'Dynamo' a county fair fun house for art lovers

A sprawling exhibit of works by contemporary artists from the 20th century, “Dynamo” at Paris’ Grand Palais is filled with pulsing lights, magic mirrors and all kinds of optical illusions, giving it the feel of a county fair fun house for art lovers.
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One Parisian’s trash is another’s new vintage lamp...

The neighbourhood brocante in Paris falls somewhere between an antique market and a garage sale. While some sift through second-hand goods in search of a bargain buy, others use the event to spend time with friends and unload unused possessions.
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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?

Heartthrob Robert Pattinson fails to deliver in Cronenberg's 'Cosmopolis'

"Twilight" heartthrob Robert Pattinson fails to deliver in David Cronenberg's sleekly beautiful, but dramatically lifeless competition entry "Cosmopolis". Elsewhere on the Croisette, three furry, four-legged performers picked up prizes.

Zac Efron and Nicole Kidman light up torrid, unfairly bashed ‘Paperboy’

It was greeted by boos and jeers. But Zac Efron and Nicole Kidman bring heat and humor to Lee Daniels' Southern thriller "The Paperboy", a pulpy, outrageously entertaining treat with a bit more on its mind than people may think.

Amid Palme d'Or gossip, 'Holy Motors' steals 'On the Road' thunder

Speculation about what film could take home the top Palme d'Or prize raged at Cannes Wednesday, with Leos Carax's crazy, inspired "Holy Motors" seen as a frontrunner. Walter Salles's lovely "On the Road" drew mostly shrugs and scoffs.

Brad Pitt, chocolate fountains, and lesbian vampire warriors

In twelve hours on the Croisette, a party with dancing film critics and a chocolate fountain, a blunt crime thriller starring Brad Pitt, and a look at some of the more absurd films being shopped around the sprawling Cannes Market.

Relaxing and affordable, a hammam worth visiting

Not quite a spa or a bathhouse, a hammam falls somewhere between the two. After Paris' drab winter and more or less miserable spring, what better place to shake of a case of bad weather blues?
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At Cannes, cinema without borders and an ‘Indian Brigitte Bardot’

With an Iranian film set in Japan, a Korean film starring French actress Isabelle Huppert, and the "Indian Brigitte Bardot" wheeling and dealing on the Croisette, Cannes this year suggest the borderless, globalized nature of cinema today.