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South Korean social satire Parasite bags top prize at Cannes

SOUTH KOREAN dark comedy film Parasite by Bong Joon-Ho won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival on Saturday, on a big night for newcomer filmmakers too.

Darkly comic Parasite gets critics buzzing at Cannes Film Festival

CANNES, France — Parasite, a thriller that doubles up as a wickedly funny satire about class struggles, has upped the ante at the Cannes Film Festival, with South Korean director Bong Joon-ho emerging as an strong contender for an award after impressing critics.

Women honored at Cannes, as gender parity drive draws scrutiny

CANNES, France — Movie stars including Salma Hayek and Eva Longoria celebrated the role of women in cinema at a glitzy gala in Cannes on Sunday, amid a drive to promote gender equality in the industry that is still falling short of what many campaigners hoped for.

Japan wins Cannes top prize after Weinstein accuser takes stage

CANNES, France — Shoplifters, a heartwrenching family tale by Japanese veteran director Hirokazu Kore-eda, won the Palme d’Or top prize at the Cannes film...

Middle-aged women are real action heroes says Cannes director

CANNES — Forget The Rock and Bruce Willis. Middle-aged women are the real action heroes, according to the maker of a fast-paced feminist film...

TV makes film a ‘vintage genre’ says Travolta at Cannes

CANNES — Television is making cinema a “vintage genre,” John Travolta said Wednesday at the Cannes film festival, lamenting that films were “not as...

Weinstein’s absence looms over scandal-hit Cannes

CANNES, France — Disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein once held court like a king at the Cannes film festival, but this year it is...

Actress Cate Blanchett’s feminist wake-up call to Cannes

PARIS, France — Cate Blanchett knew there was something seriously awry with the Cannes film festival when the winners of its top prize, the...

Netflix pulls out of Cannes festival

LOS ANGELES — Netflix, Inc. said on Wednesday it was totally pulling out of the Cannes Film Festival next month after organizers banned the...

TV wakes up to power of old people and ‘Generation Viagra’

CANNES — They have long been ignored and despised as a “dying demographic” by television executives in the headlong stampede for younger viewers. But with...

Star Wars spin-off to be presented at the Cannes film festival

PARIS — The latest spin-off in the Star Wars saga, dedicated to Han Solo, will be screened at Cannes next month, the film festival...

Cannes film fest 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...

McCann Worldgroup wins Cannes awards for radio

Ads & Ends Nanette Franco-Diyco AFTER AN UNBELIEVABLE accusation fell onto the doorstep of McCann Worldgroup Philippines, communicated only through a press conference, one might label...

Polluted rivers inspire: TBWA wins Cannes’ bronzes

Ads & Ends Nanette Franco-Diyco HOW CAN POLLUTED rivers be inspiring? They are all too far removed from the shimmering blue waters where our stunning sunsets...