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Official competition wraps up with offerings from French, Russian directors

As the Cannes jury deliberations start, we bring you the last films to be shown on the Croisette. Among them, Olivier Assayas’ "Clouds of Sils Maria", starring French superstar Juliette Binoche and "Twilight" star Kristen Stewart.

Also highly lauded today is the only Russian offering in competition. "Leviathan" from Andrey Zvyagintsev tells the story of a man whose life is gradually taken away from him by a corrupt local official.

We also take a look at a film commemorating the 100th anniversary of the start of World War One. "The Bridges of Sarajevo" brings together thirteen small films from thirteen international directors, with the aim of exploring the history of Bosnia’s capital.

And to finish up, our reporters Jade Barker and Julien Muntzer show us how the stars really put the fun into fundraising in Cannes. We meet Sharon Stone and John Travolta at the prestigious AMFAR Gala, where over 38 million dollars were raised for the fight against AIDS.

By Catherine NICHOLSON



2018-03-16 culture

Fantasy novelist Robin Hobb among guests at France's biggest book fair

Readers, writers and industry insiders have it marked in their calendars: Paris's annual book fair is the networking opportunity of the year. It’s also a chance to hear talks and...

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2018-03-15 culture

Celebrating French gastronomy on all five continents

France is renowned for having the best cuisine in the world. To celebrate this fact, every year in March, restaurants in 150 countries cook a French meal as part of an event...

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2018-03-14 culture

Film show: 'A Wrinkle in Time', 'Roman J. Israel Esq.', 'Razzia', 'Tomb Raider'

Long-awaited Disney super-production "A Wrinkle in Time" propels girl power to an interplanetary level with a little help from Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and newcomer Storm...

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2018-03-13 culture

'I want to see strong women on screen': Nabil Ayouch puts feminism first in 'Razzia'

Tackling sexuality, women's rights and the constraints of a conservative society have got Moroccan filmmaker Nabil Ayouch in hot water in the past. Yet that hasn’t deterred him:...

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2018-03-12 culture

Music show: Star soprano Barbara Hannigan, Snoop Dogg & Meshell Ndegeocello

Whether she’s singing, conducting or doing both at the same time, Barbara Hannigan is a force to be reckoned with. Fresh from clinching a Classical Grammy, the Canadian soprano...

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