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Cannes Coverage is a Wrap

28 May 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Leila Hatami, Jane Campion, and Nicolas Winding Refn finishing up their jury duties at the closing ceremony2014 marked our most Cannes coverage ever, with one team member on the ground as well as retrospectives and tidbits from afar (mostly NYC). We hope you enjoyed. Here's the index of our two week-long cinephile dream that is the Cannes Festival...

Diana in Cannes

Arrival - Opening night

Grace of Monaco - Nicole's troubled princess movie

Mr Turner & Timbuktu -two reviews

Amour Fou & The Blue Room -deadly unrequited love

The Homesman Press Conference - Tommy Lee Jones, curmudgeon

The Homesman -reviewed

Maps to the Stars, Two Days One Night, Mommy - Best Actressy reviews

Foxcatcher & Sils Maria - two reviews

Leviathan, Lost River, The Rover - three reviews 

Cannes Specials & Retros

Top Ten Palme d'Or Winners - Team Experience on the greatest films to ever win the festival from La Dolce Vita and »

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Wet Hot Linky Monday

26 May 2014 8:11 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Things That Are Not Cannes-Related

Vanity Fair Leonardo DiCaprio in space: the auction! I love it whenever Katey Rich's inner Titanic fangirl comes out.

Coming Soon Wet Hot American Summer to be a series on Netflix now. And, much better news: its now middle aged original cast members will all be playing high school versions of themselves. Love it. Can't wait to see Paul Rudd's sloppy french-kissing again. That movie is such a scream

Playbill oooh, here's a fun unexpected list. Ten artists that are a Tony Award short of the Egot  from Kate Winslet through Julie Andrews and on to um... Martin Scorsese?

Comics Alliance on how Quicksilver, not a major fan favorite superhero, was suddenly a hot property with two major motion pictures in the space of a year

Star-Ledger interviews Dan Callahan on that Vanessa Redgrave book we told you about a couple of weeks ago »

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Iranian Actress Leila Hatami Apologizes for Cannes Kiss After Flogging Threat

24 May 2014 1:53 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Following threats of flogging, Iranian Actress Leila Hatami has issued an apology for publicly kissing Cannes Film Festival president Gilles Jacob on the cheek.

“I am so sorry for hurting the feelings of some people,” she wrote in a letter to the Iran Cinema Organization. “My pre-emptive action of hand shaking was fruitless.”

Hatami, who starred in the Oscar-winning foreign language pic “A Separation,” said she respects Islamic rules of behavior, which prohibit unrelated men and women from touching in public. She said Jacob “had forgotten the aforementioned rules, which comes with old age.”

“In my eyes, he is certainly like an old grandfather who was also my host,” she wrote of the 83-year-old.

Jacob gave Hatami a peck on the cheek at the opening night of Cannes during the world premiere of “Grace of Monaco” on May 14. She was a Cannes jury member this year.

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Winter Sleep Wins the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival; Foxcatcher’s Bennett Miller Takes Best Director

24 May 2014 12:17 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan is the winner of the coveted Palme d'Or at the 64th Xx Cannes Film Festival for his three-hour twenty-minute film Winter Sleep. The director had fierce competition... with better films - mainly Mr. Turner by Mike Leigh, Mommy by Xavier Dolan, Foxcatcher by Bennett Miller, The Homesman by Tommy Lee Jones and the critically-acclaimed Still the Water by Naomi Kawase. Alice Rohrwacher's Le Meraviglie (The Wonders) won the Grand Prize, while Bennett Miller takes home the best direction Palme for another favorite amongst critics, Foxcatcher. Julianne Moore won the best actress award for her performance as a C-list actress in David Cronenberg's Maps to the Stars and Timothy Spall the best actor award for his unforgettable rendition in the title role in Mike Leigh's Mr. Turner.  Hit the jump for more, including the full list of winners. There was a wave of »

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"Winter Sleep" Wins The Palme d'Or

24 May 2014 11:58 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Nuri Bilge Ceylan's "Winter Sleep" has won the coveted Palme d'Or at the 67th Cannes Film Festival.

