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Iranian film "A Man of Integrity" wins 'Certain Regard' competition at Cannes

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CANNES, France A movie by an Iranian who was arrested for his work in Iran won the "Un Certain Regard" competition at the Cannes Film Festival on Saturday, bolstering the country's filmmakers' reputation for defying the censors to make high-quality films.

Polanski's return to female psycho-drama divides Cannes critics

CANNES, France Roman Polanski, whose 1960s films "Repulsion" and "Rosemary's Baby" focused on women in mental torment, returns to the same theme in a film that screened at Cannes on Saturday to mixed reviews.

May 27 2017

Joaquin Phoenix bludgeons Cannes with Lynne Ramsay hit man thriller

CANNES, France As a hired killer whose weapon of choice is a particular brand of hammer, Joaquin Phoenix delivered a short, sharp shock of a movie to close the Cannes Film Festival's main competition on Saturday. | Video

May 27 2017

French director Ozon plays with psycho-sexual thriller genre at Cannes

CANNES, France Critics at the Cannes Film Festival had a field day on Friday with "L'Amant Double" (The Double Lover), the latest movie from prolific French director Francois Ozon.

May 26 2017

Diane Kruger plays agony of terrorism victim in German-language movie

CANNES, France The suicide bombing at a pop concert in Manchester, England, temporarily drew attention at the Cannes Film Festival away from the movies and to the security threat that has bedeviled Europe.

May 26 2017

A 'Pirates' life for Depp as he sets sail in fifth film

LOS ANGELES Dead men tell no tales, unless, of course, they are undead decaying pirates seeking mythical treasure in the vast fathoms of the sea in the fifth installment of Disney's "Pirates of the Caribbean." | Video

May 26 2017

Robert Pattinson went un-papped during NY shoot for Cannes movie

CANNES, France Robert Pattinson, a man used to being pursued by fans and paparazzi, managed to shoot an entire film on the streets of New York without being recognized, he said on Thursday ahead of the movie's world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. | Video

May 26 2017

London premiere for 'The Mummy' axed after Manchester bombing

LOS ANGELES Universal Pictures on Thursday became the second Hollywood studio to cancel a London red carpet film premiere following the suicide bombing in Manchester that killed 22 people and caused Britain to raise its terrorism alert to critical.

May 25 2017

Defying political pressure, Iranian director keeps camera running

CANNES, France When Iranian authorities sentenced Mohammad Rasoulof to jail, they may have hoped the filmmaker would stop work or at least tone down his movies that lay bare legal and political injustices in the Islamic Republic.

May 25 2017

LGBT community faces 'invisible' Hollywood summer movie season

LOS ANGELES "Moonlight," and its story of a young black gay man struggling with his identity, may have won the coveted best picture Oscar this year, but it is still hard to find an LGBTQ character in a major Hollywood movie, according to a report on Thursday.

May 25 2017
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British author Rowling says Trump has a right to be bigoted

NEW YORK Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling labeled U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump bigoted after receiving the PEN/Allen Foundation Literary Service Award in New York. | Video