The Cannes Film Festival is an annual event which showcases new films of all genres from around the world.
It was founded in 1946 and has since become one of the world's most important film festivals. The invitation-only event is held at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès in Cannes on the French Côte d'Azur. Each year, an international jury awards the Palme d'Or to the best film of the official competition. This page collates DW's latest content tagged "Cannes Film Festival".
Surprisingly selecting Ken Loach for the Palme d'Or, the jury didn't go along with the critics, who saw German director Maren Ade as a top contender. That was to be expected at a film festival, says DW's Jochen Kürten.
There is heightened security at the 69th Cannes Film festival this year following the deadly terror attacks in France last year. And it's not just Cannes, whilst tourism has suffered from the terror, the security sector has been provided with a boost.