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Interview: Juliette Binoche Paints in Schepisi Romance 'Words and Pictures,' Challenged Assayas to Write Cannes Entry 'Sils Maria' (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO, TRAILER)

Oscar-winner Juliette Binoche ("The English Patient") is the best reason to see Fred Schepisi's "Words and Pictures." She talks about working with Clive Owen, learning English, and challenging Olivier Assayas to write a movie focused on women. That movie debuted in Cannes, "Clouds of Sils Maria."
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • June 4, 2014 10:23 PM
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Director Fred Schepisi Talks 'Words and Pictures' as Counter-Programming

Director Fred Schepisi ("Six Degrees of Separation," "Roxanne") is a lot more hopeful about the state of movies for adults after making "Words and Pictures" and tackling the dumbing down of education and culture head on. Of course, it helps having Clive Owen and Juliette Binoche rekindling the joy of good, middle-brow drama as reliable counter-programming this Memorial weekend.
  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • May 23, 2014 2:02 PM
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Cannes Review: Binoche, Stewart and Moretz Charge Up 'Clouds of Sils Maria'

Juliette Binoche and Kirsten Stewart share an easy, engaging chemistry in Olivier Assayas' multi-layered meta-feature, which explores life for ageing actresses, artistic integrity, guilt and regret through the duelling perspectives of its two leads.
  • By Matt Mueller
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  • May 23, 2014 12:31 PM
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Cannes: 'Clouds of Sils Maria,' Starring Juliette Binoche and Kristen Stewart, Impresses Critics as Fest Nears Finale

Olivier Assayas' "Clouds of Sils Maria" was one of the final competition titles to bow at Cannes 2014, and it seems the festivals programmers were saving a goodie -- if not the best -- for last. Reviews are upbeat if not through-the-roof.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • May 23, 2014 11:58 AM
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Not Feeling 'X-Men' This Weekend? Here Are Four Acclaimed Indie Alternatives

As the Cannes Film Festival continues to unspool along the French Riviera, multiplexes and arthouses are holding down the fort stateside with a hefty slate of well-reviewed -- and in some cases long-awaited -- new releases.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • May 22, 2014 1:08 PM
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WATCH: New Clips of Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart and Chloe Grace Moretz in Cannes Entry 'Clouds of Sils Maria'

One competition title that has yet to screen at Cannes is Olivier Assayas' "Clouds of Sils Maria," which stars the enticing if unlikely trifecta of Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart and Chloe Grace Moretz. As we await first reviews from those at the festival, two new clips have arrived from the film. Watch below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • May 21, 2014 2:18 PM
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Exclusive: Check Out a Lovely New Poster for 'Words and Pictures,' Starring Juliette Binoche and Clive Owen

TOH! has the exclusive poster debut for director Fred Schepisi's upcoming romantic dramedy "Words and Pictures," starring Juliette Binoche as an art teacher rivaling Clive Owen's English teacher. She has rheumatoid arthritis, and he has a drinking problem.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 11, 2014 11:51 AM
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In the Works: Isabel Coixet Unveils Next Project, 'Nobody Wants the Night,' Starring Binoche, Dafoe and Kikuchi

Spanish-born filmmaker Isabel Coixet has announced her next project, "Nobody Wants the Night," for which she plans an early 2014 shoot in Norway. Juliette Binoche, Willem Dafoe and Rinko Kikuchi are set to star.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • September 24, 2013 12:08 PM
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TIFF First Looks: Binoche and Owen in 'Words and Pictures,' Franco's 'Child of God'

With the announcement of 75 new titles added to Toronto 2013's lineup, a few new first-look images have arrived as well. Clive Owen and Juliette Binoche star in Fred Schepisi's "Words and Pictures" as frustrated artists and teachers; the ever-prolific James Franco's "Child of God" stars Franco, Scott Haze, Tim Blake Nelson and Jim Parrack in the Cormac McCarthy adaptation.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • August 13, 2013 12:15 PM
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Berlinale Adds Nine Competition Titles, Includes Panahi's 'Closed Curtain,' Soderbergh's 'Side Effects'

The Berlin International Film Festival (February 7-17) has added nine more titles to its competition lineup, including Jafar Panahi's latest, "Closed Curtain," Bruno Dumont's "Camille Claudel 1915," starring Juliette Binoche, Sundance entry "The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman," starring Shia LaBeouf, and Steven Soderbergh's psychological thriller "Side Effects," starring Rooney Mara, Channing Tatum and Jude Law.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • January 11, 2013 11:49 AM
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