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Japanese movie ‘Shoplifters’ wins Cannes Palme d’Or

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…

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 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…