The Cannes Market Watch: Roadside Attractions sci-fi thriller "Branded" debuts in Cannes market. Radiant Films snags "Madame Bovary" with Mia Wasikowska, Paul Giamatti, and Ezra Miller. Solution takes "Grand Piano" with Elijah Wood, High Point Media Groupt gets John Boorman documentary. IFC and Sundance Selects acquire 'On the Road" for fall release. Cassavetes goes gritty for Kristen Stewart's "Cali", and more in the works at the festival, Polanski to direct period thriller "D." Cornish and Gleeson form an unlikely pair in "An Ordinary Man."
In other festival coverage, we highlight the opening night, celebrating 25 Year's of Columbia's film festival at Tully Hall. Next ask De Niro vs. Redford: after Sundance London, Tribeca launches rival Tribeca Firenze at Tuscan Sun Festival.
Columns this week: Immersed in Movies talks "The Hobbit," higher frame rates and virtual production at FMX. Now and Then: compares 'Haywire,' 'Bourne' Trilogy, proving that style is substance.
Other curiosities of the week? We cover some reality TV lunacy as Oscar-Winner Clint Eastwood contends with 'Mrs. Eastwood & Company.'
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AFI Directing Workshop for Women Showcase, New Participants
Career Watch: Scarlett Johansson, Beyond the Black Bodysuit