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Snubbed? Who's Missing In The 2011 Cannes Line-Up?

  • By Edward Davis
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  • April 14, 2011 3:04 AM
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As one of the most highly anticipated film festivals on the planet -- the Olympics of cinema as it were -- each spring the looming arrival of the Cannes Film Festival line-up brings with it a near feeding frenzy of anticipation (except for those actually awaiting the summer tentpole season).

'Dogtooth' Director Says His New Film 'Alps' Will Be Darker & More Extreme; Readying Pic For Cannes

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 8, 2011 10:54 AM
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How does one describe the insane fucked-up-ness and dark, dark, hilarity of the surprising Best Foreign Film nominee "Dogtooth" to the uninitiated? The film is basically about a couple of parents who terrorize their children into strict obedience and fuck with heads as to the meaning and relevance of a variety of words. It's fairly messed up, completely riveting and one of the most shocking films of last year. But also one of the most well regarded, picking up strong notices as it rounded the festival circuit last year. And for his effort, Yorgos Lanthimos is continuing down the provocative path he's cut for himself.

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