The real-life "Spider Killer" murdered 16 women in Iran between 2000 and 2001. The case inspired Holy Spider, which has resonated abroad during a time of amplified state violence in Iran.
Named the best documentary at Sundance and Cannes, All That Breathes explores the mission of two Muslim brothers: saving a raptor cut down by smog and deadly kite strings.
Swedish director Ruben Ostlund's class warfare comedy "Triangle of Sadness" won the Palme d'Or at the 75th Cannes Film Festival, giving Ostlund the prize for the second time.
After the cancellation of the festival in 2020 due to COVID-19, the Cannes Film Festival returns to the French Riviera with an expanded program and a historic jury led by filmmaker Spike Lee.
Cannes, a major summer destination, has banned a women's swimsuit designed around Islamic ideas of modesty. The city's mayor calls the burkini "the symbol of Islamist extremism."
Sean Penn's new movie set in Africa got booed at Cannes. Critics said its African characters were "bleeding wallpaper." Here are 4 films that give African characters (and actors) their due.
A team of prize-winning Greensboro filmmakers will be screening not one, but two movies at this year's Cannes Film Festival.
Critic John Powers returns from the French film festival to talk about this year's new international films. Top among his picks is The Assassin, a martial arts film by director Hou Hsiao-Hsien.