Cannes 2015

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My morning with Anton Yelchin: 'I have an overabundance of emotion'
In an interview conducted at Cannes last year to promote the acclaimed drama Green Room, the actor was in expansive mood, talking of his kinship with Russian literature, revulsion for Nazis – and his favourite punk rockers

John Bleasdale

06, Jul, 2016 @10:47 AM

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László Nemes: ‘I didn’t want Son of Saul to tell the story of survival’
The Oscar-winning debut film has stunned audiences with its unflinching portrayal of Auschwitz victims. Here, the director explains why he wanted it to be a visceral, immersive experience that avoided the usual ‘safe road’ ending for viewers

Andrew Pulver

14, Apr, 2016 @5:37 PM

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Star of Morocco sex worker film flees for France after 'beating'
Actor Loubna Abidar, who played a prostitute in the Cannes hit Much Loved, claims she was ‘received with laughter’ after trying to report an attack by unknown knife-wielding assailants at Casablanca’s main police station

Ben Child

10, Nov, 2015 @10:40 AM

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Slaughterhouse review - an honest portrayal of Iran's drug problem
A new Kurdish film showing a more transparent approach to the drugs epidemic in the Islamic Republic gets the green light from the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance

Setareh Sabety for Tehran Bureau

30, Oct, 2015 @10:24 AM

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Andie MacDowell: ‘I have a problem with the word cougar. It’s demeaning’
The Magic Mike XXL star on playing a flirty, foul-mouthed mother in the male stripper movie, the southern upbringing that taught her ‘to be sexual was dirty’ – and why she wishes she had taken more provocative roles in the past

Alex Godfrey

25, Jun, 2015 @5:00 PM

Courtney Love berates Hollande over 'unsafe taxi ride' in Paris
Singer uses tweets to complain of her driver ‘being taken hostage’ during protests by taxi drivers in France against the Uber ride app

Aisha Gani

25, Jun, 2015 @3:49 PM

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Moroccan director accused of 'pornography and debauchery' over sex worker drama Much Loved
Reports from Morocco say director Nabil Ayouch and actor Loubna Abidar have been summoned to court to face indecency charges over their explicit film about the country’s clandestine sex industry

Adam Alexander

24, Jun, 2015 @6:34 AM

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Gérard Depardieu: 'What people know is that I pissed on a plane'
In frank interview on French radio, actor talks about the 2011 incident, going off the rails and his decision to take Russian citizenship – insisting he has no regrets

Kim Willsher

15, Jun, 2015 @3:35 PM

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Son of Saul selected as Hungary's best foreign language Oscar entry
Auschwitz-set drama follows its successful premiere at Cannes, where it won the Grand Prix, with recognition from the Hungarian body that picks Academy award nominees

Andrew Pulver

12, Jun, 2015 @10:41 AM

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Cheep shot: Cannes head says it has become a 'Twitter festival'
Cannes director Thierry Frémaux voices complaints at amount of social media in play during the festival, following his ban on red-carpet selfies

Henry Barnes

05, Jun, 2015 @2:55 PM

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Angry Birds and Mad Max embrace climate change message
Climate messages are finding their way into Hollywood blockbusters and addictive games. Is popular culture embracing the reality of climate change?

Adam Corner

05, Jun, 2015 @9:27 AM

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Claude Lorius and Luc Jacquet on Ice and the Sky: 'Climate change is like a war'
The director and subject of a major new movie about the impact of greenhouse gases talk to Catherine Shoard about signing up to fight climate change, engaging petrolheads and launching their film at the most environmentally unfriendly place on earth, the Cannes film festival

Catherine Shoard

03, Jun, 2015 @11:27 AM

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