Cate Blanchett to be honoured at San Sebastian film festival

Australian actor Cate Blanchett will receive a lifetime achievement award at Spain’s San Sebastian film festival in September, organisers said Thursday. The 54-year-old will also feature on the main poster…

French actress Huppert to head Venice Film Festival jury

French actress Isabelle Huppert, best known for her role as a sado-masochist in “The Piano Teacher”, will lead the jury at this year’s Venice Film Festival, organisers announced Wednesday. The 81st…

Germany probes Berlin film festival in anti-Semitism row

German officials will investigate how Berlin film festival winners made “one-sided” comments condemning Israel’s war in Gaza at the awards gala, a government spokeswoman said on Monday. At Saturday’s ceremony,…

Cillian Murphy opens Berlin film fest with Irish scandal

Oscar nominee Cillian Murphy will open Berlin’s international film festival Thursday with the world premiere of a drama about Ireland’s notorious laundries used as prison camps for “fallen” young women.…

Berlin film festival names Tricia Tuttle new head

The Berlinale film festival on Tuesday named Tricia Tuttle, the former head of the BFI London Film Festival, as its new director as it prepares for a slimmed-down 2024 edition.…