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France wins big, Italy, Blanchett lose out in Cannes
CANNES, France (Reuters) - French film "Dheepan" won the top Palme d'Or prize for director Jacques Audiard at the 68th Cannes International Film Festival on Sunday, crowning a good night for French cinema but a bad one for Italy and actress Cate Blanchett.
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Comedian Anne Meara, mother of actor Ben Stiller, dies at 85
(Reuters) - New York-born actress and comedian Anne Meara, known for her opposites-attract comedy routine with husband Jerry Stiller, died over the weekend, her family said on Sunday. She was 85.
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Penguin film director gives climate warning in Cannes closer
CANNES, France (Reuters) - The French director who charmed the world and won an Oscar with his 2005 documentary "March of the Penguins" will close the Cannes festival on a somber note with a film about global warming that says not only the penguins should be worried.
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Killers' frontman Brandon Flowers tops British albums chart
LONDON (Reuters) - Killers' frontman Brandon Flowers scored his second solo chart-topping album after "The Desired Effected" went straight in at number one in Britain on Sunday, the Official Charts Company said.
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Box Office: 'Tomorrowland' Tops Slow Memorial Day Weekend With $32.2 million
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - There weren't as many fireworks at the Memorial Day weekend box office this year as newcomer "Tomorrowland" disappointed with a $32.2 million debut.
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Sweden's Mans Zelmerlow wins Eurovision Song Contest
VIENNA (Reuters) - Sweden's Mans Zelmerlow won the final of the Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna on Sunday, beating Russia and Italy in the world's biggest international music show.
24 May 2015 04:47 - Share
Cannes gets a Fassbender 'Macbeth' suffering combat stress
CANNES, France (Reuters) - Michael Fassbender is a "Macbeth" for our times, suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, while Marion Cotillard is a Lady Macbeth haunted by the loss of a child, in the final competition entry screened on Saturday for the top Cannes prize.
23 May 2015 14:10 - Share
Icelandic film on sheepfarmer brothers wins Cannes 'Regard' prize
CANNES, France (Reuters) - An Icelandic movie about two sheepfarming brothers who have not spoken in 40 years but are brought together by an outbreak of a disease that threatens their flocks won the Un Certain Regard prize at the Cannes Film Festival on Saturday.
23 May 2015 23:30 - Share
U.S. director's 'Little Prince' gets French premiere at Cannes
CANNES, France (Reuters) - The creators of the animated film "The Little Prince", which had its world premiere at the Cannes festival on Friday, knew they had to take extra care in adapting one of the most cherished works of 20th-century French literature for the screen.
22 May 2015 21:55 - Share
Female 'Assassin' tailored to actress, Cannes director says
CANNES, France (Reuters) - Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-Hsien said on Friday he had not started out wanting to make the lead character female in his film "Nie Yinniang" (The Assassin), but had tailored the role to suit his lead actress, Shu Qi.
22 May 2015 21:32 - Share
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