Cannes 2012

  • We promote wrong films in India: Tannishtha May 28, 2012

    Mumbai: Tannishtha Chatterjee feels Indian films still have a long way to go when it comes to getting recognition in the international arena. The actress, known for her role in 'Brick Lane', points out that the focus is not on the right kind of cinema or actors in the country. Producer...
  • 'After Lucia' wins Cannes sidebar prize May 28, 2012

    Cannes: 'After Lucia' by Mexican director Michel Franco has won the top prize in the Cannes Film Festival's sidebar competition, Un Certain Regard. It was chosen Saturday from a slate of 20 films by a jury headed by British actor Tim Roth. Un Certain Regard focuses on new and emerging filmmakers. The...
  • 65th Cannes Film Festival: List of winners May 28, 2012

    Cannes: The 2012 Cannes Film Festival announced its winners on Sunday. Following is a list of the main awards. 1. Palme d'Or (Best Film) 'Love'/Amour (Austria) by Michael Haneke 2. Grand Prix (Runnerup) 'Reality' (Italy) by Matteo Garrone 3. Jury Prize (Third Prize) 'The Angels' Share' (Britain) by Ken Loach 4....
  • Singer Jasbir Jassi performs at Cannes film fest May 26, 2012

    New Delhi: Indian singer Jasbir Jassi has performed at the 65th Cannes International Fil Festival. The National Film Development Corporation (NFDC) had selected Jassi to perform at the Incredible India theme party which at Cannes on May 21. Apparently, the singer was preparing for the event since last eighteen months. "I...
  • 'Cosmopolis' competes for the top prize at Cannes May 26, 2012

    Cannes: 'Twilight' star Robert Pattinson is a ruthless billionaire on a journey to selfdestruction in Canadian director David Cronenberg's 'Cosmopolis', a searing attack on greed and capitalism launching at the Cannes film festival. In the movie based on a Don DeLillo novel of the same name, capitalism is corrupting, characters cannot...
  • 'Gangs of Wasseypur' is a success at Cannes 2012 May 26, 2012

    Cannes: The longestrunning entry in this year's Cannes festival, a fivehour Indian gangster epic, won a warm welcome at the Riviera event, even drawing parallels with Quentin Tarantino. Anurag Kashyap, who directed the five hour 20 minute 'Gangs of Wasseypur', described the film to AFP as 'a Bollywoodinfluenced gangster epic, part...
  • Nicole Kidman's 'The Paperboy' premiered at Cannes May 25, 2012

    Cannes: Nicole Kidman plays an 'oversexed Barbie doll' in the hardhitting murder drama 'The Paperboy', premiering at the Cannes film festival on Thursday and notable for arresting scenes of sex, violence and urination. In the adaptation of a Pete Dexter novel, the Australian Oscar winner plays trailertrash bombshell Charlotte Bless, who...
  • Aishwarya talks about baby Aaradhya at Cannes 2012 May 25, 2012

    Actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is in Cannes as the brand ambassador for a cosmetics brand that she endorses. ...
  • Sonam Kapoor celebrates India's films at Cannes May 25, 2012

    Cannes: There's definitely an Indian vibe at Cannes this year something Sonam Kapoor is proud of. The Indian actress, and daughter of star Anil Kapoor, has been enjoying the French film festival for several days. Speaking at the L'Oreal and Chopard rooftop party last night, Kapoor said: "I love cinema...
  • Much awaited 'On the Road' premiered at Cannes May 24, 2012

    Cannes: The Bible of the Beat Generation, 'On the Road' premiered at Cannes on Wednesday, taking more than five decades for the frenetic tale of liberation, masculinity and postWar America to play out its journey from novel to the big screen. Furiously written on a typewriter over a threeweek long creative...
  • Cannes 2012: 'Holy Motors' receives good reviews May 24, 2012

    Cannes: Cars talk, a man is married to a monkey and Kylie Minogue contemplates suicide in 'Holy Motors', easily the oddest movie in competition at the Cannes film festival screened so far this year. Directed by French film maker Leos Carax, the story follows Mr. Oscar, a man who spends each...
  • With kids, career, no time to direct, says Brad Pitt May 24, 2012

    Cannes, France: Brad Pitt, in Cannes to promote his latest movie 'Killing Them Softly', has no intention of following fiancee Angelina Jolie into directing, he told Reuters on Wednesday. The 48yearold, one of Hollywood's biggest stars, hit the red carpet at the film's world premiere on Tuesday, drawing noisy crowds and...
  • Young Hollywood stars strike out on own at Cannes May 23, 2012

    Cannes: Vampires, Transformers, singing highschoolers: They can all be tough to outrun. But at the 65th annual Cannes Film Festival, a number of young Hollywood stars are attempting to do just that. By striking out on their own, they hope to move their careers beyond mega franchises and toward more...
  • No wedding date set yet, says Brad Pitt May 23, 2012

    Los Angeles: Hollywood star Brad Pitt, who proposed to longtime partner Angelina Jolie earlier this year, said they haven't set a wedding date yet. "We actually, really and truly, have no date," Pitt said at the Cannes Film Festival Tuesday. The 48yearold actor had earlier said that he would tie...
  • Anurag Kashyap, Mallika Sherawat at Cannes and more May 23, 2012

