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Cannes 2018: What We Could See, What We Want to See on the Croisette

We’re just over three weeks from the announcement of the official lineup of the 71st Cannes Film Festival (April 12) but I’ve been mulling over who we’re likely to see what Fremaux favorites and emerging talent could show up as well as what I’m hoping does. Predicting what will show up at Cannes is always a crapshoot but with such …

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2018 Cannes: ‘Nocturama’ director Bertrand Bonello to chair the Cinéfondation and short films jury

French filmmaker Bertrand Bonello (Tiresia, L’Apollonide, Saint Laurent) will succeed Christian Mungiu to chair the Cinéfondation and short films Jury of the 71st edition of the Festival de Cannes. From his very first film (Something Organic, 1998) to Nocturama (2016), Bertrand Bonello has occupied a unique place in the cinematographic landscape. His filmography includes seven feature films and eight short films, all …

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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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