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Will Cannes-Bound 'Jimmy's Hall' Be Ken Loach's Last Film? (TRAILER)

Brit director and master of kitchen sink realism Ken Loach has been a Cannes Competition mainstay since his breakout "Black Jack" won the fest's coveted FIPRESCI Prize in 1979. His latest film, "Jimmy's Hall," will make its way to the Croisette next month. But will it be his last? Watch the trailer here.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 23, 2014 3:10 PM
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'Foxcatcher' Gets Award Season November Release

Sony Pictures Classics will release Bennett Miller's "Foxcatcher" on November 14, a full year after it was scheduled to open at the AFI Film Festival 2013. Michael Barker and Tom Bernard pulled the film from that festival; it's now heading to screen in competition at Cannes. It's a big deal to be anointed a full-fledged auteur your first time playing that festival.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 23, 2014 11:49 AM
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Sony Pictures Classics Acquires Soviet Hockey Doc 'Red Army' Ahead of Cannes Premiere (TRAILER)

Sony Pictures Classics has acquired all North American, Eastern European and Asian rights to director Gabe Polsky's new documentary "Red Army" ahead of its premiere in the Cannes Film Festival Special Screening section.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 23, 2014 11:41 AM
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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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