Photo Essay: A Look Back Behind the Scenes at the Cannes Film Festival

Our special correspondent in France, Elli Ioannou looks back at the 74th Cannes Film Festival, the first after a hiatus last year, due to the pandemic. She captures life behind the scenes in the Côte d'Azur town, at the Art Nouveau Villa Aloha, the fashion show at Villa Forbes and the stars gathering at the 27th amfAR gala, including Sharon Stone, Regina King, Orlando Bloom and Spike Lee.

Fashion and Film: Clueless at 25 ~ Like, a Totally Important Teen Film
While many teen films fade away never to be heard of again, Clueless, a loose adaptation of Jane Austen’s Emma, has remained in the cultural consciousness since its 1995 release. Maybe it’s the catchy soundtrack, or familiar story about social comeuppance, or the endurance of the teen film as a genre. Most likely it’s a combination of many factors. By Phoebe Macrossan, Queensland University of Technology and Jessica Ford, University of Newcastle.

Cannes Film Festival: Hollywood Foreign Press Association Benefit
One of the highlights of the packed calendar at this year's Cannes Film Festival was the star studded benefit hosted by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for the International Rescue Committee. The throng of actors included Tilda Swinton, Jake Gyllenhaal, Dustin Hoffman, Ben Stiller, Emma Thompson and Lily Collins, Jeanne-Marie Cilento & Antonio Della Rovere report.

Letter From Los Angeles by Catherine Cyran
Screenwriter and film director Catherine Cyran reflects on quotidian life in LA after a tumultuous Trump presidential victory. Her own career trajectory is the epitome of the American Dream, from growing up in New York's Brooklyn (before its transformation into a wealthy hipster enclave), the daughter of a Polish dockworker, to classical violinist and Harvard University graduate to today's Hollywood writer and director. Photographs of Los Angeles by American director Norman Buckley.

David Adams: Interview with the Filmmaker & Photojournalist
Australian filmmaker and photojournalist David Adam’s exciting television series Alexander’s Lost World is being broadcast on networks around the world. Jeanne-Marie Cilento interviewed the inveterate traveller about his adventures at his beautiful mud-brick home overlooking the Bilgola Plateau in Sydney.

Photo Essay: They had Stars in their Eyes ~ 69th Cannes Film Festival
Artist and photographer Elli Ioannou captures the spontaneous joy and celebration at this year's Cannes Film Festival along with the more prosaic moments waiting behind the scenes.

Robert De Niro in Rome: Remembering His Father The Artist
Robert De Niro has produced a documentary about his artist father's life and work during the celebrated 1940s and 50s New York School. The American actor visited Rome for its European premiere and to talk about his relationship with Robert De Niro Senior and his oeuvre, writes Jeanne-Marie Cilento. Additional reporting by Raphael West & Antonio Visconti.

Wes Anderson's New Short Film Premieres at Rome Film Festival
American director Wes Anderson's new short film Castello Cavalcanti starring Jason Schwartzman and produced by Roman Coppola opens at the Rome International Film Festival, Jeanne-Marie Cilento reports.

Designing 007: New Exhibition Opens at Melbourne Museum
James Bond’s design and style is exhibited at the spectacular show Designing 007 which first opened at London's Barbican and has now moved to the Melbourne Museum, writes Jeanne-Marie Cilento.

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