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


 

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The Top 5 Contenders for the Palme d'Or
The Palme d'Or is unquestionably one of the most prestigious awards a filmmaker can win, but unlike the Oscars, it's nearly impossible to predict. The decision comes down to a jury comprised of eight artists from around the world.

A First Look at Paul Thomas Anderson's 'The Master'
"The Master" isn't based on L. Rob Hubbard, or Scientology? That's patent nonsense after seeing the Cannes promo footage from Paul Thomas Anderson's new film, which promises to annoy the hell out of those nice people in the big blue building between Sunset and Fountain.

10 Actors to Watch at Cannes
One of the single greatest opportunities for an actor to break out on the world cinema stage, the Cannes Film Festival, has helped launch countless careers.

Does the Palme d'Or Ever Equal Box Office Receipts?
Whatever wins the Palme d’Or this weekend at the Cannes Film Festival, statistics say that the prize offers no assurance of box office success.

The Five Most Interesting New Companies With Money at the Cannes Market, and How They Want to Spend It
For Cannes, it's as predictable as topless sunbathers: Every year, new financing and production companies pop up in the months and weeks before the festival, ready to dive into the 12-day global market.

Mid-Festival Dispatch
Last week at Cannes I encountered a familiar problem: standing in line for a crowded screening and getting turned away at the door. Within hours, I heard that a consensus had been reached: The new Michel Gondry film was terrible.

With 'The Oath of Tobruk' Pick-Up Is Harvey Weinstein Creating His Own Ad Campaign for Obama's Re-Election?
Always one to wrestle his films into the popular conversation, Weinstein Co. co-chairman Harvey Weinstein has been indulging his activist streak at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival.

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3 Comments

  • jingmei | May 29, 2012 8:57 PMReply

    Beautiful wrap-up article, especially it's about this year's Cannes. Merci!

  • Jack Binder | May 29, 2012 3:05 PMReply

    Great work as always IndieWire. Thank you for the quality, thorough roundup on the events and movie sales at Cannes 2012. Jack Binder, Producer http://filmbudget.com

  • Carrie | May 29, 2012 2:39 PMReply

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