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Okja

French film industry bemused by Netflix Cannes announcement

29-Apr-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Netflix statement said it was “exploring theatrical distribution” for their Cannes Competition titles.

Dionne Warwick

Mister Smith boards Dionne Warwick doc 'Don’t Make Me Over'

28-Apr-2017 | By

David Garrett to show footage in Cannes; film currently in post.

Ian McKellen Playing The Part

'McKellen: Playing The Part' gets sales deal, first clip released Video

28-Apr-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Independent boards doc about the life and career of acting legend Ian McKellen.

Lover For A Day

First English trailer for Philippe Garrel's 'Lover For A Day' Video

28-Apr-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Stylish, steamy and very French, Garrel’s new feature explores his trademark theme of relationships.

The Merciless

ARP to release Cannes Midnight title 'The Merciless' in France

28-Apr-2017 | By

CJ strikes French deal for South Korean action film.

Roman Polanski

Cannes adds Roman Polanski, Ruben Östlund to line-up

27-Apr-2017 | By Screen staff

Santiago Mitre’s La Cordillera, Li Ruijun’s Walking Past The Future join UCR.

The Rider

Protagonist boards Chloé Zhao's 'The Rider' ahead of Cannes debut

26-Apr-2017 | By

US-set title gets sales deal before Directors’ Fortnight premiere.

Let the Sunshine In

First image: Juliette Binoche in Claire Denis' 'Let The Sunshine In'

26-Apr-2017 | By Sam Warner

English title for Un Beau Soleil Intérieur, set to open Directors’ Fortnight, also announced.

Cannes competition jury 2017

Will Smith, Jessica Chastain, Maren Ade, Paolo Sorrentino on Cannes jury

25-Apr-2017 | By

Festival competition jury also features Park Chan-wook, Fan Bingbing, Agnès Jaoui, Gabriel Yared.

The Nothing Factory

Cannes: Directors' Fortnight adds Portuguese debut 'The Nothing Factory'

25-Apr-2017 | By

Comedy-drama added to Cannes sidebar.

Burkini 2

Burkini celebration planned for beaches of Cannes during festival

25-Apr-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Cannes was among 30 French resorts banning burkinis on the beach last summer.

Uma Thurman

Cannes: Uma Thurman to preside over Un Certain Regard jury

21-Apr-2017 | By

Pulp Fiction actress signs up for Cannes section.

Scaffolding

Cannes ACID title 'Scaffolding' gets sales deal

21-Apr-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Israeli drama acquired by New Europe.

Belinda

Cannes: ACID unveils 2017 line-up

21-Apr-2017 | By

This year’s showcase features ten world premieres and a Serbian strand.

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First trailer for Cannes opener 'Ismael's Ghosts' starring Marion Cotillard Video

21-Apr-2017 | By

Arnaud Desplechin’s drama co-stars Mathieu Amalric, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Louis Garrel.

Brigsby Bear

Cannes: Critics' Week unveils 2017 selection

21-Apr-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Mafia tale Sicilian Ghost Story to open sidebar, Sundance hit Brigsby Bear selected as closer.

Bushwick

"Netflix? It's a complicated question," says Cannes Directors' Fortnight chief

21-Apr-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Cannes grapples with the implications of Netflix’s arrival on the Croisette.

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Cannes Critics' Week line-up set to be revealed Video

20-Apr-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

When the Cannes parallel section line-ups will be announced, and how to watch them live.

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Cannes: Directors' Fortnight reveals 2017 line-up

20-Apr-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Baker, Nyoni, Jasper and Carpignano join Cannes veterans Denis, Ferrara, Dumont, Garrel and Gitai.

Jean-Michel Cousteau and Arnold Schwarzenegger

Arnold Schwarzenegger to narrate 'Wonders Of The Sea 3D'

18-Apr-2017 | By

Conquistador Entertainment to screen 3D Entertainment Films doc in Cannes.

Cannes official selection

Cannes 2017 reveals radical line-up

13-Apr-2017 | By

Cannes to show TV series, Netflix original and VR installation.

Cannes critics

Cannes 2017: our chief critic's guide to the Competition line-up

13-Apr-2017 | By Fionnuala Halligan

Screen’s chief critic and reviews editor Fionnuala Halligan dissects this year’s Competition films.

Jupiter's Moon

First image for Mundruczó's Cannes contender 'Jupiter's Moon'

13-Apr-2017 | By

The film, from the director of White God, was previously titled Superfluous Man.

Cannes poster 2017

Cannes 2017: Official Selection in full Video

12-Apr-2017 | By Screen staff

The line-up of the 70th Cannes Film Festival has been announced.

Cannes poster 2017

Frémaux spills the beans on Cannes Official Selection process

12-Apr-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Cannes will be tying up the line-up until late into the night, according to Frémaux’s recent book.

