Cannes

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The International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) gave out their top awards to Son of Saul, probably the most buzzed film of the festival, and to Masaan. It is not unheard of for a film to win both this prize ...
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The trailer for Asif Kapadia’s documentary, Amy has arrived. Sasha wrote a  review  last week after seeing the 90-minute documentary in Cannes. This time you get to re-visit the trailer based on the life of Amy Winehouse. Using interviews and archive ...
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Robin Write at writeoutofla.com shares his favorite Palme d’Or winners at Cannes. First of a three-part post. The great thing about looking back at the history of the Cannes Film Festival, and in this case the illustrious Palme d’Or, is ...
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If Youth makes a probable appearance at Cannes next month, it will mark the fifth time a Paolo Sorrentino film has been nominated for the Palm d’Or. Il Divo won the Jury Prize in 2008 and This Must Be the ...
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Robin Write at writeoutofla.com shares his favorite Best Screenplay winners at Cannes. I am not fully aware of where the balance of power lies in this industry with regards to the writers. The screenwriters. Does anyone? Those whose words on ...
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Robin Write at writeoutofla.com has selected his favorite Best Director winners at Cannes. At the 1958 Cannes Film Festival French film-maker François Truffaut was nowhere to be seen. Truth is, he was not allowed to attend that year as a ...
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Our good friend Robin Write at writeoutofla.com has selected his favorite Best Actor winners at Cannes. Oh Cannes Film Festival, how we miss you. More so around this time of year, when the Oscars and its end trails are not ...
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2014 CANNES FILM FESTIVAL LINEUP via BBC OPENER “Grace of Monaco” (Olivier Dahan) COMPETITION “Adieu au langage” (Jean-Luc Godard) “The Captive” (Atom Egoyan) “Clouds of Sils Maria” (Olivier Assayas) “Foxcatcher” (Bennett Miller) “The Homesman” (Tommy Lee Jones) “Jimmy’s Hall” (Ken ...
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Cannes and Oscar couldn’t be more polar opposite from each other. To make a sweeping statement about the difference, I’d say that the Oscar race isn’t about the movies: it’s about the industry that votes on the movies. Their choices ...

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At first I didn’t like the way this group of names was arranged on the risers of the red carpet stairway. But on second thought to see celebrity mingled with genius sums up much of what Cannes is all about.
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Deadline is reporting that Palme d’Or winner Blue is the the Warmest Color will miss the window of opportunity to be eligible as France’s Oscar submission. The Oscar rep selection committee at French film body the CNC requires that a ...
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As I read the various articles on predicting the Palme d’or, a few titles rose to the top.  The Film Comment Cannes roundtable is an interesting read overall.  You’ll find the predictions vary widely, though most are hewing closely to: ...

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Todd McCarthy talks with Scott Feinberg about highlights of the 66th Cannes Film Festival.
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The 66th Festival de Cannes will close on 26th May with a screening of the thriller Zulu, shot entirely on location in South Africa by Jérôme Salle and adapted from the novel of the same name by Caryl Férey. The ...

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Cheeky seagull borrows GoPro video camera in Cannes and improvises in-flight Documentary Short Subject. Debut Cinematographer/Director/Star, master of the long take, naturally leaves us hanging with one of those artsy ambiguous French endings.

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You have to love a film festival that would give Van Sant’s Elephant their top award. ¬†Could you get any farther away from the Oscar race if you tried? The Oscars are about money, power and popularity. Don’t ever let ...

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People reports that the Croisette will be alive with celebrities Рnot just any celebrities, though, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.  Mayhem will ensue.  Also scheduled to make an appearance Johnny Depp (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides), Sean ...

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Salon’s Andrew O’Hehir wonders why the Palme d’Or and Oscar’s Best Picture are so far apart in terms of films they choose to win. In this case, he looks at The King’s Speech and Uncle Boonmee: “The King’s Speech” is ...

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The Cannes Film Fest looks to me like an oasis now, a shimmering watery escape from the blandness of this year’s Oscar race. Having attended Cannes for the first time last year, I was stunned to discover a place where ...

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