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In today’s show: Wim Wenders closes the festival

Latest update : 2008-05-25

Check out an interview with the director of “Palermo Shooting” which brought the Cannes festival to a close Saturday. Learn more about the latest wave of Italian cinema and the Bollywood film industry.

Wim Wenders, who won the Palme d’Or in 1984 for “Paris Texas,” has divided the critics with the 22nd and last film to be presented at the Cannes Festival’s official competition, “Palermo Shooting”.


His latest offering is the story of a German photographer who takes off in search of answers to all the existential questions in life that haunt him, against a stunning background of Italian scenery and a rock soundtrack.


(Click on video icon at right to see an extract of the film and an interview with Wenders)


Italian cinema, currently enjoying a comeback, has featured prominently at the 61st festival.  With “Gomorra” and “Il Divo,” directors Matteo Garrone and Paolo Sorrentino pose fundamental questions about politics and Italian society.

Cannes also provides a platform for new and emerging markets such as ‘Bollywood’ from Bombay, India and ‘Nollywood’ from Nigeria. The Nigerian market is also starting to win over investors. (Watch the report)


Finally, Cannes and stars at the festival make the most of promoting the charitable causes they support.




 Check out web correspondent Arnab Banerjee’s video blog.



24/05/08  Jennifer Lynch in her father's footsteps

23/05/08  Phillipe Garrel's black-and-white Paris

21/05/08  Clint Eastwood's Depression-era drama

20/05/08  Garrone's "Gomorra" - a punch in the face

19/05/08  The return of Indiana Jones

18/05/08  "Vicky Cristina Barcelona", Woody Allen's latest success

17/05/08  Desplechin presents "A Christmas Story"

16/05/08  "Kung Fu Panda" kicks off second day of festival

15/05/08  Cannes festival opens


Date created : 2008-05-25