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Satire The Square takes Cannes Film Festival's Palme d'Or prize


Leonor Serrail's Jeune Femme was given the Camera d'Or award, which recognises directors' first feature films. The movie The Square - a slick, diverting social commentary from Sweden that delivers a spanking to the bourgeoisie - was the surprise victor of the 70th Cannes Film Festival . Read More »

Swedish satire 'The Square' wins Palme d'Or at Cannes


The jury prize went to Russian director Andrey Zvyagintsev's " Loveless ". Other winners included Best Actress Diane Kruger for In the Fade , Best Actor Joaquin Phoenix for You Were Never Really Here , Jury Prize victor Andrey Svyagintsev's Loveless , and Grand Prix victor Robin Campillo's BPM (Beats Per Minute ). Read More »

'Baywatch' is like 'The Avengers' on the beach: Zac Efron

The film is one of 2017's most awaited films and has not released in India yet. The action comedy movie - which is based on the popular television show of the same name and stars Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Zac Efron - isn't due to hit United Kingdom cinema screens until Monday (29.05.17), but producer Beau Flynn has said the production crew already have "an awesome story" lined up for a second instalment. Read More »

Bella Hadid suffers wardrobe malfunction at Cannes, again!

Suffering an embarrassing wardrobe malfunction on the first day of this year's Cannes Film Festival didn't put a damper on Bella Hadid's night. Bella Hadid at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival . Letting her body do all the talking, the model completed her sultry look with simple diamond earrings and a big statement ring on her finger. Elle Fanning: Always elegant, 19-year-old Fanning (the younger sister of Dakota) possesses poise and style beyond her years. Read More »

The Square wins the Palme d'Or at Cannes

Spanish director Pedro Almodovar , who chaired the jury, said the winning film was a rich and "completely contemporary" tale about "the dictatorship of being politically correct". Joining him on the jury, fellow filmmaker Maren Ade, added: "We need more women making films because we all want this business to reflect modern society and we are still not there". Read More »

Iran accuses United States of 'Iranophobia', arming 'dangerous terrorists'

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, right, walks with Ivanka Trump at the Royal Court Palace, on May 20, 2017, in Riyadh . "We thought it was a fantastic idea", Kim said. He said United States has been a victim of terrorism, from 11 September to the Boston bombings and the Orlando attack. Israel considers the entire city to be its capita while the global community says the future of east Jerusalem, claimed by the Palestinians, must be resolved through negotiations. Read More »

Swedish art gallery satire wins Palme d'Or at Cannes

Michael Haneke's family drama Happy End , set against the backdrop of the European refugee crisis, was a leading favourite in the competition section, but Haneke missed his chance to win three Palme D'Or awards after The White Ribbon (2009) and Amour (2012). Read More »

Winners at the 2017 Cannes film festival

The film, a savagely amusing takedown of political correctness and the things we choose to hang in art galleries, had premiered to strong reviews - but even director Ruben Ostlund was shocked as he picked up the award, shouting, "Oh my God, oh my God!" The first - and until now only - female victor of the prize was Soviet director Yuliya Ippolitovna Solntseva in 1961. Read More »

Fresh arrests made by police investigating Manchester atrocity


Counter-terror officers stormed addresses in Gorton, Rusholme and Moss Side and explosions were reported at several of the searches, but police would not comment on whether controlled blasts were used to gain entry. Police have released surveillance-camera images of Abedi on the night of the attack and appealed for more information about his final days. Home Secretary Amber Rudd says that "the operation is still at full tilt" and "we can't be entirely sure that it's closed". Read More »

More arrests in Manchester attack; UK remains on high alert

Greater Manchester Police said a 25-year-old man was arrested in the city on suspicion of terrorist offenses. But the deployment of soldiers on the streets in support of police will be phased out starting Monday night, May said. Mark Rowley , head of Britain's counter-terrorism police, said on Friday that police had captured "a large part of the network" linked to the atrocity in which seven children aged under 18 were among the 22 dead. Read More »

