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A First Look at Fatih Akin's 'The Cut,' Pulled from Cannes

Fatih Akin raised eyebrows this year when he pulled his new film, "The Cut," from the Cannes lineup just days before it was due to premiere.
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • June 19, 2014 2:14 PM
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WATCH: First U.S. Trailer for Asghar Farhadi's 'The Past,' Starring Berenice Bejo

The first official US trailer for Asghar Farhadi's "The Past" has arrived. Starring a Cannes-winning Berenice Bejo, Tahar Rahim and Ali Mosaffa, the drama centers on an Iranian man's return to France in light of his impending divorce, and the morally precarious situation he discovers between his former wife and her new boyfriend. Watch below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • November 19, 2013 1:57 PM
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Review: 'Our Children' a Strong, Distressing Portrait of a Woman on the Verge of a Murderous Breakdown (TRAILER)

Belgium's 2012 Oscar entry “Our Children,” directed by Joachim Lafosse, is based on real events that took place in a Brussels suburb in 2007, where a woman systematically murdered her children with a kitchen knife.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • July 30, 2013 1:29 PM
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Sony Pictures Options English Language Rights to Remake Oscar-Nominated 'A Prophet'

Earlier today, Columbia Pictures and parent company Sony Pictures Entertainment announced that they have optioned the English language rights to remake "Rust and Bone" director Jacques Audiard's much-celebrated 2009 French crime thriller "A Prophet."
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • June 5, 2013 3:53 PM
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Cannes: Asghar Farhadi Talks Fest Favorite 'The Past,' Starring Actress Winner Berenice Bejo

In what’s turning out to be a very strong year for the Cannes Competition, it’s hard to pick a front-runner at the festival’s midway point. As many critics rate the chances of Hirokazu Kore-Eda’s “Like Father, Like Son” (not least because of a family-ties dynamic many assume will appeal to Jury president Steven Spielberg’s sensibilities), they are also looking at previous Cannes winners the Coen brothers’ “Inside Llewyn Davis." And this is before the Competition entries from Steven Soderbergh, Nicolas Winding Refn, Paolo Sorrentino, Alexander Payne, Roman Polanski and Jim Jarmusch have even screened. But one man sure to be in the fray for the Palme d’Or this weekend is Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi with “The Past.”
  • By Matt Mueller
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  • May 20, 2013 3:34 PM
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Trailer Watch: Asghar Farhadi's Latest, 'The Past,' Stars Berenice Bejo and Tahar Rahim as Lovers in Turmoil

Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi won the Best Foreign-Language Oscar in 2012 for "A Separation," and now the trailer for his much-anticipated next film, "The Past" ("Le Passe"), has landed. The film stars international hot tickets Berenice Bejo ("The Artist") and Tahar Rahim ("A Prophet"), and again centers on the vagaries of long-term relationships.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 9, 2013 1:22 PM
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