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Cannes 2010: A Mid-Fest Roundup

Photo of Peter Knegt By Peter Knegt | Indiewire May 17, 2010 at 9:14AM

It's the half-way point of the 2010 Cannes Film Festival, with six days behind us and six days to go. indieWIRE and its team of writers - Eugene Hernandez, Brian Brooks, Anne Thompson, Todd McCarthy, Sydney Levine, and Eric Kohn - will continue to work hard from the Croisette, bringing you the latest as the fest winds down toward this weekend's closing ceremony. But in the meantime, how about an indieWIRE-ian recap?
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It's the half-way point of the 2010 Cannes Film Festival, with six days behind us and six days to go. indieWIRE and its team of writers - Eugene Hernandez, Brian Brooks, Anne Thompson, Todd McCarthy, Sydney Levine, and Eric Kohn - will continue to work hard from the Croisette, bringing you the latest as the fest winds down toward this weekend's closing ceremony. But in the meantime, how about an indieWIRE-ian recap?

Our guide to all the films now offers links to film pages that include hundreds of critics grades and review links. According to members of criticWIRE, two films have definitely emerged as fest favorites so far: Mike Leigh's in competition "Another Year," which has an "A-" average, while out of competition entry "Inside Job," from director Charles Ferguson, also received an "A-" average. Check out all the films here, as well as the links below to all of iW's coverage over the past six days, from reviews to interviews to daily "minute by minute" dispatches:

Daily Dispatches:
DAY 1: Minute by Minute
DAY 2: Minute by Minute
DAY 3: Minute by Minute
DAY 4: Minute by Minute
DAY 5: Minute by Minute
DAY 6: Minute by Minute

Reviews:
"Another Year", directed by Mike Leigh
"Aurora", directed by Cristi Puiu
"Heartbeats", directed by Xavier Dolan
"Kaboom", directed by Gregg Araki
"Rubber", directed by Quentin Dupieux
"Shit Year", directed by Cam Archer
"You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger", directed by Woody Allen

Features:
Jean Luc Godard: “No Comment”
Woody Allen: “The only way to be happy is to tell yourself some lies or deceive yourself.”
Loneliness & Happiness; Married vs Single: Mike Leigh’s “Another Year” Takes On Contentment
Oliver Stone: “I am confused whether capitalism in its present form can work.”
Gregg Araki Goes “Kaboom”: Indie Rebel Returns to His Roots
A Trailblazer, “Kiss of the Spider Woman” Set to Hit Cannes 25 Years Later
Does Cannes (still) Matter?

News:
IFC and Sundance Channel Team Up For Assayas’s “Carlos”
Strand Takes Cannes Market Title “Passenger Side”
Fortissimo and Fox International Strike Deal in Cannes

For more news, check out indieWIRE's iWNOW blog

Todd McCarthy's Deep Focus:
Reviews:
Cannes Film Festival Review: “The Princess of Montpensier”
Cannes Film Festival Review: “You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger”
Cannes Film Festival Review: “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps”
Cannes Film Festival Review: “Robin Hood”

Features:
A Brilliant Evening
The Man Gets Around
So-So So Far

Anne Thompson at Thompson on Hollywood:
Biutiful Stars Bardem, Inspires Polarized Reaction, Seeks Distrib
Cannes No-Shows: Scott, Penn, Godard
Stone Talks Wall Street Dysfunction and South of the Border Tour
Julie Taymor Talks The Tempest, Spider-Man
Cannes Diary Day Three: Wall Street 2, The Housemaid, Chatroom, Beach Parties
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps Review
Cannes Diary: Robin Hood Opening Ceremony and After-Party, Carlton Billboards
Cannes Day One: Robin Hood Gets Off to a Slow Burn

Sydney Levine at SydneysBuzz:
Our Daily ISA (International Sales Agent): Celluloid Dreams: 3 in the Festival
Our Daily ISA (International Sales Agent): StudioCanal
Our Daily ISA (International Sales Agent): Wild Bunch: 9 Films in the Festival
900 Million and the Cannes Market Party
Our Daily ISA (International Sales Agent): Films Distribution
International Festival Developments: The Good News and the Bad
Cannes Independent Film Festival
Our Daily ISA (International Sales Agent): Coproduction Office: 3 Festival Films
The Dutch in Cannes
Our Daily ISA (International Sales Agent): Pyramide
Earthquake in the US Distribution Landscape
Our Daily ISA (International Sales Agent): The Match Factory
Backup Films Financed 7 Films in the Cannes Film Festival!
Rights Round Up Cannes 2010

Eric Kohn at ScreenRush:
Cannes Highlights in Motion.
Checking Into Cannes.
Cannes On. Some Early Views.
Snapshots from Cannes: BurtonRobinDinnerWhoa.

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