Asia Argento delivers a speech next to jury member Ava DuVernay at the closing ceremony of Cannes Film Festival. Photograph:  Eric Gaillard/Reuters

The 2018 Cannes film festival, an edition characterised by controversy and transition, has ended with the awarding of the Palme d’Or to the Japanese f(...)

Shoplifters by Hirokazu Kore-eda is about a young girl taken in by a family and trained to shoplift.

As far as the outside world was concerned, Star Wars got Cannes 2018 back to the noisy prominence it so craves. Fireworks burst over the Croisette on (...)

 Kristen Stewart  looks at   Cate Blanchett   ahead of the opening of the 71st edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. Photograph: Getty Images

At lunchtime on Sunday, torrential rain swept its way in from the Mediterranean to drench those squabbling in queues outside various bits of the Canne(...)

 ‘Happy as Lazzaro’ speaks to the people of the Italian countryside with a sincerity that still allows flourishes of romanticism.

Imelda O’Reilly at L’Atelier To the headquarters of L’Atelier at the end of an exterior carpet – not up a red staircase, alas – that leads westwards (...)

Spike Lee will be back at Cannes with his inelegantly titled dark comedy ‘BlacKkKlansman’

Nobody much questions that the Cannes film festival is at some sort of crossroads. The debate hangs around the extent to which the management intended(...)

Cannes director Thierry Frémaux and president Pierre Lescure announce the selection. Photograph: Stephane de Sakutin/AFP/Getty Images Images

Official selection Competition Everybody Knows (dir: Asghar Farhadi) – opening film At War (dir: Stéphane Brizé) Dogman (dir: Matteo Garrone)(...)

Cannes film festival director Thierry Frémaux (left) and festival president Pierre Lescure at the presentation of the official selection for the 71st Cannes Film Festival. Photograph: Ian Langsdon

As controversy concerning the absence of Netflix films from the Cannes film festival bubbled, festival director Thierry Frémaux announced a programme (...)

British actor Timothy Spall poses during the Award Winners photocall after he won the Best Performance by an Actor award for his role in the movie ‘Mr Turner’ at the 67th annual Cannes Film Festival in Cannes,

There were surprises galore when the Cannes Jury, headed by Australian director Jane Campion, unveiled the prizes for the 2014 festival, but, in the e(...)

The Homesman is a slightly more conventional entry to contemporary western genre. Hilary Swank stars as a Mary Bee Cuddy, a stubborn (is the word “ornery”?) pioneer working a farm in the Nebraska territories when she is required to transport three “madwomen” back home across the Missouri river.

The weather can be a tad volatile in Cannes. Over the past two years, blazing sunshine alternated with torrential rainstorms that left ill-prepared jo(...)

The atmosphere at the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival yesterday. Photograph: Pascal le Segretain/Getty

There is, we are led to believe, usually some sort of conference on at Cannes. If it’s not the Boat and Yacht Show, it’s the Retail Real Estate Market(...)