Complete coverage on

Cannes Film Festival

The prestigious Palme d'Or prize, awarded for the top director of a film at the Cannes Film Festival, will be presented Sunday.

Latest Stories

Famous Greek film director Theo Angelopoulos dies in road accident updated: Wed Jan 25 2012 09:57:00

On the day film lovers around the globe tuned in to find out this year's Oscar contenders, the world of cinema mourned the loss of one of its most respected figures.

A critics' notebook from TIFFupdated: Mon Sep 19 2011 17:27:00

The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is massive. Hundreds of members of the global film industry descend on Canada's "Queen City" each September to partake in the city's premiere cultural event. This year, more than 330 shorts and features from 65 countries were screened, and directors, actors and crew members from many of them were in town to promote their films.

Fall theatrical preview: Must see moviesupdated: Tue Aug 30 2011 12:25:00

There are always films being released, even in the relatively dead first few months of the year. Granted, many of the studio films released before May will come and go quicker than the cable guy when you've just stepped out for a quart of milk, but, every once in a while, a gem comes along. "The Matrix" was released in March, for example, but generally it's "Just Go With It" or "Legion." The Jolie-Pitt Family's Close Encounter - with Dolphinsupdated: Tue Jun 28 2011 16:49:00

With the kids in tow, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt adventured to a marine-themed park

'The Tree of Life': What's the buzz all about?updated: Wed Jun 01 2011 07:58:00

Since "The Tree of Life," reclusive filmmaker Terrence Malick's fifth film in four decades, premiered at Cannes earlier this week, the 2½-hour long impressionistic tone poem has elicited mixed reactions ranging from scattered boos to walkouts to long standing ovations. When the film took the coveted Palme d'Or at the end of the festival, the buzz was deafening. Leonardo DiCaprio and Blake Lively Hang Out in Italyupdated: Mon May 23 2011 18:36:00

The two stars are seen laughing and walking together on the day the Cannes Film Festival wraps up Brad Pitt's Movie Wins Top Prize in Cannesupdated: Mon May 23 2011 11:10:00

Jury head Robert De Niro announced Terence Malick's The Tree of Life took the gold

'The Tree of Life' garners top prize at 2011 Cannes film festivalupdated: Mon May 23 2011 04:52:00

"The Tree of Life," an American film helmed by director Terrence Malick and starring Brad Pitt, took home the top prize Sunday at the Cannes film festival. Bono's Daughter Eve Hewson Makes Her Debut in Cannesupdated: Sat May 21 2011 21:28:00

The actress hits the red carpet to promote her new film, This Must Be the Place Brad Pitt Loves the Chaos of (So Far) Six Kidsupdated: Thu May 19 2011 17:51:00

"I know it seems extreme from the outside," the actor says of his large brood Brad Pitt Wants His Kids to Consider Him a 'Damn Good Actor'updated: Mon May 16 2011 16:16:00

The Tree of Life star explains how his upbringing influenced his stern new movie role Angelina Jolie Happy to Talk About Adoption with Her Kidsupdated: Sun May 15 2011 17:08:00

Kung Fu Panda 2 has an adoption theme, a topic hardly off-limits in the Jolie-Pitt house Rachel McAdams, Michael Sheen Make Red Carpet Debut Togetherupdated: Thu May 12 2011 08:29:00

The Midnight in Paris costars pose arm-in-arm at the Cannes International Film Festival Cannes Film Festival to Welcome Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolieupdated: Wed May 11 2011 15:56:00

The stars are set to flock to the south of France as the film festival opens Wednesday

Woody Allen's 'Midnight in Paris' opens Cannes Film Festivalupdated: Wed May 11 2011 12:37:00

The 64th annual Cannes Film Festival kicked off in high gear Wednesday along a sun-drenched French Riviera. Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Johnny Depp Bound for Cannesupdated: Tue Apr 12 2011 15:12:00

Next month's film festival will also feature a special tribute to Elizabeth Taylor

Film celebrates Istanbul's hidden historyupdated: Wed Dec 15 2010 12:42:00

A mother discovers a son she presumed dead; two lovers seek refuge for an illicit affair; a businessman finds joy in a city he once condemned.

