Two years ago, Bernard Arnault asked his son Antoine to run shoemaker Berluti, then this month he installed his daughter, Delphine, as executive vice president of Louis Vuitton. While her brief is to revive the handbag maker and Antoine’s task is to transform Berluti into a menswear titan, Arnault is auditioning both for another job: his own.
Jude Law, Matt Damon, Juliette Binoche and Anne Hathaway are among the stars converging on the German capital for this year’s Berlin Film Festival, traditionally a showcase for gritty, political dramas.
Sofia Coppola ’s “Somewhere” and Julian Schnabel ’s movie about the creation of Israel are two of the 23 contenders at this year’s Venice Film Festival . Quentin Tarantino heads the jury that will pick the winner.
Woody Allen’s “Midnight in Paris” offers a swoony vision of the City of Light, full of romance and magic. In the “The Bourne Identity,” where Matt Damon races through the streets in a red Mini Cooper, the city is fraught with tension and danger.