Cannes juror Nansun Shi: 'There has been very healthy debate'

Today's competition films, "Drive" and "This Must Be the Place", are American stories directed by Europeans. Will the jury like them? We won't know until Sunday, but in the meantime we spoke to one of the Cannes jurors, Chinese producer Nansun Shi.

A rising star on 'the problems' of being a black actor in France

Far from the red carpet, there are the lesser-known actors who come to Cannes to hustle up contacts and self-promote. We caught up with 30-year-old Tony Mpoudja, who told us about his experience as a black actor in France's very white film industry.

Cannes prepares for lift-off -- and 'the Americans are back'

It’s the calm before the (hopefully figurative) storm here in Cannes one day before the festival kicks off. But last-minute preparations are underway, and there's excitement in the air -- especially since this year, the big names are back.

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?