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Cannes Film Festival Head Thierry Fremaux Confirms Too Good To Be True Lineup Leak Is A Fake

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 3, 2012 10:14 AM
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It seems April Fool's Day tricked a lot more people than usual this year. With stories about James Cameron directing "Prometheus 2" and Daniel Craig skydiving into the London Olympics opening ceremony getting picked up by news organizations as fact from folks ranging from Deadline to the Guardian, another story made the rounds that also seemed slightly dubious. 

'On The Road,' 'Cosmopolis' & 'Cogan's Trade' Appear Headed To Cannes, So Who Else Will Walk The Red Carpet?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 28, 2012 4:44 PM
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If you've kept up with us since we dropped our intial Cannes Film Festival piece back in February, a lot has changed and the field is becoming narrower and more clear in terms of what films and filmmakers are headed to the south of France. It requires a bit of moving puzzle pieces, and putting together bits and bobs of information, but the writing on the wall is beginning to appear, and today, the one moving the pen is The Hollywood Reporter. The trade has likely made a few phone calls of their own and been watching the landscape and today they reveal that "On The Road" and "Cosmopolis" -- two movies already widely expected to hit the fest -- are pretty much locks, while The Weinstein Company's "Cogan's Trade" (aka "Killing Me Softly") is "expected to be on hand." So what else can we expect? 

Indie Arthouse Film 'Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted' To Premiere At The Cannes Film Festival

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 14, 2012 10:23 PM
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They say you can't go home again...yet, what is it in our savage nature that cries out for us to return to our roots and our origins? What are those feelings that flow through veins and reach to our very bowels that compel a longing gaze backward instead of forward? It's an eternal question, one that has puzzled philosophers and wise men for ages, yet the brave filmmakers of "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted" have ventured to plumb those thematic depths, in a film that will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in May.

Are They Headed To Cannes? 'Cosmopolis' & 'Rust And Bone' Get May Release Dates In France

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 9, 2012 8:57 AM
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Last night, Thierry Fremaux set the movie world abuzz, announcing Wes Anderson's "Moonrise Kingdom" as the opening film for the 65th Cannes Film Festival. It's a film we listed as a strong contender for the red carpet in our predictions for the fest -- could two more movies from our list be making the journey? All signs point to yes.

'Moonrise Kingdom' To Open The 65th Cannes Film Festival

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 8, 2012 9:16 PM
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With the Cannes Film Festival now just two months away, we'll soon be getting a flurry of news about both the film and filmmakers headed to the Croisette. But to get things rolling, one film that we figured would make an apperance, has been confirmed.

Marilyn Monroe Blows Out The Candle On The Poster For The 65th Cannes Film Festival

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 28, 2012 3:02 PM
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There is no one now or since quite like Marilyn Monroe. Her enduring appeal is understandable, and this year she's going to Cannes.

'Route Irish' Star Trevor William Planning New Short 'Plenty More Fish In The Sea', Will Feature New Song By The Rainband

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • February 27, 2012 1:21 PM
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Whenever there's word of a new project from legendary British director Ken Loach, we sit up and take notice. If that project is connected in some way to the Cannes Film Festival, our ears prick up even more in regards to the Palme d'Or winner. Before you get too excited though we should point out that this is related to Loach's latest short film, not a new feature, although we'll take anything we can get.

Peter Greenaway To Direct 'Food For Love' An Adaptation Of 'Death In Venice'; Finishing 'Goltzius' For Cannes

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 21, 2012 6:39 PM
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It's been five years since "Nightwatching," the last feature length effort from Peter Greenaway. And for a guy who declared "cinema is dead" right around the same time, he certainly has a lot left to say within the art form. Screen Daily reports that not only is Greenaway embarking on "Food For Love" an adaptation of Thomas Mann's classic "Death In Venice," he's got a plan that could seem him make a movie per year for the next decade.

Cannes 2012: Will 'The Master,' Terrence Malick's New Film, James Gray's Latest & More Actually Premiere?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 20, 2012 12:02 PM
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By this time last year, we already knew that Woody Allen’s “Midnight In Paris” would be opening the Cannes Film Festival, but as March looms closer, there still has been no word yet from organizers which film will kick off the festivities. Yet, that hasn’t stopped conjecture and suppostion as Cineuropa recently penned a speculatory long list of films they they guessing could be heading to Cannes (which includes iffy bets like Terrence Malick's next movie, Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master" and more). These lists are fun and all, they get the cinephiles' anticipation juices going (see one example here), but the reality of the matter is there is a element of wish fulfillment to all of them and less than half the films generally posted in these pieces actually end up appearing at the Croisette. Still, using that piece as a jumping off point, we decided to dig a bit deeper to sort out which movies are near certain locks, which are possibilities and those that aren’t going to make it all.

Nanni Moretti Named Jury President For 65th Cannes Film Festival

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 20, 2012 10:20 AM
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With Sundance just underway, Berlin a couple of weeks off, we're now taking a longer look at to May, when the grand daddy of them all, the Cannes Film Festival, will roll out the red carpet. And it looks like organizers on the Croisette are beginning to put their pieces into position.

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