Posts Tagged ‘cannes’

Cannes ‘mini’ film festival ends after 3-day outdoor celebration

It is one of the most influential and glamorous film festivals in the cinema calendar. The adapted 73rd edition of the Cannes film festival ended on Thursday night just before France went into another national lockdown, due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. The event, which lasted for 3 days, was held outdoors and had a […]

Cannes: Dozens injured in chaos after false reports of shooting incident

Dozens of people were injured after false rumours of a shooting caused widespread panic in Cannes. At least 43 people sustained minor injuries in the incident, some of whom were treated at Cannes’ central hospital. Videos posted to social media showed panicked people running through the city, as well as police officers on patrol. “There […]

Ruben Ostlund’s ‘The Square’ awarded Palme d’Or at 2017 Cannes Film Festival

The 43 year-old Swedish director secured the most significant award of his career to date. “Oh my god! OK,” he exclaimed after he ascended the stage to collect the prestigious prize. ‘The Square’ is set in Stockholm, and focuses on the chief curator of a contemporary museum, a well heeled Christian who seeks revenge after […]

Russian director, Andrey Zvyagintsev, scoops Cannes festival jury prize for ‘Loveless’

Acclaimed Spanish film director Pedro Almodovar presided over the the jury panel this year. Taking to the stage at the Palais des Festivals Sunday evening, Zvyagintsev thanked all the “talented people” who had worked with him on the film, adding, “everything happened somewhat fast.“ The most prestigious Cannes Film Festival award, the Palme d’Or went […]

Cannes denies permission for controversial ‘burkini party’ during film festival

“I have not been notified of the decision, but I am surprised: France is not Burma,” Rachid Nekkaz told the local newspaper Var-Matin “No one can prevent us from bathing.” The 45-year-old said that he had previously been granted permits for public gatherings at the height of the current state of emergency and that the […]

Great Iranian film director casts his vote in Cannes

IRNA – The illustrious Oscar-winner Iranian film director, Asghar Farhadi cast his vote on the sidelines of the Cannes Film Festival on Friday. The Iranian film director Asghar Farhadi participated in the presidential elections while attending the major annual film festival in Cannes, France. Farhadi, the winner of two Academy Awards, inaugurated the 70th Cannes […]

Warship, snipers & troops: Unprecedented security as star-studded Cannes film festival begins

Concrete barriers in the shape of giant flower pots – 400-strong ‘flower power’, as the media has dubbed them – have been placed all over the city to prevent an assault similar to the Nice truck attack that left over 80 people dead. In addition, barriers similar to airport security tools – in particular, 160 […]

Iran begins LNG exports to Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa

Iran has started exports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Kenya, Tanzania and South Africa, an official announced. Esmaeel Hasham Firouz, the export-import director of the National Iranian Oil Products Distribution Company (NIOPDC), said the Islamic Republic has begun to ship excess natural gas supplies as LNG to the three African countries. He said the […]

India PM in Tehran to strike agreement on Chabahar Port development

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived in the Iranian capital Tehran at the head of a large delegation to boost economic and political ties with Tehran. Modi landed in Tehran on Sunday for a two-day visit with Iranian officials. He was welcomed by Iran’s Economy Minister Ali Tayebnia at Tehran’s Mehrabad Airport. He is […]

NATO seeks new meeting with Russia ahead of Warsaw summit

“There was broad agreement yesterday that NATO should convene a new meeting of the NATO-Russia Council before our next summit in July,” NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told reporters on Friday on the sidelines of a meeting of NATO foreign ministers in Brussels. NATO exercises on Russian border: Are these people actually mad? The NATO-Russia […]

‘US Plan B in Syria legitimizes ISIL’

TEHRAN (FNA)- The US Plan B in Syria could broaden the conflict in the middle Eastern country, as some suggesting that the plan is the division of Syria and division of Iraq into ethnic lines that is going to create even further problems in the long run, a leading expert in Middle East affairs said. […]

Colorado School Suspends 5 Year Old For Bringing In Her Bubble Gun

A Colorado school has branded a cheap bubble gun as a “safety concern” and suspended the 5-year old girl who brought it to school under its “zero tolerance” policy. The girls mother apologised but added that the move showed a lack of “common sense.” RT reports: “I apologized right away and said that I am […]

Visa-free regime with Turkey may attract criminals or terrorists – European Commission report

“It can be expected that, as soon as Turkish citizens will obtain visa-free entry to the EU, foreign nationals will start trying to obtain Turkish passports in order to pretend to be Turkish citizens and enter the EU visa free, or use the identities of Turkish citizens, or to obtain by fraud the Turkish citizenship,” […]

EDGAR CAYCE – ‘RUSSIA – THE HOPE OF THE WORLD’

Edgar Cayce – ‘Russia – The Hope Of The World’ By Jeff Rense this article is from july-14-2008 but still more relevant than ever – as i have said before, god is working through russia to help steer humanity off the course of judeo-masonic destruction ! yes my friends, putin is determined to help bring about […]

Medical ‘racket’: French doctor suspended for extorting migrants for money

A hepatologist from the Pitie-Salpetriere hospital in Paris, who supposedly issued fake medical certificates for foreigners, was suspended from his office “as a precaution” on May 10, the city’s public hospital system AP-HP announced, according to Le Parisien newspaper. ‘Cash-for-diagnosis’ scheme sees doctors claim more dementia cases “This case is just the tip of it. […]

‘Climate crime scene’: Eco-activists block coal mine, power plant in Germany (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

At least 1,600 people took part in Saturday’s protest, according to the organizers, while police estimated the number at around 1,000. One group of activists occupied the railway lines to block access to the power station, while another blocked the conveyor belts that transport coal to power plants. “Germany is the world leader in burning […]

US Blocks 9/11 Suits against Saudis while Compensating Saudi Bombing Victims

A brief summary of how the US oligarchy has been throwing its ‘own’ civilians under the bus in favor of its terrorist friends in the Saudi dictatorship. Robert Barsocchini is an internationally published author who focuses on force dynamics, national and global, and also writes professionally for the film industry. Updates on Twitter. […]

Israel lobby pushing to ban Palestinian film at Cannes

Ali Abunimah Lobby Watch 13 May 2016 Palestinian director Nasri Hajjaj, left, seen with Lebanese director Zeina Daccache at the 6th Dubai International Film Festival in 2009. Ammar Abd Rabbo abacapress.com Israel lobby groups in France are applying intense pressure to block the screening of a Palestinian documentary at the Cannes Film Festival, which began […]

Palestinian refugees mark 68th Nakba Day in Haifa

Days of Palestine, Haifa -Hundreds of Palestinians marked on Saturday 68th Palestinian Nakba Day as they organised ‘March of Return’ in occupied Palestinian city of Haifa. The march was organised in a site of a Palestinian village destroyed after its indigenous Palestinian residents were savagely massacred and some of them forced out by the Israeli […]

The Secretive, Billionaire-Backed Plans to Harness Fusion

The Secretive, Billionaire-Backed Plans to Harness Fusion May 1st, 2016 Via: BBC: Inside a laboratory near Vancouver in British Columbia, an alarm is blaring. In the middle of the industrial warehouse stands what looks like a cannon from a spaceship, about five metres long […]

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