeed, lon(...)

That look: Charlotte Rampling in ‘The Sea’

There’s a moment in the new film adaptation of John Banville’s The Sea when suffering, sear(...)

Jeune et Jolie (Young & Beautiful)

We’re all grown up now. We’re in the “Common Market”. We even have the odd sidewalk cafe. But it’s hard to shake the stubborn notion that the French a(...)

The streets of Cannes were, yesterday afternoon, buzzing with a proper grown-up news story when it emerged that $1 million worth of jewels had been robbed from a room in the Novotel Hotel. Photograph: Eric Gaillard/Reuters

The streets of Cannes were, yesterday afternoon, buzzing with a proper grown-up news story when it emerged that $1 million worth of jewels had (...)

Cast member Leonardo DiCaprio attends a news conference for The Great Gatsby before the opening of the 66th Cannes Film Festival yesterday. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

The 66th Cannes Film Festival began last night with a gala screening of Baz Luhrmann’s much-promoted adaptation of F Scott Fitzgerald’s (...)

Workers sets up a giant 66th Cannes Film Festival official poster at the front of the Palais des Festivals, showing Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward kissing on the set of  A New Kind of Love  in 1963. The Cannes Film Festival starts today. Photograph: Lionel Cironneau/AP

Cast a quick glance about Cannes tonight and you could be forgiven for deducing that Hollywood bosses the world’s greatest film festival. For t(...)