For a festival celebrating its 60th year, the Cannes Film Festival proved mighty frisky. Sure, a handful of the 21 international titles in competition were dolorous arthouse tush-testers - but enough films pleased, entertained and touched a viewer that Cannes 2007 turned out to be memorable.
Start with the romance and allure of the French Riviera, the warm weather of an evening in late May infused with the smell of blooming jasmine, add a lineup of air-kissing international movie stars, directors, and film-makers, and voila! The 60th Cannes Film Festival gets under way.
Even if you can't afford to build your own superyacht - Bill Joy's boat could end up costing $50 million, depending on how many more man-hours he racks up at the Huisman yard in his quest for the best, plus $3 million a year to operate - there's a way to get onboard: Charter.
A mixture of fiction, fact and faith, "The Da Vinci Code" has made its worldwide film debut, opening the Cannes Film Festival -- but while the book was a mega-selling hit, the critics largely panned the cinematic version.
In what could seem a sequel to his role in ''Lost in Translation,'' Bill Murray searches among his long-lost lovers for the son he never knew in cult director Jim Jarmusch's ''Broken Flowers,'' screened in competition Tuesday at the Cannes Film Festival.
Amid Disney's previous objections, Michael Moore's film "Fahrenheit 9/11" is scheduled for release next week. But the movie that criticizes the Bush administration's policies in the wake of the September 11 attacks faces another challenge.
Amid Disney's previous objections, Michael Moore's film "Fahrenheit 9/11" is scheduled for release next week, but the movie that criticizes the Bush administration's policies in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks faces another challenge.