Cinefondation 2

Cannes 2017: Shorts, Cinéfondation titles revealed

12-Apr-2017 | By Will Tentindo

Cristian Mungiu will head the Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury

Sandrine Keberlain

Cannes: Sandrine Kiberlain named Caméra d’or jury president

11-Apr-2017 | By

French actress starred in Cannes titles A Self-made Hero and Polisse.

Abdellatif Kechiche

Palme d'Or winner Kechiche won't be at Cannes due to contract dispute

6-Apr-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Production blocked on Mektoub Is Mektoub after director delivered two films rather than one.

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Cannes 2017 Critics' Week poster features 'Raw' star, director

6-Apr-2017 | By

Poster shows director Julia Ducournau and actress Garance Marillier.

Redoubtable

First English trailer for 'Redoubtable' directed by Michel Hazanavicius Video

5-Apr-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: The director of The Artist pays tribute to Jean-Luc Godard in his new film.

Person to Person

Celluloid Dreams boards Sundance comedy 'Person To Person'

5-Apr-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Paris-based company to launch sales on Sundance title during Cannes.

Cannes right size

First Cannes TV festival named 'Cannes Series'

3-Apr-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Grand jury for competitive event to comprise five international personalities.

Cannes poster 2017

Cannes reveals 2017 poster

29-Mar-2017 | By

This year’s festival poster depicts a dancing Claudia Cardinale.

Cristian Mungiu

Cristian Mungiu to preside over Cannes Cinéfondation jury

21-Mar-2017 | By

Monica Belluci named master of ceremonies.

Kleber Mendonca Filho

Kleber Mendonça Filho to head Cannes Critics' Week jury

16-Mar-2017 | By

Aquarius director leads jury that will award the Nespresso Grand Prize. 

Fleur Pellerin

Cannes TV festival sets Fleur Pellerin as president

8-Mar-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Previously announced event for TV series will run alongside MipTv.

Cannes Croisette

Cannes Marché reveals Frontières genre forum details

6-Mar-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Trio of projects garner praise from industry; dates set for Cannes producer pitching event.

Cannes Croisette

Cannes Atelier to host UK, Palestinian, Asian projects

3-Mar-2017 | By Will Tentindo

The Cannes Atelier will feature 15 titles.

Werner Herzog

Cannes: Werner Herzog to receive Directors' Fortnight Carrosse d’Or Award

6-Feb-2017 | By

French Film Directors Guild to fete German legend.

Arab Critics Awards

First Arab Critics Awards to launch at Cannes 2017

31-Jan-2017 | By

A 25-strong jury of critics will present five prizes to Arabic feature films that have played at international festivals.

Pedro Almodóvar

Pedro Almodóvar named Cannes jury president

31-Jan-2017 | By

Spanish auteur said he was “grateful, honoured and a bit overwhelmed.”

Pierre Lescure re-elected as Cannes Film Festival president

16-Jan-2017 | By

Lescure unanimously re-elected ahead of the festival’s 70th edition.

Thierry Fremaux

Thierry Frémaux to present Lumière brothers tribute in Dubai

9-Nov-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Cannes Film Festival and Institut Lumière chief to introduce the Gulf to work of cinema pioneers at DIFF.

Thierry Fremaux

Thierry Frémaux flies into Toronto for Lumière tribute

11-Sep-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Cannes head will be live-narrating his archive film Lumière! at the festival.

Lynne Ramsay Joaquin Phoenix

Studiocanal swoops on Lynne Ramsay-Joaquin Phoenix thriller

1-Jul-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Hot Cannes package You Were Never Really Here has secured a UK deal; shoot due to get underway late summer.

Loving Vincent

CMG adds 'Loving Vincent' sales in Cannes

15-Jun-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Edward Noeltner’s Cinema Management Group has reported robust sales on the Croisette led by its hotly anticipated ‘painted animation’ starring Saoirse Ronan.

Whitney Houston

Miramax picks up rights to Whitney Houston doc

14-Jun-2016 | By

The company is reteaming with Roadside Attractions to handle the US theatrical release on Kevin Macdonald’s upcoming film.

Michel Hazanavicius

Dakota Johnson, Michel Hazanavicius titles head to Italy

13-Jun-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Rome-based distributor Cinema pre-bought six new titles at Cannes.

Train To Busan

Well Go USA Entertainment boards 'Train To Busan'

9-Jun-2016 | By

The distributor has pounced on North American rights to Yeon Sang-ho’s zombie apocalypse thriller that played at Midnight Screenings in Cannes.

After The Storm

Kore-eda's Cannes title 'After The Storm' secures UK deal

9-Jun-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Arrow Films strikes deal with Wild Bunch for Un Certain Regard title.

