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Zhang Yimou’s Coming Home Latest to Join Cannes Lineup’s “Rumored” List

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Zhang Yimou’s Coming Home is the latest film “rumored” to be coming to Cannes, according to this site. Coming Home is based on “Yan Geling’s novel ‘The Criminal Lu Yanshi,’ which tells a story of an old man’s emotional return to his family after decades of separation,” the website reports. Recently Yimou joined Ang Lee at an NYU’s sponsored talk on the future of Chinese cinema (which will likely dominate…

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It’s Raining but the Cannes Jury Represented

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Together Again…Spielberg and Lee on Cannes Jury with Nicole Kidman, Christoph Waltz

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+   Also the esteemed Lynne Ramsay! Full list, per Steve Pond at The Wrap: Vidya Balan (Indian actress) Naomi Kawase (Japanese director) Nicole Kidman (Australian actress/producer) Lynne Ramsay (British scriptwriter/director/producer) Daniel Auteuil (French actor/director) Ang Lee (Taiwanese director/producer/scriptwriter) Cristian Mungiu (Romanian scriptwriter/director/producer) Christopher Waltz (Austrian Actor)

Steven Spielberg exits Gods and Kings; Ang Lee may take over

Steven Spielberg exits Gods and Kings; Ang Lee may take over

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  (AceShowbiz) Warner Bros. Pictures is reported reaching out to recent Oscars’ Best Director winner Ang Lee to direct a biblical epic based on the Moses story called “Gods and Kings”. The studio immediately sets eyes on the 58-year-old filmmaker after failing to seal a deal with Steven Spielberg. Lee is said “intrigued” by the offer, but has not been invited to have formal meetings with the studio yet. If…

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Ang Lee by Two

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Here is a photo of Ang Lee at 28 years old. Ryan and others have pointed out that Ang Lee is the only director ever in the history of movie awards to have 2 DGA awards, 2 Oscars for directing, 2 BAFTAs and 2 Golden Globes for directing, 2 Golden Lions and 2 Golden Bears (as noted yesterday by reader KT, and mentioned on Oscar night by Joao Mattos).

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Spielberg and Ang Lee, Losing the Battle, Winning the War

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I dig Richard Rushfield’s rumination on Hollywood’s love/hate with the king of the them all, Steven Spielberg (“Once again, the Best Picture prize slips from his hands. What does Hollywood have against its most successful resident?”) Two Oscars ain’t half bad for the king of them all so I figure, hey, he can go down in the record books with the greats. Most times, the greats don’t win.  I thought Ang…

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Life of Pi, opening shots to open the mind

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    Music moves me – duh – and that is like having a window opening on a heightened reality, but the effect is fleeting: When the music ends, the magic, the uplifting, vanishes and the window slams shut. Words, on the other hand, by the nature of how they work, emotions evoked by dint of carefully laid out thoughts, have a more lingering effect. — Yann Martel Enter the…

Ang Lee on Creating Life of Pi

Ang Lee on Creating Life of Pi

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Ang Lee with his Filmmaker of the Year award Backstage at the MPSE

Ang Lee with his Filmmaker of the Year award Backstage at the MPSE

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Ang Lee is the recipient of the Filmmaker of the Year award. Ang Lee is widely regarded as one of the world’s great contemporary filmmakers. Along with Life of Pi, his films include Taking Woodstock; Lust, Caution; Hulk; Ride with the Devil; The Ice Storm and Sense and Sensibility. His film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon received Academy Award nominations for Best Picture and Best Director in 2001. He won the Oscar for Best Director in 2006 for Brokeback Mountain.

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The State of the Race: Searching for Soderbergh — Baby Let Me Follow You Down

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“There are a lot of people to thank. Rather than thank some of them publicly, I think I’ll thank all of them privately. What I want to say is — I want to thank anyone who spends part of their day creating. I don’t care if it’s a book, a film, a painting, a dance, a piece of theater, a piece of music… Anybody who spends part of their day…