Barbara Scharres is the Director of Programming at the Gene Siskel Film Center, a public program of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
In this capacity she is the artistic director for one of the largest cultural exhibition programs of world cinema in North America. She has published articles and criticism in film magazines and journals including American Cinematographer, Film Comment, Chicago Reader, Variety, and the Chicago Sun-Times, and has contributed to books including Hong Kong Babylon, edited by Fred Dannen.
Scharres was named a "Chicagoan of the Year in the Arts" by the Chicago Tribune three times, in 1989, 1991, and 1999. In 2006, the French government awarded her one of its highest honors by designating her a Chevalier de L’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres for her role in advancing French culture through cinema.
A dispatch from Cannes on two new films, Yomeddine and Donbass.
A report from the Cannes Film Festival about Asghar Farhadi's opening night film, "Everybody Knows," and this year's jury.
A preview of the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.
On the latest from Roman Polanski.
The annual awards from RogerEbert.com are announced.
On the latest from Lynne Ramsay and Fatih Akin.
Three reviews from Cannes, including the latest from Francois Ozon and the Safdie brothers, along with a special out of competition screening.
A report from Cannes on the latest from Sofia Coppola, along with reviews of two films from Russia.
A report on the latest from Naomi Kawase and the last from Abbas Kiarostami.
A report on the latest from Yorgos Lanthimos and Hong Sangsoo.