Cannes

Tilda Swinton's Hair Is Super Tall

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 05.27.2013 | Canada Style

No one can dress as punk as Tilda Swinton. The "We Need To Talk About Kevin" star styled her hair into a massive tall quiff/modern-day mohawk at th...

Cannes Diary: "It Can Make A Girl Feel Rich"

Marie Clements | Posted 07.25.2013 | Canada
Marie Clements

Here you are squeezed into a street of moving beautiful people who constantly bump against you -- it is like being sandwiched by Vanity Fair. Women in heels so high stand tilted against the wind and the weight of their hair and dresses. It feels like being in a movie...except you are not the star.

Cannes Diary: Know Your Voice and Nurture It

Kyle Thomas | Posted 07.24.2013 | Canada
Kyle Thomas

I walked away from Cannes this year with an affirming sense that I am indeed on the right path, and that I must stay focused on developing my craft as a filmmaker. I believe that developing a strong cinematic voice is essential to building a meaningful and sustainable career in this industry.

Cannes Diary: The End Is Near

Jacquelyn Mills | Posted 07.24.2013 | Canada
Jacquelyn Mills

This was an experience not to be forgotten. Hearing "you look tired" often, and forcing an "I feel great" before you've had your complimentary café au lait. Abandoning the hopes for any kind of balance, exercise, sleep or even one piece of fruit or vegetable. The countless 5 à 7's and glasses of rosé.

Sexiest Dresses At Cannes

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 05.24.2013 | Canada Style

It seems as if "Angelina Jolie Leg" isn't going away anytime soon! Celebrities at Cannes 2013 have been heating up the red carpet in sexy dresses w...

Cannes Diary: Glitz, Glamour, and a Shortage of Toilets

Moira Sauer | Posted 07.23.2013 | Canada
Moira Sauer

Cannes is a mega-soup of getting physically, and at times emotionally, lost. Sitting areas exist, but you cannot sit in them unless you are having a meeting, which leads to folks perching on stairs to dig through the program to find another movie to see since the one they just stood in line for for an hour for ended up being full.

Cannes Diary: Jane Campion Says, "Ladies, Make Your Movies"

Jacquelyn Mills | Posted 07.21.2013 | Canada
Jacquelyn Mills

The first thing we eye in the program is a conversation with Jane Campion, my absolute favourite director. Campion addresses the audience, specifically female directors, with some advice: "If you're a female director in this room, put all your energy into making a good piece of work."

LOOK: Aishwarya Rai's Regal Gown

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 05.22.2013 | Canada Style

Aishwarya Rai's Cannes 2013 gown would have made the late Elizabeth Taylor proud. The gorgeous Bollywood star came out to play on Tuesday at the 50...

Cannes Diary: What To Watch (and Wear) at Cannes

Kyle Thomas | Posted 07.21.2013 | Canada
Kyle Thomas

I was filled with an incredible energy as I stepped onto the red carpet. This is the top of the mountain in the narrative film world, and walking up those steps provided a powerful reminder of my love for this craft. Once you've had a taste of the red carpet, you simply want more!

Cannes Diary: Soaked, Starving, and No Spielberg Sightings

Moira Sauer | Posted 07.20.2013 | Canada
Moira Sauer

I gather my umbrella, for the light rain has turned into a downpour, and I leave the Panini man who has no paninis and make my way back to the apartment (via many wrong turns) where I eat the three dry crackers I have left over from the 25 hour journey to France.

Cannes Diary: What It Means To "Get Into Cannes"

Kyle Thomas | Posted 07.18.2013 | Canada
Kyle Thomas

Folks who might not normally give you the time of day will gladly chat with you at Cannes. Maybe it's because it is apparent that you are serious about what you are doing, or maybe it's because they are drunk; either way, it does happen. A lot of Cannes is about putting yourself out there and being ready to go with the flow.

Nicole Kidman Dazzles At Cannes

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 05.15.2013 | Canada Style

The Cannes 2013 red carpet hasn't even been rolled out yet but "Eyes Wide Shut" actress Nicole Kidman is already all dolled up. Kidman, who is a ju...

How Surgery Turns Women into Fembots

Jocelyne Robert | Posted 09.22.2012 | Canada Living
Jocelyne Robert

All over the world, we're slipping towards uniformity. A new "perfect" face, born of the research of cosmetic surgeons, will become the absolute ideal of beauty. The human face has become a construction site. We sculpt human flesh like we did the stones for Mount Rushmore. What kind of sense of identity can we have with a body that has no link to the original me?

Quebec's Suzanne Clément Named Best Actress

CP | Posted 05.27.2012 | Canada Style

Canadian Suzanne Clément has been awarded the Best Actress prize in the Cannes Film Festival's sidebar competition, Un Certain Regard. The Quebec ...

