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Roosevelt son’s plane pieces up for auction

Parts of the plane in which former US President Theodore Roosevelt’s pilot son Quentin was shot down in July 1918 will be auctioned off on June 29 in this northwest French town, organisers said.

Levelling of sexes is idiotic, says Polanski

Roman Polanski said the birth control pill has had a “masculinising” effect on women and that the levelling of the sexes is “idiotic” The director made the comments on Saturday at the Cannes Film Fest

First Jolie-Pitt rose wine sells out in hours

The first 6,000 bottles of Miraval rose wine from a French vineyard owned by Hollywood stars Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt sold out on Friday within hours of going on general sale.

Bride gives birth at wedding in France

A bride gave birth only minutes after tying the knot at a townhall wedding in western France, making it more of a ‘big day’ than anticipated, the local mayor said on Sunday.

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Mikkelsen crowned Cannes best actor


Love, the wrenching tale of an elderly Parisian caring for his dying wife, scooped top prize in Cannes on Sunday, handing a second Palme d’Or in three years to Austria’s Michael Hane-ke.

‘Anti-semitic’ film banned from festival

The Cannes film festival has scrapped the screening of the film The Anti-Semite, by controversial French comic Dieudonne, an official said on Thursday.

Drenched Cannes hits half-way mark

A Romanian nunnery tale, a killer whale of a drama and a wrenching story of love and death jostled for Cannes glory on Monday as the world’s top cinema showcase hit the half-way mark.

Danish film blows away Cannes

Actor Mads Mikkelsen poses during the photocall of Jagten (The Hunt) in Cannes on Sunday. 	— AFP

The Hunt, a taut psychological thriller starring Danish heart-throb Mads Mikkelsen as a man falsely accused of molesting a child, emerged on Sunday as a hot contender at Cannes.

Sean Penn urges sex strike for haiti in Cannes

Actor and activist Sean Penn urged a glamorous party of Cannes actresses and glitterati to go on a sex strike unless their men stumped up at a charity auction held for Haiti on Friday night.

Interpol issues Red Notice for arrest of Iraqi VP

Interpol said on Tuesday it had issued an international Red Notice for the arrest of Iraq's fugitive Vice President Tareq al-Hashemi "on suspicion of guiding and financing terrorist attacks".

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Shekhar Kapur’s Bandit Queen didn’t make the cut. Neither did Shaji Karun’s Piravi, which bagged 31 international awards.