Cannes mayor bans burkini at beach for the summer

The mayor of the seaside city of Cannes in southern France has banned non-secular bathing attire, including the Islam-influenced burkini, citing security reasons for the decision.

Croatian film wins award in Cannes

The short film "Zvir" (The Beast) by Croatian director Miroslav Sikavica has been given the Illy Award in Cannes in the Directors' Fortnight programme, the Zagreb-based Propeler Film company,...

Palme d'Or winner Ken Loach warns austerity fueling right-wing threat

Veteran British director Ken Loach lashed out on Sunday at Europe's fiscal austerity and warned it could spur the rise of the far-right when accepting the 2016 Cannes Palme d'Or for best film.

Cannes Film Festival ends with gala ceremony for top awards

The Cannes Film Festival ends Sunday when the world's leading movie showcase rolls out its prestigious prizes, including the Palme d'Or for best picture.

Leading Iranian director condemns Tehran's treatment of intellectuals

Leading Iranian director Asghar Farhadi condemned on Saturday the treatment of intellectuals in his country at a Cannes Film Festival press conference marking the premiere of his film about a...