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Cannes: 'Winter Sleep' Wins the Palme d'Or, Full List of Awards (UPDATED)

On the closing night of the Cannes Film Festival critics' fave "Winter Sleep" directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylon, won the Palme D'Or. Full list of winners and press conference quotes are here.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • May 24, 2014 1:42 PM
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Things I Learned at Cannes Part One, from Campion's Feminism to Leigh's Stunning 'Mr. Turner'

I'm in Cannes, checking out films and the state of things, per usual. Here's what I've learned so far.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • May 15, 2014 7:11 PM
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CANNES FIRST LOOK: Mike Leigh's 'Mr. Turner' Biopic, Starring Timothy Spall

A first image has arrived for Mike Leigh's much anticipated and long in-the-works J.M.W. Turner biopic -- simply titled "Mr. Turner" -- with Timothy Spall in the lead role as the famed Brit Romantic landscape painter. The film was announced this morning as part of the Cannes competition lineup. Check out the new still, below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 17, 2014 12:50 PM
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Weekend Recap: Zemeckis and Brad Grey Talk 'Flight,' John C. Reilly on 'Wreck-It Ralph,' and Murdoch Courts Penguin (Updated)

The New York Times interviews Robert Zemeckis about his return to live-action movies with "Flight," his first since "Cast Away" in 2000. “Everyone keeps thinking I haven’t made a movie in 12 years,” the director behind "Back to the Future," "Forrest Gump," and "The Polar Express" said.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • October 29, 2012 6:34 AM
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