France

LYON, France | Griezmann owed it to coach Simeone to win Europa League

LYON, France (AP) — Striker Antoine Griezmann figured he owed it to coach Diego Simeone to win the Europa League with Atletico Madrid. He did so in style, scoring two expertly-taken goals as Atletico won the trophy for the third time with a 3-0 victory against Marseille in Wednesday’s final. Griezmann’s decisive contribution helped erase … Continue reading LYON, France | Griezmann owed it to coach Simeone to win Europa League

LYON, France | Griezmann scores twice as Atletico wins Europa League final

LYON, France (AP) — Striker Antoine Griezmann punished sloppy Marseille with two expertly-taken goals as Atletico Madrid won the Europa League for the third time with a resounding 3-0 victory in Wednesday’s final. Marseille was going for a second European trophy, 25 years after winning the Champions League, but had no answer to Griezmann’s mobility … Continue reading LYON, France | Griezmann scores twice as Atletico wins Europa League final

CANNES, France | Tragedy hits and Spike Lee rewrites ‘BlacKkKlansman’

CANNES, France (AP) — Spike Lee says white supremacist marchers at Charlottesville and President Donald Trump “wrote themselves” into his new film “BlacKkKlansman.” Lee this week premiered the film at the Cannes Film Festival, where he blasted Trump’s response last August to the violent Virginia clash between white nationalists and anti-racism counter-protesters. “BlacKkKlansman” is about … Continue reading CANNES, France | Tragedy hits and Spike Lee rewrites ‘BlacKkKlansman’

CANNES, France | Pope gets an unprecedented close-up, courtesy of Wim Wenders

CANNES, France (AP) — The documentary “Pope Francis: A Man of His Word” brings the world’s most recognized religious figure into cinemas alongside the likes of “Deadpool 2” and “Show Dogs.” The film premiered Sunday at the Cannes Film Festival and Focus Features will open it nationwide Friday in the United States. It’s an unprecedented … Continue reading CANNES, France | Pope gets an unprecedented close-up, courtesy of Wim Wenders

CANNES, France | 2 directors, barred at home, still speak loudly at Cannes

CANNES, France (AP) — Twice the Cannes Film Festival has risen to given standing ovations to empty seats. Chairs were left poignantly vacant for two absent filmmakers whose films are in competition for the Palme d’Or at Cannes. Both Iran’s Jafar Panahi and Russia’s Kirill Serebrennikov were unable to attend their red carpet premieres because … Continue reading CANNES, France | 2 directors, barred at home, still speak loudly at Cannes

CANNES, France | Cannes: ‘Ida’ director plunges deeper into Polish history

CANNES, France (AP) — While the rest of the world, and the Academy Awards, were celebrating Pawel Pawlikowski’s film “Ida” as one of the best films of 2013, the quiet, black-and-white film was swept up into political debate back in Poland, Pawlikowski’s home country. It still mystifies the filmmaker why Poland’s ruling right-wing party, which … Continue reading CANNES, France | Cannes: ‘Ida’ director plunges deeper into Polish history