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Cannes Wrap-Up: All the Interviews, News and Reviews from Indiewire's 2013 Festival Coverage

By Indiewire | Indiewire May 30, 2013 at 11:32AM

Au revoir, Cannes. The 66th Annual Festival de Cannes has come and gone, but not without leaving an indelible impact on the industry. From the big winners to the unexpected disappointments, the early morning screenings in southern France were only part of the story. Deals were brokered left and right. Outlandish statements were tossed out to dozens of microphones, and Indiewire was there to cover it all. Take a look at our extensive festival coverage below, and tell us what your favorite part of Cannes 2013 was in the comments section.
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Detail from the official 2013 Cannes Film Festival poster
Detail from the official 2013 Cannes Film Festival poster

Au revoir, Cannes. The 66th Annual Festival de Cannes has come and gone, but not without leaving an indelible impact on the industry. From the big winners to the unexpected disappointments, the early morning screenings in southern France were only part of the story. Deals were brokered left and right. Outlandish statements were tossed out to dozens of microphones, and Indiewire was there to cover it all. Take a look at our extensive festival coverage below, and tell us what your favorite part of Cannes 2013 was in the comments section. For all of Thompson on Hollywood's coverage go HERE.

INTERVIEWS/PRESS CONFERENCES

'Only God Forgives' Composer Cliff Martinez on Reuniting With Nicolas Winding Refn and Why He Doesn't Consider Himself a Cinephile

The long-time Steven Soderbergh collaborator speaks with Indiewire about his first trip to Cannes and his latest work.

'The Immigrant' Director James Gray Tells His Cannes Critics To 'Go F*** Themselves' and Explains His Deeply Personal Connection to the Film


Indiewire talks to James Gray about what Eric Kohn labeled "the most divisive film in Cannes competition," the Marion Cotillard-starring period drama "The Immigrant" was among one of the most anticipated and ultimately debated films to play at the recently wrapped festival. 

'Venus in Fur' Director Roman Polanski at Cannes: 'I've lived long enough to know I can direct.'

Capping off this year's Cannes competition, Roman Polanski's "Venus In Fur" brought sex, laughs, applause and a handful of enthusiastic bravos to the last weekend of the festival.

'The Immigrant' Director James Gray Says He Is 'Unabashedly Pro Immigration' at Cannes

It was no surprise really that American filmmaker James Gray would be asked for his opinions on immigration policy during the Cannes press conference for his latest work "The Immigrant," simply given that title. Still, his response was a solid one that shed a great deal of light on the defining reason he went down the period route (it's set in 1921) for the first time with this film.

Cannes: Marion Cotillard On Learning Polish to Play 'The Immigrant' for James Gray (Who Reveals He Was Unfamiliar With the Actress)

The Best Actress winner speaks to the press following the screening of James Gray's "The Immigrant."

Cannes: Alexander Payne Explains Why He Shot 'Nebraska' in Black and White and Cast Will Forte as His Dramatic Lead

With this year's edition of the Cannes Film Festival in its winding down phase (it concludes on Sunday), it's easy to forget there are still some heavy hitters left to screen in the Competition, one of which, Alexander Payne's "Nebraska," screened this morning for press before its gala later on.

'The Artist' Star Bérénice Bejo On Returning to Cannes With 'The Past' and Working With Asghar Farhadi For Half a Year

Returning to Cannes following her international breakthrough performance in 2011's awards juggernaut "The Artist," directed by her husband Michel Hazanavicius, Oscar nominee Bérénice Bejo returned the Croisette this year with another film to sure to return her to the forefront of awards talk -- Asghar Farhadi's follow-up to his Oscar-winning "A Separation," "The Past."

'Only God Forgives' Director Nicolas Winding Refn at Cannes: 'I have a fetish for violent images' (No Kidding)

Nicolas Winding Refn might have expressed disdain in 2011 for Lars von Trier's infamous Nazi remarks at Cannes, but the fellow Danish auteur is no less a provocateur, as evidenced by his bleak, ultra-violent Palme d'Or contender "Only God Forgives." 

Kristin Scott Thomas Talks 'Only God Forgives' at Cannes: 'This kind of film is really not my thing'

"She has no problem turning on the bitch switch," said Nicolas Winding Refn of Kristin Scott Thomas, the scene-stealer from his new film.

Sex, Tears and Liberace: Steven Soderbergh, Matt Damon and Michael Douglas Go 'Behind the Candelabra' at Cannes

Immediately following the screening of Steven Soderbergh's final film (reportedly), press rushed to the film's press conference where Soderbergh and co. talked about the making of the film. Here are the highlights.

'Ain't Them Bodies Saints' Doomed Lovers Rooney Mara and Casey Affleck on Cannes Reception and Those Terrence Malick Comparisons

The two stars talk to Indiewire about the experience of premiering 1970's-set crime love story "Ain't Them Bodies Saints" on the Croisette.

'F*ck yeah, let's go:' Robin Wright Discusses Playing Robin Wright in Ari Folman's Divisive Cannes Drama 'The Congress'

Robin Wright discusses her fruitful career and her last role playing, well, herself in Ari Folman's "The Congress."

How Jeremy Saulnier Went From Corporate Videos to Premiering 'Blue Ruin' at Cannes

Just over a month ago Jeremy Saulnier was in Cleveland shooting corporate videos. His latest feature film "Blue Ruin" just premiered at the Director's Fortnight. Saulnier discusses the making of the movie as well as his experience on the Croisette.

Why Director's Fortnight Didn't Decide On It's Lineup Until the Last Second

Édouard Waintrop, artistic director of the Director's Fortnight at Cannes, talks to Indiewire about how this year's lineup was barely decided in time and the criteria they use for selecting films to be shown as part of the Fortnight.

Baz Luhrmann Addresses His 'Great Gatsby' Critics at Cannes and Talks About Film Alongside Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire

Having already come out stateside before opening Cannes less than a week later, "The Great Gatsby" garnered a healthy box office but not very enthusiastic responses from critics. Director Baz Luhrmann and the cast discuss the film's bold use of anachronistic music as well as the mixed reception.

The 10 Best Things Sofia Coppola and Emma Watson Said at 'The Bling Ring' Cannes Press Conference

Director Sofia Coppola discusses what inspired her to make the film , and Emma Watson discusses her career after "Harry Potter" and how watching 'The Hills' helped her prepare for role part of Nikki.

The 9 Best Things Said by the Coen Bros., Carey Mulligan and Justin Timberlake at the 'Inside Llewyn Davis' Press Conference

The directors and stars of the film talk about the humorous onset vibe, their love of folk music and their unique plans for the soundtrack release.

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