STEPHANIE BUNBURY, PAUL BYRNES and ED GIBBS report from the world's most famous festival.
Cannes in the can
Paul Byrnes Strange as it may seem to say, the Cannes film festival this year was both a world apart and an accurate reflection of the world at large.
Stephanie Bunbury There were hugs all round as a young Canadian filmmaker collected one of Cannes' top prizes from Jane Campion.
Rolf de Heer
From jail to Cannes: film director Rolf de Heer talks about the movie that helped save David Gulpilil
Stephanie Bunbury The director talks about how seeing David Gulpilil at his lowest ebb inspired the film that has brought him to perhaps the highest point of his career.
Festival life's a beach
Stephanie Bunbury From starlets and tottering heels to teargas canisters shot into the bar, there's rarely a dull moment in Cannes, though many a bewildering one.
Stephanie Bunbury Indigenous actor David Gulpilil has won a major award in Cannes for his role in Rolf de Heer's feature Charlie's Country.
Stephanie Bunbury Cannes was treated to a small taste of Justin Kurzel's much-anticipated follow-up to Snowtown - a gothic take on Macbeth, starring Michael Fassbender.
Ed Gibbs Ryan Gosling remains defiant despite his directorial debut managing to top Grace of Monaco as the worst-reviewed film at this year's Cannes Film Festival.
Stephanie Bunbury Audiences in Cannes have had two accounts of a post-apocalypse Australia, while some other local stories have been snapped up in big-dollar deals.
Stephanie Bunbury A fictional tale about a French economist in New York who is charged with raping a hotel maid has drawn a furious response from the former IMF chief who found himself in a similar situation in real...
Stephanie Bunbury The critics' responses to David Michod's follow-up to Animal Kingdom in the trade press following its Cannes debut was generally positive, but with qualifications.
Ed Gibbs Sly and Arnie inadvertently let slip their bitter rivalry, more than 20 years after their action-hero heydays.
Paul Byrnes Sex has always been a major selling point at Cannes, but rarely has it been so ugly as in some of this year's offerings.
Waiting for the magic
Stephanie Bunbury It is the best of times. It is the worst of times. It is Cannes, and the next masterpiece could be either miles away or just around the corner.
Room at the top
Paul Byrnes This year's Cannes jury is headed by Jane Campion, but the festival has a long history of making women play second fiddle.
Paul Byrnes Not even hometown advantage can save Grace of Monaco from some preposterous plotting and its melodramatic tendencies.
Grace under fire
Stephanie Bunbury Nicole Kidman cut a royally glamorous figure at the first night of the Cannes Film Festival.
Australia at Cannes 2014
Stephanie Bunbury If there is one surprising thing in this year’s Cannes Film Festival line-up, it is a negative one: that there are no Australian short films in competition or in any of the festival sidebars.
Stephanie Bunbury An audacious lesbian love story featuring hardcore sex by French-Tunisian director Abdellatif Kechiche has won the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival.
Stephanie Bunbury This may turn out to be a minority view, but Roman Polanski sees his new film 'Venus in Fur' – a comic take on a sado-masochistic exchange between a director and hopeful actor – as his satire on...
Stephanie Bunbury Three-hour screenings, scoffing pizza in the rain, dodging publicists and ambush marketers - the French Riviera film festival isn't all glamour.