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May 24, 2014

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Can the Cannes Awards Impact the Oscar Race

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Now that the Cannes awards have been handed out, some might wonder whether any of the films honored will make it all the way to the Oscars. The same films I thought had a chance at the beginning — Foxcatcher and Mr. Turner — still have a good chance, both collecting hardware today. Not winning any awards but with their eyes clearly aimed at the awards race would include The…

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Xavier Dolan’s Cannes acceptance speech

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Xavier Dolan’s speech upon winning the Jury Prize at Cannes for his film Mommy was the most emotional moment of the ceremony. Without a clip to show his expressiveness the words may lose a little impact — but very little. “To Jane Campion: The Piano is the first film I watched when I asked my stepmother at 16, ‘What should I watch?’ Your Piano made me want to write roles…

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Cannes 2014 Closing Ceremony & Prizes

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Palme d’or Winter sleep, directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan Best Director Bennett Miller for Foxcatcher Grand Prix Les Merveilles (Le Meraviglie) directed by Alice Rohrwacher Jury Prize Xavier Dolan for Mommy Jean-Luc Godard for Goodbye to Language Best Actress Julianne Moore for Maps to the Stars Best Actor Timothy Spall for Mr Turner Prix du scénario Andrei Zviaguintsev et Oleg Negin for Leviathan Camera d’or Party Girl from Marie Amachoukeli,…

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Predicting the Cannes Prizes – Gender Politics About to Blow Up

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It usually follows that the film I didn’t see wins the Palme d’Or. This year that could mean the Russian film Leviathan, which Jeff Wells has predicted to win (he also predicted, as did many others, that Blue is the Warmest Colour would win last year, another movie I didn’t see – typically), Guy Lodge has tipped his hat in approval of it winning, and probably many a critic has…

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Cannes 2014 – Un Certain Regard Winners

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PRIZE OF UN CERTAIN REGARD FEHÉR ISTEN by Kornél Mundruczó JURY PRIZE TURIST by Ruben Östlund UN CERTAIN REGARD SPECIAL PRIZE THE SALT OF THE EARTH by Wim Wenders and Juliano Ribeiro Salgado ENSEMBLE PRIZE PARTY GIRL by Marie Amachoukeli, Claire Burger and Samuel Theis PRIZE OF THE BEST ACTOR David GULPILIL in CHARLIE’S COUNTRY by Rolf de Heer