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    Cannes Review: Masterful ‘Blue Is The Warmest Color’ Is The Sublime Story Of A Transformative Relationship

    Why do we watch movies? No, really, why is it? As close an answer as we’ve ever come to for our own, fairly evident obsession with what we consider the greatest storytelling medium humankind has ever developed, is well, that life is short. Bear with us a second on this: basically to submerge yoursel...

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    Watch: Cannes Clips Including 'Zulu' With Orlando Bloom & Forest Whitaker, Claire Denis' 'Bastards,' Jia Zhangke's 'A Touch of Sin' & More

    To the outsider, the Cannes Film Festival can be a nebulous thing. Even if you know the filmmaker or the cast, sometimes you need more context than a review to give you a sort of firmer grasp of the shape, texture and tone of a movie. Clips from the festival are landing left and right, so we thought...

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    Cannes: Alexander Payne May Do His Sci-Fi Film Soon; Bruce Dern Calls Him One Of 6 Directing Geniuses

    This morning, Alexander Payne's black and white, father/son roadtrip film, "Nebraska," debuted in Cannes. Starring the unlikely trio of Bruce Dern, comedian Will Forte and Stacy Keach, “Nebraska” centers on a poor old man (Dern) living in Montana who repeatedly escapes from his house to try to go to...

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    Sundance Selects Takes Cannes' 'Selfish Giant'

    Sundance Selects has acquired all North American rights to Clio Barnard's "The Selfish Giant," which premiered in the Directors' Fortnight section of Cannes this past week.

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    EFP Announces New Board of Directors

    Here in Cannes we are happy to see this. We have had years of good cooperation with EFP and wish them well. A very useful and hard working organization fort the betterment of film and the business.

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    'Salvo' Tops Cannes Critics' Week Winners

    Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazza's "Salvo" won the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival's 52nd Critics' Week. The film -- about a romantic relationship between a hitman and the sister of someone he's murdered -- took both the Grand Prix and the France 4 Revelation Prize.

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    A 500 Thumb Salute to Roger Ebert at Cannes

    A 500 Thumb Salute to Roger Ebert at Cannes

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    Cannes Film Festival Diary: Le Dernier Jour

    “Carey Mulligan is an oyster.” So said a French photographer outside a cafe on the rue Hoch. Five of us were sitting around, with Christine in the middle, which is to say that everyone knew her; the photographer was a colleague from Paris, and was just coming from the red carpet at the Palais. He sh...

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    Cannes Market: Weinstein Co. Nabs Stephen Frears' 'Philomena,' Starring Dench and Coogan

    More news is coming in from the ever-busy Cannes Market. The Weinstein Company has snapped up the latest Stephen Frears film, "Philomena," a drama starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan, with plans for an Oscar-friendly fall 2013 release.

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    Cannes Review Roundup: Alexander Payne's 'Nebraska' a Wistful but Slight Father-Son Road Trip Film

    Alexander Payne's "Nebraska," starring Bruce Dern and Will Forte as a father and son embarking on a roadtrip, screened today at Cannes. The response is thus far mixed to positive, with praise for the film's wistful tone and a "career-crowning" performance from Dern. Those less impressed site the fil...

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