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    Box Office: Woody Allen's "Paris" Burns Up Specialty Market With Record Numbers

    A week after opening the Cannes Film Festival to warm notices, Woody Allen's "Midnight in Paris" is burning up the U.S. box office. On six screens, the Owen Wilson led ensemble piece grossed a downright stunning $578,905. According to estimates provided by Rentrak earlier today, that made for a $96...

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    CANNES REVIEW | Un Certain Regard Closer "Elena" Features Glacial Pace and Intriguing Philosophy

    Andrei Zvyaguintsev starts and ends his third feature, "Elena," with the symbolic image of a barren tree, an accurate reflection of the dreary narrative sandwiched between those two shots. All three of the Russian director's features - alongside "Elena," he directed "The Return" and "The Banishment" - deal with troubled family life. Only "Elena," however, explicitly states said trouble before confronting its consequences. His latest work is the most overtly philosophical of the three, less concerned with plot than contrasting values. Terminally slow and simpler than its glacial pace implies, "Elena" is a resolutely minor work, but not without...

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    Kino International President Donald Krim Dies At 65

    Kino International president and Kino Lorber co-president Donald Krim died May 20 at his New York home after a year-long battle with cancer. He was 65. Among the directors Krim brought to American audiences were Wong Kar-Wai ("Happy Together"), Michael Haneke ("The Piano Teacher"), Amos Gitai ("Kado...

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    Kim Ki-Duk, Andreas Dresen Share Un Certain Regard

    Kim Ki-Duk's "Arirang" and Andreas Dresen's "Stopped on Track" tied for the Un Certain Regard prize at Cannes this year, a jury headed by Emir Kusturica announced Saturday.

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    Friday Box Office: Woody's "Paris" Is Burning For Sony Classics

    A week after opening the Cannes Film Festival to warm notices, Woody Allen's "Midnight in Paris" is burning up the U.S. box office. On six screens, the Owen Wilson led ensemble piece grossed a fantastic $171,000 Friday night. That made for a $28,000 per-theater-average, which would have been an res...

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    INTERVIEW | David Sigal Chronicles the History & Final Days of "Florent: Queen of the Meat Market"

    David Sigal's entertaining documentary "Florent: Queen of the Meat Market," chronicles the history and final days of New York's legendary all-night diner. Below find an Email interview with Sigal. The film hits select theaters Friday, May 20.

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    L'Affaire Von Trier: Reactions to Cannes' Controversial Ban on Lars Von Trier

    Lars Von Trier had sound reason to be in a good mood when he sat down for the press conference of his new film, "Melancholia," on Wednesday in Cannes. The 'enfant terrible' of Cannes had begun to generate strong Palme d'Or buzz immediately following the first screening of his latest. Much of that go...

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    "Take Shelter" Takes Top Honors at Cannes' 50th Critics Week

    A jury headed by Lee Chang-Dong has decided that Jeff Nichols' "Take Shelter" is best-in-show at the Cannes Film Festival's 50th Critics' Week.

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    Cannes | Pedro Almodóvar: "Thrillers fit in with my life at present"

    Twenty-four hours after the most controversial press conference of the 2011 Festival de Cannes, director Pedro Almodóvar sat at the helm of assembled journalists in the Palais des Festivals. Before asking a more serious question, Showbiz 411's Roger Friedman said to the celebrated Spanish filmmaker ...

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    CANNES REVIEW | Takashi Miike's 3-D "Hara-Kiri" Falls Short Of Its Bloody Potential

    In Japanese filmmaking machine Takashi Miike's loose adaptation of the 1962 "Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai," the best moments come at the end. A despondent samurai faces down the minions of a feudal lord, staging a ferocious battle for the memory of the relatives whose lives were lost to the lord's cruel mandates. The swordplay buzzes along at a breathtaking rate, the bold fighter takes on dozens of foes at once, and Miike cuts to the fleeting image of a cat watching the whole thing go down. In that passing shot, which lasts no more than a second, the director suddenly elevates the material with the welcome element of surprise. Unfortunately,...

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