Its cosmopolitan credentials front and centre, the 71st Festival de Cannes opens on May 8th with Todos lo saben (Everybody Knows), a Spanish psychological thriller, directed by an Iranian and produced by a French company and directed by Asghar Farhadi.
Our Cannes reporter Séamas McSwiney attempts to find a thematic order to the disparity of films in Cannes, which often helps find a deeper purpose to their individual intentions. Three of the worthier films among the lacklustre selection could be called Cold War I, II & III.
Generally speaking, this year’s list of Cannes Competition contenders —announced at an upbeat press conference by Festival Director Thierry Fremaux— is an inspiring smorgasbord of world cinema.
Jeff Nichols Loving, which stars Ruth Negga, to play in competition at the 69th Cannes Film Festival, May 11th to 22nd.
Our man in Cannes, Séamas McSwiney, reports on the closing of the festival and the presentation of the Palme d'Or and more.
The Un Certain Regard Jury really came up with the goods in awarding the top prize to Ali Abassi’s Gräns (Border) from Denmark-Sweden. Séamas McSwiney reports from the ceremony.
Our man in Cannes, Séamas McSwiney, previews the official competition selection at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival, May 14th to 25th.
Séamas McSwiney reports from Cannes on the political activity at the film festival and from the Irish Film Board's party were they updated on their 50/50 gender parity initiatives.
Our man in Cannes Séamas McSwiney reports from the first concerted attendance of Palestinian filmmakers under the mantle of The Palestine Film Institute at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.
A big Irish contingent is heading to Cannes this year, with a number of Irish films screening and selling at the Cannes Film Festival's Marché du Film.