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The Universal film stars Cruise as real-life American pilot and hustler Barry Seal, who ran drugs for Pablo Escobar and was recruited by the CIA for one of the biggest covert operations in history.
Kechiche clashed with the Cannes Film festival after the fest made the controversial decision in 2013 to award three Palme d'Ors for Blue Is the Warmest Color: one for Kechiche as director and, in a first for Cannes, dual Palmes for actresses Seydoux ...

To conduct the research they looked at 10 years (2006 to 2016) of audio and video content from Cannes' film and film craft shortlists and winners, according to a rep for the agency.
I am planted within you. I am alone with you. IFC films has debuted an official US trailer for the French drama From the Land of the moon, which first.
With her Feminist twist on the 1971 Southern Gothic film The Beguiled, famed producer and screenwriter Sofia Coppola became only the second woman in the 70-year history of the Cannes Film festival to win the Best Director prize.

After critically acclaimed MANTOSTAAN Rahat Kazmi's directorial SIDE A & SIDE B opened with house full world premiere at (Marche du film) Festival of Cannes this year.
Set at a girls' school in Virginia during the U.S. civil war and starring Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Colin Farrell and Elle Fanning, the film won Coppola the best director's award at the Cannes Film festival last month, making her only the second ...
This year, she competed in a filmmakers Institute at the Cannes Film festival, where she was awarded the best script award for her work on "Memory.
Astana - Kazakhstan had a pavilion at the May 17-28 70th Cannes Film festival for the first time. It represents the film industry of the country on the Village International, one of the main world platforms of the film market.
Call it a jaw-dropping finish. Indeed, that was how things panned out for the 70th edition of Cannes International Film Festival, which closed last weekend in Cannes, Nice, South of France.
The streaming service's chief content officer said his challenge is to make movies so great that theaters have to book them while speaking at the Produced By ...
Simplicity is the key to the somber beauty of "Makala," a documentary depicting a Congolese charcoal-maker doing his utmost to raise his family under penurious conditions.
A filmmaker says showing his film at the Cannes Film festival was "a crazy and unreal experience". Ben Barton, who lives and works in Folkestone but was born on Romney Marsh, described being part of the world famous film festival as a dream.
Armed to the hilt with double-, triple- and quadruple-crossings between gangsters, moles and cops, "The Merciless" tries to be the whole "Infernal Affairs" trilogy rolled into one movie.
This marks a series of successful deals for the South Korean giant, which recently announced multiple sales deals for its crime actioner The Merciless, which received a midnight screening at last month's Cannes Film festival. A three-minute promo clip ...
South Korean director Hong Sang-soo's The Day After and Claire's Camera sold to multiple territories following their premieres at the 2017 Cannes Film festival, Seoul-based sales banner Finecut announced on Friday. The two titles, which are ...

