Chie Hayakawa Imagines a Japan Where the Elderly Volunteer to Die

The premise for Chie Hayakawa’s film, “Plan 75,” is shocking: a government push to euthanize the elderly. In a rapidly aging society, some also wonder: Is the movie prescient?

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Winning Looks From the Cannes Film Festival

Trends and other takeaways from the fashion show — sorry, movie gathering — on the Croisette.

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Which Cannes Films Have the Best Oscar Odds?

Movies from Park Chan-wook, Lukas Dhont and Hirokazu Kore-eda could be what academy voters are looking for. But don’t count out “Top Gun: Maverick.”

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In Cannes, Filmmakers Contend With Despair and Beauty, Too

Titles like “Aftersun,” “Tori and Lokita” and “EO” offer dark visions that challenge and move viewers.

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In Iran, a New Wave of Repression Hits Acclaimed Filmmakers

The authorities in the Islamic Republic like to take credit for the country’s achievements in film, but are warning those who make them not to cross red lines at home.

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Cannes Film Festival 2022: Politics Mixed With Moments of Grace

“Top Gun: Maverick,” “Tchaikovsky’s Wife” and other movies each get polemical in their own way. But there are scenes of lyrical beauty, as in “Scarlet.”

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David Cronenberg and Claire Denis Will Compete at Cannes Film Festival

Organizers announced a lineup of nearly 50 movies for the event’s 2022 edition, including 18 in the running for the top honor, the Palme d’Or.

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With ‘Nitram,’ Caleb Landry Jones Takes On Another Challenging Role

The actor — whose latest film, the Australian drama “Nitram,” earned him a top prize at Cannes — discusses his distinctive career in challenging roles.

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An Iranian Director’s Rule: ‘Always Focus on Ordinary People’

Asghar Farhadi, who has won two Oscars, says stories about the rich and famous “are not part of my emotional bank.”

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She Had Never Acted, and Could Barely Read. Now, She’s an Egyptian Movie Star.

A stay-at-home mother deprived of an education, Damiana Nassar played a woman much like herself in “Feathers,” a Cannes winner that few in Egypt can see.

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Jane Campion Is Taking Cinema to the Darkest Human Places

In “The Power of the Dog,” her first movie in 12 years, the filmmaker ventures into the American West — and the inner worlds of cruel, complicated men.

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Their Film Is One of the Weirdest Prizewinners of the Year. Deal With It.

“Titane” may follow a female killer who has sex with a car and impersonates a man’s son, but the director and star say it’s really about love.

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Ball Gowns Galore! And Other Cannes Film Festival Fashion

Forget comfort clothing. Seriously, forget it. The year of the nontraveling sweatpants has come to an end.

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Andrea Arnold Has Directed A-Listers. Her Latest Star? This Cow

Arnold’s new documentary, “Cow,” is one of the most moving films at Cannes. “A few times, I’ve just burst into tears about it,” she says.

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Cannes: We Need to Talk About This Crazy Celine Dion Movie

“Aline,” an unofficial biopic of the singer, boasts a singular casting choice that has all of Cannes buzzing.

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Cannes: Anatomy of a Standing Ovation for ‘The French Dispatch’

The new Wes Anderson film was applauded for nine straight minutes. How can the crowd possibly clap that long? Here’s the answer, beat by beat.

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For Spike Lee, the Secret to Surviving Cannes Is Sleep (and Cool Clothes)

The glamorous film festival can also be arduous, but here’s how Lee and his fellow Cannes jurors are staying alert.

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The Cannes Film Festival Is Back, Lavish and Maskless

The opening-night ceremony included a five-minute standing ovation for the Adam Driver-Marion Cotillard musical “Annette.”

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Cannes Film Festival Will Feature Sean Penn, Wes Anderson

The Cannes Film Festival announced the movies that will vie for the Palme d’Or in July.

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Everything Was Canceled in 2020. What About 2021?

From the French Open and the Tokyo Olympics to New York Pride, a look at which global events are canceled, postponed or moving ahead (with altered plans) in 2021.

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Cannes Film Festival Is Delayed Until July Because of Pandemic

The 2021 edition of the event, which was canceled last year, is now set to take place two months later than planned.

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Leonardo Villar, Venerated Brazilian Actor, Dies at 96

From telenovelas to a winner of the Palme d’Or, this member of Brazil’s cinematic royalty devoted himself entirely to his work.

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8 Cannes Film Festival Prizewinners We Love (and 3 We Don’t)

About now the festival jury would be weighing its choices. So our critics singled out highlights from more than 70 years of festival glory, as well as a few less-than-stellar prizewinners.

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We Miss You, Cannes: 23 Filmmakers Relive Indelible Moments

Alejandro González Iñárritu, Clint Eastwood and other auteurs share memories from the film festival, like the rapturous boos and the police chief in love with movies.

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What Do We Lose When Cannes Is Canceled?

With no Riviera red carpets to trip over, our film writers discuss what the festival means to movies, moviegoers and especially Hollywood at this pivotal moment.

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The Future That Hollywood Feared Is Happening Now

The pandemic has hastened at-home viewing trends and will probably disrupt longtime traditions like the Oscars. Here’s a season-by-season look at the movie calendar.

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