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iPOP at the Cannes Film Festival, Vol. 5

iPOP at the Cannes Film Festival, Vol. 5

by Brian Brooks/indieWIRE

Tuesday afternoon and evening were good party nights in Cannes (not that there are really any bad party nights here). iPOP went to two parties out of the slew being held, including Fortissimo's cool afternoon shin-dig on the beach as well as IFC's 10th anniversary party at the Hotel du Cap Eden Roc in Antibes, a short drive outside of Cannes. Also included in this fifth edition of our Cannes pictures is the German Cinema party for competition feature "The Edukators," starring iPOP fave Daniel Bruhl, on Monday night.




Director Hans Weingartner (at the podium) received a rousing welcome at the party for his Cannes competition film "The Edukators" at a villa near Cannes sponsored by the Export-Union of German Cinema. Party-goers met at the train station for a shuttle up to the villa, including cast members (and mega-hottie) Daniel Bruhl (center). Germany's Minister of State for Culture (right) even made an appearance at the event, which continued late into the night.


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British actor Tim Roth stopped by the American Pavilion during the week, fielding questions from students who surrounded him.


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Korean director Hong Sang-soo admitted that he is not all that familiar with the Internet when he was introduced to iPOP earlier this week. But that's OK, we'll have him in anyway. Mr. Hong's film "Woman is the Future of Man" is part of this year's Cannes competition.


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Fortissimo had a very nice and relaxed afternoon beachside party on Tuesday afternoon bringing out festgoers for some wine and snacks (including fishsticks). Among those making the scene there were the crew from Palm Pictures, including the company's founder (and mega music producer) Chris Blackwell (second from right), "Dig!" director Ondi Timoner (center), and Palm's head of acquisitions David Koh (second from left). Joining them were Liaison Films head Stephane Sperry (left) and filmmaker Vasco Lucas Nunes (right).


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Fortissimo co-chairman Michael Warner (right) waved iPOP into his party when we were stopped at the entrance on the Croisette. He is joined here with Cinetic Media's Micah Green.


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Uber critic Roger Ebert showed up at the Hotel du Cap Eden Roc for the IFC 10th anniversary party Tuesday night. The setting was absolutely magnificent at the famous hotel, which caters to the jet-set on a Cash-only basis.


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ThinkFilm chief Mark Urman and acquisitions exec Daniel Katz (right) are having a bit of a buzz in Cannes right now after Michael Moore mentioned their company on a short list as a possible distributor for "Fahrenheit 9/11."


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Publicist/actor Mickey Cottrell (left) is in Cannes to promote "Tarnation," which is playing the Directors Fortnight. He is hanging in this pic with journalist Stephen Garrett and Dan Goldberg from Wellspring, which will release the film in the autumn.


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Producer Alexis Fish (right) of L.A.-based School of Fish Productions and writer/director Kelly Atkins ("The Culpepper Chronicles") gave Cannes a big thumbs up yesterday chatting with indieWIRE at the American Pavilion (our unofficial home in France). The two are participating in the Producers Network in Cannes.


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