Cannes Classics

2001: A Space Odyssey, an ‘epic drama of adventure and exploration’, has been described as one of the greatest and most influential films of all times. In 2018, this 1968 classic by American director Stanley Kubrick (1928-1999) will celebrate its 50th anniversary.Read more

Sealed with a kiss

A 27-year-old French freelance graphic designer and illustrator is behind this year’s official poster.Read more

In Competition

18 films with a global outlook: the 2018 Competition selection (the potential winners of the Palme d’Or) includes directors from around the world yet has incurred some criticism for its lack of gender diversity.Read more

David Syre exhibition in Nice

From tomorrow (and until 19th May), the Vendôme Gallery in Nice is welcoming American artist David Syre for his first ever exhibition in Europe.Read more

Inside Job: an interview with filmmaker Matt Nagin

Ahead of the upcoming Festival de Film in Cannes (8th to 19th May), Riviera Insider chats to New York City-based filmmaker and comedian Matt Nagin whose recent production, Inside Job, has been nominated for three awards at next week’s Nice International Film Festival (5th to 12th May)!Read more

Sting & Shaggy play Cannes

To mark the launch of the new – and quite surprising – collaborative album by Police frontman Sting and Jamaican musician Shaggy, which comes out today, the Palais des Festivals have temporarily reduced the price of tickets to their upcoming show in Cannes.Read more

Art goes underground in Les Baux-de-Provence

In the depths of the Les Grand Fonds quarry (now known as the Carrières de Lumières) at the foot of Les Baux-de-Provence, a new exhibition entitled Picasso & les Maitres Espagnols opened on 2nd March. Until January 2019, visitors can walk the towering underground halls of the site, which was first opened as a quarry in the 19th century, and enjoy the colourful artworks of some of Spain’s most celebrated artists.Read more

Les Nouvelles Etoiles du Cinéma

As the set of over 70 films, Saint Tropez certainly has cinematic kudos. This spring, from 10th to 14th April, the town will welcome up-and coming-stars for a film event and awards ceremony, which will commend young actors and actresses for their first starring role in a film of any genre.Read more

Art & corruption: an interview with Georgina Adam

When Jussi Pylkkänen brought down the hammer on Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi on 16th November 2017 in New York City, it was an audacious act of death or glory. Onlookers were amazed, shocked and delighted: Christie’s had reclaimed its position as the number one auction house and the art market had made another great leap forward, with dizzying rewards. t was a high risk strategy and even on the day of the sale, there was speculation that the picture would not reach its guarantee of $90,000,000 USD, let alone the eventual hammer price of $400,000,000 USD.Read more

Soirées Musicales at the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild

The Baroness Ephrussi de Rothschild invites readers of Riviera Insider along to two intimate and elegant evenings at this luxurious Saint Jean Cap Ferrat address, where you can enjoy beautiful melodies from the classical music repertoire as well as a gourmet, candlelit dinner with views over the Mediterranean Sea.Read more