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Cannes Film Festival Selects 'Party Girl' To Open Un Certain Regard

Party Girl
Next week, organizers at the Cannes Film Festival will unveil their full slate of films sending cinephiles into a tizzy, but today they release a tease of what's to come. They've announced that "Party Girl," from the trio of directors Marie Amachoukeli, Claire Burger and Samuel Theis, will open up the Un Certain Regard sidebar. Read More »

Bennett Miller's 'Foxcatcher' Starring Channing Tatum, Steve Carell & Mark Ruffalo Headed To Cannes Film Festival

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 28, 2014 10:46 AM
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Foxcatcher
Just as soon as the first trailer for Bennett Miller's "Foxcatcher" dropped last fall, it was promptly yanked offline, and the scheduled December 20th release date taken off the calendar. Was this the case of a troubled production? The official line was that the director wanted more time to finish the movie, and whatever went on behind-the-scenes, it looks like everyone involved is pleased with the result because this one is headed for the biggest film party of them all.

Predicting The 2014 Cannes Film Festival Lineup: What Films Will Walk The Red Carpet With 'Grace Of Monaco'?

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • March 17, 2014 2:11 PM
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Predicting The Cannes 2014 Lineup
In a month or so the official selection for the 2014 Cannes Film Festival will be announced. Which means we’ve got about thirty days left of rampant speculation, debating and hypothesizing about which titles are going to make it into the Big Show this year. To get us all started, we’ve compiled a list of the titles we think are the strongest contenders to put in an appearance on the Croisette, whether In Competition (to be judged by a Jury presided over this year by Palme d'Or winner Jane Campion) or in one of the headache-inducing number of sidebars, after the glitzy gala premiere of “Grace of Monaco” kicks off proceedings in earnest on May 14th.

Watch: New Trailer & Over 50 Images From Cannes Opener 'Grace Of Monaco' Starring Nicole Kidman

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 6, 2014 8:52 AM
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Grace Of Monaco
Most films headed to the Cannes Film Festival keep their cards close to the chest, revealing as little as possible before making their grand premiere on the Croisette. Not so with "Grace Of Monaco." Olivier Dahan's upcoming drama overcame a rumored clash with Harvey Weinstein to land the opening slot at Cannes in May. And now a three-minute trailer and over fifty new images have dropped to show off the goods that Dahan and Weinstein are bringing to France in just a couple of months.

What Problem? Olivier Dahan's 'Grace Of Monaco' Starring Nicole Kidman To Open The Cannes Film Festival

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 24, 2014 9:43 AM
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Grace Of Monaco Poster
When reports surfaced last night that The Weinstein Company had yanked Olivier Dahan's "Grace Of Monaco" off the spring release schedule, with no word of a new date, we expected the worst. We figured it was another symptom following the director and Harvey Weinstein butting heads over the cut of the movie. But it seems they've solved those issues, as the movie is getting the kind of premiere that few filmmakers ever get the honor to have.

Jane Campion Named Jury President For 67th Cannes Film Festival

With Sundance kicking off next week, the Berlin Film Festival arriving next month, followed by SXSW in March, it won't be too long until it's May and the red carpet is rolled out at the Cannes Film Festival. And while it will be a while yet before the lineup is unveiled, the festival isn't wasting in time in unveiling the first big name set to appear. Read More »

Kevin Smith Says 'Clerks 3' To Shoot In May, Teases 'Tusk' For Cannes, Writing Rapture Flick 'Helena Handbag'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 31, 2013 9:17 AM
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Kevin Smith Clerks
If Kevin Smith and Jay Z have anything in common, it's that they have a very loose interpretation of the word "retirement." If you recall, the filmmaker who once flirted with packing it all in following "Red State," has done anything but. While it looks like his once-mooted hockey epic "Hit Somebody" is sitting on the backburner somewhere, he's already wrapped on his next flick, the horror "Tusk," and it seems that's just the tip of the iceberg.

Lars Von Trier Will Reportedly Premiere Hardcore Version Of 'Nymphomaniac' At Cannes Film Festival In 2014

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 19, 2013 9:59 AM
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As the monthly teasing continues for Lars Von Trier's sex odyssey "Nymphomaniac," there continues to be one surprise after the next when it comes to the film. We've already learned recently that the two-part film may run as long as five hours, and that a TV spinoff is apparently in the works. But could Von Trier's latest be his ticket back onto the Croisette after being deemed persona non grata in 2011?

James Gray On 'The Immigrant,' 'The Gray Man,' 'The Lost City Of Z' And More

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • June 3, 2013 1:15 PM
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Last week, we ran an excerpt from our Cannes Film Festival interview with director James Gray in which he spoke at length about his upcoming sci-fi project. But of course the reason he was there, and the reason we were talking at all, was to present his new film, “The Immigrant,” which premiered in competition and stars Marion Cotillard, Joaquin Phoenix and Jeremy Renner (you can read our review here).

How Will Cannes Films Like 'Inside Llewyn Davis' & 'Only God Forgives' Fare During Oscar Season?

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 30, 2013 2:40 PM
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While it's a more diverse celebration of film of all kinds, few could argue that Cannes hasn't provided a major launching pad for awards movies over the years. From "No Country For Old Men" and "Inglourious Basterds" to "The Artist," "Midnight In Paris," "Amour" and "Beasts Of The Southern Wild," barely a year passes without something popping up at Cannes which makes a big splash with the Oscars come the following February.

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