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    Cannes Fest Diary: Le Weekend, from Compelling 'Jimmy P.' to Toback's Doc and 'Jodorowsky's Dune'

    It was a weird, wooly and wet weekend in Cannes. And it began with what has to be one of the stranger ideas ever put forward for a film: “Jimmy P.: Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian” from Arnaud Desplechin (the wonderful “A Christmas Tale”). Based on a book by French anthropologist/psychotherapist Ge...

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    Cannes Review: Killer Dance Moves and Crime In Simple, Formulaic 'Grigris'

    Chad-based director Mahamat-Saleh Haroun's last feature, the Cannes-winning "A Screaming Man," involved father-son tensions against the backdrop of civil war. By comparison, his followup "Grigris" is something of a letdown, though it works well enough on the scale of a basic character study. The mov...

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    Cannes Review: 'La Grande Bellezza' An Indulgent But Dreamy Reflection On Life, Love & More

    Opening with a literal bang from a cannon and proceeding into an over-the-top party sequence, Paolo Sorrentino lets you know from the start that nothing will be held back in his latest, "La Grande Bellezza." After breaking out on the international scene with "The Consequences of Love" and "Il Divo,...

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    Telefilm Canada has Signed up to Promote Vancouver-Based CineCoup Film Accelerator’s Million-Dollar Indie Filmmaking Competition.

    Telefilm, the Canada Government cultural agency devoted to supporting the Canadian audiovisual industry, will back CineCoup’s reality-style competition through publicity, cross-promotions and marketing.

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    Matt Damon’s Brazilian Tan Line & 9 Other Highlights From Cannes 'Behind The Candelabra' Press Conference

    It was hard to envisage as positive a Cannes response to a U.S. competition film as that which greeted the Coen Brothers’ “Inside Llewyn Davis” the other day, but if such a thing is possible, it may well have happened today, for Steven Soderbergh’s wonderful Liberace biopic “Behind the Candelabra” (...

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    Cannes Contender 'A Touch of Sin' Heads To Kino Lorber

    Kino Lorber has acquired all US rights to Jia Zhangke's "A Touch of Sin," currently in competition at the Cannes Film Festival.

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    CANNES 2013: Images: Part 2

    After nearly four straight days of rain, sunshine has finally graced the Croissette. It’s glorious. Wardrobes have gotten significantly skimpier and smiles have broadened greatly, and everyone at Cannes seems to be settling in.

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    Francois Ozon Believes That Many Women Fantasize About Being Prostitutes

    You gotta love the news that comes out of Cannes. In between burglaries (they should check and see if the Bling Ring posse is still in town) you get some wonderful juicy tidbits from artists which cause you to wonder what the fuck are these people thinking.

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    ISA of the Day: Independent

    Independent was founded by CEO Luc Roeg who has over twenty years experience in the film business. His team of highly motivated and experienced professionals with expertise in project development, production, structured finance, sales and marketing has also recently established a U.K. Distribution ...

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    Cannes: First Clip from 'Max Rose,' Marking Jerry Lewis' Return to Movies After 18 Years (VIDEO)

    Check out this first clip from writer-director Daniel Noah's "Max Rose," which premieres at Cannes on May 23 and marks the big-screen return of legendary comedian Jerry Lewis. The film centers on an octogenarian jazz pianist (Lewis) who discovers an unsettling secret upon his wife's death.

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