On the day film lovers around the globe tuned in to find out this year's Oscar contenders, the world of cinema mourned the loss of one of its most respected figures.
The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is massive. Hundreds of members of the global film industry descend on Canada's "Queen City" each September to partake in the city's premiere cultural event. This year, more than 330 shorts and features from 65 countries were screened, and directors, actors and crew members from many of them were in town to promote their films.
There are always films being released, even in the relatively dead first few months of the year. Granted, many of the studio films released before May will come and go quicker than the cable guy when you've just stepped out for a quart of milk, but, every once in a while, a gem comes along. "The Matrix" was released in March, for example, but generally it's "Just Go With It" or "Legion."
With the kids in tow, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt adventured to a marine-themed park
Since "The Tree of Life," reclusive filmmaker Terrence Malick's fifth film in four decades, premiered at Cannes earlier this week, the 2½-hour long impressionistic tone poem has elicited mixed reactions ranging from scattered boos to walkouts to long standing ovations. When the film took the coveted Palme d'Or at the end of the festival, the buzz was deafening.
The two stars are seen laughing and walking together on the day the Cannes Film Festival wraps up
Jury head Robert De Niro announced Terence Malick's The Tree of Life took the gold
"The Tree of Life," an American film helmed by director Terrence Malick and starring Brad Pitt, took home the top prize Sunday at the Cannes film festival.
The actress hits the red carpet to promote her new film, This Must Be the Place
"I know it seems extreme from the outside," the actor says of his large brood
The Tree of Life star explains how his upbringing influenced his stern new movie role
Kung Fu Panda 2 has an adoption theme, a topic hardly off-limits in the Jolie-Pitt house
The Midnight in Paris costars pose arm-in-arm at the Cannes International Film Festival
The stars are set to flock to the south of France as the film festival opens Wednesday
The 64th annual Cannes Film Festival kicked off in high gear Wednesday along a sun-drenched French Riviera.
Next month's film festival will also feature a special tribute to Elizabeth Taylor
A mother discovers a son she presumed dead; two lovers seek refuge for an illicit affair; a businessman finds joy in a city he once condemned.
CNN's Neil Curry brings us the Congolese paraplegic rockers of the band Staff Benda Bilili.
A group of disabled Congolese musicians could soon become a global sensation after an acclaimed documentary about the group was shown at the Cannes Film Festival.
A clip from the documentary about the Italian PM's handling of the L'Aquila earthquake that's making waves at Cannes.
CNN's Ivan Watson reports on the release of an Iranian filmmaker who's been jailed for nearly three months.
Award-winning Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi, who has been imprisoned since March 1, was released from prison Tuesday.
The actress, due in court Monday, believes her father, who "clearly isn't sane," is stirring the pot
As an L.A. judge threatens her with arrest, the actress dances and drinks in France
The Cannes Film Festival is known for paying homage to cinematic legends. This year alone, Woody Allen ("You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger"), Jean-Luc Godard ("Film Socialism") and even 101-year-old Portuguese director Manoel de Oliveira ("The Strange Case of Angelica") unveiled their latest works.
"They are not dating," her rep tells PEOPLE after the pair were cozy in Cannes
Sean Penn could have been walking the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival. Instead, he was under the Capitol Dome in Washington on Wednesday to testify about Haiti.
Actor and activist Sean Penn testifies before Congress on "empowering Haiti to rebuild better."
The Blue Valentine costars get cozy at an afterparty for their film in Cannes
Oliver Stone says the Wall Street stars showed "chemistry right away" while filming together
Stars descend on the French Riviera for the 63rd annual Cannes Film Festival. CNN's Neil Curry reports.
This month let The Screening Room be your guide to the Cannes Film Festival. Presenter Myleene Klass goes beyond the glamour and the glitz at the most important festival on the movie calendar. We rub shoulders with the creators of the next billion dollar blockbusters, arthouse auteurs and low budget bloggers. Directors such as Ridley Scott and Woody Allen will strut up the red-carpeted steps of the Palais. Oliver Stone talks global financial meltdown as his follow up to the 80s classic "Wall Street" premieres in Cannes. And Mick Jagger brings rock 'n' roll swagger to the Croisette. From Algeria to Russia, China to Iran, 18 films will battle for the top prize. The Screening Room will tell you who takes home the coveted Palme d'Or.
The actor, who's debuting Robin Hood at the film festival, suffered a soggy fashion faux pas years ago
Showbiz Tonight's Brooke Anderson tours the 63rd Cannes Film Festival as everyone awaits this year's biggest stars.
It's that time of year again: The annual Cannes film festival is poised to kick off more than a week of glamour, prestige, and of course, some of the best in international cinema.
The 12-day event will bring top actors - and maybe some nicer weather - to the south of France
May's film festival is also likely to welcome Naomi Watt, Shia LaBoeuf and Arnold Schwarzenegger
They don't wear masks or capes, but the filmmakers behind the World Cinema Foundation are arguably the superheroes of film.
Martin Scorsese on the World Cinema Foundation and his work in preserving classic films from around the world.
The Edward Scissorhands director will head the jury in May
Even when working at his father's gas station when he was a boy, Baz Luhrmann had an eye for great stories.
Talk Asia visit Baz Luhrmann in Sydney. He discusses his long road to success and celebrity friendships.
For Greek cinema, the shadow of auteur Theo Angelopoulos has cast long over the blue sky of the Cote d'Azur in Cannes.
