Japanese Director Hirokazu Kore-eda Returns To Exploring Family Dynamics In Surprise Palme D’Or Winner ‘Shoplifters’ – Cannes Studio

After flirting with genre in courtroom drama The Third Murder, which bowed at Venice last year, Japan’s Hirokazu Kore-eda—a regular face at Cannes since the early 2000s—made a return to familiar ground, not to mention a quick turnaround, …

Disney Chairman/CEO Bob Iger Tweets Supporting Gun Control In Wake Of Texas Shootings

Walt Disney Company chairman/CEO Bob Iger has once again called for gun control measures, tweeting following the Texas Santa Fe High School shootings.
Iger has been outspoken in the past about the need for measures to control gun violence, and …

Jury Prize Winner Nadine Labaki’s ‘Capernaum’ Captures The Reality Of A Life in Hell For Lebanon’s Invisible Generation – Cannes Studio

Nadine Labaki‘s Capernaum premiered in Cannes on the final Thursday of the festival, the last of just three female filmmakers in a competition of 21 films. Though her previous two films, Caramel and Where Do We Go Now?, 

Cannes: Human Stories And World Politics Are Deservedly Big Winners On The Cote d’Azur

I can’t really find much to complain about in the just-revealed choices of the jury for the marquee competition entries for the 71st Annual Cannes Film Festival.  Even though I might have switched the order a bit, two of …

Netflix Gets North Am, Latin Am Rights To Cannes Award-Winners ‘Happy As Lazzaro’ And ‘Girl’

Netflix has acquired the rights to Cannes Film Festival award-winners Happy As Lazzaro and Girl for North America and Latin America.

Happy as Lazzaro premiered in competition and was awarded Best Screenplay for Alice Rohrwacher. The Camera d’Or for best …

China’s first private rocket launch kicks off the country’s commercial space race

China celebrated the country’s first rocket launch by a private spaceflight company this week. OneSpace Technologies, based out of Beijing, launched its OS-X rocket from an undisclosed location on a suborbital trajectory on Wednesday, reaching a reported altitude of 25 …

HBO’s Fahrenheit 451 turns a warning about media into a tirade against tech trends

Dystopian stories are often described as warnings, but they can also be Rorschach blots. Readers dive in with specific fears — about technology, society, or the future — and find an allegory to validate them. And Fahrenheit 451, Ray …