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Thierry Frémaux, the man behind Cannes’ official movie selection

For the past 10 years, Thierry Frémaux has been the Cannes Film Festival’s managing director and has had the difficult job of having to choose the films presented for the official competition. He tells Catherine Nicholson about this year’s official selection as well as Cannes’ special relationship with Nicole Kidman. The Australian actress starred in “Grace of Monaco”, Olivier Dahan’s controversial film about Grace Kelly’s troubled life on the Riviera, and this year’s opening feature.

By Catherine NICHOLSON , Sonia PATRICELLI

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2017-12-15 culture

Rhiannon Giddens strikes out on her 'Freedom Highway'

The blues, country and folk singer is going back to her classical roots for a set of concerts with the Breton Symphony Orchestra here in France. The multi-instrumentalist and...

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2017-12-14 culture

Photographer Sebastião Salgado takes a seat in France's academy of fine arts

He's spent years photographing gold mines, oil fields and genocide, following the world's poor and forgotten people and more recently the planet's last undamaged places. The...

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2017-12-13 culture

Film show: 'Star Wars, The Last Jedi'

"A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away..." there was a film critic called Lisa Nesselson who was NOT a fan of the Star Wars franchise. Listen to her review of "Star Wars: The...

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2017-12-12 culture

Paris, the capital of street art?

If you were asked to name Europe's street art capital, you might lean towards Berlin or even London. But could it be Paris's turn to wear the urban culture crown? L'Aerosol is...

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2017-12-11 culture

Music show: Son Little, Eminem, N.E.R.D & 'adieu' Johnny Hallyday

Son Little cooks up a stirring fusion of soul, blues and rock ‘n’ roll; tipping his hat to the sounds of yesteryear while creating music that’s modern and fresh. The...

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