It’s another strong lineup at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival (May 13-24 2015), with filmmakers including Paolo Sorrentino, Todd Haynes, Gus Van Sant and Jacques Audiard all presenting new films in the competition for the Palme d’Or. This year’s jury is jointly headed by American filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen, who will decide which film will take the crown from recent Palme d’Or winners ‘Winter Sleep’ and ‘Blue is the Warmest Colour’.
The festival will also see actors including Matthew McConaughey, Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard and Michael Caine strolling the famous red carpet. Find out what they’re up to, along with the latest news and reviews of all the big films as and when we have them right here. Salut!
2015 Cannes Film Festival competitors
Martial arts movies appear to be all the rage at the moment, especially those made by directors who don’t tend to dabble in genre cinema. Reports suggest that Taiwanese new wave lynchpin Hou-Hsiao Hsien’s ‘The Assassin’ is about a shape-shifting female assassin who is steely in her loyalty to family and clients.Read more
Chinese filmmaker Jia Zhangke ('A Touch of Sin') tells a three-part story, set between the 1990s and 2025, about a young couple and their destiny over several decades. The third part is set in Australia and marks the first time that the director has made a film outside of China.Read more
Italian filmmaker Paolo Sorrentino follows his Oscar win for 'The Great Beauty' with his second international film (after 2011's 'This Must Be the Place'). This one stars Michael Caine, Rachel Weisz, Harvey Keitel, Paul Dano and Jane Fonda, and tells of two old friends, one a film director, the other a composer, who muse on their lives while on holiday in the Alps.Read more
Norwegian filmmaker Joachim Trier ('Reprise', 'Oslo, August 31st') moves into English-language filmmaking with this drama about a war photographer (Isabelle Huppert). An exhibition of photographs after her death initiates the discovery of secrets from her past by her husband (Gabriel Byrne) and two sons.Read more
More 2015 Cannes Film Festival films
Do you ever look at someone and wonder what’s going on in their head? That’s the starting point of Pixar’s latest animation, which takes us inside the control station HQ in our brains. It’s a beautifully simple idea: Pixar has animated the conflicting emotions at work in all of us.Read more
The new film from Woody Allen stars Emma Stone (returning after Woody's last film, 'Magic in the Moonlight') and Joaquin Phoenix, working with Allen for the first time. Phoenix plays a philosophy professor whose life takes a new turn when he enters into a relationship with his student (Stone).Read more
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As the 2011 Cannes Film Festival came to an end, to equal amounts bewilderment and pleasure, Terrence Malick picked up the Palme d'Or for his history-spanning magnum opus, 'The Tree of Life'. So, we took the opportunity to take a long glance back at some of the past winners of world cinema’s most prestigious prize.Read more