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Cannes Directors' Fortnight Poster Gets Some Modern Cowboys, 'Tabu' Director Miguel Gomes To Head Critics' Week Jury

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 27, 2013 8:14 AM
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Well, it's not quite the instantly hangable and collectible poster that the Cannes Film Festival unveiled last week, but the Directors' Fortnight sidebar is often known for it's slightly more adventurous programming and their one sheet for this year's festivities certainly plays to that notion.

Paul Newman & Joanne Woodward Kiss On Beautiful Poster For Cannes Film Festival 2013

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 22, 2013 7:17 AM
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In the past few years, posters for the Cannes Film Festival have been paying tribute to actresses, with Juliette Binoche, Faye Dunaway and Marilyn Monroe all taking center stage. But in 2013, it's a classic cinema couple who get the spotlight for the 66th installment of the festival.

Predicting The 2013 Cannes Film Festival Lineup: Who Will Join 'The Great Gatsby' On The Croisette?

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • March 14, 2013 12:03 PM
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On Tuesday, it was announced that Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby" would open this year's Cannes Film Festival, still the most prestigious, and arguably most important event on the cinematic calendar. And today, March 14th, marks the last day on which films can be seen by the selection panel for the festival, which kicks off May 15th.

Baz Luhrmann's 'The Great Gatsby' To Open 2013 Cannes Film Festival

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 12, 2013 5:59 AM
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After years of faintly disastrous picks that meant the reputation of the Cannes opener was somewhat sullied, the festival, the world's most prestigious, has stepped up its game in the last few years. Of the last four years, three of the Opening Night films -- Pixar's "Up," Woody Allen's "Midnight In Paris" and Wes Anderson's "Moonrise Kingdom," went on to see wide acclaim and success around the world (the outlier, Ridley Scott's "Robin Hood," which kicked off the festival in 2010, not so much).

Steven Spielberg Named Jury President For 66th Cannes Film Festival

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 27, 2013 11:50 PM
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Steven Spielberg could use a bit of a break. Cranking out three films over the last few years -- mo-cap and animated "The Adventures Of Tintin," WWI epic "War Horse" and presidential tale "Lincoln" (which walked away with two Oscars on Sunday), one might understand if would rather be watching movies instead of making them. And with his "Robopocalypse," originally planned to shoot this summer, now on hold as he gets the script right, it looks like Spielberg will be taking a little cinematic vacation to the south of France.

'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.

6 Personal Highlights From The Film Festivals Of 2012

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • December 28, 2012 12:12 PM
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We're generally anti-navelgazing here at The Playlist, but being the end of the year, it can't really be avoided. As we continue to take a look back at the cinematic year of 2012, we're trying to shake things up and keep things fresh outside of the usual Best/Worst lists. This year saw The Playlist making a presence around the world at more than a handful of festivals. And while you've already read our reviews and news, we thought we'd give you a taste of the experience of attending these festivals. Even if you can't make Cannes or board a flight to Marrakech, we hope this helps in translating what it's like to run around a foreign country with nothing more than a laptop and a love of cinema. So, without further ado, here are six personal highlights from the various film festivals in 2012 we attended.

Marrakech ‘12: James Gray Says ‘The Nightingale’ Probably Reverting Back To Original Title ‘Lowlife,’ Hopes To Premiere In Cannes 2013

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • December 5, 2012 11:19 AM
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With James Gray serving on the jury of the Marrakech International Film Festival this year, we were lucky enough to get some time with a director who has, in just four movies, firmly established himself as one of our very favorite filmmakers. There are a couple of further pieces to come from our talk, so articulate and interesting an interviewee he turned out to be (we left his quotes mostly uncut below), but for now, here’s a small sampler of some news that will interest anyone anticipating his next film, a period piece set around Ellis Island, even half as eagerly as we are: it seems “The Nightingale” is probably going to be jettisoned as the film’s title in favor of the original “Lowlife."

Michel Gondry's 'Mood Indigo' Lands May 15, 2013 Release In France, Will It Open The Cannes Film Festival?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 11, 2012 11:15 AM
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The Cannes Film Festival ended just over a month ago, but it looks like we can start speculating about what will appear next year already, as a highly anticipated film has justed landed a release date in France that just happens to coincide with festival's opening.

The Amazing Race: Which Films Came Out Of Cannes As Potential Oscar Contenders?

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • June 1, 2012 1:09 PM
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Gosh, it feels like only yesterday we were talking about the 2011 Oscar season, with films like "The Artist," "Hugo," "The Descendants," "The Help" and "Moneyball" jostling for position in the chase for little gold statues. And that's because, well, it basically was yesterday: we're only a little over three months since Oscar season wrapped up. But time marches on, and with the arrival of the Cannes Film Festival, we've got some of the first indications of what might come into play in the awards season by the end of this year.

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