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Penelope Cruz & Luis Tosar To Star In Social Thriller ‘On The Fringe’, Bankside To Launch Sales — Cannes

Exclusive: Spanish megastars Penelope Cruz and Luis Tosar are to star in feature On The Fringe (En Los Margenes), which will mark the directorial debut of Argentine actor Juan Diego Botto (Good Behaviour).The Spanish-language film, told over the course of one day, will follow interweaving stories, including that of a woman (Cruz) who has 24 […]

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Oscar Shorts Hit Records as Specialty Box Office Waits for Academy Award Winners

While possible winners “Roma,” “Vice,” “Free Solo,” “If Beale Street Could Talk” and “Green Book” could get a box-office boost from Sunday’s Oscar finale, the specialized world’s primary reliance on awards contenders is drawing to a close. That leaves room for other players to take center stage. Specialized mainstay Roadside Attractions is releasing “Run the […]

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Variety Critics Name the 12 Best Movies From Cannes 2018

The 71st Cannes Film Festival may have gotten off to a bumpy start, underwhelming audiences with Iranian director Asghar Farhadi’s Spanish-language “Everybody Knows” and taking several days to serve up anything that felt universally praised (eventual Palme d’Or winner Hirokazu Kore-eda’s “Shoplifters”), but by the end, even those who had arrived skeptical seemed to agree […]

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Cannes: Benito Zambrano, Luis Tosar Board Morena’s ‘Out in the Open’ (Exclusive)

Spain’s Benito Zambrano, whose “Habana Blues” played in Cannes’ Un Certain Regard, is attached to direct “Intemperie” (Out in the Open), starring Luis Tosar (“Miami Vice”) and produced by Juan Gordon at Morena Films whose “Everybody Knows” opened this year’s Cannes Film Festival.Written by brothers Pablo and Daniel Remón, “Out in the Open” adapts a […]

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Asif Kapadia’s ‘Maradona’ amongst Cineart acquisitions (exclusive)

The latest acquisitions were confirmed at the Cannes Marché du Film.Benelux’s leading arthouse buyers have confirmed their latest acquisitions at the Cannes Marché du Film.Cineart has added Life Itself (sold by FilmNation) and The Children’s Act, both sold by FilmNation, Asif Kapadia’s Maradona documentary (Altitude), Laszlo Nemes’ Sunset (Playtime) and Ari Folman’s animated Anne Frank […]

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Cannes Opener ‘Everybody Knows’ Goes to Focus Features

Focus Features kicked off the Cannes 2018 market by acquiring opening night Competition entry “Everybody Knows,” starring Javier Bardem and Penélope Cruz. The solid Spanish-language melodrama from Iranian writer-director Asghar Farhadi played well Tuesday night to mixed response from critics. UTA and Memento fielded multiple bids for the film — which did not go to […]

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Cannes: ‘Everybody Knows’ Director Asghar Farhadi Pleads With Iran to Allow Filmmaker Jafar Panahi to Attend Fest

At the conclusion of Wednesday’s morning Cannes press conference for Asghar Farhadi’s latest film, the festival opener “Everybody Knows,” the Iranian filmmaker snuck in one last comment, unprompted by the assembled crowd of international press or his starry cast of heavy-hitters like Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem. After the conference wrapped, the “A Separation” filmmaker […]

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The 2018 IndieWire Cannes Bible: Every Review, Interview, and News Item Posted During the Festival

Lineup2018 Cannes Film Festival Lineup: Spike Lee, Jean-Luc Godard, and More to Compete for Palme d’Or‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Set for Special Premiere Screening at CannesOrson Welles Is Coming to Cannes 2018 After All, but Not With NetflixCannes: Nicolas Cage’s ‘Mandy’ and Gaspar Noe’s ‘Climax’ Lead 2018 Directors’ Fortnight LineupPaul Dano’s ‘Wildlife,’ Starring Jake […]

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Cannes 2018: Asghar Farhadi demands Iran lift travel ban on Jafar Panahi

At the press conference for opening night film Everybody Knows, Farhadi expressed solidarity for Panahi, whose new drama Three Faces is also playing in competitionAsghar Farhadi has called on the Iranian government to allow fellow Iranian film-maker Jafar Panahi to travel to the Cannes film festival to present his new film.Panahi, a previous award-winner at […]

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‘Everybody Knows,’ Cannes Opening Night Film, Sells to Focus

Focus Features has acquired “Everybody Knows,” beating out Netflix for rights to the opening night film of this year’s Cannes.The indie label will distribute the film in the U.S., Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, India, select Asian territories and the Middle East, apart from Iran. Focus had previously acquired rights in Spain last […]

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