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Japan's Kore-eda says 'The Truth' could only have been made with Deneuve

Oct 02 2019

Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda found the pieces magically falling into place for his film, "The Truth", even though he had to revive a long-dormant script, get renowned actress Catherine Deneuve on board and overcome a language barrier to pull it off. | Video

A Minute with: Brian De Palma on horror, #MeToo and critics

Sep 05 2019

VENICE, Italy Veteran film director Brian De Palma, maker of "Carrie" and "Scarface", has no intention of retiring yet, though he is 78, and is now working on a horror movie inspired by the scandal engulfing Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. | Video

Who's that girl on the Cannes red carpet? You may well ask

May 29 2017

CANNES, France With a click of her blue-bob wig, Marie Parie turns to face the tuxedo-clad photographers at a premiere in Cannes as others on the red carpet pause to wonder where they might have seen her before. | Video

Who's that girl on the Cannes red carpet? You may well ask

May 28 2017

CANNES, France, May 28 With a click of her blue-bob wig, Marie Parie turns to face the tuxedo-clad photographers at a premiere in Cannes as others on the red carpet pause to wonder where they might have seen her before.

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

May 26 2017

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.

Venice star-studded film fest set to open under heightened security

Aug 31 2016

VENICE A musical with Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, Jude Law as a chain smoking pope and Mel Gibson's come back with a war drama are all tipped as must-sees at the Venice film festival which opens its 73rd edition on the Lido under heightened security on Wednesday. | Video

Amazon is good for cinema industry, says Cannes festival director

May 10 2016

CANNES, France The Cannes film festival is partly opening the door for streaming video giants this year, allowing Amazon to make its debut on the Croisette while leaving Netflix out of its 69th annual session. | Video

Female "Assassin" tailored to actress, Cannes director says

May 22 2015

CANNES, France Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-Hsien said on Friday he had not started out wanting to make the lead character female in his film "Nie Yinniang" (The Assassin), but had tailored the role to suit his lead actress, Shu Qi. | Video

Female 'Assassin' tailored to actress, Cannes director says

May 22 2015

CANNES, France Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-Hsien said on Friday he had not started out wanting to make the lead character female in his film "Nie Yinniang" (The Assassin), but had tailored the role to suit his lead actress, Shu Qi. | Video

Female 'Assassin' tailored to actress, Cannes director says

May 22 2015

CANNES, France Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-Hsien said on Friday he had not started out wanting to make the lead character female in his film "Nie Yinniang" (The Assassin), but had tailored the role to suit his lead actress, Shu Qi. | Video

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