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Cate Blanchett to head Cannes festival jury

PARIS: Cate Blanchett, the double Oscar-winning actress leading a Hollywood campaign to tackle sexual harassment in the workplace, will head the jury at this year's Cannes Film Festival, organisers said on Thursday. Australian Blanchett,…

Cannes film festival to end decades of tradition

PARIS: The Cannes film festival is to end decades of tradition next year by awarding its top Palme d'Or prize on a Saturday rather than a Sunday, its organisers said Wednesday. "The festival is beginning a new period in its history," its…

Portrait of Myanmar’s anti-Muslim monk chills Cannes

Barbet Schroeder spent months with Ugandan dictator Idi Amin at the height of his power when corpses would wash up every morning on the shores of Lake Victoria and Kampala was rife with rumors that he was eating his opponents. But in his…