The runner-up Grand Priz prize went to Alice Rohrwacher's "The Wonders", whilst a special Jury Prize was given to both Jean-Luc Godard's "Goodbye to Language" and Xavier Dolan's "Mommy".

Actor Timothy Spall won Best Actor for his work in Mike Leigh's "Mr. Turner," Julianne Moore took Best Actress for her role in David Cronenberg's "Maps to the Stars," and Bennett Miller won Best Director for the highly acclaimed "Foxcatcher".

Screenplay honors went to Andrei Zviagyntsev and Oleg Negin for "Leviathan," and cinematography honors to "Party Girl".

Earlier, Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy's "The Tribe" won the Critics' Week sidebar, whilst Kornel Mundruczo's "White God" took the Un Certain Regard prize.

Jane Campion led this year's jury which included the likes of Willem Dafoe, Gael Garcia Bernal, Sofia Coppola, Nicolas Winding Refn, »

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Cannes: Alice Rohrwacher’s ‘The Wonders’ Wins Grand Prix

24 May 2014 10:15 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The jury of the 67th annual Cannes Film Festival handed out its awards on Saturday night.

Jane Campion served as president of the jury, which also included Willem Dafoe, Carole Bouquet, Gael Garcia Bernal, Jeon Do-yeon, Jia Zhangke, Leila Hatami and Nicolas Winding Refn.

Competition Prizes

Palme d’Or: “Winter Sleep” (Nuri Bilge Ceylan)

Grand Prix: “The Wonders” (Alice Rohrwacher)

Director: Bennett Miller, “Foxcatcher

Actor: Timothy Spall, “Mr. Turner

Actress: Julianne Moore, “Maps to the Stars

Jury Prize: “Mommy” (Xavier Dolan) and “Goodbye to Language” (Jean-Luc Godard)

Screenplay: Andrey Zvyagintsev and Oleg Negin, “Leviathan”

Other Prizes

Camera d’Or: “Party Girl” (Marie Amachoukeli, Claire Burger, Samuel Theis)

Short Films Palme d’Or: “Leidi” (Simon Mesa Soto)

Short Films Special Mention: “Aissa” (Clement Trehin-Lalanne)

Ecumenical Jury Prize: “Timbuktu” (Abderrahmane Sissako, Mauritania-France)

Un Certain Regard Prizes

Un Certain Regard Prize: “White God” (Kornel Mundruczo, Hungary-Germany-Sweden)

Jury prize: “Force Majeure” (Ruben Ostlund, Sweden-France-Denmark-Norway »

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Winter Sleep wins Palme d'Or

24 May 2014 10:10 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s Winter Sleep has won the coveted Palme d’Or at the 67th Cannes Film Festival, where Timothy Spall and Julianne Moore picked up Best Actor and Best Actress.

Led by Jane Campion, the jury comprised Jia Zhangke, Willem Dafoe, Leila Hatami, Carole Bouquet, Gael Garcia Bernal, Jeon Do-yeon, Nicolas Winding Refn and Sofia Coppola.

Cannes 2014: News, reviews, interviewsClick here for Screen’s analysis of the winnersPalme d’or

Winter Sleep, Nuri Bilge Ceylan

Grand Prix

The Wonders, Alice Rohrwacher

Best Director

Bennett Miller, Foxcatcher

Jury Prize

Goodbye to Language, Jean-Luc Godard

Mommy, Xavier Dolan

Best Screenplay

Leviathan, Andrei Zviagyntsev & Oleg Negin

Best Actor

Timothy Spall, Mr Turner

Best Actress

Julianne Moore, Maps to the Stars

Camera d’Or

Party Girl by Marie Amachoukeli-Barsacq, Claire Burger, Samuel Theis

Palme d’Or Court Metrage (Short Film)

Leidi by Simón Mesa Soto

Short Film Special Distinctions

Aissa by Clément Trehin-Lalanne

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Cannes 2014: winners (Live)

24 May 2014 10:10 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The winners are now being announced at the 67th Cannes Film Festival. Find out the latest ahead of the winner of the coveted Palme d’Or.

