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Japan wins Cannes top prize with ‘Shoplifters’

“Shoplifters”, a heartwrenching tale by Japanese veteran director Hirokazu Kore-eda about a family of small-time crooks who take in a child they find on the street, won the Palme d’Or top prize at the Cannes film festival.

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Cannes: Spike Lee wins runner-up Grand Prix for “BlacKkKlansman”

US director Spike Lee wins the runner-up Grand Prix at the Cannes film festival for his film “BlacKkKlansman”, which tells the story of a black police man who infiltrates the racist Klu Klux Klan. SOUNDBITE

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Cannes festival winners and jury celebrate with Sting and Shaggy

Palme d’Or winner Kazuhiro Kore-Eda dances with French actress Lea Seydoux as Sting and Shaggy hold a brief live concert on the stairs of the Palais des Festivals in Cannes after the award ceremony. IMAGES

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Cannes: Winners leave closing ceremony

The Cannes Film Festival draws to a close, with “Shoplifters”, a heartwrenching tale by Japanese veteran director Hirokazu Kore-eda about a family of small-time crooks who take in a child they find on the street, taking the Palme d’Or top prize. IMAGES of the winners leaving the closing ceremony

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Cannes: Jury arrives for closing ceremony

The Cannes jury, led by Cate Blanchett, walks the red carpet ahead of crowning the winner of the coveted Palme d’Or for best film. IMAGES

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Cannes: Stars on the red carpet for “The Wild Pear Tree”

Stars and models walk the red carpet for the premiere of “The Wild Pear Tree” (“Ahlat Agaci” ) from Turkey’s Nuri Bilge Ceylan, one of the most prodigiously successful directors ever at Cannes.

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Cannes: “Capharnaum” production team gives press conference

Director Nadine Labaki and her production team give a press conference for “Capharnaum”, a Lebanese film many see as the likely winner of the Palme d’Or top prize.

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Cannes: Team behind Dvortsevoy’s “Ayka” walks the red carpet

The team behind Kazakh director Sergey Dvortsevoy’s “Ayka” walks the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival. Dvortsevoy — who won many fans and prizes for his 2009 debut “Tulpan” — is vying for the Palme d’Or prize with his new docu-drama about a young homeless single mother adrift in the post-Soviet Central Asian state. IMAGES

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Music, models and masses of money at amfAR in Cannes

The rich and famous dug deep into their pockets for the amfAR gala in Cannes, raising millions for AIDS research and being entertained by Jason Derulo, Sting and Shaggy, Ellie Goulding and a flock of models. (May 18)

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Travolta ‘needed to know’ why Gotti was so loved

Speaking in Cannes, actor John Travolta spills the beans about his new movie “Gotti,” in which he plays Italian-American mobster John Gotti. (May 18)

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