Category Archives: Festival Coverage
Alfonso Cuaron’s deeply personal B&W drama Roma has taken home the Golden Lion at the 2018 Venice Film Festival yesterday, bringing Netflix its first major festival victory.
The jury prize went to Yorgos Lanthimos’ darkly comic period piece The Favourite; Olivia Colman won best actress for her role as England’s Queen Anne.
The winners for the 71st Cannes Film Festival have been officially announced. Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Shoplifters has won the Palme d’Or out of twenty-one films in competition. Spike Lee won the Grand Prix, the runner-up prize for BlacKkKlansman, while Nadine Labaki’s Capernaum won the Jury Prize — the bronze medal.
The 90th Academy Awards aired Sunday night at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel. Guillermo Del Toro’s period-movie pastiche The Shape of Water was the big winner on the evening, beating strong competitors like Dunkirk and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.
Romanian sex docudrama Touch Me Not won the top Golden Bear prize at the conclusion of the 2018 Berlin Film Festival that began on Feb. 15.
“Based around an English woman’s attempt to overcome her intimacy issues, and ranging across everything from disability to sex clubs, Touch Me Not blends fiction and documentary and is Adina Pintilie’s first feature film.”
The 2018 BAFTA Awards – hosted this year by Joanna Lumley – are being awarded on Sunday evening at the Royal Albert Hall.
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri dominated the biggest film awards outside of the U.S., claiming five prizes, including best film, best actress and best supporting actor.
The 2018 Sundance Film Festival wrapped Saturday in snowy Park City, Utah.
The Grand Jury Prizes went to Desiree Akhavan’s gay conversion therapy drama The Miseducation of Cameron Post (U.S. Dramatic), Derek Doneen’s harrowing child slave rescue documentary Kailash (U.S. Documentary), Tolga Karaçelik’s family-centric drama Butterflies (World Cinema Dramatic), and Talal Derki’s two-year portrait of the pressures facing children growing up in a radical Islamist family, titled Of Fathers and Sons (World Cinema Documentary).