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Masters of Sculpture from Côte d'Ivoire at Paris' Quai Branly museum
27/05/2015 - Culture in France

Masters of Sculpture from Côte d'Ivoire at Paris' Quai Branly museum

The latest exhibit at Paris’ Quai Branly museum is called 'Masters of Sculpture from Côte d’Ivoire'.
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 ...
Roman columns in Palmira, Syria.
21/05/2015 - Syria

Islamic State armed group captures historic Syrian city of Palmyra

The Islamic State armed group has seized control of the 2,000-year-old desert city of Palmyra, exposing its remarkable and well-preserved antiquities to possible imminent destruction and ...
Brazilian singer-songwriter Pierre Aderne
21/05/2015 - World music matters

Brazilian singer-songwriter Pierre Aderne

Our guest on this week's World Music Matters is Brazilian singer-songwriter Pierre Aderne.
Pakistan's Tribal Truck Art
20/05/2015 - Culture in France

Pakistan's Tribal Truck Art

On a grey, rainy afternoon in the French capital, Parisians were treated to a highly colourful mini-parade on the city streets: buses, trucks, cars and scooters decorated by some of Pakistan’s ...
'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.
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.