CANNES: Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda won the Palme d’Or at Cannes on Saturday for “Shoplifters”, a movie that wowed audiences for its delicate portrayal of family life and surprising plot twists. The win, by a director who has won prizes at the festival in previous years, defied speculation that the Palme would go to a woman director, with three strong contenders in a year when the Hollywood sexual harassment scandal was the talk of the town. Spike Lee’s political satire “BlacKkKlansman”, based on the true…
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 president Pierre Lescure said of the shake-up, which he hoped would "rebalance and bring new energy" to the two-week jamboree on the French Riviera. The 71st edition of the world's biggest and most prestigious film festival will now start on May 8, 2018 -- a Tuesday -- rather than the…
CANNES, FRANCE: Veteran British director Ken Loach's film I, Daniel Blake has won the Palme d'Or at Cannes Film Festival.