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Christopher Plummer and Atom Egoyan Team for 'Remember'

Serendipity Point Films has announced that Oscar winner Christopher Plummer will star in Canadian filmmaker Atom Egoyan's upcoming thriller, "Remember." The film, which blends fact and fiction in a contemporary revenge story, will be produced by Ari Lantos and Robert Lantos.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 30, 2014 12:38 PM
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Cannes Classics Lineup Includes Wenders, Kieslowski, Hitchcock, Fellini, 'Life Itself,' Plus Fest Adds Six Features

The Cannes Film Festival (May 14-25) is just two weeks away and in spirit, the Cannes Classics lineup of restored masterpieces new and old has been unveiled.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 30, 2014 11:52 AM
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How 'The German Doctor' Director Lucia Puenzo Found a Film in the Pages of Her Own Novel About Josef Mengele

Lucia Puenzo is both a director and a novelist, but she is foremost a storyteller. The Argentine filmmaker adapted her latest entry, the dark historical drama "The German Doctor," from her fifth novel. It follows a wayward family in 1960 Patagonia that takes in the devil in a blue sedan, an enigmatic figure who turns out to be Josef Mengele, the notorious Nazi doctor who treated humans like entomological test subjects before fleeing to South America, where he died in exile.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 29, 2014 3:02 PM
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Cannes Opener 'Grace of Monaco,' Starring Nicole Kidman as Grace Kelly, May Seek New Stateside Distributor

Nicole Kidman in "Grace of Monaco"
Well, it looks like Harvey Weinstein hasn't worked his Oscar wiles on filmmaker Olivier Dahan, who directed Marion Cotillard to an Oscar in "La Vie en Rose." The American distributor had wanted to craft another Oscar contender. But the French director likes his own final cut--which is opening the Cannes Film Festival on May 14. If TWC drops the release, the producers of the Nicole Kidman biopic may be in search of a new stateside distributor. It is not mentioned in any of Weinstein's advance Cannes email pitches so far.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 28, 2014 3:02 PM
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Jane Campion's Cannes Jury Revealed

The 2014 Cannes Film Festival (May 14-25) is inching ever closer and in spirit, the fest has revealed the eight Competition jury members who will hit the Croisette under president Jane Campion.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 28, 2014 11:56 AM
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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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