Palme d’Or hopefuls arrive ahead of closing ceremony

The Cannes film festival ends today with the race for the Palme d’Or wide open and a cracking crop of movies vying for the top prize. With the jury now deliberating in secret in a villa overlooking the Mediterranean, four films have emerged as the favourites from a field The Guardian described as “outstanding”. IMAGES

Palme d’Or hopefuls arrive ahead of closing ceremony

The Cannes film festival ends today with the race for the Palme d’Or wide open and a cracking crop of movies vying for the top prize. With the jury now deliberating in secret in a villa overlooking the Mediterranean, four films have emerged as the favourites from a field The Guardian described as “outstanding”. IMAGES

Tarantino accepts ‘Palm Dog’ for ‘Once Upon a Time…’ canine

Director Quentin Tarantino appears in person at the Palm Dog awards on the side lines of the Cannes film festival to accept the top prize for canine ‘Brandy’ appearing in his in-competition film “Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood.” “I have no idea if we’ll get the Palme d’Or,” says the director, “but I do feel that I was in a good standing to in the Palm Dog.”

Tarantino accepts ‘Palm Dog’ for ‘Once Upon a Time…’ canine

Director Quentin Tarantino appears in person at the Palm Dog awards on the side lines of the Cannes film festival to accept the top prize for canine ‘Brandy’ appearing in his in-competition film “Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood.” “I have no idea if we’ll get the Palme d’Or,” says the director, “but I do feel that I was in a good standing to in the Palm Dog.” IMAGES

On This Day: 23 May 1994

In 1994, Quentin Tarantino’s “Pulp Fiction” won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival. (May 23)

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‘Parasite’ director and cast walk Cannes red carpet

Korean master Bong Joon-ho walks the Cannes red carpet with the cast his film “Parasite” in competition for the Palme d’Or. The tragi-comic tale of a poor family’s obsession with a rich one stars Song Kang-ho and Choi Woo-shik. IMAGES

Red carpet arrivals ahead of Tarantino screening (2)

Michelle Rodriguez, Adrien Brody, Zhang Ziyi and Virginie Ledoyen walk the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival, before the highly anticipated screening of Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood”, a contender for the Palme d’Or. IMAGES(COMPLETES VID1347006_EN)

ShowBiz Minute: Franklin, Tarantino, ‘GoT’

Three handwritten wills found in Aretha Franklin’s Michigan home, months after singer’s death; Quentin Tarantino to premiere “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood,” 25 years after “Pulp Fiction” won the Palme d’Or; “Game of Thrones” finale leaves viewers divided. (May 21)

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Red carpet time for Dardennes and ‘Young Ahmed’ cast in Cannes

The cast from “Young Ahmed”, directed by Belgian filmmaking-brothers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, enjoy their red carpet moment in Cannes. “Young Ahmed” is competing for the Palme d’Or at the 2019 Film Festival. IMAGES

Cannes: Red carpet for “Portrait of a Lady on Fire”

French director Celine Sciamma walks the red carpet at Cannes with the cast and crew of her latest film, “Portrait d’une Jeune Fille en Feu” (Portrait of a Lady on Fire), which is in the running for the Palme d’or. IMAGES

Cannes 2019: ‘Wild Goose Lake’ cast walk red carpet

The cast of Chinese gangster flick ‘Wild Goose Lake’, starring Shanghai-born heartthrob Hu Ge and directed by Diao Yinan, walk the red carpet at the Cannes film festival, where they hope to take home the coveted Palme d’Or trophy. IMAGES

Ken Loach returns to Cannes

Two-time Palme D’or winner Ken Loach premieres his latest film “Sorry We Missed You” at the Cannes Film Festival. (May 17)

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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

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

Cannes jury kick off 2018 festival on red carpet

President Cate Blanchett and other members of the 2018 Cannes Film Festival jury strike a pose on the opening red carpet, before attending the screening of ‘Everybody knows’ (Todos lo saben), one of the movies competing for the Palme d’Or. IMAGES