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Cannes Film Festival

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    Discussion of Women About Women

    At Cannes a short week ago, the European Women's AudioVisual Network, held an informal and intimate coffee klatch at the Scandinavian Pavilion. This was a followup to the larger more formal meeting in Berlin sponsored by Dortmund Women's Film Festival and Indiewire blogger Melissa Silverstein (Women...

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    Well Go USA Acquires Filipino Thriller 'On The Job' Ahead of Its Cannes Premiere

    Ahead of its world premiere in the Director's Fortnight at Cannes today, Well Go USA has acquired all North American rights to "On The Job." Directed by Erik Matti, the Filipino crime thriller was inspired by a real-life scandal in which prison inmates were temporarily released from prison to work a...

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    Cannes: Guillaume Gallienne's 'Me Myself and Mum' Takes Directors' Fortnight Prize

    Guillaume Gallienne's "Me Myself and Mum" won the two top prizes at the 45th Directors' Fortnight, earning both the Art Cinema Award and the Society of Dramatic Authors and Composers' Prize.

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    Cannes Winner 'Blue Is the Warmest Color' Review Roundup: Epic, Explosively Sexy Lesbian Romance

    UPDATE: "Blue Is the Warmest Color" has won the Palme d'Or. Review roundup below.

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    Cannes Review and Roundup: James Gray's 'The Immigrant' vs. 'Nebraska'

    A pair of films addressing very different aspects of the American experience, and set 92 years apart, have screened in Competition over the last couple of days: Alexander Payne’s "Nebraska" and James Gray’s "The Immigrant." Sad to say, I had expectations for both but didn’t engage with either, altho...

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    Cannes Deal UPDATE: Sony Pictures Classics Gobbles Up 'The Lunch Box,' Critics Week Audience Winner

    Sony Pictures Classics has picked up all North American distribution rights to Ritesh Batra's "The Lunchbox," starring Irrfhan Khan ("The Life of Pi"). The film centers on a mistaken delivery in Mumbai's famously efficient lunchbox delivery system, and the budding relationship between a young housew...

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    Cannes: Winners Announced for Critics Week, Cinefondation and Europa Cinemas Label Prize

    A number of awards are being announced out of Cannes. "Salvo," a Mafia romance co-directed by Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazza, has nabbed the Critics Week Grand Prize; UK director Clio Barnard's "The Selfish Giant," an update of the Oscar Wilde short story focusing on the friendship between tw...

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    5 Things You'll Learn From 'Jodorowsky's Dune' From Nicolas Winding Refn's Thoughts, The Original Cast & More

    The fact that Alejandro Jodorowsky -- coming off the double whammy of 1970s cult favorite mind benders "El Topo" and "The Holy Mountain" -- even got near bringing Frank Hebert's "Dune" to the big screen perhaps speaks to the wackiness of the 1970s movie world. That it actually got as far as it did, ...

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    'The Immigrant' Director James Gray Says He Is 'Unabashedly Pro Immigration' at Cannes

    It was no surprise really that American filmmaker James Gray would be asked for his opinions on immigration policy during the Cannes press conference for his latest work "The Immigrant," simply given that title. Still, his response was a great one that shed a great deal of light on the defining reas...

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    Sony Pictures Classics Acquires Cannes Critics' Week Winner 'The Lunchbox'

    Sony Pictures Classics today acquired North American rights to "The Lunchbox," winner of the Viewer's Choice Award, Grand Rail d'Or, at the 2013 Cannes Critics' Week. Full release below:

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