Staff Benda Bilili rock Cannes 2010updated: Thu May 27 2010 08:07:00

CNN's Neil Curry brings us the Congolese paraplegic rockers of the band Staff Benda Bilili.

Congo paraplegic band rocks around the worldupdated: Thu May 27 2010 08:07:00

A group of disabled Congolese musicians could soon become a global sensation after an acclaimed documentary about the group was shown at the Cannes Film Festival.

Cannes film slams Berlusconiupdated: Wed May 26 2010 13:40:00

A clip from the documentary about the Italian PM's handling of the L'Aquila earthquake that's making waves at Cannes.

Iranian filmmaker releasedupdated: Wed May 26 2010 00:26:00

CNN's Ivan Watson reports on the release of an Iranian filmmaker who's been jailed for nearly three months.

Iranian filmmaker released from prisonupdated: Wed May 26 2010 00:26:00

Award-winning Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi, who has been imprisoned since March 1, was released from prison Tuesday. Lindsay Lohan Says She Doesn't Belong in Jail or Rehabupdated: Mon May 24 2010 14:10:00

The actress, due in court Monday, believes her father, who "clearly isn't sane," is stirring the pot Lindsay Lohan Parties Away Her Legal Woesupdated: Sat May 22 2010 13:28:00

As an L.A. judge threatens her with arrest, the actress dances and drinks in France

Cannes: A star is born?updated: Fri May 21 2010 17:59:00

The Cannes Film Festival is known for paying homage to cinematic legends. This year alone, Woody Allen ("You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger"), Jean-Luc Godard ("Film Socialism") and even 101-year-old Portuguese director Manoel de Oliveira ("The Strange Case of Angelica") unveiled their latest works. Michelle Williams Denies Romance with Ryan Goslingupdated: Fri May 21 2010 07:28:00

"They are not dating," her rep tells PEOPLE after the pair were cozy in Cannes

Sean Penn to Senate: Haiti on 'razor's edge'updated: Thu May 20 2010 07:37:00

Sean Penn could have been walking the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival. Instead, he was under the Capitol Dome in Washington on Wednesday to testify about Haiti.

Sean Penn: 'Don't forget Haiti'updated: Thu May 20 2010 07:37:00

Actor and activist Sean Penn testifies before Congress on "empowering Haiti to rebuild better." Are Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams a Couple Off-Screen?updated: Wed May 19 2010 22:48:00

The Blue Valentine costars get cozy at an afterparty for their film in Cannes Director Played Cupid for Shia LaBeouf & Carey Mulliganupdated: Mon May 17 2010 13:08:00

Oliver Stone says the Wall Street stars showed "chemistry right away" while filming together

Cannes kicks offupdated: Fri May 14 2010 09:31:00

Stars descend on the French Riviera for the 63rd annual Cannes Film Festival. CNN's Neil Curry reports.

This month on The Screening Roomupdated: Thu May 13 2010 12:52:00

This month let The Screening Room be your guide to the Cannes Film Festival. Presenter Myleene Klass goes beyond the glamour and the glitz at the most important festival on the movie calendar. We rub shoulders with the creators of the next billion dollar blockbusters, arthouse auteurs and low budget bloggers. Directors such as Ridley Scott and Woody Allen will strut up the red-carpeted steps of the Palais. Oliver Stone talks global financial meltdown as his follow up to the 80s classic "Wall Street" premieres in Cannes. And Mick Jagger brings rock 'n' roll swagger to the Croisette. From Algeria to Russia, China to Iran, 18 films will battle for the top prize. The Screening Room will tell you who takes home the coveted Palme d'Or. Russell Crowe Recalls Getting His Feet Wet at Cannes - Literallyupdated: Thu May 13 2010 06:32:00

The actor, who's debuting Robin Hood at the film festival, suffered a soggy fashion faux pas years ago

Showbiz Tonight at Cannes Film Festivalupdated: Wed May 12 2010 20:58:00

Showbiz Tonight's Brooke Anderson tours the 63rd Cannes Film Festival as everyone awaits this year's biggest stars.