Extortion

13 Films reports Cannes rush for 'Extortion', 'Manhattan Nocturne'

7-Jun-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: President Tannaz Anisi and her team have returned from the Croisette following a slew of deals on two of the company’s prestige titles.

Divines

Netflix reveals Cannes haul including hits 'Divines', 'Aquarius'

7-Jun-2016 | By Tom Grater

The streaming giant has revealed eight Cannes acquisitions a day after it announced its first Indian original.

Operation Chromite

'Temple', 'Drone', 'The Titan' among Signature's Cannes deals

7-Jun-2016 | By Tom Grater

The UK outfit has revealed five acquisitions made in Cannes.

The Handmaiden

Curzon Artificial Eye acquires Cannes title 'The Handmaiden'

3-Jun-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Park Chan-wook’s adaptation of Sarah Waters’ lesbian-themed Fingersmith played in Competition.

Sierra / Affinity scores prestige Cannes sales

2-Jun-2016 | By

Nick Meyer announced on Thursday a slew of deals on the company’s heavyweight Croisette sales roster, led by such highlights as Molly’s Game, Tully, Anon, and Villa Capri.

The Happiest Day In The Life of Olli Maki

MUBI acquires Cannes winner 'Olli Maki'; Bruno Dumont's 'Slack Bay'

2-Jun-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Streaming service acquires rights for US and UK.

The Salesman Forushande

Memento sells Cannes award-winner 'The Salesman' to UK, Germany

31-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Memento also secures deals for Bruno Dumont’s Cannes contender Slack Bay.

Apprentice

Arrow targets Cannes title 'Apprentice' for UK Video

27-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Paris-based Luxbox secures new sales on Un Certain Regard title.

Borg McEnroe Shia La Beouf

'Borg Vs McEnroe', 'Rita Hayworth', 'Mortal' among Ascot Cannes buys

26-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: Deals with IM Global, SF Studios and Radiant Films.

D Films snaps up 'Under The Silver Lake'

25-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The Canadian distributor has added one of the most sought-after projects from the Cannes Marché to its slate.

Paul Hanson

Covert Media, Todd Garner strike pact

25-May-2016 | By

Paul Hanson has signed a two-year, first look co-financing and co-production deal with the former Revolution Studios partner and producer of Knight And Day and the Paul Blart: Mall Cop franchise.

One Week And A Day

Oscilloscope takes Cannes black comedy 'One Week And A Day' for US

24-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

New Europe Film Sales secures further deals in Europe and Asia.

Cannes: Market wrap

24-May-2016 | By

STX’s $50m play, Amazon Studios’ charm offensive and other takeaways from this year’s market.

Magnus

Arrow takes chess doc 'Magnus' for UK

24-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

TrustNordisk has struck multiple Cannes deals for the Norwegian documentary about chess world champion Magnus Carlsen.

Blackway

Cannes buyers spark to Electric’s 'Blackway'

23-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Sonia Mehandjiyska and her team have reported a strong response on the Croisette to the thriller starring Anthony Hopkins, Julia Stiles and Ray Liotta.

Saban Films picks up 'Tomboy, A Revenger’s Tale'

23-May-2016 | By

The North American rights deal with ICM Partners on Walter Hill’s crime thriller caps a busy Cannes for the distributor.

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Cannes: Jinga scores North America hat-trick

23-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: Sales outfit strikes deals for three titles in Cannes: Worry Dolls, The Lesson and Last Girl Standing.

Ken Loach on the set of I Daniel Blake

Cannes: Ken Loach's 'I, Daniel Blake' wins Palme d'Or; full list of winners

22-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

British filmmaker Ken Loach wins second Palme d’Or; Asghar Farhadi’s The Salesman wins two.

Toni Erdmann

Cannes: 'Toni Erdmann' tops final Screen Jury Grid

22-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

Maren Ade’s comedy-drama set the highest score in the history of the Jury Grid.

Chilean producers find deals in Cannes

22-May-2016 | By

Producers were highly active on the Croisette as deals flowed in the wake of increased co-production opportunities with the South American country.

The Happiest Day In The Life Of Olli Maki

Cannes: 'The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki' wins Un Certain Regard prize

21-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Captain Fantastic’s Matt Ross wins director prize; animation The Red Turtle wins special prize.

Wolf And Sheep

'Wolf And Sheep', 'The Together Project' win at Directors' Fortnight Video

21-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

The Together Project was directed by Solveig Anspach, who died last August.

Lars von Trier

Cannes: Curzon Artificial Eye acquires Lars Von Trier's 'The House That Jack Built'

20-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: UK distributor also acquires upcoming sports biopic Borg vs McEnroe, Directors’ Fortnight title After Love and Scottish indie music doc Lost In France.

Mimosas

Cannes: 'Mimosas' wins top Critics' Week prize

20-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Other winners included Mehmet Can Mertoglu’s Albüm and Wregas Bhanuteja’s Penjak.

