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    Variety: Cannes Classic fetes Canuk

    This year the Cannes Film Festival will pay tribute to Canadian animator Norman McLaren in their Cannes Classic retrospective series in conjunction with the National Film Board of Canada. Founded by McLaren in 1941, the NFB animation studio in Montreal has put forth a multitude of short animated fil...

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    BBC: Spain Honors Director Almodovar

    Spanish film director Pedro Almodovar has won his country's prestigious Asturias Prize for art. The director, whose films include "Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown" and "All About My Mother," said he was "overwhelmed" by the honor. The annual prize is awarded in eight categories, including ...

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    Kino Scores U.S./Canadian Rights to Reichardt's Acclaimed "Old Joy"

    One of the most acclaimed U.S. independent films from the 2006 festival circuit so far, Kelly Reichardt's "Old Joy," has been acquired for U.S. and Canadian distribution by Kino International. The film, which debuted earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival and later screened at the Berlin In...

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    CANNES L'ATELIER '06 INTERVIEW: Dev Benegal: "I spent a year traveling with a touring cinema, which

    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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    CANNES '06 MARKET DAILY: Focus Features In Spotlight; Goldwyn/Fox Go With "God", Kaufman's Latest, A

    The recent promotion of David Linde to the co-chairman post at Universal Pictures has paved the way for a bit of a re-alignment at Focus Features, the international production, financing, and worldwide distribution label that Linde formed five years ago with Good Machine business partner James Scham...

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    Reuters: China censors delay approval for Cannes contender

    Chinese director Lou Ye seems ready to go ahead with the Cannes premiere of his film "Summer Palace" on Wednesday even though he may face reprisals at home because the movie has yet to receive official approval. Chinese censors on Tuesday refused to review the Palme d'Or contender, alleging flaws wi...

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    Reuters: French actress Aimee set for tribute at Cannes

    The Cannes Film Festival will pay tribute to Anouk Aimee, doyenne of French cinema, on May 27, organizers said Tuesday. Described by festival director Gilles Jacob as "one of the cinema's most beautiful embodiments of femininity," Aimee found success at age 16 in Cayette's "The Lovers of Verona." Sh...

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    AP: "Da Vinci Code" Protests Widespread

    "Anger over 'The Da Vinci Code,' premiering Wednesday at the Cannes Film Festival, escalated as Christian groups from South Korea, Thailand, Greece and India planned boycotts, a hunger strike and attempts to block or shorten screenings. The plot of the movie, adapted by Ron Howard from Dan Brown's w...

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    AP: Stars Come Out for Gore's Documentary

    Hollywood rolled out the green carpet Tuesday for former Vice President Al Gore and his global-warming documentary, "An Inconvenient Truth." Actors and activists attended the opening of the film, which argues that global warming is imminent and potentially catastrophic. Sharon Stone, David Duchovny ...

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    SXSWclick Revs Up for Third Edition

    The South by Southwest Conference & Festivals (SXSW) has announced its third edition of its new-media festival, called "SXSWclick." The program is a year-round initiative created by the fest to spotlight short-form storytelling via the Internet and mobile devices. Film and videomakers are invited to submit their work for consideration via the their website. The deadline for submissions is June 12, and the line up will be available on the official site June 30. Winners for jury and audience awards will be announced July 28 and winners will automatically be selected to screen at the next SXSW Film Festival taking place March 9 - 18 in Austin, T...

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