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Cannes Film Festival

The Cannes Film Festival – or Festival de Cannes, in French – is one of the oldest and most prestigious festivals in the world. Its history dates back to 1938 and, since then, hundreds of stars have walked down its red carpet, from Hollywood darlings like Gary Cooper, Cary Grant and Sophia Loren to acclaimed filmmakers, actors, and various members of the industry. The Cannes Film Festival takes place in May every year, on the Croisette, with two collateral sections too: the Semaine de la Critique and the Quinzaine des Cinéastes. At the end, the winners of the Palme d’Or, Un Certain Regard, Caméra d’Or and more awards are announced.

Titane, Parasite, Shoplifters, The Tree of Life and  Anatomy of a Fall  of the films that won the Palme d’Or at the festival, where some filmmakers even won multiple awards throughout the years. Regular directors at the festival include Francis Ford Coppola, Emir Kusturica, Michael Haneke, Ken Loach, Ruben Östlund, Aki Kaurismäki, and more. But so many acclaimed films have premiered at Cannes, from Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction and Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver to Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman, Jonathan Glazer’s The Zone of Interest and Charlotte Wells’ Aftersun.

Loud and Clear covers Cannes every year, with recommendations of films to watch at the festival, reviews of the films in the programme, interviews with directors and stars, red carpet coverage, and more. From our reviews of Palme d’Or winners like Triangle of Sadness to hidden gems like The Sweet East and interviews with up-and-coming directors like Amjad Al Rasheed, find all our Cannes Film Festival coverage on this page.