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: Imaginative storytelling returns with vigourfilm
Bannatyne leaves Dragon's DenTV
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Game of Thrones author George RR Martin says 'f*** you' to fans who fear he will die before finishing Westeros saga
- 2 PornHub begs users to stop uploading video clips of Brazil getting beaten 7-1
- 3 Why I'm on the brink of burning my Israeli passport
- 4 L'Oreal cuts ties with Belgium supporter Axelle Despiegelaere after hunting trip photographs
- 5 The true Gaza back-story that the Israelis aren’t telling this week
Sustained immigration has not harmed Britons' employment, say government advisers
War is war: Why I stand with Israel
7/7 memorial defaced on anniversary of 2005 attacks with ‘Blair lied thousands died’ graffiti
Australia facing international condemnation after turning around Sri Lankans at sea
Even when it brutalises one of its own teenage citizens, America is helpless against Israel
Socialist Worker called to apologise over ‘vile’ article saying Eton schoolboy Horatio Chapple's death is ‘reason to save the polar bears’