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Everything You'd Ever Want to Know About the 2012 Cannes Film Festival

Photo of Nigel M Smith By Nigel M Smith | Indiewire May 29, 2012 at 11:39AM

The 2012 Cannes Film Festival ended Sunday with Michael Haneke winning his second Palme d'Or for his acclaimed drama "Amour." Indiewire was on the scene for the 65th edition to report on the latest acquisitions, review the anticipated titles, and interview many of the artists. Below find all of Indiewire's coverage.
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The 2012 Cannes Film Festival ended Sunday with Michael Haneke winning his second Palme d'Or for his acclaimed drama "Amour." Indiewire was on the scene for the 65th edition to report on the latest acquisitions, review the anticipated titles, and interview many of the artists. Below find all of Indiewire's coverage.

AWARDS

Michael Haneke's 'Amour' Wins Palme D'Or at 2012 Cannes Film Festival
Michael Haneke has won his second Palme d'Or in just four years as his new film "Amour" led the winners of the 2012 Cannes Film Festival.

'Despues de Lucia' Leads Cannes' Un Certain Regard Winners
Michel Franco's "Despues de Lucia" led the winners of the Un Certain Regard section of the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, taking its top prize.

Gael Garcia Bernal's 'No' and 'El taaib' Are Among Directors' Fortnight Films Honorees
Though the Cannes Film Festival does not give awards to its Directors' Fortnight films, several organizations annually honor films of note. This year, Pablo Larrain's Gael Carcia Bernal film "No" and "Merzak Allouache's "El taaib" led the honorees.

Dardenne-led Cinéfondation Jury Awards Three Short Films
The Cannes Cinéfondation and Short Film Jury announced its winners. Jean-Pierre Dardenne led the jury of Arsinée Khanjian, Karim Aïnouz, Emmanuel Carrère and Yu Lik-Wai.

'Aqui y Alla' Leads Critics' Week Winners
"Aqui y Alla" -- the debut film from Spanish director Antonio Mendez Esparza -- has received the Nespresso Grand Prize from the 51st Critics' Week.
 

NEWS

Leos Carax's 'Holy Motors' Finds a U.S. Home With Indomina
The Indomina Group has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Leos Carax's acclaimed Cannes title "Holy Motors" on the final day of the festival, the company has announced.

Sundance Selects Takes U.S. Rights To Abbas Kiarostami's 'Like Someone In Love'
On the final day of the Cannes Film Festival, Sundance Selects has picked up all U.S. rights to Abbas Kiarostami's competition title "Like Someone In Love."

Oscilloscope Takes Cannes' 'Reality'
Oscilloscope has acquired US rights to Matteo Garrone's "Reality," which screened in competition at this year's Cannes Film Festival.

IFC Midnight Buys Im Sang-Soo's Sexy Cannes Competition Title 'The Taste of Money'
IFC Midnight is buying North American rights to Im Sang-Soo's provocative Cannes Film Festival competition title "The Taste of Money."

Sundance Selects Nabs US Rights to Ken Loach's 'The Angel's Share'
Sundance Selects has acquired U.S. rights to Ken Loach's "The Angels' Share," which screened at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this week.

Kino Lorber Goes 'In Another Country' With Isabelle Huppert 
Kino Lorber has acquired U.S. rights to the Cannes competition entry "In Another Country," the latest film by South Korean filmmaker Hong Sang-soo ("Night and Day"), that stars Isabelle Huppert.

Ben Wheatley's Hot Directors' Fortnight Title 'Sightseers' Goes to IFC Films 
IFC Films has bought North American rights to the dark comedy "Sightseers," directed by Ben Wheatley ("Kill List").

Buyers React to Sneak Screening of Lee Daniels' Pulpy 'The Paperboy' 
One of the Cannes competition’s most high-profile titles, Lee Daniels’ “The Paperboy,” got some early exposure Tuesday morning when the film’s sales agents let a tight group of potential buyers and select critics into the Cinema Olympia on Rue Antibes.

Entertainment One Buys North American Rights to Norwegian Actioner 'Escape'
Entertainment One has acquired North American rights to “Escape,” the Norwegian action-adventure directed by Roar Uthaug.

Sony Classics Buys 'No'
Sony Pictures Classics has finally gotten into the game at Cannes with its acquisition of North American rights to Pablo Larrain’s “No.” The Directors’ Fortnight drama starring Gael García Bernal has drawn much praise since its premiere late last week.

Strand Releasing Nabs US Rights to 'Garbage in the Garden' and 'Mekong Hotel'
Strand Releasing has picked up U.S. distribution on two official selections of the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, Fatih Akin’s documentary “Garbage in the Garden of Eden” and Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s “Mekong Hotel.”

Samuel Goldwyn Films Acquires U.S. Rights to Gilles Bourdos' Un Certain Regard Drama 'Renoir'
Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquired U.S. rights to Gilles Bourdos’ biopic “Renoir,” which will receive a spring 2013 theatrical release. The fact-based drama will have its world premiere May 25, as the closing-night film of the Un Certain Regard program at the Cannes Film Festival.

BBC Films to Produce Simon Curtis Drama 'The Golden Lady,' New Saoirse Ronan Film 'Testament of Youth'
BBC Films is adding new projects with “My Week With Marilyn” director Simon Curtis and “Hanna” star Saoirse Ronan to its slate, the company announced in Cannes Sunday.

Millennium Films and West Coast Film Partners Launch $100 Million Collaboration With 'White House Taken'
Millennium Films decided to dress up its Saturday-night Croisette party on Baoli Beach with $100 million worth of decoration.

Cohen Media Group Acquires Francois Ozon's 'In the House,' With Kristin Scott Thomas and Emmanuelle Seigner
Cohen Media Group has acquired U.S. distribution rights to the Francois Ozon thriller “In the House.” Discussions with the French filmmaker’s Wild Bunch sales reps begun weeks ago were finalized this week in Cannes, though the film is not yet finished.

Atom Egoyan's West Memphis Three Drama 'Devil's Knot' Gets Financed, via Worldview Entertainment
Atom Egoyan's West Memphis Three project “Devil’s Knot” will be financed and produced by Worldview Entertainment. Reese Witherspoon and Colin Firth star in the film, which begins shooting next month in Georgia.

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