Posts tagged "cannes"

Cannes Film Festival Turns Women Away For Wearing Flats

Tunisian women are getting involved in politics; Tennessee has a new 48-hour abortion waiting period; Cannes says flats aren’t formal enough; what’s trolling and what’s just harassment?

Rebecca Vipond Brink / May 19, 2015

Iran Freaks Out Over Actress’ Kiss On The Cheek At Cannes

Iranian actress Leila Hatami got a kiss on the cheek from Gilles Jacob, the president of the Cannes Film Festival, and all hell broke loose. Iran’s deputy minister of culture and Islamic guidance chastised Hatami, saying that the Iranian woman should be “a symbol of chastity and innocence.” [The National AE]
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Jessica Wakeman / May 22, 2014

Where Are All The Women Directors At Cannes? An Infographic Shows Just How Bad It Is

The Cannes Film Festival begins today in France. Movie stars along the French Riviera sounds lovely, of course. But Cannes, and every other film festival, is always a reminder of women director’s underrepresentation in the movie business. In the past decade at Cannes, there have been several years when ZERO female directors have had a…

Jessica Wakeman / May 14, 2014

Watch The Trailer For Cannes Winner “Blue Is The Warmest Color”

The Palme d’Or is the highest prize awarded at the Cannes Film Festival each year, presented to the director of the best feature film. Past honorees have included such notable favorites as “Amour,” “Fahrenheit 9/11,” “The Pianist,” “Pulp Fiction,” and “Taxi Driver” — so it goes without saying that walking away with the Palme d’Or…

Rachel Krause / September 21, 2013

Teen Lesbian Drama “Blue Is The Warmest Color” Wins The Top Prize At Cannes

French teenagers! Lesbianism! Philosophy! Jean Paul Sartre! “Long, explicit sex scenes”! This year, the prizewinning film at the Cannes Film Festival was after our own hearts! The three-hour long drama, “Blue Is The Warmest Color,” by director Abdellatif Kechiche, took home the prestigious Palme d’Or, which he shared with lead actresses Adele Exarchopolous and Lea…

Jessica Wakeman / May 28, 2013

More From The 2013 Cannes Film Festival: Hits

The 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival began last week, and we’ve got all the fashion. We’ve be updated this gallery to share some of the best red carpet moments. Check out our favorite gowns from the festivities……

Julie Gerstein / May 24, 2013

One Woman Director Out Of 20, Cannes? That’s Pretty Dismal

So we all know that there’s a dearth of women in the movie-making business — just in case you’re not up to speed there was a whole study done about it.  The best place to view this disparity is the Cannes Film Festival in France: of the 20 films competing for the top prize, the Palme d’Or, only…

Sarah Gray / May 21, 2013

The 2013 Cannes Film Festival: Hits

The 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival began last week. Cannes is one of the biggest film festivals in the world, important not just because it manages to attract so many famous faces to one place, but because it’s where so many important film distribution and ownership deals go down. But who cares about that? The…

Julie Gerstein / May 20, 2013

Her 10 Best Looks: Diane Kruger

We’ve been seeing a lot of Diane Kruger — and her ubiquitous arm candy, Joshua Jackson — of late. She was a member of the Jury for the Main Competition at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, and could be seen flitting about in all manner of ridiculously gorgeous couture gowns. There’s no doubt about it: Kruger&#8217…

Julie Gerstein / July 11, 2012

Au Revoir, Cannes: The Best Hair & Makeup From The 2012 Cannes Film Festival

And just like that, the Cannes Film Festival is over. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t sad, and you’d be lying if you said I wasn’t really lame for feeling that way. Every year, I look so forward to the cutting-edge dresses and the high concentration of preternatural French cool. My years of…

Rachel Krause / May 29, 2012

Well Played: Reese Witherspoon At Her Cannes Film Premiere

The gossip rags got one thing right: Reese Witherspoon is most definitely pregnant. The radiant star turned up at Cannes on Saturday for the premiere of her film “Mud,” and she looked amazing (like, her top 10 good). The royal blue Versace gown she chose for the occasion was not only gorgeous, but the empire…

Rachel Krause / May 29, 2012

The Good, The Bad & The WTF: The Closing Scenes From Cannes

The Cannes Film Festival ended over the weekend, and it went out with a bang, not with a whimper, if Diane Kruger’s gorgeous Christian Dior dress is any indication. Take a look at Kruger’s full gown, along with what everyone else wore to the festivities, after the jump!

Julie Gerstein / May 29, 2012

Topless Adrien Brody At Cannes

This is like my lucky day. No, f-ck “like.” This is my lucky day. The only thing that could make this day luckier is if I were on that boat in Cannes with Adrien Brody while he’s shirtless and drinking junky white wine.
I’ve run across some pretty steamy Adrien Brody photos that depict the…

Evil Beet Gossip / May 24, 2012

Well Played: Kirsten Dunst Returns To Her Lisbon Roots In Cannes

Are you excited for the new film adaptation of “On The Road”? I feel pretty impartial about it, but it’s probably because I’m just not that into Kerouac. I would assume that those who are probably have very strong feelings about it one way or another. I am looking forward to seeing how the movie…

Rachel Krause / May 23, 2012

Cannes Film Festival Spurs Controversy And Disruptive Protest In Light Of A Lack Of Female Nominees

While we’ve been covering all of the fashion at Cannes, there seems to be a more unsavory undercurrent on the scene: in the 64 years of the festival, just one woman has claimed the most esteemed Palme d’Or award, and this year’s total lack of female directors in the awards’ lineup has sparked international backlash…

Rachel Krause / May 23, 2012

Well Played: Cheryl Cole Is Dipped In Red Feathers At Cannes

Cheryl Cole, the most internationally recognized member of the British girl group Girls Aloud, is very beautiful and very stylish (if, at times, a bit overdone). This Stéphane Rolland Haute Couture gown she wore to Sunday’s premiere of “Amour” is, well, fundamentally perfect — it’s lovely and show-stopping without being too bombastic for her role…

Rachel Krause / May 22, 2012

That’s A Lot Of Look: Kelis In Rainbow Sequins

Kelis, owner of milkshake, bringer of boys to the yard, showed up at a Cannes event rocking this rainbow sequin striped ensemble, major hair, and a pose that says, “Go on. I dare you.” It may be a lot of look, but damn, I think she’s totally pulling it off. What do you think?

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 22, 2012

16 Male Celebs Who’ve Had The Worst Movie Hair Ever

I’m not sure what hair look Shia LaBeouf was going for at the “Lawless” premiere at Cannes this past weekend. It looks like he had one of those Brazilian treatments gone terribly wrong. It looks relaxed for certain. And crispy with gel. Also, is it too mean of me to point out that there i…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 22, 2012

Love It Or Hate It: Cassie’s Cannes Jumpsuit

Generally, I am not a fan of jumpsuits or Lady Skrillex hair (though I do love silently saying in my head, Girrrrrrrrrrrrl, you got Skrillex hair!). But somehow, I think this look, worn by Cassie — who, to be honest, had Lady Skrillex hair before Skrillex was even a thing — really works on her.

Julie Gerstein / May 18, 2012

Style Stealer: Tilda Swinton At Cannes

I love Tilda Swinton in all her strange, beautiful, androgynous, crazy-outfit-wearing glory, but I have to say I also like this version of Tilda: simple, streamlined, pretty. And I never thought I’d write this sentence, but Tilda’s outfit here is totally flattering and wearable–it would be a great choice for a hot summer day at…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 18, 2012