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Cannes 2017: Winner Predictions

Predictions for the top prizes at the Cannes Film Festival are never easy. While there are critics’ reviews and polls upon polls to guide you there are two factors at hand that come into play in a much more important way. The first being the main jury is only made up of nine people, including its president. A Cannes In ...

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Cannes 2017: Claire Denis and Chloe Zhao Win Top Directors’ Fortnight Prizes

Major names highlighted the winners for Cannes 2017’s Directors’ Fortnight prizes with Chloe Zhao’s The Rider, which was picked up by Sony Pictures Classics, grabbing the Art Cinema Award and French directing legend Claire Denis tying with Philippe Garrel for the Society of Dramatic Authors and Composers Prize with their films Let the Sunshine In (with Juliette Binoche) and Lover ...

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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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