After nearly two weeks of screenings, the 67th Cannes Film Festival comes to a close today and the winners are set to be revealed.

Led by Jane Campion, the jury comrpises Jia Zhangke, Willem Dafoe, Leila Hatami, Carole Bouquet, Gael Garcia Bernal, Jeon Do-yeon, Nicolas Winding Refn and Sofia Coppola.

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Jury Prize

Goodbye to Language, Jean-Luc Godard

Mommy, Xavier Dolan

Best Screenplay

Leviathan, Andrei Zviagyntsev & Oleg Negin

Best Actor

Timothy Spall, Mr Turner

Best Actress

Julianne Moore, Maps to the Stars

Camera d’Or

Party Girl by Marie Amachoukeli-Barsacq, Claire Burger, Samuel Theis

Palme d’Or Court Metrage (Short Film)

Leidi by Simón Mesa Soto

Short Film Special Distinctions

Aissa by Clément Trehin-Lalanne

Yes We Love (Ja vi elsker) by Hallvar Witzo

Profiles of the 18 Cannes »

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Cannes: Radical Students Campaign to Have Iranian Actress Leila Hatami Flogged for a Kiss on the Cheek

23 May 2014 3:06 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

A campaign to have Iranian actress Leila Hatami publicly flogged has been filed by radical students in her home country of Iran. Hatami, who is best known for starring in the Oscar-winning "A Separation," received a peck on the cheek from Cannes Film Festival president Gilles Jacob at the opening-night premiere of "Grace of Monoco" last Wednesday evening. Following the event, radical Hizbullah Students, a group of university students with links to Iran's Revolutionary Guard, filed a complaint against the actress and called for her to be flogged.  According to the Telegraph, the petition reads: "We, the undersigned, who are a group of student Muslim brothers and sisters, ask the cultural and media branch of the judiciary to prosecute Leila Hatami for her sinful act of kissing a strange man in public, which according to article 638 of Islamic Criminal Justice carries a prison sentence. Furthermore, the action of this film »

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Iranian Actress Could Face Public Flogging Over Kiss

23 May 2014 9:32 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Iranian actress Leila Hatami, star of Oscar-winning film “A Separation,” is causing a stir in her home country after publicly kissing Cannes president Gilles Jacob.

Unrelated men and women, according to Iran’s strict Islamic regime, are not allowed to touch or kiss in public.

The kiss, a simple peck on the cheek, took place at the world premiere of “Grace of Monaco” last Wednesday, May 14. It was also the opening night of the Cannes Film Festival in France.

Hizbullah Students, a group of university students linked to Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, have since filed a complaint over the incident.

She must be flogged for “kissing a strange man,” they said in the petition.

The petition adds, “We, the undersigned, who are a group of student Muslim brothers and sisters, ask the cultural and media branch of the judiciary to prosecute Leila Hatami for her sinful act of kissing a strange man in public, »

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'Foxcatcher' Receives Early Oscar Buzz For Actors Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo And Steve Carell After Cannes Premiere

20 May 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Foxcatcher made a huge splash at the Cannes Film Festival and has inspired Oscar buzz for its stars Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo and Steve Carell.

Foxcatcher premiered at Cannes on Monday, May 19, and is competing for the elusive Palme d’Or. The film was already a hot topic before its premiere. Many speculated about what Carell, known for his comedic work in The 40-Year-Old Virgin and The Office, would do in a dramatic role. Many more debated how Tatum, an actor who became famous for his pretty face and then surprised audiences with his impressive range – 21 Jump Street, Magic Mike – would fare with such serious, dramatic material.

