CANNES, France — The soiree had all the trappings of an ultra-luxe affair: Guests dressed in tuxedos and evening gowns, wandered the grounds of one of the most expensive hotels in the world, the du Cap-Eden-Roc. Overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, partygoers sipped champagne until 50 Cent — who had been flown in to perform a 20-minute set — took to the stage.It would have been an extravagant celebration for any movie, let alone one that was nearly released on video-on-demand last December.But nothing about mobster biopic “Gotti,” the John Travolta film that premiered at the Cannes Film Festival Tuesday, has been traditional. The film, which boasts no fewer than 29 executive producers on its final cut, has been in the works for nearly a decade, sparking so many casting headlines that it was almost comical — at one point, Lindsay Lohan was even attached.Travolta, 64, came aboard the project more than six years ago, and principal photography finally … [Read more...] about John Travolta’s ‘Gotti’ had a rocky road to the Cannes Film Festival and the challenges aren’t over yet
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“The House That Jack Built” premiered at the Cannes Film Festival on Monday night, and its gruesome scenes that saw women and children murdered caused mass disgust, according to reporters at the screening.“I’ve never seen anything like this at a film festival,” Ramin Setoodeh of Variety tweeted. “More than 100 people have walked out of Lars von Trier’s ‘The House That Jack Built,’ which depicts the mutilation of women and children. ‘It’s disgusting,’ one woman said on her way out.”USA Today reported seeing at least a dozen walkouts and hearing a woman asking, “Will you sleep tonight?”The film stars Uma Thurman, Riley Keough and Matt Dillon — who plays the murderer, Jack.Apparently von Trier’s depiction of the murders of women is increasingly more violent than the murders of men, according to USA Today.Despite an overwhelming amount of disgust, the Cannes crowd reportedly gave von Trier … [Read more...] about Lars von Trier’s violent horror flick ‘The House that Jack Built’ causes people to walk out at Cannes Film Festival
THE Cannes Film Festival 2018 will see 18 films battle it out for the prestigious Palme d'Or award in May 2018. But, who won the Palme d'Or and Grand Prix in 2017? Let's get the lowdown... Who who won the Palme d'Or and Grand Prix in 2017? The 70th Cannes Film Festival took place from 17 to 28 May 2017. The opening and closing ceremonies were hosted by Italian actress Monica Bellucci. The Palme d'Or was awarded to The Square, a Swedish film directed by Ruben Östlund. The film also served as the closing night film of the festival. The Grand Prix was award to BPM (Beats per Minute), a French film directed by Robin Campillo. The Palme d'Or is the highest prize awarded at the Cannes Film Festival and was introduced in 1955 by the festival's organising committee. The Grand Prix, an award bestowed by the jury of the festival, is the second-most prestigious prize of the festival after the Palme d'Or. What other films have won the Palme d'Or? Going back to 2000, the following films have … [Read more...] about Cannes Film Festival winners – who won the Palme d’Or and Grand Prix in 2017 and which movies have won the top prizes?
Focused on the theme "Stories of Youth", screenings will be divided into four topics: Loneliness, Borderlines, Families and Sorrow. The selected films are highly acclaimed by critics and offer different points of view and personal feelings on life. The short movies Nguoc Dong (Upstream), Dong Vao Mo Ra (Close and Open), Sac Mau Diu Em (Enchanting Colour), Hat Cam va Con Meo Vang Khong Tuoi (Orange Seed and the Ageless Yellow Cat), will be featured in the Loneliness category, which will be screened on Friday, at 6.30pm. The Borderlines category, featuring YRML, Yen Lang (Be Quiet), Nhu Vay Do (That‘s How It Is), Ngay Mai (Tomorrow), and Lam Ban Ma (Make Friend with Ghost) will play on Saturday at 7pm. The screening at 7.30pm on Sunday will showcase the Families category, including Lam Bo (Fatherhood), Nguoi Dan Khan (The Scarf Weaver), Van Minh Xi Xom (Squat Toilet Civilisation), and Ngoai Kia Co Gi (Something Out There), which won the Jury Award at the 3rd HANIFF. The Sorrow … [Read more...] about WAFM Film Festival 2015 to open in Hanoi
(Cinet)- The Wafm Film Festival 2015, co-organized by the Centre for Assistance and Development of Movie Talents and Cinema Development Joint Stock Company, opened in Hanoi on October 23. Speaking at the opening ceremony, the Centre’s Deputy Director Bui Thac Chuyen said that the event aims to introduce the best excellent short films, which have attended projects by the Centre for Assistance and Development of Movie Talents. This is a non –profit activity to raise funds for movies, serve the next film projects, as well as create a bridge between young filmmakers and film lovers. Focused on the theme "Stories of Youth", takes place from October 23-26, at the Vietnam Cinematography Association, 51 Tran Hung Dao street, Hanoi. The screenings are divided into four topics: Loneliness, Borderlines, Families and Sorrow. Attending the event, audiences had opportunities to see the short movies: “Nguoc dong” (Upstream) by Le Hoang; “ Dong vao mo ra” (Close and … [Read more...] about WAFM Film Festival 2015 opens