Cannes 101: A film festival field guideupdated: Wed May 12 2010 20:58:00

It's that time of year again: The annual Cannes film festival is poised to kick off more than a week of glamour, prestige, and of course, some of the best in international cinema. Cannes Film Festival Opens Wednesday with Robin Hoodupdated: Wed May 12 2010 11:51:00

The 12-day event will bring top actors - and maybe some nicer weather - to the south of France Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp to Light Up Cannesupdated: Mon Apr 12 2010 18:28:00

May's film festival is also likely to welcome Naomi Watt, Shia LaBoeuf and Arnold Schwarzenegger

Scorsese and friends race to save film classics from destructionupdated: Thu Jan 28 2010 06:44:00

They don't wear masks or capes, but the filmmakers behind the World Cinema Foundation are arguably the superheroes of film.

Scorsese's new missionupdated: Thu Jan 28 2010 06:44:00

Martin Scorsese on the World Cinema Foundation and his work in preserving classic films from around the world. Tim Burton to Make Cannes His Wonderlandupdated: Tue Jan 26 2010 12:55:00

The Edward Scissorhands director will head the jury in May

Baz Luhrmann's eye for the spectacularupdated: Wed Dec 30 2009 21:40:00

Even when working at his father's gas station when he was a boy, Baz Luhrmann had an eye for great stories.

Talk Asia: Baz Luhrmannupdated: Wed Dec 30 2009 21:40:00

Talk Asia visit Baz Luhrmann in Sydney. He discusses his long road to success and celebrity friendships.

The surprising Greek film winning fans abroadupdated: Thu Dec 03 2009 12:25:00

For Greek cinema, the shadow of auteur Theo Angelopoulos has cast long over the blue sky of the Cote d'Azur in Cannes.

Thessaloniki turns 50updated: Thu Dec 03 2009 12:25:00

The Screening Room Xtra visits Thessaloniki for the 50th anniversary of one of the world's oldest film festivals.

Brilliante Mendoza: Philippines' celebrated and divisive directorupdated: Wed Sep 09 2009 00:12:00

Feted by Sean Penn and applauded by Quentin Tarantino at Cannes, Filipino filmmaker Brilliante Mendoza appears to finally live up to his name.

Cannes successupdated: Wed Sep 09 2009 00:12:00

His films divide audiences and critics, but Brilliante Mendoza won this year's best director award at Cannes.

Fall festival season kicks off race to the Oscarsupdated: Tue Sep 08 2009 06:59:00

If Cannes Film Festival raises the curtain on the spectacle that is the movie awards season, then the fall festival circuit is the critical first act.

Lars von Trier denies woman-hating in controversial filmupdated: Fri Jun 05 2009 13:24:00

When Danish auteur Lars von Trier presented his gothic thriller, "Antichrist" at Cannes Film Festival last month, it was greeted with cat-calls, jeers and, at times, disbelieving laughter.

Von Trier talks Horrorupdated: Fri Jun 05 2009 13:24:00

CNN's Myleene Klass talks to film director, Lars von Trier about his new horror film, "Antichrist."

Cannes 2009: The movies to watch out forupdated: Tue May 26 2009 11:08:00

The line-up at this year's Cannes Film Festival is a cineaste's dream.

