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ENTERTAINMENT
May 21, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
American director David Lynch's "Wild at Heart," a bloody, sexually explicit black comedy, won the the Golden Palm award today at the 43rd Cannes film festival, a decision which drew a mixture of boos and whoops of delight from the audience. French actor Gerard Depardieu won the first Best Actor award of his career for his leading role in Jean-Paul Rappeneau's "Cyrano de Bergerac."
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ENTERTAINMENT
January 12, 2007 | From the Associated Press
British film director Stephen Frears will lead the jury at the 60th Cannes Film Festival in May. Frears -- whose latest movie is "The Queen," starring Helen Mirren -- first came to public attention in 1985 with the offbeat film "My Beautiful Laundrette," which was followed three years later by "Dangerous Liaisons." "Of course, it's an honor, but it's also a treat to be able to watch terrific films from all over the world in such heady surroundings," Frears said in a statement.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 19, 2009 | Tina Daunt
Left, right or center, there's two things nearly everybody in Hollywood agrees on: There's no disease that can't be cured by raising enough money and the state of Israel deserves unabashed support. These days, sympathy for Israel puts the American entertainment industry at odds with much of the European film and academic communities. In those circles, vehement criticism of Israeli policies toward the Palestinians and boycotts of Israeli scholars and artists have become almost fashionable.
NEWS
July 26, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Brian Glover, the robust English character actor who liked to joke about his hefty size, died Thursday of complications from a brain tumor, his agent said. He was 63. Born in the Yorkshire town of Barnsley in the north of England, Glover began his career as a teacher and professional wrestler, turning to acting in his 30s.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 21, 1990 | PETER RAINER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The British director Ken Loach is a filmmaker equally at home with the documentary and the drama. His fictional films are often based on ripped-from-the-headlines political skirmishes, and that gives them a verity that sometimes makes them seem more "important" than they really are. His new movie, "Hidden Agenda," which won the 1990 Special Jury Prize at Cannes, is a taut, straightforward example of Loach's craftsmanship.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 26, 2013 | By Annlee Ellingson
On the heels of her remarkable documentary "The Arbor," writer-director Clio Barnard returns to the Bradford area in northern England for a contemporary fable inspired by an Oscar Wilde fairy tale. In this version, "The Selfish Giant" is Kitten (Sean Gilder), the proprietor of a scrap yard, but the story centers on a character named Arbor (Conner Chapman) and his best friend, Swifty (Shaun Thomas), two misfit teenagers who skip school to scavenge metal for Kitten. Arbor's on meds for what's probably ADHD, his prescription routinely nicked by his older brother to sell on the street.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 8, 2013 | By Susan King
"Metro Manila," a thriller about a poor farmer who moves his family from the rice fields of the northern Philippines to Manila in hopes of a better life, was the big winner Sunday evening in London at the Mo√ęt British Independent Film Awards, earning honors for best film, director for Sean Ellis and achievement in production. James McAvoy was named lead actor for the crime comedy "Filth," and Lindsay Duncan won lead actress for the comedy-drama "Le Week-end. " Supporting actor honors went to Ben Mendelsohn for "Starred Up," and Imogene Poots won supporting actress for "The Look of Love.
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