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Cedric’s Cannes Rankings

Cedric’s Cannes Rankings

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From ICSfilm.org, how someone who’s been going to Cannes for 17 years, Cedric Succivalli,¬†ranked the films he saw. 01. Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives ***** 02. Of Gods and Men ****1/2 03. On Tour ****1/2 04. Certified Copy ****1/2 05. Another Year ****1/2

Cannes Winners

Cannes Winners

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Palme d’Or: Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives Grand Prix: Of Gods and Men Best Actor: Javiery Bardem, Biutiful AND Ellio Germano for La Nostra Vita Best Actress: Juliette Binoche, Copie Conforme Screenplay: Poetry by Lee Chang-dong¬†(great choice!) Director: Mathieu Almaric for Tournee or The Tour Jury Prize: Un Homme de Crie – A Screaming man Short film award Chienne d’Histoire A√±o Bisiesto wins Camera d’or

Bardem Wins Best Actor in Cannes?

Bardem Wins Best Actor in Cannes?

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Spain’s leading newspaper is reporting that Javier Bardem has won Best Actor for his performance in Biutiful. ¬†Manuel translates for us: It says: ‚ÄúBardem conquers the Croisette. He won the Best Male Performance award. The jury has recognized him for his role in the film Biutiful, by Gonz√°lez I√±√°rritu‚Äù. I read the whole article, it appears that it was his mother Pilar who leaked it to the press.

Cannes Ceremony Live Stream

Cannes Ceremony Live Stream

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You can watch it here.

Guy Lodge Adds Predictions

Guy Lodge Adds Predictions

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I just can’t, for the life of me, manage to predict these. ¬†For one thing, I didn’t see everything, but for another thing – it’s such a toss-up. ¬†There is no way to predict it. ¬†Guy, over at InContention, does a good job laying out why it’s so hard to predict and then offers these up (but his write-up is also worth a read). ¬†His predictions look solid to me,…

Protesting the Lack of Female Directors at Cannes

Protesting the Lack of Female Directors at Cannes

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I didn’t find out about this petition until a few days ago, but Steve Pond at The Wrap covered it. ¬†They have a Facebook group, which reads: To: The Organisers of the Cannes Film Festival As people who care about and are interested in films we must protest the lack of female directors in competition for the 2010 Cannes Film Festival. Women make up over half of cinema audiences and…

Cannes 2010: Why is Biutiful So Controversial?

Cannes 2010: Why is Biutiful So Controversial?

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One of the big head-scratchers for me at Cannes, it being my first time and all, was the vastly different opinions offered up on Biutiful. I still find it one of the great mysteries that I seemed to have watched an entirely different film from most of the louder critics writing from Cannes. I simply can’t understand how they could remain not only unmoved — okay fine, it’s easy to…

HaHaHa and Tournee win early Cannes honors

HaHaHa and Tournee win early Cannes honors

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As we wait with baity bated breath for the Palme d’Or and other major awards to be handed out tomorrow night, Steve Pond at The Wrap has the rundown on tonight’s preliminary prizes from other Cannes juries: HaHaHa, a Korean film directed by Hong Sangsoo, has won the top prize at the Un Certain Regard section of the Cannes Film Festival. Octubre (October), written and directed by Diego and Daniel…

But what will win the Palme?

But what will win the Palme?

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A few articles have come out about how this year’s fest might turn out. Also check out this BBC article about which Palme d’Or winners come from which countries. Listening to Kenneth Turan on NPR this morning, he made the good point that, unlike the Oscars, the jury at Cannes is different every year.¬† That makes second guessing them difficult. Nonetheless, here are a few folks ready to go there….

Strong Reviews for Uncle Boonmee

Strong Reviews for Uncle Boonmee

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While Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives scores high praise in the 11th hour at Cannes, Apichatpong Weerasethakul talks about this week’s devastating violence and destruction in the Thai capital. “I feel worried about my home town in Bangkok because when I was leaving, it was when the peak of the violence was happening, so my mind was more in Thailand,” he told Reuters in an interview. “But…