Latest Cannes Film Festival News

Iranian filmmaker and his producer face prison for showing film at Cannes without state permission

Aug. 17, 2023 05:46 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Iranian filmmaker and his producer reportedly face prison time and being barred from filmmaking after they showcased a movie at the Cannes Film Festival without government approval, drawing immediate criticism internationally from leading American director...

Actor, singer and style icon Jane Birkin dies in Paris at age 76

Jul. 16, 2023 12:46 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Actor and singer Jane Birkin, who made France her home and charmed the country with her English grace, natural style and social activism, has died at age 76. The London-born star and fashion icon was known for her musical and romantic relationship with French singer...

Todd Haynes' 'May December' to open 61st New York Film Festival

Jul. 11, 2023 14:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The 61st New York Film Festival will kick off with Todd Haynes' “May December,” a juicy drama starring Natalie Portman as an actor preparing for a film about a years-ago tabloid scandal. Film at Lincoln Center, which puts on the New York Film Festival, announced...

Indiana Jones’ box office destiny? A lukewarm $60 million debut in North America

Jul. 02, 2023 16:49 PM EDT

Indiana Jones, and executives at the Walt Disney Co. and Lucasfilm, made a somewhat dispiriting discovery this weekend. Moviegoers didn't rush to the theater in significant numbers to see “ Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny" and say goodbye to Harrison Ford as the iconic archaeologist. ...