Cannes: Cinéfondation 2016 winners revealed

20-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Japanese director Naomi Kawase led the jury at the 69th Cannes Film Festival.

Cannes: Sean Penn's 'The Last Face' sets Jury Grid low

20-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

Nicolas Winding Refn’s The Neon Demon also fails to impress Screen’s roster of critics.

'Toni Erdmann' racks up key sales for The Match Factory

19-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: UK, Italy, Australia, Spain among a host of key sales on Cannes Competition hit.

Graduation Bacalaureat

Cannes: Mungiu impresses, Dolan disappoints on Screen’s Jury Grid

19-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

Graduation, It’s Only The End Of The World and The Unknown Girl all made their bows on today’s Jury Grid.

Mrs B A North Korean Woman

Korea trafficking doc 'Mrs B' set for feature adaptation

19-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Paris-based Zorba is developing a slate of Asia-set projects and will produce Jero Yun’s debut fiction feature, Ma Mère.

Paradise 89

Latvia celebrates centennial with $8.5m film fund

19-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

A total of 16 features will receive funding from the country’s national film centre.

BNFF

Cannes: Tallinn Black Nights launches Storytek

19-May-2016 | By Tiffany Pritchard

The initiative will support 20 projects exploring alternative storytelling through digital technologies.

The Red Turtle

Sony Pictures Classics acquires animation 'The Red Turtle'

19-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Animation co-produced by Wild Bunch and Studio Ghibli premiered at Cannes in Un Certain Regard.

Olga Kurylenko

Olga Kurylenko to join Gilliam's 'Don Quixote'

18-May-2016 | By Tiffany Pritchard

Terry Gilliam revealed further details about his long in the works Don Quixote film in Cannes.

The Salesman

Amazon Studios buys 'The Salesman', 'The Dressmaker'

18-May-2016 | By

The story of Cannes 2016 continued apace on Wednesday as Asghar Farhadi’s late addition to the Competition became one of the latest titles headed for Prime Video customers.

Amazon's charm tactics cheer a muted Cannes market

18-May-2016 | By

STX made a big splash, while Amazon’s charm offensive overshadowed Netflix.

Screen Cannes 2016 Daily 1

Cannes 2016: Screen's dailies

18-May-2016

Read Screen International’s daily magazine from the 69th Cannes Film Festival here.

Jason-Ropell

Cannes panel: Theatrical experience key to Amazon strategy

18-May-2016 | By

Amazon executives discussed sales companies, emerging filmmakers, women directors and disruption.

Halle Berry

Halle Berry's LA Riots drama 'Kings' sold into Europe

18-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Studiocanal takes UK rights for riots drama..

Clash

Cannes UCR opener 'Clash' sold to Europe, Asia

18-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Post-Egyptian revolution drama set in police van opened Un Certain Regard. 

Cedric Ido

MK2 Films boards Barry and Ido’s comedy 'Chateau'

18-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Film is set in Paris’s African neighbourhood of Chateau d’Eau.

Borg McEnroe Shia La Beouf

Tennis rivals 'Borg/McEnroe' served to France's Pretty Pictures

18-May-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Shia LaBeouf and Sverrir Gudnason star as John McEnroe and Bjorn Borg.

One Week And A Day

New Europe scores 'One Week And A Day' sales

18-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: Asaph Polonsky’s black comedy has gone to Brazil and Italy.

Dias

Japan's Gaga mounts Jonathan English’s 'Dias'

18-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: MFI clocks new sales on Greece-set thriller.

Merci Patron

Jour2fête docs 'Merci Patron!', 'Robert Doisneau' score sales

18-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: French company Jour2fête closes agreements.

Doc Day Cannes 2016

Cannes Doc Day: Making an impact with emotions, not just issues

18-May-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

The Cannes Marche featured an enhanced documentary offering this year.

Oskar Jonasson

Truenorth lines up English-language projects

18-May-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

The company has added Oskar Jonasson’s The Malaga Prisoner and Michael G Kehoe’s Keflavik to its production slate.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui

'Raman Raghav 2.0' star Nawazuddin Siddiqui to play Indian writer Manto

18-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Gangs Of Wasseypur actor will star in Nandita Das’ biopic.

Cannes: 'Aquarius' debuts strongly on Screen Jury Grid

18-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

Kleber Mendonca Filho’s film bows third on the list, behind Paterson and table-topper Toni Erdmann.

FilmRise, Content Media strike sales pact

18-May-2016 | By

FilmRise has appointed Content Media Corporation as its exclusive international sales agent.

Joanne Froggatt

Genesius picks up 'Starfish' starring Joanne Froggatt, Tom Riley

18-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: True-life drama stars Joanne Froggatt and Tom Riley.

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