Cannes 2018

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Nadine Labaki: ‘I really believe cinema can effect social change’
The Oscar nominee talks about being a female director in Lebanon, the child poverty that inspired her latest film and the Syrian refugee crisis

Rachel Cooke

16, Feb, 2019 @4:00 PM

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Cold War review – love in a communist climate
Paweł Pawlikowski’s love letter to his parents is a sweeping tale of passion and politics set in the shadow of the iron curtain

Mark Kermode, Observer film critic

02, Sep, 2018 @7:00 AM

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Venice film festival 2018: all star lineup, despite lack of female film-makers
The festival, opening Wednesday, has come under fire for featuring only one female director in competition – yet this year looks only to cement its position as the prime Oscars launchpad

Catherine Shoard

28, Aug, 2018 @10:55 AM

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Cannes film festival's sexual harassment hotline – did it work?
Leading industry women spoke out passionately about sexual harassment – but some female film-makers said they continued to be mistreated

Anna Smith

22, May, 2018 @12:40 PM

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Gaspar Noé: 'Six people walked out of Climax? No! I usually have 25%'
The director’s violent, sexually charged films repel as many viewers as they entrance – but at Cannes, almost everyone loved his latest, LSD-soaked dance drama Climax. So where did he go wrong?

Xan Brooks

22, May, 2018 @5:00 AM

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Cannes of worms: true gender equality in film will take more than 'just add women'
Women working solo direct 15% of new releases – but many of those films aren’t widely screened. The problem’s not just access, but gatekeeping too

Deb Verhoeven and Bronwyn Coate

22, May, 2018 @4:17 AM

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Nuzzle a panda, kiss a lioness: Jane Goodall takes us on her wildest adventure yet
The wildlife legend wants to take the whole world on safari. As her stunning new VR film series launches, she talks about firing up David Attenborough – and explains why Andy Serkis was ‘fantastic’ as an ape

Steve Rose

21, May, 2018 @5:00 AM

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Cannes 2018: cheering – if baffling – set of prizes caps a curious year
Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Shoplifters swiped the Palme d’Or from hotter tips but few could begrudge this masterful veteran of world cinema his time in the sun

Peter Bradshaw

19, May, 2018 @9:15 PM

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Cannes 2018: unfancied Japanese film Shoplifters takes Palme d'Or
Spike Lee and Jean-Luc Godard were also among the prizewinners at the 71st annual film festival

Vanessa Thorpe Arts and media correspondent

19, May, 2018 @8:16 PM

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Cannes 2018: Hirokazu Kore-eda's Shoplifters wins the Palme d'Or – as it happened
Spike Lee’s Trump-baiting comedy BlacKkKlansman takes runner-up grand jury prize, while Capernaum, by Lebanese director Nadine Labaki, comes in third

Gwilym Mumford

19, May, 2018 @7:40 PM

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Give Kristen Stewart a Palme d’Or for putting her best foot forward | Rebecca Nicholson
She was quite right to kick off her Louboutin heels in protest at the Cannes dress code

Rebecca Nicholson

19, May, 2018 @5:00 PM

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Cannes 2018: A search for meaning on the Croisette
As the final credits roll at this year’s film festival, a contentious lineup has left audiences with more questions than answers

Xan Brooks

19, May, 2018 @9:00 AM

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