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Cannes Review: Olivier Dahan's 'Grace Of Monaco' Starring Nicole Kidman & Tim Roth

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 14, 2014 6:44 AM
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Grace Of Monaco
Festival openers are always tricky: you want to start off your celebration of film on the right note, but ideally with a certain amount of glitz and glamour too. Cannes has had a pretty good run the last few year, with “Midnight In Paris,” “Moonrise Kingdom” and “ The Great Gatsby” all kicking things off with a bang. And on paper, this year’s opener “Grace Of Monaco” seemed to have all the right stuff: a major movie star, Nicole Kidman, playing another major movie star, Grace Kelly, in a biopic with local French Riviera appeal, and directed by Olivier Dahan, who only a few years back helmed “La Vie En Rose,” which won Marion Cotillard her Oscar.

Quentin Tarantino To Close Cannes Hosting Screening Of Sergio Leone's Restored 'A Fistful Of Dollars'

A Fistful of Dollars
Each year, the Cannes Film Festival's lineup of classic films allows those on the Croisette to catch up with old favorites, often in newly restored editions, and this year is no different. The lineup includes films by Alfred Hitchcock, Frank Capra, Jean Renoir, Wim Wenders, Francois Truffaut, Krzysztof Kieślowski and more, but one filmmaker in particular will get a boost by Quentin Tarantino. Read More »

More Photos From Cannes Drama ‘Clouds Of Sils Maria’ Plus Olivier Assayas' Director’s Statement

  • By Edward Davis
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  • May 13, 2014 12:20 PM
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Clouds Of Sils Maria
The Cannes Film Festival is upon us and it officially begins tomorrow, but lots of elements from the films in competition and the sidebars are surfacing and the buzz is admittedly reaching a fever pitch. Yesterday we released our 15 Most Anticipated Films Of The 2014 Cannes Film Festival feature and one of the films high on the list of course was Oliver Assayas' film “Clouds of Sils Maria.”

Exclusive: U.S. Theatrical Poster For Cannes Thriller 'The Rover' Plus David Michod's Director's Statement

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 13, 2014 11:02 AM
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The Rover
Already one of our 15 Most Anticipated Films Of The 2014 Cannes Film Festival, the good news is that unlike many films unspooling on the Croisette, we won't have to wait too long to see "The Rover" in theatres at home. Arriving just in time to provide a smart summer antidote to the variety of big screen blockbusters on display, David Michod's latest promises a unique sun-cooked thriller, and today we have the exclusive look at the U.S. theatrical poster for the film.

Watch: Nicole Kidman Meets Aristotle Onassis & Her Fans In First 2 Clips From Cannes Opener 'Grace Of Monaco'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 13, 2014 9:25 AM
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Grace Of Monaco
The Cannes Film Festival kicks off with some style tomorrow, as Olivier Dahan's "Grace Of Monaco" walks the red carpet as the opening movie (whether or not Harvey Weinstein will be there remains to be seen, but most likely). And if you can't attend, here's two clips from the movie to give you a taste of the glamour.

Watch: Tommy Lee Jones & Hilary Swank Square Off In First Clip From Cannes Drama 'The Homesman'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 12, 2014 5:32 PM
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The Homesman
Even with two Oscars above her fireplace, it has been a long time since Hilary Swank appeared in anything Academy Award worthy, or even Cannes Film Festival worthy. But that's about to change with her lead role in "The Homesman," the sophomore feature film from actor/director Tommy Lee Jones. This is one we're already anticipating on the Croisette, and a clip is here to show off the deft blend of tones Jones is bringing to his latest effort.

Watch: Trailer For Asia Argento's Cannes Entry 'Incompresa' Starring Charlotte Gainsbourg Plus New Pics & Poster

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 12, 2014 4:47 PM
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Incompresa, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Asia Argento
Earlier today we dropped our list of the 15 Most Anticipated Film Of The 2014 Cannes Film Festival, and while it's the highest profile titles that get the attention, we're always hoping for something to break out unexpectedly. Could Asia Argento's "Incompresa" be such a film?

The 15 Most Anticipated Films Of The 2014 Cannes Film Festival

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • May 12, 2014 3:00 PM
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Cannes 2014, most anticipated
If movie twitter seems quiet in the next few days, replaced only by the distant sound of frantic packing, printers being cursed at for not spewing out boarding cards, and argumentative scheduling, that's because the world's movie press are in large part decamping to the South of France, because we're now only 48 hours from the start of the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. The 67th edition of the world's glitziest, most talked about and arguably most prestigious fest gets underway on Wednesday with opening night film "Grace Of Monaco," and Playlisters Jessica Kiang and Oliver Lyttelton are about to head to the Croisette to bring you all the coverage you could ask for over the next couple of weeks.

New Pics From Olivier Assayas' Cannes Competition Pic 'Clouds Of Sils Maria' Starring Kristen Stewart & Juliette Binoche

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 12, 2014 9:05 AM
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Clouds Of Sils Maria
While every day at the Cannes Film Festival is worth paying attention to, and though festivities kick off on Wednesday, it's next week when all the major high-profile films will get screened, with Olivier Assayas' "Clouds Of Sils Maria" showing on the last day. So until the verdict comes in, these stills will have to hold you over until then.

Watch: First Clip From Dardennes' Cannes Drama 'Two Days, One Night' Starring Marion Cotillard

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 12, 2014 8:40 AM
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Two Days, One Night
"That was one of my best experiences," Marion Cotillard tells the LA Times plainly about working with Luc and Pierre Dardenne on their upcoming "Two Days, One Night." "They offered me everything I had always wanted in a relationship between an actress and a director — well, two directors in that case. They work a lot, and I love to work a lot. Their level of demand is the highest I've ever encountered in my career, and that's what I'm looking for. They pushed me as far as I could go and maybe beyond. I would have done anything they asked me."

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