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    TIFF Trailer: Math Drama 'X+Y' Starring Asa Butterfield, Sally Hawkins, Eddie Marsan And Rafe Spall

    In 2007, director Morgan Matthews delivered his TV documentary "Beautiful Young Minds," which centered on a group of students participating in the International Mathematics Olympiad. Among the nods it received was a BAFTA TV nomination for Best Single Documentary, and now Matthews hopes the feature ...

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    Cannes: 'Winter Sleep' Wins the Palme d'Or, Full List of Awards (UPDATED)

    On the closing night of the Cannes Film Festival critics' fave "Winter Sleep" directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylon, won the Palme D'Or. Full list of winners and press conference quotes are here.

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    Cannes News & Notes

    "No mas, no mas!", you cry. Are you inundated with sites sending you 14 different Cannes stories every day since the fest started? Never fear, Box Office Insider has your easy-to-digest recap of the first half of the festival, so grab a croissant and let's talk about Le Croisette

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    Cannes: Timothy Spall Almost Lost Himself to 'Mr. Turner' for Mike Leigh, But the Journey Was Worth It

    There's acting and then there's losing yourself to a role. Timothy Spall came very close to the latter in bringing legendary British painter J.M. W. Turner to the screen for Mike Leigh's latest, "Mr. Turner," which recently world premiered at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.

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    The Indiewire Springboard: 'Mr. Turner' Breakout and Mike Leigh Muse Dorothy Atkinson Says 'No' to Vanity

    Every Friday, Indiewire's Springboard column profiles up-and-comers in the indie world who deserve your attention. Select profiles will include photography by Daniel Bergeron, exclusive to Indiewire. Today we talk to actress Dorothy Atkinson, who gives a breakthrough performance in Mike Leigh's "Mr....

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    Things I Learned at Cannes Part One, from Campion's Feminism to Leigh's Stunning 'Mr. Turner'

    I'm in Cannes, checking out films and the state of things, per usual. Here's what I've learned so far.

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    Mike Leigh's "Mr. Turner": Cannes' First Masterpiece

    Critics say Mike Leigh's portrait of the British painter may be the best film of his career.

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    Watch: Second Clip and Full Trailer for Cannes Hit 'Mr. Turner' Sports Gorgeous Blend of Paint and Cinema

    Mike Leigh's biopic "Mr. Turner," which chronicles the last quarter-century in the life of the famed 19th century painter J.M.W. Turner, has been earning rave reviews from the Cannes Film Festival.

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    Cannes Review: Why Mike Leigh's 'Mr. Turner,' Starring Timothy Spall, is a Masterful Biopic

    Watching "Mr. Turner," which premiered today at the Cannes Film Festival, one gets the sense that only a film artist like Leigh could apply such elegance to the uneasy state of another creative mind.

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    Cannes Review: Mike Leigh's 'Mr. Turner' Ranks Among His Very Best Films

    Things acclaimed British director Mike Leigh is known for: wry comedy-drama poking at ordinary lives and the class system, a compassionate yet sharp take on the human condition, his almost unique working method that involves workshopping and improvising for months with his cast before a frame of fil...

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