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    CANNES L'ATELIER '06 INTERVIEW: Ursula Meier: "I wanted to change the perspective, to look at things

    Every day through the end of the 2006 Festival de Cannes, including weekends, indieWIRE will be publishing interviews with filmmakers participating in the L'Atelier du Festival, which according to Cannes, "was created in 2005 to reveal a new generation of filmmakers through the world, whose works, s...

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    Reuters: Cannes Market Proves Buoyant For Industry

    While stars like Tom Hanks and Penelope Cruz grabbed the limelight on the red carpet at the Cannes film festival this week, deal-making for global movie rights proved fast and furious, industry players said. To the general public, images of the A-listers as they are dazzled by walls of paparazzi and TV crews are what the world's biggest film shindig is best known for. Behind closed doors, or over a bottle of champagne aboard a luxury yacht, the money does the talking, although more than ever this year players are having to grapple with technological changes on the Internet and devices like the iPod. Even though worldwide box offices suffered ...

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    CANNES '06 MARKET DAILY: Sony Classics to Release Satrapi's "Persepolis" Memoir; IFC Picks Up "Destr

    In a deal with Celluloid Dreams, Sony Pictures Classics announced Tuesday it will release "Persepolis" (based on Marjane Satrapi's best-selling graphic novel autobiography) in North America. Satrapi co-wrote and is co-directing the project with Vincent Paronnaud. Executive produced by Kathleen Kennedy of the Kennedy/Marshall Company, the film is a co-production with France 3 Cinema and is being produced by Marc-Antoine Robert and Xavier Rigault of 2.4.7. Films. It was described in an announcement as a "poignant coming-of-age story of a precocious and outspoken young Iranian girl that begins during the Islamic revolution." Hengameh Panahi from...

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    Cast Set for Wong Kar Wai's "Blueberry"

    Hong Kong director Wong Kar-wai, president of the competition jury here at the Festival de Cannes, willl begin pre-production on "My Blueberry Nights" following the festival. Jude Law, Natalie Portman, Rachel Weisz and Norah Jones will star in his first English-language effort, Studio Canal has conf...

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    Cannes '06 Critics Notebook: World Auteurs and American Mavericks: Bold Visions and Taking Risks

    Over the last three days, a trio of international auteurs has crashed the Cannes competition that could upset any predicable outcomes in this year's race for the Palme D'Or. While the films, Nuri Bilge Ceylan's "Climates," Aki Kaurismaki's "Lights in the Dusk," and Bruno Dumont's "Flandres," don't r...

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    CANNES L'ATELIER '06 INTERVIEW: Christina Andreef: "Nikki Gemmell's book jumped off the page wanting

    Every day through the end of the 2006 Festival de Cannes, including weekends, indieWIRE will be publishing interviews with filmmakers participating in the L'Atelier du Festival, which according to Cannes, "was created in 2005 to reveal a new generation of filmmakers through the world, whose works, s...

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    Reuters: Piaf Biopic Among Hot Titles At Cannes

    The Edith Piaf biopic "La Vie En Rose," starring French actress Marion Cotillard as the sultry Parisian singer, is emerging as the title most likely to generate a bidding war at the Cannes Film Festival. Director Olivier Dahan's title already has sold to Japan for a hefty $2 million price tag, sources suggested. "This is the one film that all the German distributors are chasing," one major buyer said. "It is definitely going to close down here." Sony Pictures Classics co-president Tom Bernard, who recently picked up the Tribeca Film Festival coming-of-age film "Driving Lessons," said buyers were "desperate.""There's nothing out there," he sai...

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    Reuters: Berlusconi Satire Brings More Politics To Cannes

    Italian director Nanni Moretti brought his cinematic swipe at former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi to the Cannes Film Festival on Monday, bringing yet more politics to the competition's screens. Already released in Italy just two weeks before the recent election, "The Caiman" is one of 20 films v...

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    AP: Cannes Marks 20th Anniversary of "Platoon"

    When his Vietnam saga "Platoon" appeared, Oliver Stone felt it was a painful reminder of an aggressive mentality he hoped America had left behind. Two decades later, the country has fallen back on old habits, Stone said Sunday at the Cannes Film Festival, where "Platoon" had a 20th anniversary scree...

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    CANNES '06 MARKET DAILY: Equation/Swift Snags "Red Road;" Europe Goes Global; TWC Gets Social; Dubai

    Trust Film Sales has announced its sale of Andrea Arnold's competition film "Red Road" and Anders Morgenthaler's "Princess" to Didier Costet's company, Equation/Swift. Costet said in a statement, issued by Trust, "I am very happy and pleased once again to work with Trust Film Sales. This is my secon...

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