Haneke finally crowned king of Cannesupdated: Mon May 25 2009 13:14:00

After eleven days, hundreds of screenings and thousands of snaps from the paparazzi, there could only be one Palme d'Or winner. Robin Wright Penn Sips Moët as Split Is Called Offupdated: Fri May 22 2009 14:47:00

The star, who is a juror at the Cannes Film Festival, parties in France without Sean Penn Brad and Angelina Party Past 1 A.M. in Cannesupdated: Fri May 22 2009 09:48:00

The couple are affectionate over cocktails, celebrating the premiere of his new flick Brad and Angelina's Big Date in Cannes - for 60 Guestsupdated: Wed May 20 2009 14:48:00

The duo attend a truffles and champagne dinner to launch his movie Inglourious Basterds

Cannes deal makersupdated: Tue May 19 2009 11:15:00

Behind the scenes at the Cannes Film Festival is where the real action takes place. CNN's Natasha Curry reports. POLL: Who Is Hotter in Her Green Bikini?updated: Tue May 19 2009 10:28:00

Audrina Patridge, Kelly Ripa, Hayden Panettiere and more show of beach bodies Brad Pitt Back in Cannes, Awaiting Angelinaupdated: Mon May 18 2009 13:13:00

The star's Inglourious Basterds is to be shown, amid talk Jolie is on her way

Cannes Film Festival openingupdated: Thu May 14 2009 13:26:00

CNN's Neil Curry mingles with the stars at this year's Cannes Film Festival.

Red carpet beauties at Cannes premiereupdated: Thu May 14 2009 10:38:00

The 62nd annual Cannes Film Festival opened in style on Wednesday as the film world descended on the French Riviera for the premiere of Pixar's new 3D animated film "Up" -- the first time an animated movie has ever opened the festival.

Cannes icons throughout the yearsupdated: Thu May 14 2009 08:47:00

The Cannes Film Festival possesses a unique continental glamour of its own that has attracted the great and the good of film for decades. The sun-drenched beach setting is a perfect opportunity for stars to exhibit their style, be it on the sand or on the red carpet.

Countdown to Cannesupdated: Tue May 12 2009 13:12:00's Nicole Lapin gets a preview of this year's Cannes Film Festival from People Magazine movie critic Leah Rozen.

Tarantino, Ledger are focus at Cannesupdated: Tue May 12 2009 13:12:00

The economic downturn may take its toll at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival, which opens Wednesday night. But as always, the show will go on.

The Screening Room in Mayupdated: Fri May 08 2009 11:18:00

On this month's The Screening Room, host Myleene Klass heads to the Croisette for the 62nd Cannes Film Festival. While the recession has taken some of the luster off of the famously extravagant festival, movies from a virtual "who's who" of A-list directors show the world that no other film festival compares with eleven days on the French Riviera.

Ledger's final film to feature at Cannes Film Festivalupdated: Fri May 08 2009 11:05:00

The film Heath Ledger was making when he died, "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus," will feature at this year's Cannes Film Festival.

Iranian filmmaker urges release of American journalistupdated: Tue Apr 21 2009 14:51:00

A well-known Iranian filmmaker has written an open letter calling for the release of journalist Roxana Saberi.

Dirty Harry's greatest hitsupdated: Tue Mar 03 2009 12:45:00

After a lifetime of playing characters past-their-prime, Clint Eastwood appears to still be enjoying his own.

Review: 'The Class' has grace to spareupdated: Fri Jan 30 2009 14:46:00

"The Class," the new film from director Laurent Cantet ("Time Out," "Heading South") comes garlanded with the top prize from the Cannes film festival and an Oscar nomination for best foreign-language film.

Film factbook: The changing role of the criticupdated: Thu Jan 29 2009 13:52:00

Kevin Spacey says their role is shifting, and Meryl Streep tells CNN they're becoming "scarily irrelevant."

Part 1: Spotlight on the criticsupdated: Thu Jan 29 2009 13:52:00

Myleene Klass investigates the role and influence of the film critic in this month's The Screening Room.

Interview with Jeon Do-yeonupdated: Sun Jan 04 2009 22:24:00

Jeon Do-yeon won the Best Actress prize at this year's Cannes Film Festival for her performance in the South Korean film "Secret Sunshine." Celebrated in her native South Korea for her roles in melodramatic soap operas and independent films, Jeon is the first Asian to win this prestigious prize. South Korea's most famous actress joins Talk Asia to discuss her rise into renown and takes a stroll around the cultural neighborhood of Daehango in Seoul with host Anjali Rao.

