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    Cannes Review: Faith & Love Collide In Cristian Mungiu's Powerful 'Beyond The Hills'

    Can blind, unquestioning devout faith be just as corrupting as sin? Can love be as all consuming as evil? These are the big, broad themes being explored in Cristian Mungiu's deliberate and somewhat cryptic "Beyond The Hills," a very slow burn drama that finds both religious and emotion...

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    Cannes Review: Xavier Dolan's Messy 'Laurence Anyways' Is Both Ambitious & Admirable

    "The sky's the limit," Fred (Suzanne Clement) says when she's asked about what people will say when her boyfriend Laurence (Melvin Poupad) decides to become a woman. It's 1989 and she believes that her generation is ready to handle transsexuality -- and perhaps they are -- but ...

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    Trash Docs Dump on Cannes: Filmmakers Talk Pollution at French Fest

    Is it a coincidence that two new documentaries premiering in Cannes both take on issues of waste and pollution? While one is micro (Fatih Akin's "Polluting Paradise," which premiered today) and the other is macro (British filmmaker Candida Brady's "Trashed," premiering...

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    Cannes 2012: Trailer & Early Reviews Of Controversial Austrian-Produced Drama On Sex Tourism In Kenya

    We missed this in our Cannes 2012 previews.

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    Sign the Petition! Where Are the Women Directors?

    It's been very interesting to watch the opening of the Cannes Film Festival.  In light of the fact that there are no women directors in competition and the great work of La Barbe, at the opening press conference the jury as well as the directors of the festival were confronted with a barrag...

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    CANNES EXCLUSIVE: Cohen Media Group Acquires Francois Ozon's 'In the House,' With Kristin Scott Thomas and Emmanuelle Seigner

    Cohen Media Group has acquired U.S. distribution rights to the Francois Ozon thriller “In the House.” Discussions with the French filmmaker’s Wild Bunch sales reps begun weeks ago were finalized this week in Cannes, though the film is not yet finished.

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    Cannes Review: Matteo Garrone's Lightweight & Lifeless 'Reality' Is A Disappointment

    The relationship between audiences and reality television has shifted to some degree over the past decade (or longer). Where early shows were once positioned as voyeuristic/documentary style looks at Real People, it quickly became clear to those in front of the camera, behind it and at home watching...

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    James Toback Shoots Movie Starring Alec Baldwin in Cannes

    In case you're tired of that old Cannes "Entourage" episode, director James Toback, who went to Cannes in 2008 for "Tyson," and Cannes rookie Alec Baldwin ("30 Rock") are shooting "Seduced and Abandoned" during this year's Cannes Fest. It's a ficti...

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    Cannes Market: The Weinstein Co. Continues Its Torrid Buying Pace

    The Weinstein Company acquired the U.S. rights to a political documentary on the fall of Gaddafi: 'The Oath of Tobruk.' Directed by French philosopher Bernard-Henri Levy, the film covers the eight-month conflict that put an end to Muammar Gaddafi's reign in LIbya.

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    CANNES 2012: Michel Gondry's THE WE AND THE I

    Gondry's latest movie buzzes with hormones and posturing and All That Angst.

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