Cannes 2019: this year’s souvenir bag is the best ever

Frémaux fights his corner Thierry Frémaux was blocking none of the bowlers at Cannes film festival’s opening press conference. The festival president(...)

Luka Sabbat, Selena Gomez, Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton and  director Jim Jarmusch arrive for the screening of The Dead Don’t Die, the opening film of this year’s Cannes festival. Photograph:  Julien Warnand/EPA

The 72nd Cannes film festival kicked off on Tuesday night with the premiere of Jim Jarmusch’s comic horror The Dead Don’t Die. It was a canny selectio(...)

Quentin Tarantino: his drama of hippy Hollywood will turn heads. Photograph: Jean-Philippe Ksiazek/AFP/Getty

Pedro Almodóvar, Ken Loach, Jim Jarmusch, Quentin Tarantino and Terrence Malick are in competition. Werner Herzog and Abel Ferrara are also offering n(...)

Leonardo Di Caprio plays a TV star – based on Burt Reynolds – struggling to make a career in movies. Brad Pitt plays his stunt double

Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, a pop-cultural tour of late 1960s LA starring Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio, is to have its premi(...)

Cannes 2019: Penélope Cruz and Raúl Arévalo in Pain and Glory (Dolor y Gloria), directed by Pedro Almodóvar

New work from Terrence Malick, Ken Loach, Pedro Almodóvar and the Dardenne brothers will compete for the Palme d’Or at the Cannes film festival next m(...)

Uma Thurman doesn’t know what’s ahead of her in The House that Jack Built

After walking for 15 minutes up a hill that leads in a northeasterly direction away from central Cannes, I happen upon a pair of large grey gates. I p(...)

Gotti: Kelly Preston, John Travolta and John A Gotti in Cannes. Photograph: Loic Venance/AFP/Getty

Nobody had any great hopes for Gotti, the long-delayed John Travolta-headlined biopic of the Mafia kingpin. But Kevin Entourage Connolly’s portrait of(...)

The House That Jack Built: There are shreds here of Lars von Trier at his best. But they are shreds that we’ve seen before.     

The critics are squabbling   Ah, we’ve got an old-school critical punch-up going on here. The medium is largely digital, but the language s(...)

O president! My president! Kristen Stewart and Cate Blanchett. Photograph: Valery Hache/AFP/Getty

“Seems like a lock for best picture” Nobody can stop talking about the stand-away glamorousness of this year’s jury. There’s always a bit of that at (...)

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 (...)

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