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    Venice Review: Mira Nair's 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist' A Heavy-Handed Look At A Post 9/11 World

    Opening films at festivals are always worth approaching with a little caution. Normally given out-of-competition slots, it’s often a signal that the films have been selected to bring some starry names, and the attention that goes with them to the red carpet, or to make some kind of mission statement...

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    New Pics Of Kate Hudson, Riz Ahmed & Kiefer Sutherland In 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist'

    Mira Nair is getting her Air Miles checked, passport ready and luggage packed. She heads to Venice in August to open the proceedings there with "The Reluctant Fundamentalist," before crossing the ocean in September to unspool it for audiences at TIFF, and a few more images from the film ha...

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    SIMON SAYS: Could TRISHNA Really Be a Michael Winterbottom Film?

    If you sat down to watch "Trishna," a modern-day adaptation of Thomas Hardy's "Tess of the D'Urbervilles" reset in contemporary India, and didn't already know that it was directed by Michael Winterbottom, you probably couldn't tell.

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    Ciarán Hinds, Julia Stiles & Riz Ahmed Join Untitled Eric Bana, Rebecca Hall-Led Suspense Thriller

    Production begins next week in the U.K. on Focus Features and Working Title's latest collaboration: an untitled suspense thriller that stars Eric Bana, Rebecca Hall and Jim Broadbent. And there's plenty of reason to pay attention, apart from the boutique studios with discernin...

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    Watch: New Trailer For Michael Winterbottom's 'Trishna' Borrows A Classic Line By Lauren Bacall

    Until now, the teasers and previews for Michael Winterbottom's "Trishna" have largely focused on the lush Indian setting and the handsome faces of its two leads, but with the film now a few months away from hitting theaters, a brand new trailer has arrived showing off the tougher drama...

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    First Look At Riz Ahmed & Kate Hudson In Mira Nair's 'The Relucatant Fundamentalist,' Film Aiming For Venice Premiere

    While Mira Nair has enjoyed some success over the years for her films, acclaim has usually tended to gather around films set in her native India rather than her more mainstream efforts. "Vanity Fair," "Amelia," and even her segment in "New York, I Love You" have all, to...

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    Marrakech Film Festival '11 Review: There's A Reason They Don't Make 'Em Like 'Black Gold' Any More

    Left in a strange kind of limbo, partly due to a delay in finding U.S. distribution, and therefore a large swathe of the Western audience to whom it rather panders, Jean-Jacques Annaud's period sand saga "Black Gold" makes an odd addition to a festival line-up.

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    LFF '11 Review: Michael Winterbottom's 'Trishna' Is Picturesque, But Entirely Lacking In Passion

    Over his career, Michael Winterbottom has hopped frequently from genre to genre, from subject matter to subject matter, rarely covering the same territory twice. But one of the few things he has returned to is the work of Thomas Hardy. The late 19th century British author has so far inspired two of...

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    Riz Ahmed, Kate Hudson, Liev Schreiber & Kiefer Sutherland Join 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist'

    It's been a while since we've heard from Mira Nair. The celebrated director behind "Salaam Bombay!," "Monsoon Wedding" and "The Namesake" flopped pretty hard in 2009 with the tepid prestige pic "Amelia" and she's been laying low since. Or so we thought. She's not only already set the cast for her ne...

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    Rising Actor Riz Ahmed Joins Michael Winterbottom's 'Trishna'

    Update: Thanks to some astute reader tips, we've learned that the project is "Trishna," a modern day re-telling of "Tess of the d'Urbervilles." The setting of the film has been relocated to India and will follow the tragic relationship between Jay and Trishna, the former the son of a property develo...

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