Leos Carax

Jean-Jacques Beineix, Director of ‘Diva’ and ‘Betty Blue,’ Dies at 75

French director Jean-Jacques Beineix, who made waves with stylish works of 1980s cinema including “Diva” and “Betty Blue,” died Thursday at 75. He died at home in Paris…

Critics’ Festival Tales: Cannes Returns and Drinks with Russell Crowe

Though critics analyze and express opinions on stories, they are also storytellers themselves. And film festivals are full of stories — both on and off screen. As 2021…

Edgar Wright on Shooting ‘Sparks’ and Making 1960s Britpop Scary in ‘Last Night in Soho’

No one in the film world had a Year in Music quite like Edgar Wright. Almost right on the heels of “The Sparks Brothers,” his documentary tribute to…

Shaped by COVID, Busan Festival Announces In-Person Event, Seeks Strategic Change

Asia’s largest film festival, the Busan International Film Festival aims to become both more relevant in the wider Asia region and simultaneously more in touch with its local…

Knives Out 2 Wraps Filming for Netflix

Director Rian Johnson has announced that filming has wrapped on Knives Out 2. Johnson started shooting the sequel for Netflix in June, wrapping the first half of production…

Marion Cotillard to Receive Honorary Donostia Award at San Sebastian Festival

Marion Cotillard, the Oscar-winning French actor whose latest film “Annette” won a prize at Cannes, will receive a Donostia Award at the 69th edition of the San Sebastian…

Sparks’ Ron and Russell Mael on the Creation of ‘Annette’ and ‘Overcoming All the Expectations of a Movie Musical’

Irony is a word that pops up a lot in discussing the group Sparks — in their content, and in their career. And here’s an irony for you:…

‘Annette’ Star Marion Cotillard Found It ‘Very Easy’ to Act Opposite a Puppet in Leos Carax’s Film

“Annette,” the film written and scored by brothers Ron and Russell Mael of Sparks that won Leos Carax the best director at the Cannes Film festival, is unorthodox,…

‘Holy Motors’ Star Denis Lavant Boards French-Georgian Gangster Thriller ‘Blood Burn’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Legendary French actor Denis Lavant, best known for his collaborations with “Annette” director Leos Carax, has found the latest role he will disappear into. Lavant is set to…

‘Holy Motors’ Star Denis Lavant Boards French-Georgian Gangster Thriller ‘Blood Burn’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Legendary French actor Denis Lavant, best known for his collaborations with “Annette” director Leos Carax, has found the latest role he will disappear into. Lavant is set to…

Annette Final Trailer Sweeps Adam Driver & Marion Cotillard Into a Tidal Wave of Love

The final trailer for the film Annette has just been released. Annette is a 2021 musical film directed by Leos Carax from a screenplay by Ron Mael and…

Will the Cannes Film Festival Matter for the Oscars This Year?

What impact does the Palme d’Or really have on a film’s awards chances? In the 73 years of Cannes, there have only been three winners of the Palme…