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Postcard from Cannes #5: Indian cinematographer bags coveted prize

France, May 25 -- Sivan's award coincides with the much-anticipated return of Indian cinema, with one film in the main competition and three in the other categories. It's his first time at Cannes in ... Read More


Postcard from Cannes #4: the curveball of cinema

France, May 20 -- The official selection is definitely full of surprises this year, with first-time directors rubbing shoulders with a host of experienced veterans. In the running for the coveted Pal... Read More


Postcard from Cannes #3: Breaking the silence

France, May 19 -- On Becoming a Guinea Fowl by director Rungano Nyoni tackles patriarchal traditions in her native Zambia and gives a voice back to those who have been silenced. "I'm denouncing tradi... Read More


Postcard from Cannes #1: Fiction is reality and reality is fiction

France, May 15 -- Drops of rain fell as guests, stars and jury members posed on the red carpet in front of the Palais des Festivals for the opening night. But it wasn't enough to dampen the spirits o... Read More


From glitz to grit, here's what's making a buzz at this year's Cannes

France, May 14 -- For two weeks, the cinephile world is gathering in the south of France to see the creme de la creme of cinema. France's Camille Cottin will host the opening ceremony on Tuesday alo... Read More


Larger-than-life photos make heroes of France's amateur athletes

France, April 28 -- More accustomed to documenting social issues than sports, Zannettacci told RFI it was challenging to come up with a project that matched the festival's theme. First and foremost, ... Read More


African feminism pumps the heart of Benin's debut at Venice Biennale

France, April 20 -- For the first time since its inception in 1895, the Venice Biennale contemporary art fair has invited the West African nation of Benin to host a pavilion. Curator Azu Nwagbogu and ... Read More


More than games: photography festival celebrates sport as statement

France, April 6 -- As France gears up for the 2024 Olympics, the L'Oeil Urbain (Urban Eye) photo festival is celebrating sport not only as competition, but as a form of social engagement. Entitled "T... Read More


Moto Hagio, the pioneering graphic artist who opened doors for women in manga

France, March 17 -- Moto Hagio is a unique figure in the male-dominated world of Japanese manga, breaking down barriers and revolutionising the comic book genre since the 1970s. France honoured her wi... Read More


Inshallah a Boy: a film that tackles women's rights in Jordan

France, March 8 -- Director Amjad Al Rasheed's first feature film, Inshallah a Boy, tells the story of a mother standing up to Jordan's archaic, patriarchal inheritance laws. Carried charismatically b... Read More