Lars Von Trier has been declared "persona non grata" at the Cannes Film Festival following his bizarre rant about understanding Adolf Hitler.
The controversial Danish director expressed regret if his comments had hurt anyone, and the Cannes organisers released a statement saying they would never allow the event to become the forum for such pronouncements".
One of the most prominent female filmmakers working today, Nora Ephron's life has included a high-profile marriage and divorce, critical and popular acclaim and a close-up view of the Watergate investigation.
The Coen Brothers have criticised the reasoning of artists who boycott the state of Israel.
The Academy-Award winning filmmakers, whose successes have included the recent western True Grit and the reworking of the biblical Job story A Serious Man, made the comments while in Israel for an award ceremony.