The three-hour Turkish epic Winter Sleep took the top honors, but the Jury Prize was split between the film festival's oldest and youngest directors—both iconoclasts.
The festival's slate has been mediocre overall—but at least that means more suspense about which work will win the top prize.
At Cannes, the iconic director's latest proves to be as experimental as ever. Meanwhile, Michel Hazanavicius's much-awaited follow-up to The Artist disappoints.
The Dardenne brothers' Two Days, One Night, starring Marion Cotillard in a tale of blue-collar struggle, wowed. Gosling's directorial debut, Lost River, did not.
As Hollywood stars flood Cannes, splashy new works from David Cronenberg, Tommy Lee Jones, and Bennett Miller critique U.S.-born ambition and excess.
Premiering at Cannes, Welcome to New York is a satisfying fictionalized portrait, while an Italian coming-of-age story and an Yves Saint Laurent biopic are also worthwhile viewing.
The second day of the Cannes Film Festival saw filmmakers from around the world telling weighty stories of war, death, and forbidden love.
The treacly Grace Kelly biopic opened Cannes to a less-than-thrilled response.
The artistic director of the prestigious film festival responds to accusations that the event is insular, sexist, and stodgy.
Movies like Blue Is the Warmest Color, Bastards, and Violette didn't just depict lots of sex—they used it to ask tough questions about class, desire, and politics.
Sandra, Meryl, and Judi are all-but-certain nominees, yet the best female performances this year were in foreign-language films that will likely go unrecognized by the Academy.
Morocco's only openly gay filmmaker discusses the inspirations behind Salvation Army and his home country's changing attitudes toward homosexuality.
Plus: Scarlett Johansson as an alien seductress, the real Lance Armstrong, and a slippery interview with Iraq War architect Donald Rumsfeld.
Night Moves (Dakota Fanning, Jesse Eisenberg) and Palo Alto (James Franco) made lasting first impressions. John F. Kennedy assassination flick Parkland did not.
His delightful performance in Tracks stole the show at the Venice Film Festival.
A dispatch from the Venice Film Festival, where Alfonso Cuarón’s outer-space thriller starring George Clooney and Sandra Bullock just premiered
An intense lesbian love story, a valentine to 1960s folk music, a four-part portrait of violence in China, and a tale of a teenage prostitute were among the fest's best movies.
Blue Is the Warmest Color takes the Palme d'Or, deservedly.
The Immigrant, James Gray's melodrama set in 1920s New York, is finally here—and it's either his magnum opus or a half-baked bore.
Abdellatif Kechiche's film about young female lovers beautifully explores the effects class and upbringing have on romance. Plus: Alexander Payne's new road-trip film is a success.