Red carpet premiere for “Il Traditore” (The Traitor) in Cannes

Veteran Italian auteur Marco Bellocchio and his cast walk the red carpet in Cannes for the premiere of “Il Traditore” (The Traitor), a biopic of the first high-ranking member of Cosa Nostra to break the Sicilian Mafia’s oath of silence, starring Brazilian actress and model Maria Fernanda Candido. IMAGES

France and Italy mark 500th anniversary of Da Vinci’s death

President Emmanuel Macron and Italian counterpart Sergio Mattarella kick off commemorations to mark 500 years since Leonardo da Vinci died in France, paying their respects to the Renaissance genius in a private visit to his grave. To mark the anniversary Italy, what experts suspect to be a lock of Da Vinci’s hair will be on display for the first time this week.

Macron, Mattarella kick off Leonardo da Vinci commemorations

French President Emmanuel Macron and his Italian counterpart Sergio Mattarella arrive in Amboise, in central France, to mark the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death. IMAGES

Italian President Sergio Mattarella visits Notre-Dame

Italian President Sergio Mattarella visits the fire-ravaged Notre-Dame cathedral before meeting his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron in Touraine to commemorate the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death. The Italian president’s come after months of diplomatic tensions between Paris and Rome over the hardline policies of Italy’s populist government and its support for France’s anti-government “yellow vest” protesters.. IMAGES

Macron, Mattarella kick off Leonardo da Vinci commemorations

French President Emmanuel Macron and his Italian counterpart Sergio Mattarella arrive in Amboise, in central France, to mark the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death. IMAGES

Italian President Sergio Matterella visits Notre-Dame

Italian President Sergio Matterella visits the fire-ravaged Notre-Dame cathedral before meeting his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron in Touraine to commemorate the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death. The Italian president’s come after months of diplomatic tensions between Paris and Rome over the hardline policies of Italy’s populist government and its support for France’s anti-government “yellow vest” protesters.. IMAGES

Dior ‘Cruise 2020’ collection crisscrosses cultures in Marrakesh

Dior Italian fashion designer Maria Chiuri presents Dior’s ‘Cruise 2020’ show in Marrakesh, a collection inspired by African wax fabric.