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    Updated: Lars Von Trier Declared "Persona Non Grata" at Cannes, Effective Immediately

    Using wording that may have far-reaching effect in Lars Von Trier's relationship with the Cannes Film Festival, the event's Board of Directors declared the Danish director "persona non grata" today after his controversial press conference Wednesday when he seemingly joked that he had some sympathy f...

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    Sundance Selects Buys U.S. Rights to the Dardenne Bros.' "The Kid With a Bike"

    Sundance Selects has acquired all U.S. rights to Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne’s Cannes competition title "The Kid With a Bike" from Wild Bunch. The Cannes competition title made its world premiere May 14.

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    With "Melancholia," Lars Von Trier Delivers a Dark Apocalyptic Masterpiece

    Editor's note: This review was originally posted as part of Indiewire's coverage of the 2011 Cannes Film Festival.

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    Sundance Selects Finds "Tolerance," "Love" Out of Cannes

    Sundance Selects took two out of Cannes today, picking up North American rights to Bertrand Bonello's "House of Tolerance" and pre-buying U.S. rights to Mia Hansen Love's "Goodbye First Love." The films were both acquired by Sundance Selects from Films Distribution, and mark the second and third de...

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    Cannes Clicks: Day 8 at indieWIRE and Around the Web

    Each day at the Cannes Film Festival (May 11 - 22), indieWIRE is publishing an updated compilation of articles from indieWIRE, our blog network and other outlets.

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    Lars von Trier Apologizes For Controversial "Melancholia" Press Conference Comments

    After this morning's press conference for "Melancholia" quickly caused a spread of controversy on the Croisette and across the internet, Lars von Trier has offered a brief apology via an official Cannes press release. The release notes that the festival was "disturbed" by Trier's comments, which in...

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    Lars von Trier on 'Melancholia': "Maybe it's crap"

    Is Lars von Trier happy with his latest film, "Melancholia?" "Yes," the director said emphatically Wednesday morning following the initial screening of his latest in Cannes. But as part of an often hilarious press conference peppered with nervous laughter from both the film's star Kirsten Dunst and ...

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    Magnolia and Madman Pre-Buy Lars von Trier and Martin Scorsese Collaboration "Five Obstructions"

    Magnolia Pictures and Madman announced that they have pre-bought North American and Australia/New Zealand rights to the anticipated Martin Scorsese-Lars von Trier project "The Five Obstructions: Scorsese vs. Trier." Slated to be completed in 2013, the documentary collaboration is a follow-up to Trie...

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    CANNES REVIEW | Aki Kaurismaki's "Le Havre" Is a Deadpan Delight

    With its bouncy soundtrack, deadpan humor and good-natured disposition, Finnish director Aki Kaurismaki's "Le Havre" is an endearing affair. Combining his clownish storytelling with a life-affirming plot, Kaurismaki churns a fundamental scenario through his own unique narrative te...

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    The Five Smartest Things Said at the Cannes Distribution Panel

    All this week, the American Pavilion in Cannes has been hosting a series of industry and talent conversations. On Friday afternoon, AmPav took on the always tidy subject of releasing a film in its panel, "Indie Film Innovators: Keeping Up with New Thinking in Distribution." As usual, ...

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