Read our dispatch from the press conference of the nine filmmakers and actors serving on this year's Cannes competition jury, then play a little guessing game with us! Who said press conferences couldn't be fun?
Just as the weather put a damper on last year's Closing, wind and rain greeted the 66th Festival de Cannes Opening Night. Also in news: Locarno will honor Werner Herzog; Thomas Vinterberg will receive a European prize in Cannes; and Nantucket launches Haiti initiative with the Academy.
Celebrity worship gone criminal, Jean-Luc Godard does 3D, and "the gayest movie ever to play in Cannes." These and more make our list of 12 films not to be missed at the 66th Cannes Film Festival!
Baz Luhrmann gives his take on an American classic in his latest dazzler, The Great Gatsby, which will open the Festival de Cannes next week. The film opens in the United States this weekend.
France presented the Hong Kong filmmaker with one of its highest arts honors; Fox and Cannes will fete the 50th anniversary of Cleopatra; Helen Mirren wails on some drummers; and TIFF is set to celebrate 100 years of Chinese cinema.
Only Lovers Left Alive will compete for the Palme d'Or and more titles were announced for Un Certain Regard and out of competition sections. Also: Zach Braff cashes in on Kickstarter; Jon Favreau returns to indie roots; Tom Hooper to head Shanghai jury; and this weekend's Specialty newcomers.
Nicole Kidman and Ang Lee are among the eight selected for this year's Cannes jury; Gus Van Sant reportedly shot a steamy scene in hopes of winning the director's chair on Fifty Shades of Grey; Nantucket Film Festival unveils its lineup; Zach Braff turns to crowd-funding; and Metallica goes IMAX.