Ozon, Coppola win over Cannes with tales of teens behaving badly

While one competition film had critics racing for the exit, Sofia Coppola and François Ozon got warmer receptions on Thursday with "The Bling Ring" and "Jeune et jolie" ("Young and Beautiful"), strong movies dealing with adolescents, sex and money.

Cannes lifts off with DiCaprio in flawed, flashy, endearing ‘Gatsby’

The 2013 Cannes Film Festival officially kicked off Wednesday with Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby", a bold, lavish 3D adaptation of the literary classic that is as endearing as it is flawed and flashy.

As Cannes 2013 raises curtain, a question: is the selection too French?

As Cannes prepares to raise the curtain on its 2013 edition, opinions are already flying about the competition line-up. Is it too French? Too American? Just right? Various critics, as well as Cannes artistic director Thierry Frémaux, weigh in.

Sofia Coppola, James Franco, and Mideast films light up Cannes side sections

Some of the most interesting films at Cannes are usually found outside the main competition. This year, new works from Sofia Coppola, Claire Denis, and James Franco, as well as films from Israel and Palestine, are some of the most eagerly awaited.

Ten duos to watch at Cannes 2013

This year's competition is full of films featuring intriguing duos of actors: Michael Douglas and Matt Damon as lovers, Marion Cotillard and Joaquin Phoenix as prostitute and pimp, Kristin Scott Thomas and Ryan Gosling as mother and son, and more.

Jury chair Spielberg and Cannes head for fascinating collision

Jury head Steven Spielberg and the Cannes Film Festival should be a fascinating collision of cinematic tastes and tendencies. Other collisions may take place behind closed doors; Spielberg is chairing the most heavyweight jury in recent memory.

Cannes selection: Sex, revenge, and family dysfunction

The 2013 Cannes competition films look to be be ripe with drama of all varieties - erotic, romantic, domestic, existential, supernatural – and pairs of potentially juicy lead performances.

The Curse of the Second Palme d'Or

Michael Haneke becomes the sixth filmmaker to win two Palmes d'Ors but the past has shown directors often find it hard to move on after the second prize.

Palme d'Or goes to Michael Haneke's 'Amour', a portrait of love and death

The coveted Palme d’Or went to Austrian filmmaker Michael Haneke’s “Amour”, a sober, gorgeously directed portrait of an elderly couple facing terrifying questions of life and death. Some of the jury's other choices left people scratching their heads.

Palme of reason or Palme of passion?

One day before the big prizes are handed out, Cannes has a serious case of Palme fever. Will the jury go for the Palme of reason ("Amour"), the Palme of passion ("Holy Motors"), or something unexpected?