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Arthouse Audit: Polanski's Provocative 'Venus in Fur' Tops Tepid Specialized Openings

Films from two established directors (Paul Haggis and Roman Polanski) offered well-hyped new releases this weekend. Polanski's "Venus In Fur" (IFC) (also available on Video on Demand) was the clear leader. Paul Haggis' "Third Person" (Sony Pictures Classics) fared less well, doomed by high profile negative reviews.
  • By Tom Brueggemann
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  • June 22, 2014 12:42 PM
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WATCH: Stars Collide in First Trailer for Paul Haggis's 'Third Person'

A trailer has landed for the most recent effort from writer-director Paul Haggis (Oscar winner "Crash"). "Third Person," which bowed at last year's Cannes, is finally eyeing a limited stateside release on June 20. Like the multiple-narrative-heavy "Crash," this new drama also follows an array of characters -- in the forms of Liam Neeson, James Franco, Mila Kunis, Olivia Wilde, Adrien Brody and Moran Atias.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 16, 2014 3:34 PM
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Sony Pictures Classics Picks Up Paul Haggis' Ensemble Drama 'Third Person,' Starring Liam Neeson

Sony Pictures Classics has acquired US, German and Scandinavian rights to writer/director Paul Haggis' TIFF debuter "Third Person," a globe-spanning ensemble drama starring Liam Neeson, Adrien Brody, Kim Basinger and James Franco.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • November 7, 2013 6:00 PM
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TIFF First Looks: Neeson and Wilde in Haggis' 'Third Person,' Andre Benjamin as Jimi Hendrix in 'All Is By My Side'

With the July 23 announcement of galas and special screenings at TIFF 2013, first-look images from anticipated films are coming in fast and furious. Check out Liam Neeson and Olivia Wilde in Paul Haggis' "Third Person"; and Andre Benjamin (aka Andre 3000) as Jimi Hendrix in John Ridley's "All Is By My Side." Both make their world premieres at the fest.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • July 24, 2013 12:13 PM
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Cannes First Look: Paul Haggis Talks 'Third Person,' starring Neeson, Wilde, Franco, Kunis

Paul Haggis has been quiet since his last outing as writer-director, 2010’s “The Next Three Days,” with only a credit on the videogame "Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3" to fill in the gap between then and now. But he turned up in Cannes to beat the publicity drum for "Third Person," a multi-stranded relationship drama he shot last fall in Paris, Rome and Cinecitta Studios.
  • By Matt Mueller
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  • May 20, 2013 12:59 PM
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