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    Hungary Announce Launch of Budapest's 1st International Film Festival at Cannes

    The Hungarian Minister of Culture and the Hungarian Audiovisual Producers Association (HAPA) used Cannes as a platform to announce the launch of the Budapest International Film Festival. The first edition is planned to kick off in late 2012.

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    CANNES REVIEW | "We Need to Talk About Kevin" Puts a Brilliant Spotlight on the Problem Child

    "Ratcatcher," Lynne Ramsay's affecting 1999 directorial debut, focused on the tribulations of a lonely child surrounded by bad examples. "We Need to Talk About Kevin," Ramsay's long-awaited third feature, deals with a similar character from the perspective of a concerned parent. Adapted from Lionel ...

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    Daily indieWIRE Clicks: Cannes Kicks Off, Oprah Debuts her Doc Club & More

    Today Cannes kicked off, Oprah debuted her new doc club on OWN and much more.

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    Woody Allen, Bernardo Bertolucci and Robert De Niro Kick Off Busy Cannes

    The 64th Festival de Cannes got rolling Wednesday morning with the packed press screening of Woody Allen's latest, "Midnight in Paris," which will have its official premiere tonight. Starring Kathy Bates, Adrien Brody, Marion Cotillard, Rachel McAdams, Michael Sheen, Owen Wilson (and even featuring ...

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    Weinsteins Continue Buying Spree; Take Cannes' Martial Arts Epic "Dragon"

    Rumors of the Weinstein Co.'s buying spree started even before the festival began. While there is still no official confirmation that Weinstein has acquired late competition entry "The Artist", the company has confirmed the purchase of another competition title, Peter Ho-Sun Chan's martial arts epic...

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    CANNES REVIEW | "Midnight in Paris" is Enjoyable, but Another Typical Woody Allen Story

    When Woody Allen left his treasured New York setting and took his movies abroad, he brought his characters with him. With "Midnight In Paris," his second feature shot in Europe since his brief return home for 2009's "Whatever Works," Allen assembles a familiar cast of troubled people with a slight, ...

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    Playing Jeopardy! in Cannes: See If You Can Guess Which Projects Will Make The Cut

    Today is the official opening of Cannes. But it's only 3pm local time, which means the action so far has been limited to the open floodgate of press releases announcing new productions. Releases that, judging by prior years' track records, represent films that may (or may not) get made and/or receiv...

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    The Top 20 Films We Can't Wait To See In Cannes

    Compared to many festivals, Cannes is downright petite. A mere 20 films vie for attention in the main competition, with another 21 in the Un Certain Regard sidebar. With an additional eight titles receiving out of competition slots, that's a total of 49 movies -- not counting the Cannes Classics sid...

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    Publicist Richard Lormand's Choices for Cannes

    Richard Lormand (World Cinema Publicity) is not the only great publicist one meets at the festivals, but he is unique and his missives are so unique that I want to just publish them as he writes them. I wrote about him last year and will not repeat it here. Richard limits his work to the top festiv...

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    When are Films Political? When They're Iranian

    As Cannes comes, so do political issues expressed in various forms. Before it begins, the press is already buzzing about films to be shown by the imprisoned filmmakers in Iran, Jafar Panahi and Mohammad Rasoulof. We wrote about this last year and will continue to do so. We'll bring up other films as they begin to make waves (if they do this year).Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi at his home after he was freed from jail on bail after more than two months in custody, in Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, May 25, 2010. (AP Photo)Films may be political in content covering a political subject or they could have a political affect which polarizes people aroun...

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