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Kampala women protest ban on mini-skirts
25/05/2015 - Uganda

Uganda performer faces 10-year jail sentence under new anti-porn law

Ugandan pop singer Jemimah Kansiime, 21, is facing 10 years in jail under Uganda’s Anti-Pornography Law for a racy music video on YouTube.
Antonythasan Jesuthasan in Jacques Audiard's Dheepan
25/05/2015 - SRI LANKA - FRANCE

Sri Lanka government welcomes Cannes prize for Dheepan

Sri Lanka's government has hailed the Cannes Film Festival's Palme d'Or award for Dheepan, a film about the bloody with Tamil Tiger (LTTE) separatists, hoping that it will draw attention to its ...
Jacques Audiard receives the Palme at  the Cannes Flim Festival
25/05/2015 - CANNES FILM FESTIVAL 2015

Exceptional year for French filmmakers at 68th Cannes Festival

Three out of five French films in competition won prizes at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival which ended on Sunday night with the awards ceremony.

Cate Blanchett, Todd Haynes and Rooney Mara before the screening of Carol at Cannes
24/05/2015 - CANNES FILM FESTIVAL 2015

US film Carol wins Queer Palm at Cannes

A lesbian love story starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara won the independently sponsored 2015 Queer Palm award at the Cannes Film Festival Saturday night.

The Critics' Week jury opted for Argentinian Santiago Mitre’s second feature Paulina, awarding it the Grand Prix Nespresso
23/05/2015 - CANNES FILM FESTIVAL 2015

Desplechin's My Golden Years gets next best to Golden Palm at Director's Fortnight

The end of the Cannes Film Festival is signalled each year by the gradual transition from high heels and sequins on the Croisette to sunoil and flipflops. The Palm award ceremony on Sunday night is heralded by prize-giving at the Critic’s Week, the Director’s Fortnight and on Saturday, at the official Un certain regard.

Jérémie Rénier as Captain Antarès Bonassieu in Clément Cogitore's The Wakhan Front selected for the Critics'  Week at Cannes
22/05/2015 - Cannes Film Festival 2015

Cannes Critics' Week loves Latin America, French entry still in running for first feature award

The 54th Semaine de la Critique, the Critics' Week parallel festival, awarded its prizes on Thursday evening ahead of the Director's Fortnight, the Queer Palm and the official competition this ...
Actor Antonythasan Jesuthasan, director Jacques Audiard, actors Claudine Vinasithamby and Kalieaswari Srinivasan from the film Dheepan in competition at the 68th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, 21 May 2015
21/05/2015 - CANNES FILM FESTIVAL 2015

Civil war stories from Sri Lanka contribute to French film Dheepan

French director Jacques Audiard’s film Dheepan, in competition at the 68th Cannes Film Festival, combines refugees from Sri Lanka’s former civil war with gang warfare in French housing ...
21/05/2015 - CANNES FILM FESTIVAL 2015

Two distinct worlds in Chinese-language cinema meet in Cannes

Both are leading film makers in Chinese. Both are vying for the Golden Palm at the 68th Festival.

'Africa Dances' by Ben Enwonwu (Nigerian, 1917-1994)
19/05/2015 - Africa

African contemporary art under the hammer ... and the spotlight

A leading international auction house, Bonhams, is holding its annual Africa Now sale of African art Wednesday.
Luz on the march in Paris after the Charlie Hebdo killings
19/05/2015 - FRANCE

Top cartoonist Luz quits Charlie Hebdo

The cartoonist who drew the front-page cartoon of the prophet Mohammed for Charlie Hebdo after the massacre of its editorial team is to leave the French satirical paper.
Still from Gurvinder Singh's 'Chauthi Koot'
19/05/2015 - CANNES FILM FESTIVAL 2015

A fresh crop of films from India dispels the Bollywood-only myth at Cannes

Two films in the Festival’s Un Certain Regard section come from India this year. In this competition section, the entries are nearly always first or second auteur features, i.e.
French Education Minister Najat Vallaud-Belkacem
18/05/2015 - FRANCE

Teachers to strike against France's controversial education reform

France's teachers’ unions have called a strike on Tuesday to oppose the Socialist government's reforms to middle schools.
The mummy of Ta-Iset found in Rueil-Malmaison in 2001
18/05/2015 - EGYPT - FRANCE

Egyptian mummy found in trash to go on show in Paris suburb museum

A museum in a Paris suburb is to exhibit the mummy of a five-year-old ancient Egyptian girl that was found by refuse collectors after a local resident threw out with the garbage.
Emmanuelle Bercot and Vincent Cassel in Mon Roi directed by Maïwenn, one of the films competing for Palme d'or at the Cannes Film Festival 2015
18/05/2015 - CANNES FILM FESTIVAL 2015

French actor Vincent Cassel redeems and redeemed in Maïwenn's Mon Roi

Director Maïwenn's film is the first of the four French entries in competition in 2015.
Cate Blanchett in Carol by Todd Haynes, in competition for the Golden Palm at the Cannes Film Festivals 2015.
17/05/2015 - CANNES FILM FESTIVAL 2015

US film Carol wraps homosexual love in elegant style

A world premiere this weekend at the Cannes Film Festival for the new movie by Todd Haynes, Carol. It’s a love story between two women based on a Patricia Highsmith novel .

Nanni Moretti's Mia Madre is a contender for the Palme d'or at the Cannes Film Festival 2015
17/05/2015 - Cannes Film Festival 2015

Moving and funny, Nanni Moretti’s Mia Madre brings Italian touch to Cannes

You hear a lot of Italian spoken in Cannes this year, perhaps more than usual as films directed by Matteo Garrone, Nanni Moretti and Paolo Sorrentino are in the main competition, all of whom have ...
Marina Picasso, Pablo Picasso's granddaughter
16/05/2015 - FRANCE

Picasso granddaughter to sell artist's Cannes villa for charity work

Pablo Picasso's granddaughter plans to sell his villa in Cannes to fund her charity work. Marina Picasso, 64, is also to put 126 works of pottery by her grandfather up for auction.

Quentin Dolmaire and  Lou Roy-Lecollinet in My Golden Days
16/05/2015 - Cannes Film Festival 2015

Desplechin’s My Golden Days brings joy and pain of young love to Cannes Directors' Fortnight

One of France’s favourite directors, Arnaud Desplechin, brought excitement to the Cannes Directors’ Fortnight with his latest film, My Golden Days (Trois souvenirs de ma jeunesse).

The Coen brothers head the Cannes jury 2015 Joel (L) and Ethan (R), they directed Inside Llewyn Davis, which won the Grand Jury Prize in 2013 à Cannes.
13/05/2015 - CANNES FILM FESTIVAL 2015

The Cannes Film Festival awards explained

Once films get though the selection process for Cannes, they are in the running for Palm awards. That’s not all. Read on.

The 68th Cannes Film Festival opens Wednesday 13 May under the radiant smile of late actress Ingrid Bergman
13/05/2015 - CANNES FILM FESTIVAL 2015

Seriously French films surface in 68th Cannes Film Festival

The 68th Cannes Film Festival opens Wednesday night with a French film screening for art’s sake and not competing for a Golden Palm.
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