Cannes Diary: How Jodie got her man
Wednesday 18 May 2011
Jodie Foster said yesterday it was "natural" for her to ask Mel Gibson to star in The Beaver. She said: "I've been friends with Mel for over 15 years and we've had many, many long discussions about life and so it was a natural place to go."
The Edinburgh International Film Festival announced its full line-up at Cannes yesterday. A third of its films will be documentaries, with the festival opening with John Michael McDonagh's Irish comedy thriller The Guard starring Brendan Gleeson and Don Cheadle.
When Ronald met Mikhail
Ridley Scott is to direct Cold War drama Reykjavik, it was announced yesterday. The film tells of a mid-1980s meeting between US President Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev which brought about the end of the Cold War.
How low can you go?
Lars Von Trier offered a back-handed compliment to Kirsten Dunst, who appears in his latest film Melancholia, being screened in competition. "I think she's one hell of an actress. She is much more nuanced than I thought and she has the advantage of having had a depression of her own."
Review: A panoramic account of the hacking scandalbooks
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Russell Brand accuses FOX News anchor Sean Hannity of terrorism after aggressive Israel-Gaza debate
- 2 Pope Francis issues top 10 tips for happiness – including don’t try to convert other people
- 3 Arturo Vidal to Manchester United: Midfielder set to force through move to Louis van Gaal's Red Devils - reports
- 4 Disney heiress Abigail disowns her share of family profits in West Bank company
- 5 Israel's propaganda machine is finally starting to misfire
The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
Land for gas: Merkel and Putin discussed secret deal could end Ukraine crisis
Woman and two children killed by mob in riots over 'blasphemous' Facebook post in Pakistan
Richard Dawkins tweets: 'Date rape is bad, stranger rape is worse'
Putin is 'thuggish, dishonest and reckless', says British ambassador to US
Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite – Britain as others see us
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