An unforgettable night. #Foxcatcher #Cannes2014 pic.twitter.com/WaGOwIRYSY

Channing Tatum (@channingtatum) May 19, 2014

Foxcatcher Receives Rave Reviews

Directed by Bennett Miller, whose resumé includes the Oscar-winning Capote (2005) and the also Oscar-winning Moneyball (2011), the film debuted to stunning reviews, with many predicting it would »

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Cannes Day 7 Recap: 'Foxcatcher' Ignites Oscar Buzz, Iran Condemns Actress for Cheek Kiss, More

19 May 2014 10:20 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

An international culture clash cast a shadow over Cannes Monday, when Iranian authorities criticized actress Leila Hatami, who is serving on the Cannes jury, for greeting festival head Gilles Jacob with a customary kiss on the cheek, saying her actions were not in line with Iranian religious values and demonstrated a "bad image of Iranian women to the world" (Read the story). Jacob fired back via Twitter, saying "this controversy based on a normal Western custom is baseless" (Read the story). And on the sixth day, the Cannes Film Festival unveiled a serious Oscar contender, and the bloggers saw it

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Cannes President Gilles Jacob Fires Back at Iranian Authorities Over Actress' Kiss

19 May 2014 9:10 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

President of the Cannes Film Festival Gilles Jacob has responded to Iranian authorities who are outraged over a kiss on the cheek between himself and actress Leila Hatami, co-star of Asghar Farhadi's 2011 Oscar winner A Separation. "It was me who gave a kiss to Madame Hatami," Jacob wrote. "At that moment, she represented to me all of Iranian cinema. … This controversy based on a normal Western custom is baseless."  Cannes Photos: The Complete Official Selection Hatami, one of Iran's best-known screen stars, is serving on the jury for the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. On Sunday,

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Cannes: Iranian Authorities Outraged Over Actress' French Cheek Kiss

19 May 2014 5:40 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Iranian actress Leila Hatami, co-star of Asghar Farhadi's 2011 Oscar winner A Separation, has become the target of outrage in her home country, after photos surfaced of her greeting Cannes Film Festival head Gilles Jacob with a kiss on the cheek, as is the French custom. Hatami is serving as a jury member at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. After catching wind of the kiss, the Islamic republic's deputy culture minister, Hossein Noushabadi, accused her of maligning Iranians -- especially Iranian women -- with her actions and presence at the festival. Cannes Photos: The Complete Official Selection "Those who attend intentional

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Leila Hatami Under Fire From Iranian Government Official After She Greets Giles Jacob With A Kiss On The Cheek

18 May 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Leila Hatami, Iranian actress known for her breakout role in A Separation, received criticism from an Iranian government official after greeting Gilles Jacob with a kiss on the cheek at the Cannes Film Festival.

Leila Hatami Upsets Iranian Deputy Culture Minister

Hatami is serving on the Cannes Film Festival Jury under director Jane Campion and was photographed kissing Cannes Film Festival head Jacob on the cheek, which is the French custom.

Iranian deputy culture minister Hossein Noushabadi was clearly upset by the public display, and reportedly called Hatami a bad representation of Iranian women.

“Those who attend intentional events should take heed of the credibility and chastity of Iranians so that a bad image of Iranian women will not be demonstrated to the world,” Noushabadi said.

Noushabi added that an Iranian woman should be “the symbol of chastity and innocence.”

Noushabadi went on to question Hatami’s presence at the Cannes Film Festival itself, »

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Cannes 2014 Day 1 Recap: Pink, Yellow and Definitely Blue — Grace of Monaco + Jury Duty

14 May 2014 2:30 PM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

At the Cannes Film Festival we rest on the first day, not the seventh day. Traditionally the first Wednesday of the fest sees an onslaught of two types of travellers: film people that are a. recovering from jet lag or b. landing at the Aéroport Nice Côte d’Azur. Opening day festivities include: the opening film (we will get to this in a minute), the presentation of the jury to the media (see my recap below) and the start of the Market screenings (peppered around the town’s handful of movie theatres). It’s an ideal way for journos to catch up on select Sundance and Berlin titles they might have missed. Our Blake Williams and Nicholas Bell (who had to deal with unfortunate upgrade and downgrade badge issues) will be venturing into select titles. The badge system here in Cannes is a complex one — all media organizations including the web, »

