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Latest update : 2018-04-13

Cannes Film Festival's official selection unveiled

Eighteen features will be battling it out on the Riviera for the golden palm at this year’s festival, as organisers announce the list of films in the official competition at Cannes. Spike Lee, Matteo Garrone and Jean-Luc Godard will all have films screened, as well as Jafar Panahi. Authorities in Tehran have placed the Iranian director under house arrest in the past for what they believe to be dissident film-making, and he’s been prevented from travelling to the festival in previous years.

We also check out a globally-minded collection of artwork on show at the Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris.

Meanwhile, Subodh Gupta's installations, sculptures and videos take pride of place at Paris's mint, as the Indian artist is celebrated with a retrospective here in France.

And we remember the couple who embodied the romance of French pop in the 1960s. "Jane and Serge" are the subject of a new photography exhibition in Calais, as the Gainsbourg family album goes on show.

By Olivia SALAZAR WINSPEAR

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2018-09-18 ENCORE!

Joaquin Phoenix: 'Jacques Audiard is unique, even among French directors'

Jacques Audiard, best known for directing films such as "Dheepan" and "A Prophet", is back with a genuine Western, entitled "The Sisters Brothers". FRANCE 24's Vincent Roux sat...

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2018-09-17 ENCORE!

Music show: Sônge, Christine and the Queens, plus Prince

We meet Sônge, an up-and-coming French artist with an eclectic alt-RnB sound that blends elements of electro and hip-hop. She’s gearing up to release her debut album showcasing...

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2018-09-14 ENCORE!

The making of a masterpiece: Picasso's landmark pieces on show

What elevates a simple work of art to the rank of masterpiece? A new show at the Picasso museum in Paris delves into the question, with the help of paintings like "On The Beach",...

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2018-09-13 ENCORE!

A Director of his Word on Pope Francis

From a new pass that opens up expensive high-end culture to young people in France to the fight for equality between the sexes at the Toronto Film Festival, and an interview with...

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2018-09-12 ENCORE!

Film show: 'The Freshmen', 'Shéhérazade' and 'Thunder Road'

It's survival of the fittest for students hoping to study medicine here in France, an ultra-competitive race which has been fictionalized by Thomas Lilti in "The Freshmen",...

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