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'The Tree Of Life,' 'Drive' & 'Melancholia' Head Up Mouth-Watering 2011 Cannes Line-Up

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • April 14, 2011 10:14 AM
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Almodovar, Paolo Sorrentino, Takashi Miike, The Dardenne Brothers & Lynne Ramsay; Also In Line-Up; 'Pirates 4,' 'Kung Fu Panda 2' & 'The Beaver' To Play Out Of CompetitionThis morning brought one of the moments on the calendar that every serious film lover awaits with bated breath: the announcement of the line-up for this year's Cannes Film Festival, still the most prestigious on the circuit. Year after year, some of the world's best directors hold off to debut their new films on the Croisette, and virtually every year brings at least one stone-cold classic -- along, of course, with the famous Cannes bombs. With last year's selection generally deemed to be the weakest in a while, has this year's batch (the 64th!) turned things around? We've heard the rumors for months now, and we knew that Woody Allen's latest, "Midnight in Paris," would be opening the festival on May 11th, but little solid fact otherwise. So -- how's it looking?

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."

Lars Von Trier Plots 'The Nymphomaniac' For His Next Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 24, 2011 8:18 AM
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While Lars von Trier's harshest critics deride his treatment of women in his films, the director -- or rather his business partners -- know that controversy keeps the lights on, and with that in mind it's no surprise to hear what his next film is.

Lars Von Trier Is Selling His Diesel Smelling Mobile Home On eBay

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 15, 2011 6:35 AM
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As fans of Lars Von Trier know, the provocative director is deathly afraid of flying, one of the key reasons he's never been to the United States. In fact, his preferred method of transportation has been his 1992 Dethleffs Advange, the mobile camper that he's driven a handful to times Cannes when he's premiered his films but alas, it is the end of an era.

Magnolia Gets Apocalyptic, Picks Up Lars Von Trier's 'Melancholia'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 13, 2011 4:10 AM
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After Von Trier's outrageous and divisive "Antichrist," when the director announced he would make an ambitious psychological disaster film about the end of the world, it seemed like a logical (and awesome) next step. And one we are greatly looking forward to seeing. Well, Magnolia Pictures have quickly snapped up the North American rights to "Melancholia" and if you've been following the progress of the film, you know it's going to be a doozy.

Stellan Skarsgård Talks Fincher's 'Girl With The Dragon Tattoo' & Von Trier's 'Melancholia'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • January 3, 2011 2:13 AM
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Says Rooney Mara Will Do 'Something Beautiful' With Portrayal Of Lisbeth SalanderVeteran Swedish thespian Stellan Skarsgård recently took the opportunity while doing press for his dark, comical crime-caper "A Somewhat Gentle Man," to discuss his interesting plate of upcoming projects, namely David Fincher's forthcoming adaptation of the first installment in Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy, "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," as well as Lars von Trier's psychological end-of-days pic, "Melancholia."

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