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Cannes: Gerard Depardieu Is Well-Cast in Abel Ferrara's 'Welcome To New York' (TRAILER)

At the start of last night's premiere screening of Abel Ferrara's "Welcome To New York," projected onto a screen in a tent on the Carlton Beach, Gerard Depardieu revealed in a brief on-screen interview why he had agreed to play a character who, for all intents and purposes, is disgraced former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn.
  • By Matt Mueller
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  • May 18, 2014 10:43 AM
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Cannes Market: Abel Ferrara's 'Welcome to New York,' Starring Depardieu and Bisset, Set to Premiere (TRAILER)

It's just been announced that Abel Ferrara's latest film "Welcome to New York," starring Gerard Depardieu and Jacqueline Bisset, is set to premiere at Cannes.It should be noted that this is a market screening, not in the official selection. Ferrara has been in the selection before, and distributor Wild Bunch is a major player, so the film must have been rejected from the lineup.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • May 7, 2014 12:59 PM
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Drafthouse Films Nabs Abel Ferrara's 1981 Revenge Thriller 'Ms. 45' for Remastered Theatrical and Blu-ray Release (TRAILER)

Drafthouse Films has snapped up North American rights to Abel Ferrara's 1981 classic revenge thriller "Ms. 45," which follows a mute garment seamstress (the late Zoe Lund) who starts a homicidal rampage against the NYC male population after she's fallen victim to one too many assaults. Check out the vintage '81 trailer, below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • October 8, 2013 1:00 PM
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Watch: Trailer for Abel Ferrara's Apocalyptic '4:44 Last Day on Earth'

The end of the world has been a popular film topic over the last 18 months. See: "Melancholia,""Take Shelter," "Bellflower" and David Mackenzie's soon-to-be-released "Perfect Sense." Check out the new trailer for Abel Ferrara's entry, "4:44 Last Day on Earth," which debuted at the 2011 Venice Film Festival and stars Willem Dafoe.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • February 23, 2012 7:40 PM
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