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Cannes to present Palme d'Or, with history on the line

May. 25, 2019 3:08 AM EDT

CANNES, France (AP) — History could be made when the top award of the Cannes Film Festival, the Palme d'Or, is handed out Saturday. The Palme d'Or is decided by a nine-person jury, headed this year by the filmmaker Alejandro Inarritu. Their deliberations are done in secret, so what will win is always a...

Quentin Tarantino wins top dog award at Cannes Film Festival

May. 24, 2019 11:59 AM EDT

CANNES, France (AP) — Whether or not Quentin Tarantino wins the Palme d'Or this year, at least he's not coming home without a trophy. The director of the Cannes Film Festival entry "Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood" scooped up the top prize at the Palm Dog Awards. The awards are handed out annually to the...

Big names headed to New Mexico to film 'The Comeback Trail'

May. 24, 2019 1:45 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Oscar winners Robert De Niro, Tommy Lee Jones and Morgan Freeman soon will be on their way to New Mexico to start work on "The Comeback Trail." The feature film will begin shooting in early June in Albuquerque, Tojajilee and other locations. Work is expected to last about a month and...

Sciamma's 'Portrait of a Lady on Fire' sends Cannes swooning

May. 22, 2019 4:56 PM EDT

CANNES, France (AP) — Since her shimmering, shattering period romance "Portrait of a Lady on Fire" premiered to rapturous acclaim at the Cannes Film Festival, its director Céline Sciamma has had some time to consider the passionate response. "I think it's because it's a love story," Sciamma said in an...

Jodie Foster's mother and former manager Brandy dies at 90

May. 16, 2019 5:13 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Evelyn "Brandy" Foster, who managed her daughter Jodie's career from her child-prodigy years through two Academy Awards, has died, her family said Thursday. Brandy Foster died peacefully at her Los Angeles home of complications from dementia on Monday, her daughters Jodie, Lucinda,...

In Cannes, a gory Western stands against Bolsonaro's Brazil

May. 16, 2019 3:19 PM EDT

CANNES, France (AP) — Kleber Mendonça Filho's Cannes entry "Bacurau" is a feverish and violent Western about a rural Brazilian community defending itself from a hard-to-comprehend invasion. For the filmmakers, it's not so different than President Jair Bolsonaro's Brazil. "Bacurau," which is competing...

'Avenger: Endgame' seeks top honors at MTV Movie & TV Awards

May. 14, 2019 3:10 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Avengers: Endgame," ''Game of Thrones" and "RBG" are the top nominees heading into next month's MTV Movie & TV Awards. The network announced Tuesday that the three titles each garnered four nominations for the awards show, which will air June 17. The show will also introduce new...

NBC shows off fall lineup with stars, athletes, Kardashians

May. 13, 2019 4:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC hoped to wow advertisers with its reach and content at a glitzy presentation Monday for its fall lineup, parading out a clutch of Kardashians and Olympic gold winning athletes, getting "The Voice" judges to sing and even offering a few gentle pokes at a new Oscar-winner — Rami...

On eve of festival, Cannes defends its record on women

May. 13, 2019 2:02 PM EDT

CANNES, France (AP) — A year after 82 women protested en masse on the red carpet, the Cannes Film Festival on Monday defended its record on female filmmakers and for the first time divulged data on its selection process. Addressing reporters on the eve of the 72nd Cannes Film Festival, Thierry Fremaux...

Alongside Cannes mainstays, fresh faces try to stand out

May. 11, 2019 12:56 PM EDT

Mati Diop only realized long after her Dakar-set "Atlantics" had been selected to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival that she had made history. Diop, the 36-year-old French-born filmmaker of Senegalese heritage, is the first black woman in competition for Cannes' top honor, the Palme d'Or. The 72nd Cannes Film...