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Léa Seydoux, Charlotte Gainsbourg & Catherine Deneuve Are 'Three Hearts' For Benoit Jacquot

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • April 3, 2013 10:17 AM
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Things are going very well for Lea Seydoux. After having a very short appearance in the opening of Quentin Tarantino’s “Inglourious Basterds” -- she played one of the daughters of the French farmer Christoph Waltz interrogates -- Seydoux appeared in the films of Ridley Scott and Woody Allen, and she recently added Wes Anderson to her list of auteurs with her role in his upcoming “The Grand Budapest Hotel” (and as the star of the Anderson and Roman Coppola co-directed Prada ads). The French actress, however, hasn’t forgotten about her homeland as she’s set to join Benoit Jacquot’s “Three Hearts” ("Trois coeurs") alongside two other French stars.

'Nymphomaniac' Will Miss Cannes Film Festival Submission Deadline, Producer Says Film Is Lars Von Trier's "Masterpiece"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 12, 2013 8:05 AM
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With winter's chill still felt, the spring might seem far away, and while we will have our attention on the Berlin International Film Festival and SXSW in March, we're only a few months away from the Cannes Film Festival. Easily the most prestigious movie festival on the calendar, we'll soon start to see talk heat up about what films will -- and won't -- be making an appearance. And while Lars von Trier's hugely buzzed "Nymphomaniac" has been grabbing headlines in recent days as buyers swarm the movie in Berlin, it won't be headed to the Cannes for a premiere like many speculated. But not for the reason you're thinking of.

Charlotte Gainsbourg Gets In The Middle Of A Man Sandwich In New Pic From Lars Von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 9, 2013 6:28 PM
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Lars von Trier has a new movie. It's called "Nymphomanaic." And basically, if you're any sort of cinephile, that is all you need to know for this one to be way, way up on your list of anticipated films of 2013.

First Official Image Arrives From Lars Von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 6, 2013 5:33 AM
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It's getting on two years since Lars Von Trier made headlines around the world with his ill-advised comments at the Cannes Film Festival, while promoting his film 'Melancholia," comments which saw Von Trier deemed 'persona non grata' at the festival in future. Von Trier's been relatively quiet ever since (even swearing off press altogether), but that's surely about to change, with his two-part new film "Nymphomaniac" on the way before the year is out.

Charlotte Gainsbourg & Mathieu Amalric Line Up New Projects; New Trailer For Pawel Pawlikowski's 'The Woman In The Fifth'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • May 25, 2012 11:42 AM
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Carrying on the Gallic theme of the Cannes Film Festival, we now have news from two major French talents in the form of Charlotte Gainsbourg and Mathieu Amalric who have both lined up their next projects. We also have the first trailer for Pawel Pawlikowski's Paris-set "The Woman In The Fifth," starring Ethan Hawke and Kristin Scott-Thomas.

Lars Von Trier's 'The Nymphomaniac' With Charlotte Gainsbourg Will Be 2 Part Film, Aiming For Cannes Premiere In 2013

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 25, 2012 10:36 PM
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Lars Von Trier has never been short on balls. His career has been filled with films that have found the director walking right into a hornets nest of thorny issues, whether it's slavery ("Manderlay"), the American empire ("Dogville"), feminism (sorta) ("Antichrist"), depression ("Melancholia"), faith ("Breaking The Waves") or just plain ol' "spazzing" ("The Idiots"), and so doing a movie about sex seems like the logical next step. But of course, his appraoch is never as simple as those reductive summaries suggest, and the resulting works are always controversial, exasperating, overreaching, brilliant and fascinating -- often all at once. And once again, Lars Von Trier is stepping beyond expectations.

Official Synopsis For 'Nymphomaniac' Arrives, Charlotte Gainsbourg Says Porn Actor Doubles Will Be Used

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 8, 2012 5:11 PM
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Women have never had it easy in Lars Von Trier's films, which is maybe why he's had such a hard time keeping a consistent leading lady. And despite slicing off her clitoris in "Antichrist" and losing her shit as the world ends in "Melancholia," the director has found a muse of sorts in Charlotte Gainsbourg who signed on for the lead in December in his most provocative film yet, "Nymphomanic."

Charlotte Gainsbourg Reunites With Lars Von Trier For 'The Nymphomaniac'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 12, 2011 1:54 PM
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With that whole ugly (and blown out of proportion) Nazi comment controversy now behind him, Lars Von Trier can start focusing on his next film "The Nymphomaniac," and it looks like a regular player is coming back into the fold.

Charlotte Gainsbourg Says Lars Von Trier Was “Suffering” During ‘Antichrist’ But Was Happy During ‘Melancholia’

  • By Edward Davis
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  • November 10, 2011 11:35 AM
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Watch: Beautiful NSFW Trailer For Lars Von Trier's 'Melancholia'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • April 8, 2011 11:44 AM
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Well, this is a pleasant surprise on a Friday morning -- the first trailer for the new Lars Von Trier movie, the end-of-the-world drama, "Melancholia." Coming off the single most controversial film of his career, "Antichrist," the beginning of this clip, which has debuted at the film's official site (via @TimeOutFilm), might take fans of the unpredictable Danish helmer by surprise -- it strikes one as a rather conventional wedding-set drama, reminiscent of "Rachel Getting Married," or even Dogme classic "Festen."

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