On the day that thousands took to the streets in Paris to demonstrate against a law legalizing same-sex marriage, the Cannes film festival awarded its top prize to a French movie about a lesbian love affair.
The Golden Palm has been awarded at the glamorous Cannes Film Festival since 1955. Since then, some of the world's most famous directors have won – but only one woman. Here's a look back at the highlights.
Nicole Kidman's red carpet stroll won't be the only highlight in Cannes. Nineteen films are competing for the world's most prestigious film award, the Golden Palm, including a German movie and indie films from the US.
Hollywood stars like Will Smith and Jessica Chastain, as well as up-and-coming German director Maren Ade, will help choose the winners of the Golden Palms in May. The Cannes Film Festival has announced its jury.
Matt Damon stars in two of the 21 films competing at the world's oldest film festival, and Ai Weiwei is running against George Clooney and Alexander Payne. Here are more highlights from the glamorous event's program.
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