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Watch: Episode 1 & 2 Of Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola's 'Prada Candy L'Eau' Starring Lea Seydoux

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 26, 2013 1:52 PM
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Sometimes name-brand directors are hired for ads and you wonder why the money was spent at all (Guy Ritchie's recent spot for H&M comes to mind), but then there are the occasions where the synergy makes sense. And certainly, Prada knew exactly what they were doing when they snapped up Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola for their most recent campaign. And following a teaser last week, we now get a much bigger bite of the short they've put together.

Watch: Teaser For Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola's Prada Short Film Starring Lea Seydoux

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 19, 2013 9:19 AM
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The first question that comes to mind is: how on Earth did they find time to do this? With Wes Anderson spending most of last year stumping for "Moonrise Kingdom," and now in production on "The Grand Budapest Hotel," while his frequent collaborator and pal Roman Coppola (who co-wrote 'Moonrise') also ushered his film, "A Glimpse Inside The Mind Of Charles Swan III" into theaters, it seems they have found a brief window within in which to work together again. The duo paired up to make a short film for Miuccia Prada, and the first teaser promises something expectedly quirky and beautifully designed.

First Image & Poster For 'Secret Of The Grain' Director Abdellatif Kechiche's 'Blue Is The Warmest Color' With Léa Seydoux

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • February 12, 2013 12:22 PM
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Abdellatif Kechiche has been working on his craft meticulously since his 2000 debut “La faulte a Voltaire,” often garnering great acclaim in the process. Perhaps the most celebrated and heralded film in his oeuvre thus far has been “The Secret of the Grain,” which earned him the top prize at the Cesar Awards in France and a special jury prize in Venice back in 2007 (and a picture that when it was released stateside, we called One Of The Best Films Of 2008). Now, he’s back with his latest, the upcoming lesbian romantic drama “Blue Is the Warmest Colour,” and a teaser poster and photo have been unveiled for the film.

Review: 'Sister' Is A Beautifully Bleak Coming-Of-Age Story

  • By Emma Bernstein
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  • October 3, 2012 6:00 PM
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A young child is dressing in a bathroom stall. We can’t tell what he looks like, as he layers on shapeless winter clothing and a neoprene mask hides all discernible features save for a pair of bright, knowing eyes. He goes through the pre-ski ritual, bundling up before braving the windy, snowy landscape of the mountain ahead. Except that this child isn’t dressing for a day of skiing, but rather a day of stealing. It isn’t until he lifts a backpack and a jacket, returning to the stall to sort through his loot, that his babyish face and soft, dirty blonde hair are revealed. This is the opening scene of “Sister,” the sophomore feature from Swiss director and co-writer Ursula Meier. The film, which won a Special Mention Silver Bear award at this year's Berlin Film Festival, examines the coming-of-age process and the challenges that face us as we arrive at adulthood.

Review: 'Farewell, My Queen' Introduces Lesbianism Into The Marie Antoinette Story To No Great Effect

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • July 10, 2012 3:56 PM
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In the land of the costume drama, truly, films about Marie Antoinette are Queen, promising lavish sets, romantic intrigue and shocking decadence -- but they don't always deliver. Director Benoît Jacquot's uninspiring take on the period opened the Berlin Film Festival days ago, but something about the film's lack of urgency must be contagious, and we're only getting around to reviewing it now. While "Farewell, My Queen" does boast admirable elements (more on those below) overall, despite some showy trappings it is a frustratingly empty experience, built around a character whose blankness is supposed to be a virtue, but ends up costing the film dearly in terms of identification and interest.

Watch: Trailer For Ursula Meier's Bleak Coming Of Age Tale 'Sister' Starring Léa Seydoux

  • By Simon Dang
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  • July 10, 2012 11:43 AM
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For a while now, up and coming French actress Léa Seydoux has been threatening to make her mark internationally, even taking on small parts in Hollywood films such as "Robin Hood," "Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol" and "Midnight In Paris." While those roles haven't exactly garnered the attention she might have hoped for, her big break might actually come in the form of a project closer to home with Ursula Meier's "L'enfant d'en haut" ("Sister"), which is already developing strong buzz on the festival circuit.

Ashley Tisdale, Jean-Ralphio (aka Ben Schwartz), Léa Seydoux, Richard Madden & More Line Up Movies

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • June 5, 2012 12:38 PM
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From a sequel that no one really wants to a promising online gambling drama to the an erotic indie pic, here's a round up of films that have added to their cast over the past few days....

Lea Seydoux Out, Charlotte Le Bon In For Michel Gondry's 'The Foam Of The Days'; Shooting Starts April 16th

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 10, 2012 10:09 AM
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When we caught up with French actress Léa Seydoux at the Berlin Film Festival, we asked about her about Michel Gondry's upcoming "The Foam Of The Days" (also recently called "Mood Indigo") which she had been linked to at the beginning of the year. "The thing is, that I don't really know yet [about that]...I have another project..." she teased, without saying much more. But indeed, it appears that scheduling has forced her out of the film.

Lea Seydoux To Star In Lesbian Romantic Drama 'Blue Is A Hot Color'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • February 28, 2012 11:43 AM
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In recent years, rising French thespian Lea Seydoux has intermittently been crossing the Atlantic for Hollywood film roles, making appearances in "Inglourious Basterds,"Robin Hood," "Mission Impossible - Ghost Protocol" and "Midnight In Paris." And while those films have only seen her play smaller supporting or cameo roles, it's certainly brought attention to many of her films back in Europe including recent Berlin-opener "Farewell, My Queen" opposite Diane Kruger.

Berlinale 2012 Review: 'Farewell, My Queen' Introduces Lesbianism Into The Marie Antoinette Story To No Great Effect

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • February 15, 2012 9:56 AM
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In the land of the costume drama, truly, films about Marie Antoinette are Queen, promising lavish sets, romantic intrigue and shocking decadence -- but they don't always deliver. Director Benoit Jacquot's uninspiring take on the period opened the Berlin Film Festival days ago, but something about the film's lack of urgency must be contagious, and we're only getting around to reviewing it now. While the movie does boast admirable elements (more on those below) overall, despite some showy trappings it is a frustratingly empty experience, built around a character whose blankness is supposed to be a virtue, but ends up costing the film dearly in terms of identification and interest.

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