Arts Express: The Cannes Film Festival Report


In the first of a series of on location reports, Annette Insdorf is the correspondent for the Arts Express at this year’s Cannes Film Festival 2011. We are honored to feature her coverage, which will also include breaking news announcing the winners at the end of the Festival.

Annette Insdorf is Director Of Film Studies at Columbia University, and the author of Indelible Shadows: Film And The Holocaust, and other books on cinema. Professor Insdorf is an internationally renowned educator, and her works are hailed as the definitive texts on their subjects. She has also been a jury member of numerous international film festivals.


Professor Insdorf has reported from Cannes for over a quarter century, previously co-anchoring with Roger Ebert for Bravo and The Independent Film Channel. Her knowledge and insight about cinema, past and present, is a veritable treasure trove of film history and culture. And we’re extremely proud to have her on Arts Express, as our correspondent reporting from Cannes this year.

One of the films Professor Insdorf will be covering, is actress turned director Jodie Foster’s The Beaver. Which stars Mel Gibson as an emotionally disturbed family man and Foster’s spouse, who seeks salvation via the talking puppet in question.

So stay tuned for Arts Express: Expression In The Arts. And if you’d like to Express yourself too, you can write to the show at: [email protected]