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Cannes Unveils ‘Wonderstruck,’ the First Oscar Player of the Festival

The 2017 Cannes Film Festival has just kicked off and the new film from Todd Haynes, Wonderstruck, was first out of the gate and gives us the festival’s first Oscar player. The first reviews and reactions were overall positive, if not the glowing and rapturous reviews that greeted Haynes’ Carol two years ago. But, as we saw, the best of ...

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First Look: ‘Loving,’ starring Ruth Negga and Joel Edgerton

With the unveiling of Jeff Nichols’s Loving at the Cannes Film Festival to mostly rapturous reviews (especially for Ruth Negga) comes the first clip of the film and two variations on the poster. The film tells the true story of Richard and Mildred Loving, a white man and black woman who marry in 1958, defying Virginia’s Racial Integrity Act of 1924. After ...

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Cannes 2016 Distribution Watch: What’s Been Picked Up

Sometimes it seems that for all of the prestige and pageantry of the Cannes Film Festival most American audiences will never see a majority of the films in competition and their interest in a festival that feels so exclusive and elusive can often make them look for the next superhero movie at their multiplex rather than the upcoming Assayas. Well, this ...

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Can ‘Elle’ Earn Isabelle Huppert Her First Oscar Nomination?

So very often the world’s most celebrated actresses never find themselves in the Oscar conversation until something so extraordinary comes along, and with the right distributor and campaign, that they become undeniable. We saw it happen last year with Charlotte Rampling in 45 Years and this year could see French legend Isabelle Huppert (Amour, La séparation) with her very first Academy ...

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2016 Cannes: Un Certain Regard, Short Films & Cinéfondation and Caméra d’or Juries

The Festival de Cannes has the pleasure of revealing the composition of the Un Certain Regard Jury, the Short Films Competition and Cinéfondation Jury as well as the Caméra d’or Jury. Un Certain Regard Jury President: Marthe KELLER, actress (Switzerland) Céline SALLETTE, actress (France) Ruben ÖSTLUND, director (Sweden) Diego LUNA, actor, director and producer (Mexico) The Jury of Un Certain ...

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2016 Cannes Jury Announced: Kirsten Dunst, Mads Mikkelsen, Arnaud Desplechin and more

George Miller has chosen his jury for the 69th Festival de Cannes and it includes a wealth of previous winners at Cannes, including Kirsten Dunst (Melancholia, 2011), Mads Mikkelsen (The Hunt, 2012), Arnaud Desplechin (My Golden Days, 2015) and László Nemes (Son of Saul, 2015). THE JURY George MILLER – President (Director, Writer, Producer – Australia) Arnaud DESPLECHIN (Director, Writer – ...

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2016 Cannes Film Festival: Director’s Fortnight Lands Paul Schrader, Pablo Larraín, Laura Poitras

With the Official In Competition lineup and Critics’ Week films announced, today brings us the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs (Director’s Fortnight) with a rich balance of established film makers like Paul Schrader (who closes with Dog Eat Dog, which reunites Willam Dafoe and Nicholas Cage) and Alejandro Jodorowsky with his newest Endless Poetry to bright, new film makers like Claudio Giovannesi and ...

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