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The hamlet of Küstendorf is like a Disneyland for cinema auteurs. Built by double-Palme d'Or-winning director Emir Kusturica, the village has streets named after Federico Fellini and Jean Vigo. The cinema is called the Stanley Kubrick Theatre and the restaurant carries the moniker Visconti. It's also been home to the Küstendorf Film and Music Festival since 2008.
He directed some of the most memorable films of recent times, but he has had enough. He explains why to Tom Teodorczuk
The Cannes Film Festival's Palme d'Or is a trophy any self-respecting director would want to see alongside an Academy Award on the mantlepiece.
A rambling Turkish philosophical thriller led the field, says Jonathan Romney
An eerie adaptation that doesn't quite ring true
To celebrate the kick off of this year's Cannes Film Festival we've rummaged through the archives to bring you a selection of photographs which epitomise the festival's 'old Hollywood' era.
A new film adaptation of Charles Dickens's Oliver Twist which sees the orphan scale buildings and hop across the rooftops of London's most famous museums is sure to raise a few eyebrows among purists.
The British director Lynne Ramsay is leading an unprecedented charge by female directors at this year's Cannes Film Festival. This year's competition for the Palme d'Or prize features four women directors, the highest in the festival's64-year history.
A superior study in self-loathing
Tim Burton, appearing for the first time in his formal role as president of this year's Cannes Film Festival, cut a kooky figure on stage when he was asked which previous Palme d'Or winning films he thought to be memorable. Staring into space for a minute, he said "I can't remember any", while the nine fellow jurors, including Kate Beckinsale, mumbled titles such as Apocalypse Now and Taxi Driver. "I always blank out," Burton added. Quizzed about the dearth of female jurors this year – only two against eight male counterparts – he said that in his experience at least half of the movie executives that have green-lit his films have been female. He also bemoaned the absence of the director Roman Polanski, currently detained in Switzerland, from the festival, as well as that of the Iranian director Jafar Panahi, who was to sit on the Cannes jury of the Cannes before he was imprisoned by Tehran's authorities. "Yes, of course, there's an issue about political and freedom of expression. I would like them to be released," he said.
Bows and arrows epic falls short of cinematic bull's-eye
This year's focus on high-minded fare, including Jean-Luc Godard's comeback, will at least appeal to serious cinephiles
'Antichrist', Lars von Trier's pornographic first stab at a horror, caused cat-calls and controversy when it premiered at Cannes. In his first interview since, the Danish provocateur defends the movie and reveals the inspiration behind it to Kaleem Aftab
Judges' unexpected choice matches mood at most restrained festival for years
Only female winner of Palme d'Or says her gender has to learn to take criticism
Tale of life on a council estate acclaimed at film festival