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    Bruno Dumont's "Outside Satan" Lacks Inspiration

    Editor's note: A version of this review originally ran during the Cannes Film Festival. "Outside Satan" opens Thursday in limited release.

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    CANNES REVIEW | Un Certain Regard Closer "Elena" Features Glacial Pace and Intriguing Philosophy

    Andrei Zvyaguintsev starts and ends his third feature, "Elena," with the symbolic image of a barren tree, an accurate reflection of the dreary narrative sandwiched between those two shots. All three of the Russian director's features - alongside "Elena," he directed "The Return" and "The Banishment"...

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    CANNES FUTURES | Rookie Director Mikael Schleinzer Wants to Provoke With "Michael"

    Fun Facts Although Schleinzer has made his directorial debut with the divisive Cannes competition entry "Michael," he has more than 60 credits as a casting director working with some of Austrian's biggest names, including Michael Haneke and Ulrich Seidl.

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    CANNES REVIEW | Christophe Honoré's "Beloved" Closes the Festival with the Familiar

    With "Beloved" ("Les bien-aimés"), the closing night selection of the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, prolific French director Christophe Honoré returns to the postmodern musical turf he first explored in 2007's acclaimed "Love Songs." Here, he covers 45 years over 150 minutes and gives the impression of...

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    Kim Ki-Duk, Andreas Dresen Share Un Certain Regard

    Kim Ki-Duk's "Arirang" and Andreas Dresen's "Stopped on Track" tied for the Un Certain Regard prize at Cannes this year, a jury headed by Emir Kusturica announced Saturday.

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    CANNES INTERVIEW | "Drive" Director Nicolas Winding Refn: "Lars von Trier is getting old"

    By the middle of last week, everyone was talking about Lars von Trier. Then another Danish filmmaker came to town and stole some of his thunder: Nicholas Winding Refn, in competition with the ultra-violent Ryan Gosling vehicle "Drive," premiered his crowdpleasing action pastiche on Thursday and rece...

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    Sundance Selects Acquires Cannes' "Poliss"

    Continuing to prove a big player at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, Sundance Selects announced today that it has acquired U.S. rights to Maiwenn's competition title "Poliss" from Wild Bunch. That's the fourth competition title the distributor has picked up out the festival, after "Sleeping Beauty," ...

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    IFC Midnight Takes North American Rights to "Snowtown" at Cannes

    IFC Midnight today took North American rights to the psychological thriller "Snowtown" in Cannes. The film marks the directorial debut of Australian filmmaker Justin Kurzel.

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    "Atmen," "Geants" Lead Director's Fortnight Winners In Cannes

    Karl Markovics' "Atmen" (Breathing) and Bouli Lanners' "Les géants" led the winners of Cannes' Director's Fortnight section, which were announced this evening.

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    iPOP | This Week on the Scene: Cannes & NYC

    While Lars von Trier's rant in Cannes kept indieWIRE's editorial side busy, iPOP hit up La Croisette this week to offer a peek into what else is going down at the event.

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