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Mme Thompson: elle a du style

WITNESS; Headlines, not awards, sell films at Cannes, writes David Lister

FIRST-HAND : 'I nearly bumped into Jeanne Moreau'

Cannes (starting next week) is a gatecrasher's heaven. Antonia Feuchtwanger went last year

AND WHAT'S MORE . . .

From 10 May, Internet users will be able to access the Cannes Film Festival. A daily journal of news, views and film clips (including Ken Loach's Land and Freedom, above) will be available on a web server called Golden Palm Server. To access:

The man from Cannes says yes

It looks as if it will be a bumper year for Britain at the Cannes Film Festival, the programme of which was announced this week. Sheila Johnston surveys the line-up and (right) finds out how Pierre-Henri Deleau picks the films for the Directors' Fortnight

Baby Doc goes on the run from debt

PARIS - Jean-Claude Duvalier, the former Haitian dictator known as 'Baby Doc', has disappeared from his Cannes villa after running into debt, writes Julian Nundy.

FILM / Cannes: that was the week, that was: Things haven't quite turned out as predicted - all the Americans are likely to take away from Cannes are expense receipts and there's been no sign of Menahem Golan. Krzysztof Kieslowski's Red is the favourite as the festival approaches its climax

It is time to review the Cannes predictions we made last week. Some look set to be proved wrong: there has barely been a peep from Mr Golan - or even the exuberant Troma team - in a fest which, so far, is unnaturally short on hot air.

FILM / Cannes Diary: Life and nothing but: They also show movies at the Cannes Film Festival. Sheila Johnston on those making the biggest waves

It is becoming more and more difficult to make wonderful movies. Watching Une Partie de campagne (1936), which kicked off a centenary tribute to the French master Jean Renoir, one is struck by its combination of beauty and passion, but above all by how rarely that combination is found today. Today, film-makers are hip, self-conscious, clever, cine-literate. They make witty genre pastiches like the opening night film, the Coen brothers' enjoyable comedy The Hudsucker Proxy, in which Tim Robbins plays an innocent sap propelled to the presidency of a conglomerate. It's a satire on the American way of greed, Frank Capra painted cynical and black.

Golf: Torrance extends lead: Scotsman ahead by four strokes at halfway

SAM TORRANCE, named yesterday in a list of Britain's richest sportsmen, has another pounds 50,000 in his sights after extending his lead at the Cannes Open.

Bunhill: Canning the cost

NEWS in from Cannes. Last autumn, all hell broke loose when it emerged that the brave new BBC had sent 84 staffers on an all-expenses paid sales trip to Cannes, the playground of the the rich and famous.

Travel: Departures: Cannes package

MOVIE fans keen to enjoy a budget trip to the Cannes Film Festival from 12 to 23 May can take advantage of Riviera mobile holidays being offered by Allez France (0903 742345) on a site in nearby Antibes. Two weeks in a mobile home costs pounds 260 from 7 May. The price includes ferry travel for car, two adults and all children under 14. For families wishing to stay longer than a fortnight, a third week is free of charge.
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