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    Watch: First Footage From James Toback & Alec Baldwin's Cannes Documentary 'Seduced & Abandoned'

    While this weekend sees the release of yet another Hollywood blockbuster, the global film industry at large has descended upon the South of France for the Cannes Film Festival. While most of us will never get to experience the festival ourselves, “Seduced and Abandoned,” a new documentary premiering...

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    Image Entertainment Snaps Up 'Winnie Mandela' Starring Jennifer Hudson; Up Against Weinsteins' 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom'

    Image Entertainment has picked up all US rights to "Winnie Mandela," starring Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson as Nelson Mandela's long-time partner. The film, which is written and directed by Darrell J. Roodt from Anne Marie de Preez Bezdrob's biography, is slated for a fall 2013 release, which puts it...

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    IFC Goes On Cannes Buying Spree

    IFC Films is on a buying tear. They happen to be at Cannes, but they obviously had been talking about acquiring U.S. rights to Ari Posin's "The Face of Love" since its well-received debut (under the title "The Look of Love") at SXSW. The romantic mystery stars Annette Bening as a widow who falls har...

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    Cannes: Scarlett Johansson to Direct Adaptation of Truman Capote's Near-Lost Novel 'Summer Crossing'

    Scarlett Johansson has signed on to helm an adaptation of Truman Capote's near-lost novel "Summer Crossing," which centers on a teenage debutante who falls in love with and pursues a Jewish parking attendant instead of traveling to Paris in the summer of 1945. This will be Johansson's first feature ...

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    Cannes Review: Being 'Young & Beautiful' Isn't Easy In Francois Ozon's Latest

    "No one's serious at seventeen," goes a line from Rimbaud's poem of the same name, and it's just one of a handful of confused messages in Francois Ozon's "Jeune Et Jolie (Young And Beautiful)," a flesh-filled exploration of teenage sexuality. Ozon, no stranger to provocative imagery, takes off the r...

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    The 10 Best Things Sofia Coppola and Emma Watson Said at the 'Bling Ring' Cannes Press Conference

    The last time Academy Award-winner Sofia Coppola hit up La Croisette to unveil a new work, 2006's "Marie Antoinette," the Hollywood royal child was met with boos. History didn't repeat itself when "The Bling Ring" kicked off the Cannes' Un Certain Regard section this morning after screening to a pac...

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    Cannes: Teens Living Dangerously in Sofia Coppola's 'The Bling Ring' and Francois Ozon's 'Young and Beautiful'

    Teen life is both among the prevalent focuses of contemporary cinema and a topic most readily understood. Mainstream teen movies tend to resemble the teen naivete rather than exploring the more complicated world that surrounds it. Made outside that system, Sofia Coppola's "The Bling Ring" and Franco...

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    Cannes Review: Sofia Coppola's 'The Bling Ring' A Mostly Empty Exercise In Excess

    American cinema seems preoccupied with the emptiness of excess, at least in the first half of 2013. Baz Luhrmann luxuriates in the meaningless wealth of "The Great Gatsby," while Harmony Korine put his own twisted spin on the dark soul of the American dream in "Spring Breakers." And now comes Sofia ...

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    The 2013 Cannes Review Report: 'The Bling Ring'

    The director of "Lost in Translation" is back with a new movie -- here's what the critics at Cannes are saying about it so far.

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