Eric Caravaca and Esther Garrel in Philippe Garrel's "Lover for a Day," which the streaming service Mubi acquired from the Cannes Film festival.
'Potato Potahto", an African marital comedy of errors, based in Ghana and directed by one of Africa's best known female directors, Shirley Frimpong Manso, took the centre stage at the just concluded Cannes Film festival, France when it premiered.
filmmakers are turning to VR to create new cinematic experiences, changing the ways audiences relate to onscreen action. As a tool, VR not only allows for full immersion, it also opens the door to interactive films that give viewers control over the ...
After the Cannes Film festival finished in May of this year, director Thierry Fremaux received a letter signed by Hollywood parents with complaints about the lack of family-friendly facilities at the annual festival, reports The Hollywood reporter.
A Corsican radical risks his life by returning to the island where a death warrant awaits in 'Apaches' director Thierry de Peretti's second feature.
The 2017 Cannes Film festival wrapped up last Sunday with a slate of generally predictable (and perfectly worthwhile) awards.
Hubert Charuel draws from his rural upbringing, delivering an unconventional thriller about a dairy farmer determined to protect his herd.
If your interest is around new forms of diverse content generation, this year at Cannes Film market was definitely the place to be.
FOR THE SECOND YEAR IN A ROW, a rare consensus emerged at the Cannes Film festival. If the 2016 edition will be remembered for its farcical jury decisions, this year's official selection stands a good chance of being barely remembered at all: Rarely ...
Cary Grant's inner life, including his experiments with LSD, is a ripe topic for a documentary, but this one trips along the surface.
The 2017 Cannes Film festival wrapped up last Sunday with a slate of generally predictable (and perfectly worthwhile) awards.
Is Elvis Presley a metaphor for the rise - and fall - of America? Eugene Jarecki's documentary claims, provocatively, that he is.
Actor Eric Caravaca's documentary explores the family secrets surrounding the death of a sister he never knew. Small is rather beautiful, and also deceptively deep, in Eric Caravaca's family-history documentary "Plot 35.
There wasn't a single film by a Black director screening work at the 2017 Cannes Film festival. And not just in the competition, where a film by a Black director hasn't been in the running for a staggering four years, since Abderrahmane Sissako's ...
Of the national cinemas whose new waves have come of age, at least on the international stage, in the past decade or two - take Russia or Romania or Greece - many, if not most, have a strong element of scathing national self-criticism.
A series of cab rides in nighttime Sofia give a well-observed impression of Bulgarian society in Stephan Komandarev's film. Popular philosopher Alain de Botton once propounded the theory that road rage is the result of an overly optimistic nature: The ...
With "The Beguiled," a self-aware Southern Gothic tale, Sofia Coppola became the second woman to take home the Cannes Film festival's award for best director. The film stars Colin Farrell as a Union soldier wounded in the civil war and taken in by a ...
women directors are thinly represented at the Cannes Film festival, though with three in competition out of 19 entries, this was a good year.
An ethically indefensible choice mars Russian first-timer Kantemir Balagov's otherwise impressively tough-minded debut. It's relatively rare that the business of film reviewing confronts us with a genuine ethical dilemma.
Rodin, from director Jacques Doillon, opened to great fanfare last week at the 70th Cannes Film festival. The film's cast and director took to the red carpet on Wednesday, signing autographs, taking selfies with everyone from grandmas to police ...
The curtain fell on the 70th edition of the Cannes Film festival on Sunday, with Italy's Jasmine Trinca winning the Un Certain Regard acting prize for her performance in 'Fortunata'.
The actress - who was last seen in Miss Sloane as a formidable, high-flying political lobbyist - was a jury member at the Cannes Film festival, and following the awards ceremony Chastain told reporters at a press conference: "This is the first time I ...
Second-year undeclared student Aman Adlakha, fourth-year English student Harit Muttreja and second-year communication studies student Will Greenberg went to the 2017 Cannes Film festival with their film "The Spaceman." ...
With its legendary blend of Old World elegance and continental cool, the Cannes Film festival sets the bar for seaside glamour each year, delivering an epic lineup of summer beauty ideas just in time for the first long weekend stateside.
After 12 magical days in the oh-so-glamorous French Riviera, we bid the 2017 Cannes Film festival adieu. From Sofia Coppola becoming the second woman ever to win the Best Director award in Cannes' 70-year history for "The Beguiled" (the first being ...
Australian actress Nicole Kidman (L) and US director Sofia Coppola pose as they arrive on May 24, 2017 for the screening of the film 'The Beguiled' at the 70th edition of the Cannes Film festival in Cannes, southern France. (LOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty ...
Andrey Zvyagintsev makes movies that dissect the cold corruptions of contemporary Russia, and since there are things he isn't allowed to say directly, he turns the holding back of expression into starkly poeticized drama.
Bella Hadid wears a crochet all-white two piece in Cannes, France.
A working-class hairdresser determined to open her own business has her dreams waylaid thanks to a ridiculous hook-up with her kid's shrink in this sloppily scripted, very Italian drama.
When is the Cannes Film festival 2017 and what is it? The Cannes Film festival, which this year celebrates its 70th anniversary, runs from May 17 to 28.
Leonardo di Costanzo's involving, solidly made story about the value and danger of moral principles in the shadow of the Naples Camorra.
The event, which runs for 10 days in May each year, is so jam-packed with films, press conferences, talks, parties and random celebrity sightings that a 24 hour summary doesn't really do it justice.