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Virtual Reality puts viewer in the movie at Cannes
Virtual Reality puts viewer in the movie at Cannes

What if you could both watch a film and be a character in it?

Virtual Reality puts viewer in the movie at Cannes
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Kazakhstan-made short film premieres at Cannes

Kazakhstan-made short film Luna Lyubit Solnce (Moon Loves the Sun) premiered on May 20 as part of the Short Film Corner program of the 68th Cannes Film Festival.

Kazakhstan-made short film premieres at Cannes
'Dad bods' conquer Cannes
'Dad bods' conquer Cannes

The movie industry's obsession with slim figures and six-packs is notorious but if the Cannes Film Festival is anything to go by, a generous gut may now be key to winning critics' hearts.

'Dad bods' conquer Cannes
Blanchett lesbian love tale, Holocaust shocker lead Cannes race
Blanchett lesbian love tale, Holocaust shocker lead Cannes race

A powerful lesbian love story starring Cate Blanchett and a groundbreaking Holocaust drama emerged as favourites as the Cannes Film Festival hit the halfway mark.

Blanchett lesbian love tale, Holocaust shocker lead Cannes race
Cannes kicks into high gear with 'Mad Max' film
Cannes kicks into high gear with 'Mad Max' film

The Cannes Film Festival slipped into high gear on its second day by screening the new "Mad Max" blockbuster and starting the competition for its Palme d'Or.

Cannes kicks into high gear with 'Mad Max' film
Uber offers helicopter rides to Cannes Film Festival
Uber offers helicopter rides to Cannes Film Festival

Uber is pulling out all the stops to get noticed at the glitzy Cannes Film Festival opening by offering not only its usual taxi-hail car service -- but also helicopter rides.

Uber offers helicopter rides to Cannes Film Festival
Film director Alisher Suleimenov.
Kazakhstani short to premier at Cannes

Kazakhstani film premiers during the Short Film Corner of the Cannes Film Festival.

Kazakhstani short to premier at Cannes
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Kazakhstai short Free Birds to be screened at London Film Festival

Kazakhstani filmmaker Margulan Kapashev’s Free Birds has been chosen for the Crystal Palace International Film Festival in London.

Kazakhstai short Free Birds to be screened at London Film Festival
Alina Galiyeva - young pianist from Kokshetau. ©kokshetau.asia
11 y.o. Kazakh pianist wins competition in Cannes

11-y.o. pianist from Kokshetau, Kazakhstan, Alina Galiyeva has won a prestigious international competition in France.

11 y.o. Kazakh pianist wins competition in Cannes
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Kazakhstan's The Owners at Slovakian Art FilmFest

Adilkhan Yerzhanov’s The Owners has been selected for the 22nd International Slovakian film festival Art FilmFest.

Kazakhstan's The Owners at Slovakian Art FilmFest
The Owners film crew in Cannes. Photo courtesy of Adilkhan Erzhanov
Kazakh The Owners film in Cannes Top 10

Geoff Andrew has included The Oweners film by Adilkhan Yerzhanov from Kazakhstan into his Cannes Top 10.

Kazakh The Owners film in Cannes Top 10
Epic Turkish drama 'Winter Sleep' wins Cannes top prize
Epic Turkish drama 'Winter Sleep' wins Cannes top prize

Turkey's Nuri Bilge Ceylan won the Palme d'Or top prize at the Cannes Film Festival Saturday for "Winter Sleep" and dedicated the honour to victims of his country's political strife.

Epic Turkish drama 'Winter Sleep' wins Cannes top prize
Dogs triumph in Cannes as canine thriller wins prestigious prize
Dogs triumph in Cannes as canine thriller wins prestigious prize

Dogs triumphed in Cannes Friday as Hungarian canine thriller "White God" won the film festival's prestigious prize for innovative work, just hours after its four-legged stars scooped up the unofficial Palm Dog award for pooch talent.

Dogs triumph in Cannes as canine thriller wins prestigious prize
Stallone, Schwarzenegger revive old rivalry in Cannes
Stallone, Schwarzenegger revive old rivalry in Cannes

One-time rivals Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger grabbed the opportunity of their testosterone-fuelled promotion of "Expendables 3" in Cannes to poke fun at each other in a rollicking press conference.

Stallone, Schwarzenegger revive old rivalry in Cannes
Syrian woman's siege of Homs film gets standing ovation at Cannes
Syrian woman's siege of Homs film gets standing ovation at Cannes

A Syrian woman whose horrifying footage of the siege of Homs was turned into a film by an exiled director was on Friday given a standing ovation at the Cannes Film Festival, a few hours after the pair met for the first time.

Syrian woman's siege of Homs film gets standing ovation at Cannes
Cannes film fest opens with 'Grace of Monaco' mauling
Cannes film fest opens with 'Grace of Monaco' mauling

The world's biggest film festival opened in Cannes Wednesday with a blast of controversy as critics mercilessly savaged the opening movie about Hollywood-darling-turned-princess Grace of Monaco.

Cannes film fest opens with 'Grace of Monaco' mauling
Actress Nicole Kidman (L) and actor Tim Roth. ©Reuters/Yves Herman
Biopic hits and flops: film-makers grapple with great lives

A great or glittering life is no guarantee of a gripping biopic, say film-makers, as the Cannes Film Festival prepares to open Wednesday with the first big screen adaptation of the life of Monaco's Princess Grace.

Biopic hits and flops: film-makers grapple with great lives
Naomi Kawase. ©Reuters/Eric Gaillard
Naomi Kawase: 'masterpiece' worth the Palme D'Or

Naomi Kawase, the first Japanese director to be a member of the Cannes jury, returns to competition this year with a film she has dubbed her "masterpiece".

Naomi Kawase: 'masterpiece' worth the Palme D'Or
Snapshot from The Owners.
Kazakhstani film The Owners in Cannes' Official Selection

Kazakhstani film director Adilkhan Yerzhanov’s The Owners will premier in the Special Screenings of the 67th Cannes Film Festival.

Kazakhstani film The Owners in Cannes' Official Selection
Tatyana Samoilova. ©РИА Новости
Russia's Samoilova, Cannes film star, dead at 80

Tatyana Samoilova, the Soviet-era movie star best known for her roles in "The Cranes are Flying" and "Anna Karenina", died on Monday aged 80.

Russia's Samoilova, Cannes film star, dead at 80