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67th Cannes Film Festival Opens With ‘Grace’ and Style

14 May 2014 12:01 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Riding out of a storm of much-publicized controversies and mixed reviews, “Grace of Monaco’s” premiere may not ended like a fairy tale, but it managed to deliver a fairly glamorous Cannes opening night. Onscreen royal couple Nicole Kidman and Tim Roth were all smiles on the red carpet, in contrast with producer Pierre-Ange Le Pogam and helmer Olivier Dahan, who appeared tense. Also on hand to boost the evening’s star-power: jury president Jane Campion, jury members Sofia Coppola, Willem Dafoe, Gael Garcia Bernal, Nicolas Winding Refn, Carole Bouquet, Leila Hatami, Jia Zhangke and Jeon Do-yeon.

As previously reported, pic’s U.S. distributor Harvey Weinstein was a no-show.

Notable opening night guests included French culture minister Aurelie Filipetti, Metropolitan Filmexport’s co-founder Samuel Hadida, French producer Eric Altmayer, Gaumont’s chairman Sidonie Dumas and president Nicolas Seydoux. Stars Jane Fonda, Zoe Saldana and Blake Lively also graced the red carpet. »

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Cannes 2014 Jury President Jane Campion Says Yes, Obviously There Is Sexism in Film, Next Question

14 May 2014 11:45 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Jane Campion is going to be a very, very chill Cannes Jury president, if today’s opening-day press conference is any indication. “I’m running a kind of starless school,” she told reporters. “Everybody has to take responsibility for themselves. They just have to see the films.” Even if they're hungover from Cannes’s famous party scene, we presume.Joining Campion on this year's Cannes jury are Sofia Coppola; Willem Dafoe; Gael García Bernal; Chinese director Jia Zhangke (A Touch of Sin); veteran French actress Carole Bouquet; Jeon Do-yeoh, the first Korean to win Best Actress in Cannes for 2007’s Secret Sunshine; Iranian actress Leila Hatami (A Separation); and Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn. Refn’s bestie and frequent collaborator Ryan Gosling is debuting Lost River, his first film as a writer-director, in the edgier Un Certain Regard section of the competition. And while Gosling’s movie is outside of »

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Campion lambasts sexism

14 May 2014 8:27 AM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Jane Campion presides over the Cannes Competition jury

The only female director to have won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, Jane Campion clearly relishes her role as the President of this year’s official competition jury.

Campion is surrounded by a high female quotient of French actress Carole Bouquet, director-screenwriter-producer Sofia Coppola, actress Leila Hatami, actress Jeon Do-yeon, and director-screenwriter-producer Jia Zhangke, director- screenwriter-producer Nicolas Winding Refn, actor Willem Dafoe, and actor-director Gael Garcia Bernal.

Last year she presided over the shorts jury. Without getting on her soapbox she said that there was “some inherent sexism in the industry. “

This is borne out by artistic director Thierry Frémaux who revealed that only seven per cent out of the 1800 films submitted to the Cannes Film Festival for possible inclusion, were directed by women.

Campion, who won the top prize for The Piano in 1993, said: “Thierry was proud »

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Cannes 2014 Derby: Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s Winter Sleep Tops Eric’s Palme d’Or Predictions

13 May 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Jane Campion. Sofia Coppola. Jia Zhangke. Nicolas Winding Refn. If ever there was a competing year that favored a more “personalized” avant-garde cinema, this might be the one, but as we know, the Palme d’Or’s rich, sometimes confusing and/or controversial history has proven that there are no correlations between the backgrounds/filmographies of the set of jury voters and the menu of competing films at hand.

What we do know is that genre items such as the thriller introduced by Atom Egoyan and the film with the shortest run time (Godard’s Goodbye to Language) won’t likely carry the same weight in the field of eighteen. Sight unseen, I’d also bet the house on Saturday 24th that Jane Campion (President of the Jury) remains the only female filmmaker to have won a Palme, that’s not to say that Naomi Kawase and/or Alice Rohrwacher will go home empty-handed. »

- Eric Lavallee

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