- The Guardian
- British film "I, Daniel Blake", directed by Ken Loach, wins the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival.
- Thai film "Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives", directed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul "(pictured)" wins the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival much to the surprise of the BBC.
- Pixar's "Up" becomes the first animated film to open the Cannes Film Festival.
- Michael Moore's movie "Fahrenheit 9-11" is awarded the "Palme d'Or" at the Cannes Film Festival.
- Denmark's parliament votes 75-30 to ban garments that cover the face, which includes Islamic veils such as the niqab and burqa. Those violating the law risk a fine of 1,000 kroner. Similar bans already exist in Austria, Belgium and France.