Cate Blanchett, Todd Haynes and Rooney Mara before the screening of Carol at Cannes

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.

Cannes Film Festival 2015
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'Africa Dances' by Ben Enwonwu (Nigerian, 1917-1994)
19/05/2015 - Africa
A leading international auction house, Bonhams, is holding its annual Africa Now sale of African art Wednesday.
Still from Gurvinder Singh's 'Chauthi Koot'
19/05/2015 - CANNES FILM FESTIVAL 2015
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.
The mummy of Ta-Iset found in Rueil-Malmaison in 2001
18/05/2015 - EGYPT - FRANCE
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
Director Maïwenn's film is the first of the four French entries in competition in 2015.
Marina Picasso, Pablo Picasso's granddaughter
16/05/2015 - FRANCE

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

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

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