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Arthouse Audit: 'Locke' Breaks Out, CBS Films Takes VOD Route for Diaz-starrer 'Gambit,' Written by Coens

April tends not to be a standout month for new top specialized releases, sometimes by design, sometimes because films under perform. This weekend provided s not the final word for ultimate performance), with A24's "Locke" coming in as third best for the month (after "Fading Gigolo" and "Under the Skin").a fourth to open with a decent per screen average of over $20,000 (a reasonable low-end benchmark for two city openings at this time of the year, but as ever not the final determiner of ultimate performance).
  • By Tom Brueggemann
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  • April 27, 2014 6:54 PM
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COLCOA 2014 Lineup Includes New Films from Polanski, Breillat, Ozon and More (TRAILERS)

The Franco-American Cultural Fund has announced the lineup for the 18th edition of the City of Lights, City of Angels (COLCOA) film festival. Running April 21-28 at the Directors Guild of America in Los Angeles, the fest will present 41 features, including three international premieres, and many North American and US premieres. (Trailers below.)
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 2, 2014 11:43 AM
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Cannes Watch: Intriguing Portrait of a Teen Prostitute in Teaser Trailer for Francois Ozon's 'Young and Beautiful'

Check out this teaser trailer for French director Francois Ozon's latest, 'Young and Beautiful," which premieres in competition at Cannes on May 16. In the trailer, we see a nubile teen girl (played by Marine Vacth) entering a hotel room, while calmly discussing in voiceover her reasoning for becoming a prostitute.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • May 13, 2013 11:53 AM
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Review: Budding and Seasoned Voyeurs Collaborate with Mixed Results in Francois Ozon's 'In the House'

Francois Ozon's psychological mystery “In the House,” which is adapted from the play by Juan Mayorga, works as an interesting companion piece to Ozon’s 2003 film “Swimming Pool.” Both center on a middle-aged literary curmudgeon who develops a fantastic fixation on a young, enticing and distinctly threatening protégée, while blurring the lines between reality and lurid imagination. What events actually happen, and what events get cooked up along the way by a smart, jaded mind all too willing to introduce a little excitement to the story?
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 19, 2013 1:19 PM
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Exclusive Clip: Francois Ozon's Mystery 'In the House' Looks at a Budding Voyeur

Check out this exclusive clip from Francois Ozon's psychological mystery "In the House," starring Fabrice Luchini, Kristin Scott Thomas and Ernst Umhauer. The film, which premiered at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival, centers on the increasingly dicey relationship between a high school lit teacher and his more than apt pupil, who spies on his best friend's parents as fodder for extracurricular essays.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 18, 2013 1:05 PM
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