Cannes Kiss Off

Michelle Yeoh, Asia's most glamorous fighting woman, radiated strength and luster as she trod up the 24 red-carpeted steps to the Grand Palace. The Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon star shared a spot on the Cannes Film Festival's nine-member jury with Indonesia's Christine Hakim—the first time two Asian actresses had been chosen for this distinguished panel. Another Cannes first: a Bollywood musical, Devdas, was part of the official selection, luring Indian mega-muffin Shahrukh Khan to this dappled Riviera town. For the fifth time in six years, at least one major prize went to an East Asian film: Chihwaseon, by Korean film legend...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!