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Watch: Diego Luna's English Language Directorial Debut 'Drifting'

  • By Tess Hofmann
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  • January 31, 2013 12:43 PM
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Actors Diego Luna and Gael Garcia Bernal have a lot in common. In addition to being Mexican heartthrobs and best friends since birth, they are also both budding directors who co-own Canana Productions, a company that has produced projects helmed by each. Most recently, the company co-produced a two-part short film project for Chivas Regal, with Luna directing the first segment, released earlier this week, and Bernal directing the second, as-of-yet-unreleased segment. And now you can take a look at what they've made.

Pablo Larrain's 'No' Starring Gael Garcia Bernal Takes Top Prize At Cannes Directors' Fortnight

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 25, 2012 4:37 PM
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It has been one helluva week for Pablo Larrain. Easily one of the most buzzed-about movies on the Croisette -- and it wasn't even in the proper festival lineup, playing the Directors' Fortnight instead -- the biggest question being asked among those who saw and fell in love with "No" was how the Cannes selection committee didn't manage to snag this one for themselves. In the end, it doesn't matter -- the movie spoke for itself and has walked away with the top prize, the Art Cinema Award.

Walter Salles To Shoot 'Terra' With Gael Garcia Bernal & Ricardo Darin Later This Year

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 1, 2012 10:06 AM
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First announced during Cannes in 2010, "Terra" -- the next film from Walter Salles -- took a backseat as the director embarked on the lengthy production for the long-developing "On The Road." But it hasn't fallen off his radar, and with the Jack Kerouac adaptation wrapping up, we're heartened to learn we won't have to wait long for Salles to get cracking on another project.

'Incendies' Director Denis Villeneuve To Helm Animated Take On Joe Sacco's Graphic Novel 'Footnotes In Gaza'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 1, 2012 9:21 AM
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Quebecois filmmaker Denis Villeneuve has always been one of French-speaking Canada's most exciting filmmaking talents, thanks to the likes of "Maelström" and "Polytechnique," both of which won him Genie awards for Best Director, but last year saw him really start to make waves internationally with his Oscar-nominated drama "Incendies." That film saw him leap up Hollywood directorial wish-lists, with the filmmaker becoming attached to the long-gestating Black List script "Prisoners," while late last year saw reports that he'd be teaming up with Jessica Chastain for an adaptation of Russell Banks' novel "The Darling."

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