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May 25, 2013

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Stranger by the Lake wins Queer Palm at Cannes

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Queer Palm: L’inconnu du lac, Stranger by the Lake Prior to winning the Queer Palm today at Cannes Alain Guiraudie’s Stranger at the Lake (L’Inconnu du lac) was been picked up for North American distribution by Los Angeles-based Strand Releasing. (THR)The psychological thriller, which premiered in the Un Certain Regard section of the fest, stars Pierre Deladonchamps as Franck, a young man who find himself attracted to a man (Christophe…

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Blue is the Warmest Colour wins FIPRESCI at Cannes

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Blue is the Warmest Colour (La Vie D’Adele), Manuscripts Don’t Burn, and Blue Ruin have both won the FIPRESCI prize so far. 2013 Cannes FIPRESCI prizes Blue is the Warmest Colour (In competition) Manuscripts Don’t Burn (Une Certain Regard) Blue Ruin (Director’s Fortnight) Une Certain Regard Prix Un Certain Regard: Rithy Panh for The Missing Picture Best director: Alain Guiraudie for Stranger by the Lake Jury Prize: Jury Prize goes…

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Diary – Cannes but Not Forgotten

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One of the frustrations of Cannes can be missing out on the most talked about movie, which happened to be with Blue is the Warmest Color (French title, “La Vie D’Adele Chapitres 1 et 2″). Because of the film’s intense sexual scenes it was all anyone could talk about, though critics were also saying it was deeply moving and the festival’s only masterpiece. You couldn’t find any male critics with…

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When Steven Met Steven: Soderbergh on Jaws, Liberace, Future of Movies

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I never get tired of listening to Steven Soderbergh. I hope he writes a giant book someday about film.  He is as much a philosopher as he is an artist.  Somehow, though I’ve been following Soderbergh since he made Sex, Lies and Videotape ( a film I quickly committed to memory and can still quote line for line)  I didn’t know that one of the big quakes in his life…