The Screening Room Xtra visits Thessaloniki for the 50th anniversary of one of the world's oldest film festivals.
Feted by Sean Penn and applauded by Quentin Tarantino at Cannes, Filipino filmmaker Brilliante Mendoza appears to finally live up to his name.
His films divide audiences and critics, but Brilliante Mendoza won this year's best director award at Cannes.
If Cannes Film Festival raises the curtain on the spectacle that is the movie awards season, then the fall festival circuit is the critical first act.
When Danish auteur Lars von Trier presented his gothic thriller, "Antichrist" at Cannes Film Festival last month, it was greeted with cat-calls, jeers and, at times, disbelieving laughter.
CNN's Myleene Klass talks to film director, Lars von Trier about his new horror film, "Antichrist."
The line-up at this year's Cannes Film Festival is a cineaste's dream.
After eleven days, hundreds of screenings and thousands of snaps from the paparazzi, there could only be one Palme d'Or winner.
The star, who is a juror at the Cannes Film Festival, parties in France without Sean Penn
The couple are affectionate over cocktails, celebrating the premiere of his new flick
The duo attend a truffles and champagne dinner to launch his movie Inglourious Basterds
Behind the scenes at the Cannes Film Festival is where the real action takes place. CNN's Natasha Curry reports.
Audrina Patridge, Kelly Ripa, Hayden Panettiere and more show of beach bodies
The star's Inglourious Basterds is to be shown, amid talk Jolie is on her way
CNN's Neil Curry mingles with the stars at this year's Cannes Film Festival.
The 62nd annual Cannes Film Festival opened in style on Wednesday as the film world descended on the French Riviera for the premiere of Pixar's new 3D animated film "Up" -- the first time an animated movie has ever opened the festival.
The Cannes Film Festival possesses a unique continental glamour of its own that has attracted the great and the good of film for decades. The sun-drenched beach setting is a perfect opportunity for stars to exhibit their style, be it on the sand or on the red carpet.
CNN.com's Nicole Lapin gets a preview of this year's Cannes Film Festival from People Magazine movie critic Leah Rozen.
The economic downturn may take its toll at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival, which opens Wednesday night. But as always, the show will go on.
On this month's The Screening Room, host Myleene Klass heads to the Croisette for the 62nd Cannes Film Festival. While the recession has taken some of the luster off of the famously extravagant festival, movies from a virtual "who's who" of A-list directors show the world that no other film festival compares with eleven days on the French Riviera.
The film Heath Ledger was making when he died, "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus," will feature at this year's Cannes Film Festival.
A well-known Iranian filmmaker has written an open letter calling for the release of journalist Roxana Saberi.
After a lifetime of playing characters past-their-prime, Clint Eastwood appears to still be enjoying his own.
"The Class," the new film from director Laurent Cantet ("Time Out," "Heading South") comes garlanded with the top prize from the Cannes film festival and an Oscar nomination for best foreign-language film.
Kevin Spacey says their role is shifting, and Meryl Streep tells CNN they're becoming "scarily irrelevant."
Myleene Klass investigates the role and influence of the film critic in this month's The Screening Room.
Jeon Do-yeon won the Best Actress prize at this year's Cannes Film Festival for her performance in the South Korean film "Secret Sunshine." Celebrated in her native South Korea for her roles in melodramatic soap operas and independent films, Jeon is the first Asian to win this prestigious prize. South Korea's most famous actress joins Talk Asia to discuss her rise into renown and takes a stroll around the cultural neighborhood of Daehango in Seoul with host Anjali Rao.
Asia: Spread over one third of the world's surface, it is home to something like four billion people in 70 countries. It also produces half of the world's film.
As Hollywood stars such as Gwyneth Paltrow and Penelope Cruz grace the red carpet at the 52nd London Film Festival, the UK's capital city shows it has become a thriving, creative hub for filmmaking.
Check out the trailer to her movie Filth and Wisdom, which she also co-wrote and produced
"Yes, I misspoke. I could not be more regretful," she says in a statement
"Au secours!" is one of the first phrases you will find in French travel dictionaries but I have never heard it used -- until now. It's 1.15am and we have just locked an elderly French lady in a lift, so the phrase is now being used in its most urgent form.
The French film The Class takes top honor and Clint Eastwood's Changeling stands out in a mostly disappointing year
There has been a distinctly Latin flavor to this year's Cannes Film Festival.
Everyone has their childhood favorite: whether it is the hand-drawn beauty of "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs;" or the modern, computer-generated genius of "Shrek." Cartoons have always been a family staple in the movie industry.
Radiant in lace, the actress walks her first red carpet since Heath LedgerÃ¢€™s death
The singer speaks out about adopting her son David at the premiere of her Malawi documentary
A look at the state of current cinema as curated by Cannes
"[He's] so sorry he couldn't be there with everyone," the actor's rep tells PEOPLE
The film festival is "always a good time," the pregnant Jolie tells PEOPLE
ITN's Nicholas Glass previews the mix offerings at this year's Cannes Film Festival.
Palm trees, mild weather, the Mediterranean -- what more could you want? For film aficionados, the answer is movies, movies and more movies.
Blogger Karina Longworth explains why documentaries are so popular this year and previews the Cannes Film Festival.
The world's largest film festival, which begins today, faces its biggest challenge: getting the world to care about the movie it shows
The actor playfully poses with 40 faux pandas to promote his new movie
The first Le Festival de Cannes opened September 1, 1939, an attempt to extend the tourist season and bring a little film flash to the little French Riviera town.