Cast member Anne Hathaway poses at the premiere of "Alice Through the Looking Glass" at El Capitan theatre in Hollywood, California, Monday, May 23.
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British director Ken Loach won the Palme d'Or top prize at Cannes Sunday for the second time in a decade with his moving drama "I, Daniel Blake" about the shame of poverty in austerity-hit Europe.
"Captain America" has found a worthy competitor in a bunch of flightless birds. "The Angry Birds Movie" soared to $39 million in its debut weekend, knocking "Captain America: Civil War" off its first-place perch, while new adult comedies "Neighbors 2" and the "The Nice Guys" struggled to get their footing, according to comScore estimates Sunday.
Veteran actress Jaclyn Jose has become the first Filipino to win the best actress award at the Cannes Film Festival for her performance in "Ma' Rosa" as a mother who falls prey to corrupt police after she was forced to sell drugs to survive.
Here are the winners from the 2016 Cannes film festival, as chosen by a jury led by Australian director and "Mad Max" creator George Miller:
A banner advertising 2015 romance film "Our Times" is shown in this photo taken in Seoul on Monday, May 23. Roughly 180,000 people have seen the movie in South Korea, a new record for a Taiwanese film. "Our Times" received three Golden Horse Award nominations. It stars Vivian Sung as Lin Zhen Xin, an ordinary schoolgirl, and Darren Wang as Xu Tai Yu, the school's notorious gang leader.
From a hilarious German comedy tipped to win the Palme d'Or top prize to the Woody Allen scandal that just wouldn't go away, AFP rounds up the Cannes film festival:
Whichever film wins the Palme d'Or at Cannes on Sunday night, there is no mistaking the biggest mainstream hit of the festival. "Hell or High Water", a modern western starring Jeff Bridges as a Texan ranger on the trail of two brothers robbing branches of the bank that is about to repossess their farm, has had critics reaching for superlatives.
A twisted rape thriller by "Basic Instinct" director Paul Verhoeven drew rave reviews Saturday in Cannes, where it was one of two films about a woman trying to pry back control from her attacker.