No Comparisons between Dangal and Baahubali 2 : Aamir Khan


This makes Dangal China's biggest non-Hollywood earner ever. But Dangal and PK's India collections are way behind the Baahubali 2 earnings, that too within 30 days of its release. But I don't think there should be any comparisons. I haven't watched it yet but I am hearing a lot of good stuff about it from everyone around me. "I would like to congratulate Rajamouli and his entire team", said superstar Aamir Khan. Read More »

Kane moves into top gear to be leading scorer

After a bright start, it was Spurs who carved out the first opportunity in the eight minute when Son cut inside from the right before sending his shot narrowly over the bar, the South Korean searching for his 20th of the season. The players must feel they are part of us and want to share in our success. "I'm now sitting at the top, but we go in with the same mentality, to make sure we win first and foremost and then score as many as I can". Read More »

United Kingdom police have stopped sharing information with USA after Manchester leaks

Abedi was known to British intelligence services, interior minister Amber Rudd said this week, without giving further details. The mayor of Manchester , Andy Burnham, called the leaks "arrogant, wrong and disrespectful". Ariana Grande's manager took to Twitter early Thursday urging people not to live in fear and "appreciate every day" following the deadly terror attack outside of an the singer's concert in Manchester , England earlier this week. Read More »

Ariana Grande will return to Manchester to perform a benefit concert

The police said the probe had made "good progress" and they "now need people to tell us if they have any information about his movements from 18 May when he returned to the United Kingdom through to Monday night". As well as killing 22 people, including seven children, Monday's blast injured 116 with 63 still in hospital and 20 in critical care, health officials said. Read More »

Korean DMZ Tensions Cause South Korean Soldiers To Open Fire On Balloon

South Korea opened fire on North Korea after an unidentified object crossed the border . On Sunday Pyongyang conducted what it said was a successful test of a medium-range ballistic missile . South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement that the military broadcast a warning to North Korea in response to the object before firing the warning shots. Read More »

Almodovar: Cannes deliberations went 'very fast'

After 10 days of films, frocks and fizz, the 70th Cannes Film Festival is coming to an end. The festival included 49 films from 29 countries, according to the festival website . In the statement , Coppola thanked the jury, her parents (Oscar-winning director Francis Ford Coppola and filmmaker Eleanor Coppola), and director Jane Campion, for "being a role model and supporting women filmmakers", according to EW. Read More »

Who'll win? Cannes gears up for Palme d'Or prize night


The Square stars Claes Bang as an art gallery chief, with Dominic West and Elisabeth Moss in supporting roles. You Were Never Really Here also took the best actor prize, for Joaquin Phoenix's turn as a troubled hitman. The first - and until now, only - female victor of the best director prize was Soviet director Yuliya Ippolitovna Solntseva in 1961. He fake-cried and said in halting French, "merci beaucoup madames et monsieurs". Read More »

UK police hunt Manchester bomber's network, angered by US leaks

A woman was arrested late Wednesday but was later released without charge. With British police investigating an alleged network linked to the British-born suicide bomber, Salman Abedi , the matter of information leaked to US media will be taken up by British Prime Minister Theresa May when she meets President Donald Trump at a later North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit, the BBC reported . Read More »

Cavs can close out Celtics in Game 5

Or will the Cleveland Cavaliers and LeBron James put the finishing touches on the Celtics' surprisingly strong season, advancing to their third straight NBA Finals with a win on Boston's home court? The 32-year-old three-time National Basketball Association champion had 20 points, seven rebounds and seven assists in a stellar first half at TD Garden. Read More »

Ariana Grande vows Manchester return for fundraising gig

The man seen in the images is carrying a blue backpack on his back, with a sales tag still hanging off it. Armed British Transport Police Specialist Operations officers on board a train to Birmingham New Street at Euston station in London as armed police officers are patrolling on board trains nationwide for the first time Thursday May 25, 2017. Read More »

Gregg Allman dies at age 69


Gregg Allman was lead singer of the The Allman Brothers Band . Check out the electrifying moment in the video above. Gregg Allman died on Saturday of complications from liver cancer at his home in Savannah, Ga ., his publicist, Ken Weinstein, announced. Read More »

