Eighty-nine-year-old Belgian-born cinema great Agnès Varda on Saturday received one of Hollywood’s highest awards, an honorary Oscar, for her role as the sole female filmmaker who was part of the historic New Wave in France.
The French writer and actress Anne Wiazemsky, who famously wrote a best-selling account of her short marriage to New Wave director Jean-Luc Godard, died of cancer in Paris on Thursday, her family said.
Robin Campillo’s tribute to direct-action group ACT UP, which opens in French cinemas on Wednesday, is a deeply moving drama about gay activists striving to live life to the fullest even as they battle disease and indifference.
The Cannes Film Festival takes us on nightmare journeys through Siberia and Queens, NYC, with Sergei Loznitsa’s beautiful but challenging “A Gentle Creature” and the Safdie brothers’ restless “Good Time”.
The Cannes Film Festival continues its exploration of bourgeois guilt and dysfunctional families with deeply disturbing films by Greece’s Yorgos Lanthimos and two-time Palme d’Or winner Michael Haneke.
The race for the Palme d’Or opened Thursday with tales of runaway children by US director Todd Haynes and Russia’s Andrey Zvyagintsev: one enchanting but contrived, the other a kick in the gut.
Sofia Coppola’s Civil War thriller “The Beguiled” starring Nicole Kidman and “Happy End” by Austria’s Michael Haneke starring French icon Isabelle Huppert are among the 18 films picked to compete in Cannes, organisers said Thursday.
Pedro Almodovar, Spain’s most celebrated living movie director, will lead the jury at this year’s Cannes film festival, its organisers said Tuesday.
Subversive rape thriller “Elle” starring Isabelle Huppert topped the nominations list Wednesday for the “French Oscars” – the Cesars – hit by controversy over the decision to ask Roman Polanski to preside at the awards.
French Golden Globe winner Isabelle Huppert has been nominated for an Oscar in the best actress category for her role in “Elle”, organisers said Tuesday.