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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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Get Ready for Must-See Dutch Chiller 'Borgman' with a Mind-Bending New Trailer (VIDEO)

Alex van Warmerdam's "Borgman," the 2014 Dutch Oscar entry for Best Foreign Language Film, is one surreal, insane and mind-bending movie. Starting with Cannes, it hit up the festival circuit heavily last year, and it's now coming to select cities on June 6 via who-else-but Drafthouse Films.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 9, 2014 12:16 PM
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Writer-Director Pablo Trapero Is Jury President of the Cannes Un Certain Regard Section

Argentinean screenwriter, producer and director Pablo Trapero will head the jury for the Un Certain Regard section at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 8, 2014 11:24 AM
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Andrea Arnold Is Jury President of Cannes Critics Week

Brit filmmaker Andrea Arnold ("Wuthering Heights," "Fish Tank") will preside over the jury of the 53rd Semaine de la Critique, otherwise known as the Cannes Critics Week.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • March 27, 2014 12:02 PM
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Lynne Ramsay and 'Jane Got a Gun' Producers Reach a Settlement

Is the "Jane Got a Gun" saga finally over? Following a legal dispute underway since last Fall, the producers of the troubled Western and director Lynne Ramsay, who vanished from the production in March 2013, have reached an agreement. Though the financial particulars remain unclear, the settlement is said to be agreeable to all.
  • By Beth Hanna and Ryan Lattanzio
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  • March 12, 2014 4:37 PM
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