Manchester police arrest man, 25, in bomb probe


Abedi had been a former "subject of interest" to MI5, but Ms Rudd said: "The intelligence services are still collecting information about him and about the people around him". In addition, Manchester bomber Salman Abedi's father and younger brother are in detention in Libya . Authorities are appealing for more information about his final days. Read More »

Mississippi Shooting Spree Kills 8, Including Sheriff's Deputy

Godbolt, 35, was taken into custody in Brookhaven. At another crime scene in Brookhaven, about 17km north of Bogue Chitto, two boys were found dead, while at a third scene, a man and a woman were discovered killed. Authorities haven't yet identified any of the other victims, but Godbolt's step-father, who witnessed the shooting, told the Associated Press they included his wife, Barbara Mitchell, her daughter, Toccarra May, and sister, Brenda May. Read More »

Aided Iraqi forces begin assault on last ISIS strongholds in western Mosul

Iraqi forces are steadily closing in on the remaining pockets of territory held by the Islamic State group in Mosul , inching toward a victory that US -led coalition officials say is "only a matter of time". The fall of the city would effectively mark the end of Iraqi half of the "caliphate" declared almost three years ago by Daesh leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, which also covers parts of Syria. Read More »

Ostlund's "The Square" wins Palme d'Or at Cannes


The award recognizes a strong film that missed out on the Palme d'Or. To mark its 70th birthday, the festival rewarded her with a special prize. Diane Kruger has been named best actress and Joaquin Phoenix best actor at the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival . Read More »

Conte blames Chelsea's slow start and match ref


We are all proud to have done it. We'll see in the next few days. He added: "My agent speaking after..." "I don't mind facing criticism from supporters or from journalists, I will always try to answer it if I can, but once the game starts you should stand behind your team". Read More »

Celebrities on the red carpet at Cannes: See star fashion


For a list of all the winners at Cannes, see Variety's website . Joaquin Phoenix also won the Best Actor prize for You Were Never Really Here . Please know that you are not forgotten'. The nine-member jury opted to split the screenplay prize in two , dividing it between Scottish director Lynne Ramsay for " You Were Never Really Here " and Greece's Yorgos Lanthimos for " The Killing of a Sacred Deer ", a chilling suburban thriller starring Colin Farrell and Nicole Kidman. Read More »

Celtic secures trophy treble, ends Scottish season unbeaten


The offshore worker, a lifelong Aberdeen fan, roped his United States crewmates into the show of support for the Dandies, who take on Celtic in the Scottish Cup Final on Saturday. The players all admitted to nerves as their campaign reached its denouement, with Mikael Lustig claiming they struggled with the enormity of being presented with the opportunity to stake their place in history, and captain Scott Brown confessing there was a stage in the match when he feared the story may not ... Read More »

Nicole Kidman gets special prize at Cannes

Christian's next show is " The Square ", an installation which invites passersby to altruism, reminding them of their role as responsible fellow human beings. His Elena won the Special Jury Prize in the Un Certain Regard section in 2011, and Leviathan won the Best Screenplay Award in 2014. It is scheduled to open in Chicago sometime in June. Read More »

Ringling Bros. Circus gives final performance after 146 years

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — With laughter, hugs and tears — and the requisite death-defying stunts — the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus received its final standing ovation Sunday night as it performed its last show. Feld said they all have to "embrace change" and there is a love for the circus "that will never die". Oh my. It's curtains for the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Read More »

Iranian Film "A Man of Integrity" Wins 'Certain Regard' Competition at Cannes

Kruger was honored for her performance in Fatih Akin's " In the Fade ". When asked about his unique way of shooting violent scenes, Park Chan Wook said, "I don't like to use violence just to create thrills in the movie". She also wishes to go there to represent a film too. The panel is headed by Romanian filmmaker Cristian Mungiu, who won the 2007 Cannes Palme d'Or for his film 4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days. Read More »