    Mumbai: At a party thrown by Anurag Kashyap at Cannes, on the eve of his film's premiere, several of the guests sported the traditional gamcha as Anurag's film has a rustic setting. Mallika Sherawat bonds with Jackie Chan at Cannes Mallika Sherawat reunited with her 'The Myth' costar Jackie Chan over...
  • Indian film on female foeticide screened at Cannes November 7, 2012

    Cannes: Director Nila Madhab Panda, remembered for 'I Am Kalam', showcased his new feature film 'Jalpari: The Desert Mermaid' at Marche du Cannes (Cannes Film Market) at the ongoing 65th Cannes International Film Festival. The film is said to have received a positive response. Producer Sushilkumar Agrawal of Ultra Distributors Pvt...
  • Cannes 2012: Ashim Ahluwalia talks about 'Miss Lovely' May 22, 2012

    National awardwinner Ashim Ahluwalia's 'Miss Lovely', is being showcased in the prestigious Un Certain Regard section at the Cannes film festival this year. ...
  • Cannes 2012: Anurag Kashyap's 'Gangs of Wasseypur' to premiere May 22, 2012

    Anurag Kashyap's twopart coal mafia drama 'Gangs of Wasseypur' will have its world premiere at the Directors Fortnight section. ...
  • Sabyasachi not styling Aishwarya for Cannes 2012 May 21, 2012

    New Delhi: Designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee has shot down rumours that he is designing Aishwarya Rai's wardrobe for the Cannes red carpet. "I don't know from where this news is coming. I am not styling Aishwarya for Cannes red carpet," Mukherjee told IANS. It was reportedly said that the newly turned mom,...
  • People don't know what Cannes is: Anurag Kashyap May 21, 2012

    Mumbai: He's been called the 'best film school' in India and filmmaker Anurag Kashyap is living up to his name. His coproduction 'Udaan' made it to the Cannes film festival in 2010. This year, three films Kashyap is associated with his own twopart revenge saga 'Gangs of Wasseypur' and...
  • Exploitation, loneliness in sex tourism film at Cannes May 19, 2012

    Called Paradies: Liebe, the Germanlanguage movie is in competition at the Cannes film festival and had its world premiere on Friday. The Austrian director chose as his subject white European women in their 50s who go on holiday in Kenya where they meet socalled "Beach Boys", young men who become...
  • Reality TV, celebrity obsession hit Cannes screens May 19, 2012

    Garrone is best known for his last film, the gritty 'Gomorrah' about a Naples crime syndicate. But with 'Reality' he switches gears, creating a modern day fairy tale whose protagonist's soul is slowly and inexorably eroded by the lure of fame. The second film, screening outside the main competition on Saturday,...
  • Nawazuddin Siddiqui's three films at Cannes 2012 May 17, 2012

    New Delhi: With three of his films to be screened at 65th Cannes Film Festival, actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui says he is excited to have achieved such a feat, a first for any Indian actor. The 38yearold actor's three films to be screened at this year's festival are Ashim Ahluwalia's Miss...
  • 'Moonrise Kingdom' to open Cannes 2012 May 16, 2012

    Cannes: The 65th annual Cannes Film Festival was to get under way Wednesday with Wes Anderson's carefully composed whimsy and Sacha Baron Cohen's less confined theatrics. Anderson's 'Moonrise Kingdom' will open Cannes, where it will premiere amid the frenzy of the French festival. Anderson, as well as cast Bruce Willis, Edward...
  • No Cannes for Kalki Koechlin May 16, 2012

    New Delhi: While filmmaker Anurag Kashyap is all geared up to attend the 65th Cannes International Film Festival, starting May 16, his actress wife Kalki Koechlin won't be accompanying him but is hopeful that one day she would attend the gala. "I wouldn't be able to attend Cannes festival as I...
  • Sonam to attend the closing ceremony at Cannes May 16, 2012

    New Delhi: Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor will walk the red carpet at the 65th edition of the Cannes International Film Festival, which is starting May 16. Sonam, brand ambassador of L'Oreal Paris, will represent the cosmetic giant at the fest for the second consecutive year, reports a statement. "The Cannes film festival...
  • Arjun Rampal to walk the red carpet at Cannes May 16, 2012

    New Delhi: Rohit Bal and Arjun Rampal are known for their strong bonding, both on and off the ramp. Now the designer has created a special outfit for the actor to give him a princely look for his maiden appearance at the forthcoming Cannes International Film Festival red carpet. Confirming the...
  • Aishwarya to attend AIDS fundraiser at Cannes May 16, 2012

    New Delhi: Actress Aishwarya Rai is a regular on the Cannes red carpet. But her visit to the 65th edition of the prestigious film festival is for a cause the former beauty queen will help raise funds for fight against AIDS at an auction there. The actress will be in...
  • Uday Shankar's classic 'Kalpana' heads to Cannes May 16, 2012

    New Delhi: Wellknown dancer and choreographer Uday Shankar's 1948 directorial debut 'Kalpana' has been chosen for screening at the Cannes Classics 2012 programme, which showcases restored prints of masterpieces. This takes the Indian count at Cannes to five this year. Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, whose three productions 'Peddlers', 'Gangs Of Wasseypur ...
  • India at Cannes 2012: 'Miss Lovely', 'Peddlers' to premiere April 26, 2012

    Unlike the last few years, Indian films are going to have a better presence at Cannes this year. ...