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Cannes 2017: 'The Square', Sofia Coppola and Joaquin Phoenix take top prizes

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Latest update : 2013-05-06

Happy Birthday, Bollywood!

From humble beginnings with a 40-minute silent black and white movie, India’s Hindi-language film industry has blossomed into the cinematic powerhouse of Bollywood, which is now 100 years old. Find out how Indian filmmakers of today are branching out into new genres and even zombie movies – and get a taste of the centenary box office smash "Bombay Talkies".

We’re also going behind the scenes on a groundbreaking, taboo-busting Afghan TV soap opera; poking around the kitchens of French chefs to find out why none of them made the world’s top ten best restaurant list; dancing the night away in the Netherlands with the world’s top DJs, and saying goodbye to “Viva Forever” as the Spice Girls musical is axed in London.

By Catherine Nicholson

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2017-05-29 Cannes Film Festival 2017

Cannes 2017: 'The Square', Sofia Coppola and Joaquin Phoenix take top prizes

Swedish art gallery satire "The Square" wins the Palme d'Or and Nicole Kidman gets a special award at the Cannes Film Festival finale. Join Eve Jackson and critic Lisa Nesselson...

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2017-05-27 Culture

The highs and lows of Cannes for the critics

From Nicole Kidman's multiple perfomances to a contemporary Russian tale that's tipped for the big prize, film critics Lisa Nesselson and The Guardian's Peter Bradshaw speak to...

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2017-05-26 Cannes Film Festival 2017

Cannes 2017: Pitch Perfect's Brittany Snow becomes an urban warrior

The American teen idol Brittany Snow speaks to Eve Jackson about her new film "Bushwick", getting injured on set and the upcoming "Pitch Perfect 3".

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2017-05-26 Cannes Film Festival 2017

Cannes 2017: Stars dig deep at AIDS gala dinner

The annual charity dinner to raise money for HIV/AIDS research took place last night at Cannes. The star-studded amfAR gala is one of the highlights of the festival. Nicole...

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2017-05-25 Cannes Film Festival 2017

Cannes 2017: Nicole Kidman, Queen of the festival

She's been Grace of Monaco, Lars Von Trier's fugitive and a Moulin Rouge dancer but this year Nicole Kidman dominates the Cannes Film Festival. We find out more about her four...

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