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    Cannes '06 Critics Notebook: World Auteurs and American Mavericks: Bold Visions and Taking Risks

    Over the last three days, a trio of international auteurs has crashed the Cannes competition that could upset any predicable outcomes in this year's race for the Palme D'Or. While the films, Nuri Bilge Ceylan's "Climates," Aki Kaurismaki's "Lights in the Dusk," and Bruno Dumont's "Flandres," don't r...

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    The Top Ten So Far...

    Each Monday, indieWIRE receives the final weekend numbers for specialty releases in theaters. This is our top ten for the past weekend so far, with most numbers already in. The top ten is subject to change before the final chart is published tomorrow and the weekly box office column is written. Thre...

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    CANNES L'ATELIER '06 INTERVIEW: Christina Andreef: "Nikki Gemmell's book jumped off the page wanting

    Every day through the end of the 2006 Festival de Cannes, including weekends, indieWIRE will be publishing interviews with filmmakers participating in the L'Atelier du Festival, which according to Cannes, "was created in 2005 to reveal a new generation of filmmakers through the world, whose works, s...

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    Reuters: Piaf Biopic Among Hot Titles At Cannes

    The Edith Piaf biopic "La Vie En Rose," starring French actress Marion Cotillard as the sultry Parisian singer, is emerging as the title most likely to generate a bidding war at the Cannes Film Festival. Director Olivier Dahan's title already has sold to Japan for a hefty $2 million price tag, sources suggested. "This is the one film that all the German distributors are chasing," one major buyer said. "It is definitely going to close down here." Sony Pictures Classics co-president Tom Bernard, who recently picked up the Tribeca Film Festival coming-of-age film "Driving Lessons," said buyers were "desperate.""There's nothing out there," he sai...

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    Reuters: Berlusconi Satire Brings More Politics To Cannes

    Italian director Nanni Moretti brought his cinematic swipe at former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi to the Cannes Film Festival on Monday, bringing yet more politics to the competition's screens. Already released in Italy just two weeks before the recent election, "The Caiman" is one of 20 films v...

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    AP: Cannes Marks 20th Anniversary of "Platoon"

    When his Vietnam saga "Platoon" appeared, Oliver Stone felt it was a painful reminder of an aggressive mentality he hoped America had left behind. Two decades later, the country has fallen back on old habits, Stone said Sunday at the Cannes Film Festival, where "Platoon" had a 20th anniversary scree...

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    CANNES '06 MARKET DAILY: Equation/Swift Snags "Red Road;" Europe Goes Global; TWC Gets Social; Dubai

    Trust Film Sales has announced its sale of Andrea Arnold's competition film "Red Road" and Anders Morgenthaler's "Princess" to Didier Costet's company, Equation/Swift. Costet said in a statement, issued by Trust, "I am very happy and pleased once again to work with Trust Film Sales. This is my secon...

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    The Guardian: Interview: Richard Linklater

    Richard Linklater's film "Fast Food Nation" ends on the killing floor, as cattle march placidly up a ramp to be slaughtered. We see them shot and shackled, sliced and diced. Grey loops of intestine come sweeping down the conveyor belt like some demented version of "The Generation Game." Inside the c...

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    NY Times: "An Inconvenient Truth": Al Gore's Fight Against Global Warming

    The frustrations of a man whose long-sought goal remains out of reach are vividly on display in the first few minutes of "An Inconvenient Truth," a new documentary about former Vice President Al Gore's quest to spur action against global warming. And the scene has nothing to do with the Supreme Cour...

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    CANNES '06 DAILY DISPATCH: Festive Fest; Lunch With Pedro; American Directors and Gena Speaks

    At the midpoint of the Festival de Cannes, only a few fest titles have buyers buzzing so far, but action at the Marche du Film has been brisk, primarily focused on companies announcing previously signed pacts (see indieWIRE's related daily biz coverage). Meanwhile, critics, journalists, fest program...

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