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    Cannes Jury Gossip

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    Perfect Montreal Sunday

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    Cannes Prizes: White Ribbon Wins Palme d'Or

    It turns out the only US channel carrying the Cannes Ceremonie de Cloture is TV5Monde--and in LA you have to subscribe (in advance) on Time Warner Cable to all the French channels to get it. Oh well. And I wasn't able to get it live on Canal Plus online--they'll edit it together for tomorrow, it see...

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    The Ballyhooed, the Magical and All that Mutilation: Cannes '09 Winds Down

    As the Cannes Film Festival draws to a close, a number of memorable images lie in its wake. From the much-ballyhooed close-ups of mutilated genitalia in Lars Von Trier's "Antichrist" to the womb-cam perspective of conception in Gasper Noe's "Enter the Void," the sheer power of the moving image persi...

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    Cannes Winners '09: On Stage and Backstage on Closing Night

    Cannes, France -- The list of winners is available here at indieWIRE.

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    In Cannes, Haneke Wins Palme d'Or for "White Ribbon"

    Michael Haneke's "The White Ribbon" (Das Weisse Band) won the Palme d'Or tonight as the Cannes Film Festival came to a close. The festival's coveted top award was presented by jury president Isabelle Huppert, star of his 2001 film "The Piano Teacher," which won three awards at the Cannes Film Festiv...

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    Cannes: Critics' Week and Director's Fortnight

    It turns out Francis Ford Coppola has agreed to show his Argentinian drama Tetro in Cannes after all, as the opener of Director's Fortnight (or Quinzaine). That's a good compromise; Coppola had turned down Thierry Fremaux's offer to place it out-of-competition in the official selection.

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    Inglourious Basterds: Tarantino Talks

    As Cannes wound down, writer-director Quentin Tarantino sat down for an interview about his long-awaited World War II opus, Inglourious Basterds. We talked about issues of structure, length and purpose:

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    "Dogtooth" Wins Top Cannes Un Certain Regard Prize

    Yorgos Lanthimos' "Dogtooth," from Greece, won the top prize in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival, while Corneliu Porumboiu's "Police, Adjective" won the second prize in the section.

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    "Gary" and "Wind" Win Cannes Critics' Week Prizes

    Nassim Amaouche's "Adieu Gary" from France won the Grand Prize of the International Critics' Week and Shahram Alidi's "Whisper in the Wind" from Iraq won a number of awards as the annual Cannes sidebar came to a close.

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