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AP PHOTOS: From Tom to Julia, star power is back at Cannes

May. 22, 2022 10:38 AM EDT

CANNES, France (AP) — Star power has been out in force at the 75th Cannes Film Festival. After a 2021 edition muted by the pandemic, this year’s French Riviera spectacular has again seen throngs of onlookers screaming out “Tom!” “Julia!” and “Viola!” ...

Veering from Mad Max, George Miller debuts '3,000 Years'

May. 21, 2022 14:34 PM EDT

CANNES, France (AP) — It's taken a lot of time and a good deal of yearning for Australian director George Miller to make “Three Thousand Years of Longing, " his long-awaited follow-up to “Mad Max: Fury Road." Miller premiered “Three Thousand Years of Longing” over the...

Ethan Coen on his Jerry Lee Lewis doc and filmmaking return

May. 21, 2022 11:53 AM EDT

CANNES, France (AP) — Most in the film industry thought Ethan Coen was done with making movies. Ethan did, too. But on Sunday, Coen will premiere his first documentary, “Jerry Lee Lewis: Trouble in Mind," at the Cannes Film Festival, a movie that was unknown until last month's...

'Armageddon Time,' portrait of white privilege, stirs Cannes

May. 21, 2022 00:20 AM EDT

CANNES, France (AP) — When the Cannes Film Festival audience stood to applaud James Gray's richly observed autobiographical drama “Armageddon Time," about the director's own 1980s childhood in Queens, Gray's voice quivered as he addressed the crowd. “It’s my story, in a...

'Squid Game' star Lee Jung-jae debuts as director in Cannes

May. 20, 2022 14:35 PM EDT

CANNES, France (AP) — Lee Jung-jae, the award-winning star of Netflix's “Squid Game,” spent years developing the 1980s-set Korean spy thriller “Hunt” before electing to direct himself. He did it a little reluctantly, without big plans to continue filmmaking. But Lee did have a vision for...

Protester crashes Cannes carpet at George Miller premiere

May. 20, 2022 13:28 PM EDT

CANNES, France (AP) — A woman who stripped off her clothes to reveal a message against rape written on her body crashed the Cannes Film Festival red carpet premiere of George Miller's “Three Thousand Years of Longing” on Friday. The unidentified woman tore off her clothes...

New rules about guns on movie sets fail in California

May. 19, 2022 20:19 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — New rules about how and when actors can use guns while filming failed to pass the California Legislature on Thursday just months after a gun actor Alec Baldwin was holding went off and killed a cinematographer on a movie set in New Mexico. Democrats in the...

Vangelis, the Greek 'Chariots of Fire' composer, dies at 79

May. 19, 2022 14:46 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Vangelis, the Greek electronic composer who wrote the unforgettable Academy Award-winning score for the film “Chariots of Fire” and music for dozens of other movies, documentaries and TV series, has died at 79. Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and...

Rosmarie Trapp, whose family inspired 'Sound of Music,' dies

May. 19, 2022 14:07 PM EDT

Rosmarie Trapp, whose Austrian family the von Trapps was made famous in the musical and beloved movie “The Sound of Music,” has died. She died Friday at the age of 93 at a nursing home in Morrisville, Vermont, Trapp Family Lodge announced. Her brother Johannes is president of the...

Something old, something new — the costumes of Downton Abbey

May. 19, 2022 13:03 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue — all these elements went into the costuming of “Downton Abbey: A New Era.” While that phrase is usually applied to good luck tokens worn by brides on their big day, the new period drama not...