The Cannes Film Festival rolls out the red carpet for the first time in more than two years, launching the French Riviera spectacular with the premiere of Leos Carax's “Annette" and the introduction of Spike Lee’s jury.
Organisers of Cannes Film Festival say they are confident of being able to host dinners and beach screenings in July alongside main competition as some Covid-19 measures are lifted in France.
The two-time Oscar winner will pick up the trophy at the opening ceremony on July 6th.
Organisers said they still wanted to hold an event, despite enduring travel restrictions, to shine a light on some films and give a boost to the cinema industry, hit hard by coronavirus lockdowns.
Despite Italy being among the worst-hit countries by Covid-19, the director of the Venice Film Festival is defiant in the face of the disease, insisting the 77th edition of the "Mostra" will go ahead from September 2 to 12.
Governor Andrew Cuomo, again pleads for help in dealing with onslaught, attributes cluster to city's role as a gateway to international travellers and sheer density of its population.
In a conversation with TRT World, Sezer talks about a range of subjects--from the beginning of his film journey to his ambition of experimenting three different genres in one trilogy.
Russian celebrities, most of whom usually steer clear of politics and have millions of followers on social media, said the case tarnished the reputation of authorities.
"I think we're touching on courtesy toward human beings, human dignity," says South Korean director Bong Joon-ho, whose movie "Parasite" won the top Palme d'Or prize at this year's Cannes Film Festival.
The award adds to a successful run at the French cinema showcase for Asian films after Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda clinched the prestigious honour last year.
The US actor, 72, rocketed to fame in 1976 with his Oscar-winning boxing movie "Rocky" and went on to become one of Hollywood's biggest action stars through the "Rocky" and "Rambo" and film franchises.
Actors and filmmakers participating in this year's Cannes film festival have joined activists in warning that while industry attitudes were changing towards gender equality, progress was still slow.
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