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Watch: Nicole Kidman Meets Alfred Hitchcock In 3 Clips From 'Grace Of Monaco'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 4, 2014 3:51 PM
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In our rundown of The 6 Most Unintentionally Hilarious Moments From Cannes Opener "Grace Of Monaco," Jessica Kiang noted the appearance of Alfred Hitchcock, as played by Roger Ashton-Griffiths, as one of them. "He’s Hitchcock, see, so obviously he’ll never manage to get through a single sentence without shoehorning in a reference to one of his films, or some sort of life lesson delivered as an opaque nod to the craft of filmmaking," she wrote and in this new clip from the movie, you can sorta see what she means.

Watch: Nicole Kidman, Tim Roth & Olivier Dahan Talk Cannes Opener 'Grace Of Monaco' In 10-Minute Featurette

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 2, 2014 4:28 PM
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The Cannes Film Festival opened this year with "Grace Of Monaco," and it didn't take long for the knives to come out. One of the more savaged films to open on the Croisette in recent years, reviews for the movie were dismal, with ours calling it "something of a disaster: rarely competent, unintentionally hilarious and borderline reprehensible in both its politics and its take on gender roles." In fact "Grace Of Monaco" was so egregious, we chronicled The 6 Most Unintentionally Hilarious Moments from the film. But today comes a different perspective.

The 6 Most Unintentionally Hilarious Moments From Cannes Opener 'Grace Of Monaco'

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • May 14, 2014 3:00 PM
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So this morning the Cannes opener “Grace of Monaco” screened for critics, to a stunned response (here’s our full review), a few whistles of derision, and a light smattering of ironic applause. How did we know it was ironic, you might ask, since applause is merely the sound of palm striking palm? Well, because it came after “Grace of Monaco,” that’s how. But in many ways, the film has proven the ideal first movie of a major festival--literally almost anything has to be an improvement after it, and perhaps nothing could have bonded an audience full of strangers together more than getting the opportunity to guffaw in unison at the many, many clangers dropped throughout (think of tossing a bag of hammers down the side of a quarry for the level of clanginess we’re talking about).

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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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.

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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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.

Harvey Weinstein Will Probably Release 'Grace Of Monaco' After All

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • May 7, 2014 10:00 AM
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Premiering next week as the opening selection for the Cannes Film Festival, Oliver Dahan’s Grace Kelly biopic “Grace Of Monaco” has taken a twisty path towards the festival. First it missed its intended Fall 2013 release date to allegedly allow more time for the film to be completed, but when it received a less-than-friendly spring date that’s when word leaked about U.S. distributor Harvey Weinstein’s unhappiness with the cut Dahan delivered, a struggle that led Weinstein to pull the film completely from the distributor’s schedule when Dahan refused to incorporate Weinstein’s “catastrophic” notes into a new cut of the film. With the Croisette on the horizon, it appears both parties are finally coming to a resolution on their troubles.

Harvey Weinstein Considers Dropping 'Grace Of Monaco' Before Cannes As Battle Over Final Cut Continues

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 28, 2014 1:35 PM
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You might have forgotten, but this year's Cannes Film Festival opener "Grace Of Monaco," was originally supposed to be released last fall, and then was pushed to this spring. However, last October, reports surfaced that producer Harvey Weinstein and director Olivier Dahan were battling over the cut of the film, with the filmmaker even more dismayed that Harv actually doesn't have any money invested in the actual production — he's merely the U.S. distributor. The battle caused the film to be removed from the release calendar, but long after, it was selected for Cannes. So, no problem then, right? Wrong.

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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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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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.

Nicole Kidman's 'Grace Of Monaco' Pulled From Release Calendar, Film Hasn't Been Delivered To The Weinsteins

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 23, 2014 6:19 PM
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While Harvey Weinstein's battle with "Snowpiercer" director Bong Joon-Ho has nabbed the headlines, you may forgotten about another fight he's been having, with another foreign director: Olivier Dahan. Viewed early as a potential Oscar hopeful, "Grace Of Monaco" was pushed from a fall date to this spring, and not long after, word emerged that the director and Weinstein, were butting heads over the cut of the movie. And it seems they haven't found a solution.

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