Category Archives: Cannes

Pictures From the 2009 Cannes Film Festival Part 3

Monica Bellucci and Sophie Marceau arrive for the screening of Ne te Retourne Pas by Marina de Van








Pictures From the 2009 Cannes Film Festival Part 2

The always gorgeous Rachel Weisz arrives for the screening of Agora by Alejandro Amenabar







Pictures From the 2009 Cannes Film Festival Part 1


All the glitz and glamour that is Cannes.

Evangeline Lilly arrives for the screening of Vengeance by Johnny To.


One of my favorites, Kristen Scott Thomas.


French director Claude Lelouch signing autographs.


Winners at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival

Cannes Palm d'Or went to Entre Les Murs

A French film won the Palme d’Or for the first time since 1987. It was unanimously awarded to Entre Les Murs (The Class) directed by Laurent Cantet.

Best Actor prize went to Benicio Del Toro for Che directed by Steven Soderbergh. The four-and-a-half hour film will be released as two movies, The Argentine and The Guerilla.

Best Actress prize went to Sandra Corveloni, for Linha De Passe by Walter Salles and Daniela Thomas.

The Grand Prize went to Matteo Garrone’s Gomorra.

Best Director award went to Nuri Bilge Ceylan for his film Three Monkeys.

The Jury Prize went to Il Divo directed by Paolo Sorrentino.

Best Screenplay went to Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne for Le Silence de Lorna (Lorna’s Silence).

And two Special Jury Prizes were given to Catherine Deneuve and Clint Eastwood for their bodies of work.

For the complete list of winners visit the official Festival de Cannes Web site.

Catherine Deneuve and Sean Penn

Pictures From the 2008 Cannes Film Festival – Part 3

Julianne Moore, Danny Glover and Gael Garcia Bernal opened the Cannes Film Festival with their film Blindness by Brazilian director Fernando Meirelles.

Julianne Moore, Danny Glover and Gael Garcia Bernal

The paparazzi reflected in Julianne Moore’s glasses

Julianne Moore

Julianne Moore is always so cool

Julianne Moore

Gael Garcia Bernal and Julianne Moore

Gael Garcia Bernal and Julianne Moore

Pictures From the 2008 Cannes Film Festival – Part 2

Sean Penn and juror Natalie Portman

Sean Penn and Natalie Portman

Could Natalie Portman be any prettier?

Natalie Portman

Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie and Jack Black lend their voices to the animated film Kung Fu Panda by directors Mark Osborne and John Stevenson.

Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie and Jack Black

Pregnant Angelina Jolie looks fantastic with a little weight on her.

Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie

Pictures From the 2008 Cannes Film Festival – Part 1

The 61st Cannes Film Festival Jury

Cannes Film Festival Jury for 2008

The jury on the red carpet

2008 Cannes Film Festival Jury on the red carpet

Sean Penn on the red carpet. Penn is President of the 61 Cannes Film Festival Jury.

Sean Penn, President of the Jury

2008 Cannes Film Festival

2008 Cannes Film Festival Official Poster

The 61st annual Cannes Film Festival is May 14-25, 2008.

This year’s Feature Film Jury is:

Sean Penn, President (American actor, director, screenwriter)
Jeanne Balibar (French actress)
Alexandra Maria Lara (German actress)
Natalie Portman (Israeli-American actress)
Marjane Satrapi (Iranian author-director)
Rachid Bouchareb (French director)
Sergio Castellitto (Italian actor, director, screenwriter)
Alfonso Cuaron (Mexican director)
Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Thai director)

Check back in few days for pictures from the event.

Remembering Michelangelo Antonioni

Michelangelo Antonioni

Italian film director Michelangelo Antonioni died yesterday in Rome. He was 94 years old.

Antonioni’s films explored life’s issues of love and alienation and did it with the era’s greatest actors: Alain Delon, Monica Vitti, Marcello Mastroianni, Jeanne Moreau, among others.

Here are four of his films that are not to be missed:

  • L’Avventura (The Adventure)
  • La Notte (The Night)
  • L’Eclisse (The Eclipse)
  • Blow-Up

Read the comprehensive New York Times obituary.

Watch a clip from The Eclipse:

From his own lips:
“I feel like a father towards my old films. You bring children into the world, then they grow up and go off on their own. From time to time you get together, and it’s always a pleasure to see them again.” — Michelangelo Antonioni

Like another great Italian whose name was Michelangelo, Antonioni was an artist. His medium was film. He will be missed.

Michelangelo Antonioni

Pictures From the 2007 Cannes Film Festival

Cannes 2007

Photo Gallery From Cannes:

Jolie and Pitt
Angelina Jolie was there to promote A Mighty Heart and Brad Pitt was there with Ocean’s 13.

Jude Law and Norah Jones
Jude Law and Norah Jones are starring in My Blueberry Nights.

Michael Moore
Michael Moore was in Cannes with his new film, Sicko, about the U.S. health care industry.

Russian actor Konstantin Lavronenko took home the Best Actor award.

Secret Sunshine
Director Lee Chang Dong (right) was there with South Korean film Secret Sunshine.

Jake Gyllenhaal
Jake Gyllenhaal poses for photographers.