Pick the best Asian films of all timeupdated: Tue Oct 28 2008 08:18:00

Asia: Spread over one third of the world's surface, it is home to something like four billion people in 70 countries. It also produces half of the world's film.

Six of the best: London film festivalsupdated: Wed Oct 22 2008 12:27:00

As Hollywood stars such as Gwyneth Paltrow and Penelope Cruz grace the red carpet at the 52nd London Film Festival, the UK's capital city shows it has become a thriving, creative hub for filmmaking. FIRST LOOK: Madonna's Debut as a Film Directorupdated: Wed Oct 01 2008 17:49:00

Check out the trailer to her movie Filth and Wisdom, which she also co-wrote and produced Sharon Stone Apologizes - Again - for China Remarksupdated: Thu Jun 05 2008 07:24:00

"Yes, I misspoke. I could not be more regretful," she says in a statement

Behind the red carpet at Cannes updated: Tue May 27 2008 09:10:00

"Au secours!" is one of the first phrases you will find in French travel dictionaries but I have never heard it used -- until now. It's 1.15am and we have just locked an elderly French lady in a lift, so the phrase is now being used in its most urgent form. Cannes Film Festival Closesupdated: Tue May 27 2008 08:15:00

The French film The Class takes top honor and Clint Eastwood's Changeling stands out in a mostly disappointing year

Latin tempo reverberates through film worldupdated: Fri May 23 2008 15:10:00

There has been a distinctly Latin flavor to this year's Cannes Film Festival.

Mideast conflict forces animation to grow upupdated: Fri May 23 2008 14:51:00

Everyone has their childhood favorite: whether it is the hand-drawn beauty of "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs;" or the modern, computer-generated genius of "Shrek." Cartoons have always been a family staple in the movie industry. Michelle Williams Dazzles at Cannes Film Festivalupdated: Fri May 23 2008 12:58:00

Radiant in lace, the actress walks her first red carpet since Heath Ledger̢۪s death Madonna: Adoption Controversy 'Made Me Stronger'updated: Thu May 22 2008 10:06:00

The singer speaks out about adopting her son David at the premiere of her Malawi documentary A Critical Snapshot in 10 Reviews or Lessupdated: Wed May 21 2008 15:00:00

A look at the state of current cinema as curated by Cannes Joaquin Phoenix Skips Cannes Due to Stomach Fluupdated: Tue May 20 2008 22:03:00

"[He's] so sorry he couldn't be there with everyone," the actor's rep tells PEOPLE Brad & Angelina Steal the Show at Cannesupdated: Fri May 16 2008 22:38:00

The film festival is "always a good time," the pregnant Jolie tells PEOPLE

Cannes Film Festival kicks offupdated: Fri May 16 2008 10:12:00

ITN's Nicholas Glass previews the mix offerings at this year's Cannes Film Festival.

Behind the scenes: Cinema spotlight on Cannesupdated: Wed May 14 2008 16:35:00

Palm trees, mild weather, the Mediterranean -- what more could you want? For film aficionados, the answer is movies, movies and more movies.

The year of the documentaryupdated: Wed May 14 2008 15:44:00

Blogger Karina Longworth explains why documentaries are so popular this year and previews the Cannes Film Festival. Can Cannes Still Do It?updated: Wed May 14 2008 12:00:00

The world's largest film festival, which begins today, faces its biggest challenge: getting the world to care about the movie it shows Jack Black Kung-Fu-Kicks Off Cannesupdated: Wed May 14 2008 11:16:00

The actor playfully poses with 40 faux pandas to promote his new movie

The wild and wonderful world of Cannesupdated: Mon May 12 2008 13:56:00

The first Le Festival de Cannes opened September 1, 1939, an attempt to extend the tourist season and bring a little film flash to the little French Riviera town.

We recommend