The 75th edition of the festival saw South Korea's Song Kang Ho named best actor, and Iran's Zar Amir Ebrahimi best actress, while Swedish-Egyptian Tarik Saleh won best screenplay.
The films "Les Harkis" and "Nos Frangins" screen the French colonisation of Algeria and its consequences, while "Tirailleurs" criticises the recruitment of Senegalese soldiers during World War I.
While economic and political sanctions against Russian aggression continue, arts and sports organisations are also imposing boycotts of Moscow.
It was a huge night, too, for the previously unknown Norwegian actress Renate Reinsve, who was rocketed to stardom by her role in "Worst Person in the World".
"Drive My Car" centres on a theatre actor and director played by Hidetoshi Nishijima, who is forced to confront the demons beneath the seemingly perfect surface of his marriage after it is rocked by infidelity and his wife dies.
The film is vying for awards at the Cannes festival, held on the French Riviera, which runs until July 17.
The Cannes Film Festival rolls out the red carpet for the first time in more than two years, launching the French Riviera spectacular with the premiere of Leos Carax's “Annette" and the introduction of Spike Lee’s jury.
Organisers of Cannes Film Festival say they are confident of being able to host dinners and beach screenings in July alongside main competition as some Covid-19 measures are lifted in France.
The two-time Oscar winner will pick up the trophy at the opening ceremony on July 6th.
Thousands rally to remember those killed by French forces in 1945 as government demands Paris apologise for "crimes against humanity" during colonial era.
Here's how young Arab boys and girls grew up watching Japanese shows dubbed in classical Arabic on channels like SpaceToon.
The US actor, 72, rocketed to fame in 1976 with his Oscar-winning boxing movie "Rocky" and went on to become one of Hollywood's biggest action stars through the "Rocky" and "Rambo" and film franchises.
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