Cannes Day 5: Cronenberg's Son, and Getting Money for My Dance Moves

Matt Sadowski | Posted 07.22.2012 | Canada
Matt Sadowski

2012-05-17-cannesDanielle.jpgWhen discussing what was the first film that terrified David as a child, David responded by saying Bambi. He went onto say the best advice he could give to neophyte directors is to actually go out and direct something. Nothing teaches what it's like to make a film better than actually making one.

Dispatches From Cannes: Trying Not to Hurl Before My Screening

Rodrigo Gudino | Posted 07.22.2012 | Canada
Rodrigo Gudino

2012-05-17-cannesDanielle.jpgToday is an even more special screening day because it's the premiere of my debut feature. I think about the words of advice given to me a few days ago by an unnamed executive: Try not to throw up if there are any walk outs. In a few minutes, everyone is inside and the presentation begins.

Slummin' it at the Cannes Film Festival: How to Crash a Yacht Party

Ashley Peoples | Posted 07.21.2012 | Canada
Ashley Peoples

2012-05-17-cannesDanielle.jpg It was Friday night in Cannes and my friends and I were determined to get into a yacht party. We strolled the pier of millions-of-dollar yachts after millions-of-dollar yachts and found four with exclusive looking parties. The first one, flashing blue and purple lights and blasting club beats, was swarmed with paparazzi taking photos of Amanda Seyfried leaving.

Slummin' it at the Cannes Film Festival: My Turn to Walk the Red Carpet

Ashley Peoples | Posted 07.19.2012 | Canada
Ashley Peoples

2012-05-17-cannesDanielle.jpg The final crew to walk the carpet was the cast of Moonrise Kingdom. Bill Murray danced and Ed Norton spent a lot of time looking for someone. They seemed to have a lot more fun, and were less concerned with their poses than earlier, relatively unknown, carpet walkers. Oh the freedom of success. My turn to strut my stuff on "le tapis rouge" came sooner than expected. I now know that the first screening of many films at Cannes are for the press, at 8:30 a.m. So, the next morning at 7:30 a.m., I waited my turn to walk the red carpet for the first time, barely awake, in jeans, sandals and a blazer -- and it was totally worth it.

Dispatches from Cannes: Rhythm, Meetings and Infinite Lines

Rodrigo Gudino | Posted 07.19.2012 | Canada
Rodrigo Gudino

2012-05-17-cannesDanielle.jpgNow, two days into the festival, I notice the rhythm caused by the restless bodies in endless line-ups, the stomach churn of too much wine and not enough food. I open the bay windows, not to sun and sea, but to an empty beach, and the sound of rain. But it doesn't matter, I have a meeting with Coffin Joe, and an interested distributor.

The Red Square Makes It To Cannes

Le Huffington Post Quebec | Posted 05.19.2012 | Canada

Quebecois filmmaker Xavier Dolan wore the red square, which has become the symbol of the Quebec student movement, on the red carpet for the premiere o...

Dispatches From Cannes: Sharks, Models and Zombies Oh My!

Rodrigo Gudino | Posted 07.18.2012 | Canada
Rodrigo Gudino

2012-05-17-cannesDanielle.jpgCannes! The Riviera. The croissette. The sun, the sand, the celebrities...the movies. It's the 65th annual Festival de Cannes, a meeting place of filmmakers great and not-so-great. For an independent filmmaker like me, it's as close to a real life Mount Olympus as I have ever set foot on.

Slummin' it at the Cannes Film Festival Day 2: Meeting my Movie "Trailer"

Ashley Peoples | Posted 07.17.2012 | Canada
Ashley Peoples

2012-05-17-cannesDanielle.jpgEveryone who walks by my trailer looks calm and friendly and not like trailer park axe murderers. This is reassuring because unlike canoe trips, I cannot sleep with my axe and bear spray. Now it is time to take on the Festival. There is no full-length mirror, so let's just hope I look good and feel confident enough to meet that French producer. A bientôt.

Obama's G20 Troubles

Andrew Cooper | Posted 01.03.2012 | Canada Business
Andrew Cooper

The first day of the French G20 is a good indication the U.S. is losing its dominant role -- and even strong interest -- in the G20. By way of contras...

Sunday Roundup

Danielle Crittenden | Posted 11.25.2011 | Canada
Danielle Crittenden

As the economy took another nosedive this week, British Prime Minister David Cameron told the House of Parliament that our own prime minister had gotten "every major [economic] decision right." Stephen Harper returned the favor by lauding Cameron's handling of the British economy. The speech signaled the pair's unity going into the upcoming G20 summit in Cannes in November. It also sparked -- as our own Althia Raj reported -- a scramble by the NDP to make ties with the British Labor Party. In more home news, HuffPost and Indigo -- where our Editor-at-Large, Heather Reisman, is CEO -- have teamed up to observe this week's Banned Books Week. I'll be posting a different book each day that has been banned or challenged somewhere on the planet. Do your bit by choosing your own banned book, and reading it!