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Alec Baldwin & James Toback Team Up For Secret Cannes Documentary 'Seduced and Abandoned'

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • May 16, 2012 10:19 AM
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Cannes. Cannes, Cannes, Cannes, Cannes, Cannes. CANNES! Okay, now that I’ve gently eased you into it, here's some news from everyone’s favourite film festival - you know, the one that kicked off today. This piece of news comes from Cannes, and is about a film that’s being made at Cannes, which is about raising money at Cannes to make another movie – that other movie could be set anywhere really…but nobody’s ruling out Cannes.

Cannes Review: Wes Anderson's 'Moonrise Kingdom' Is A Tender Triumph Of Design, Decor & Rich Emotion

  • By James Rocchi
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  • May 16, 2012 9:45 AM
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Wes Anderson's "Moonrise Kingdom" seems like an odd choice to open the 65th Cannes Film Festival, with its deadpan Americanism, retro-set timeline and movie-star cast; at the same time, Anderson is clearly influenced by the New Wave, both cinematically and personally, he's a distinctive authorial voice as a director (which is the essence of auteur theory) and while his films are defined by near-silent moments of comedy and human frailty, there's also something mournful and wounded about them. "Moonrise Kingdom," like all of Anderson's films, is a very beautiful and funny movie about grief and sorrow, and the never-was 1965 the film takes place in is both a meticulously-crafted triumph of design and decor and an emotionally rich setting, full of objects you could almost reach out and touch and feelings, yearnings, that reach out to you.

The Weinsteins Acquire Cannes Pic 'The Sapphires' & Have Their Eye On James Gray's 'Low Life'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 15, 2012 5:46 PM
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Everything kicks off tomorrow, but the dealmaking has already begun at the Cannes Film Festival and Harvey Weinstein is already busy shaking hands and signing contracts.

New Wong Kar-Wai Short Film 'Dejavu' To Premiere At Cannes

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 11, 2012 11:56 AM
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Looks like Wong Kar-Wai has something up his sleeve for everyone who has been patiently awaiting his next feature film "The Grandmasters." While it won't be making the Cannes Film Festival like many had hoped, with more shooting happening this month and a December release date in China lined up, it looks like we'll have a brief treat to hold us over until then.

50 Cannes Photos & New Clips: 'Killing Them Softly,' Mungiu's 'Beyond The Hills,' Kiarostami's 'Like Someone In Love' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 10, 2012 4:35 PM
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In case you haven't guessed, today the Cannes Film Festival dropped a megabomb of clips, pics and assorted ephemera for the full slate of films hitting the Croisette next week. We've highlight some of the material from the bigger movies already, and for the rest we've decided to round them all up for you right here.

The Playlist's 15 Most Anticipated Films Of The Cannes Film Festival

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 9, 2012 1:13 PM
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A week from today, the 65th annual Cannes Film Festival will be getting underway on the south coast of France, opening with Wes Anderson's "Moonrise Kingdom," and as ever, it's possibly the biggest date in the cinephile calendar, with a host of hotly-anticipated films set to premiere over the ten days that follow. A jury headed up by Nanni Moretti, and also including Andrea Arnold, Ewan McGregor, Alexander Payne, Diane Kruger and Jean-Paul Gaultier will have to decide which of over twenty films to award the Palme d'Or to, but while the competition will be typically fierce in competition, there's plenty of gems to find in the Directors' Fortnight, Un Certain Regard and Critics' Week sidebars too.

Canadians At Cannes: New Looks At Brandon Cronenberg's 'Antiviral' & Xavier Dolan's 'Laurence Anyways'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 2, 2012 6:03 PM
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The Cannes Film Festival is just two weeks away and excitement continues to grow, and as filmmakers, producers, directors, actors and sales agents pack their bags, more peeks of the films hitting the Croisette are landing online. The latest comes from two Canadian filmmakers who will both be competing in the Un Certain Regard section.

Cannes Poster Roundup: Sergei Loznitsa's 'In The Fog,' Im Sang-soo's 'Taste Of Money' & 'Dangerous Liaisons' With Zhang Ziyi

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 1, 2012 10:40 AM
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May is here, spring has sprung, and film fans from around the world are beginning to pack their bags, as in a couple short weeks they will be headed to the south of France for the Cannes Film Festival. Images and clips from the various films unspooling on the Croisette will continue to drip out until the kick off on May 16th, and today we've rounded up a few of the posters that have made their way online.

'Maniac' Remake Starring Elijah Wood, SXSW Hit 'Gimme The Loot' & More Join Cannes Film Festival Lineup

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 30, 2012 7:57 AM
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With the Cannes Film Festival underway in just over two weeks, the finishing touches have been put on the lineup, and while some high-profile titles (such as "The Place Beyond the Pines") had been hoped for as late-minute additions, some rather surprising and lower key fare is rounding things out.

Lars Von Trier's 'The Nymphomaniac' With Charlotte Gainsbourg Will Be 2 Part Film, Aiming For Cannes Premiere In 2013

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 25, 2012 10:36 PM
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Lars Von Trier has never been short on balls. His career has been filled with films that have found the director walking right into a hornets nest of thorny issues, whether it's slavery ("Manderlay"), the American empire ("Dogville"), feminism (sorta) ("Antichrist"), depression ("Melancholia"), faith ("Breaking The Waves") or just plain ol' "spazzing" ("The Idiots"), and so doing a movie about sex seems like the logical next step. But of course, his appraoch is never as simple as those reductive summaries suggest, and the resulting works are always controversial, exasperating, overreaching, brilliant and fascinating -- often all at once. And once again, Lars Von Trier is stepping beyond expectations.

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