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KVIFF Jury Prizes Won by 'Corn Island,' Elle Fanning, Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, Doc 'Waiting for August'

The juries for the 49th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (July 4-12) handed out prizes in four competition categories Saturday night at the Hotel Thermal at a ceremony punctuated by slippery girls in black bikinis sliding across a watery stage. "Karlovy Vary is the face of this country," president of the competition Jury Luis Miñarro told the crowd before a screening of the hilarious dark Argentinian comedy "Wild Tales."
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • July 12, 2014 2:00 PM
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Oscilloscope Gets 'Low Down' with John Hawkes and Elle Fanning

Oscilloscope Laboratories has scooped up North American rights to director Jeff Preiss' jazz biopic-of-sorts "Low Down," starring John Hawkes, Elle Fanning, Glenn Close and Peter Dinklage.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • May 7, 2014 3:14 PM
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Review: Noah Baumbach's 'Frances Ha,' Starring Muse Greta Gerwig (VIDEO)

Noah Baumbach's "Frances Ha" (May 17) follows a young woman drifting through the generous definition of "coming of age" that has become en vogue with the advent of Mumblecore and American indie films over the past decade. Frances Halliday (Greta Gerwig, who co-wrote the film and also starred in Baumbach's "Greenberg") is the questionably tender age of 27, facing the woes of Brooklyn rent, a would-be career in modern dance that has stalled mid-pirouette and a best friend who is slowly breaking up with her.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • February 13, 2013 12:58 PM
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'Broken,' 'Sightseers,' Berberian Sound Studio' Lead 15th British Independent Film Award Nominations

The nominations for the 15th annual Moët British Independent Film Awards were announced today and leading the pack with nine nominations is "Broken," which scored nods for Best Film, Best Director and Best Debut Director for Rufus Norris, Best Actor for Tim Roth and two Best Supporting Actor nominations for Cillian Murphy and Rory Kinnear.
  • By Matt Mueller
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  • November 5, 2012 8:02 AM
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Does Elle Fanning Have an Oscar Shot for Sally Potter's 'Ginger and Rosa'?

One of my favorite films on the fall fest circuit was "Ginger and Rosa," Sally Potter's 1962 London Bohemian family drama focused on two teen girls (Elle Fanning and Alice Englert, daughter of Jane Campion) coming of age under the threat of nuclear disaster. New distributor A24, led by ex-Oscilloscope exec David Fenkel, is qualifying the film for awards consideration for its remarkable performance from Fanning. She rocked in J.J. Abrams' "Super 8," and does extraordinary things here.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • October 20, 2012 4:25 PM
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A24 Acquires Potter's 'Ginger & Rosa,' Plans Oscar Qualifying Run to Push Fanning's Stunning Performance

A24 has picked up Sally Potter's lovely coming-of-age film "Ginger & Rosa," starring Elle Fanning, Alice Englert (daughter of Jane Campion), Alessandro Nivola, Christina Hendricks, Annette Benning, Timothy Spall and Oliver Platt. The film recently debuted at the Telluride Film Festival, with additional screenings at Toronto and the upcoming New York Film Festival.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • September 25, 2012 2:00 PM
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TIFF Review: Sally Potter's 'Ginger & Rosa' Stars a Remarkable Elle Fanning UPDATED

Sally Potter's "Ginger & Rosa" premiered at the Telluride Film Festival last week, with first screenings Friday in Toronto.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • September 7, 2012 10:20 AM
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