Cannes selection: Prize-winners, pretty young things, and tales of sex and violence

Lots of past prize-winners, movies brimming with sex and violence, and pretty young things hoping to graduate to the big leagues....Here's a closer look at what this year's enticing Cannes competition has in store.

Giving Up

You shouldn't feel too guilty about giving up on books and films halfway through...
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Enjoy the Silence

The Artist's Oscar success is not going to prompt a rush among studios to make silent films but it might find some of cinema's most wonderful films a new audience.
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The Right Film Always Wins

The Artist may not have been the best film at this year's Oscars but its success makes perfect sense.
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Woody, the Sarkozys, and other notables outside the main Cannes line-up

What stands out among films outside the central line-up this year? Woody Allen in Paris (with First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy), President Sarkozy skewered onscreen, a teen romance by Gus Van Sant, and the latest from French heavyweight André Téchiné.

The jury is in

Robert De Niro will be presiding over a typically international jury mixing glamorous actors, well-regarded industry professionals, and a literary figure with a serious film legacy. Will they agree on the winners?

The Green Hornet: Michel Gondry's Superhero Surprise

You probably know Michel Gondry best for "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind", and "Be Kind, Rewind". His latest directorial offering is the superhero movie "The Green Hornet" - we caught up with him on his recent trip to Paris.

Mexican cinema at the Cannes Film Festival

The 63rd Cannes Film Festival is underway and here in Mexico, specially the press, is following more closely then ever the outcome of this world renown annual film festival. It seems that this year the Mexican film industry will shine in the French Riviera and is not a big surprise that the local press has high hopes that the Mexican films and film-makers can succeed.