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Cannes 2014 Directors' Fortnight Lineup Includes 'Whiplash,' New Films by Boorman, Wiseman and More

After revealing its competition lineup on April 17, Cannes has now unveiled its Directors' Fortnight program for the 67th edition of the fest.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 22, 2014 11:39 AM
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Genre Films Dominate Promising Cannes Critics' Week Lineup

Cannes Critics' Week offers a lavish week of exposure for first and second-time filmmakers. Known colloquially around the Croisette as Semaine de la Critique, the sidebar (May 15-23) boasts seven film premieres in competition, plus two out-of-competition special screenings and an Opening and Closing Night.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 21, 2014 12:32 PM
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First Look: Ryan Gosling's Trippy Cannes-Bound Directorial Debut 'Lost River'

Cannes certainly knows how to roll out the red carpet for Hollywood stars, so it came as no surprise yesterday when Ryan Gosling's directorial debut "Lost River" landed a slot in the fest's edgy Un Certain Regard sidebar.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 18, 2014 2:28 PM
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Wim Wenders Sets Sail for Cannes, But Where Is 'Every Thing Will Be Fine'?

Among the many surprises in the yummy Cannes Film Festival lineup is the absence of German auteur Wim Wenders' eagerly awaited 3D redemption drama "Every Thing Will Be Fine." So when will we see it?
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 18, 2014 12:28 PM
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Rob Pattinson Stars in Two Cannes Entries: 'Map to the Stars' and 'The Rover' (NEW TRAILER, POSTERS)

Aussie director David Michod's apocalyptic thriller "The Rover," starring Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson, was announced as part of the Cannes lineup this morning (though not part of the competition), and distributor A24 has timed the release of a new trailer and character posters for the film, which has a June 13 limited stateside release.
  • By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
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  • April 17, 2014 1:01 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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CANNES WATCH: First Trailer for Dardenne Brothers' 'Two Days, One Night,' Starring Marion Cotillard

With the Cannes lineup dropping early this morning, a first trailer has arrived for the Dardenne brothers' latest, "Two Days, One Night," starring Marion Cotillard as a woman who has a single weekend to convince her colleagues to forgo their bonuses so she can keep her job. The title's playing in competition, natch.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 17, 2014 12:30 PM
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Cannes Lineup: Veteran Auteurs, Newcomers and Awards Hopefuls; Who Missed the Cut?

Speculation about what would play at the 67th Cannes Film Festival (May 14-25) has been rampant. Well, now we know. Some movies that weren't finished or didn't make the cut will wind up in Venice or the fall film festivals. What we will see in the Official Selection of 49 titles (out of 1800 submissions) announced Thursday by Thierry Fremaux is a mix of established auteur perennials who keep coming back to competition lineup, year after year.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 17, 2014 9:33 AM
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Cannes 2014 Poster Gives Marcello Mastroianni His Glorious Closeup

The 2014 Cannes Film Festival has debuted the poster for its 67th edition, and, as to be expected, it's suitably iconic. The great Marcello Mastroianni (1924-1996) gets his close-up in an image from Fellini's 1963 classic "8 1/2." Check it out, below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 15, 2014 11:42 AM
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French Debut Feature 'Party Girl' to Open the 2014 Cannes Un Certain Regard

"Party Girl," a debut feature written and directed by Marie Amachoukeli, Claire Burger and Samuel Theis, is set to open the Un Certain Regard section of Cannes 2014.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 10, 2014 12:54 PM
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