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    Checking In On Joost

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    Cannes: Two Lovers Rocks the Palais

    It is not the slightest bit unusual for a Cannes gala premiere to get a standing ovation, and Two Lovers did--with the glowing Gwenyth Paltrow and Vinessa Shaw and James Gray on hand accepting kudos--if anything, when a movie doesn't get applause it's an issue. But Two Lovers played well not only fo...

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    IW NEWS | IFC Films Catches "The Chaser" in Cannes

    IFC Films has announced a deal for all North American rights to "The Chaser," continuing a very busy Cannes with the recent acquisitions of "A Christmas Tale,"Summer Hours," "The Pleasure of Being Robbed," and "Mermaid. The Korean title screened as a midnight film here at Cannes this past Saturday. From first time director NA Hong-jin, "Chaser" tells the story of a detective turned pimp who finds himself in trouble when several of his girls disappear without paying him. "There's a reason that this film is already being remade. It's an ingeniously plotted twist on the serial killer genre," noted Jonathan Sehring, President of IFC Films. "We a...

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    iW NEWS | First Independent Snags "Sixty Six"

    It was announced on Monday that First Independent Pictures ("New York Doll," "Edmond") has acquired US distribution rights for the coming of age/Bar Mitzvah film, "Sixty Six," from Working Title Films. Directed by Paul Weiland ("Made of Honor"), the comedy's title refers to the singular year that England won the World Cup. Already garnering attention from US Jewish Film Festivals, the film, originally intended for international audiences, seems potentially viable as a crossover title. Executive produced by Richard Curtis ("Bridget Jones' Diary," "Love Actually," "Notting Hill"), the cast includes Helena Bonham Carter, Eddie Marsan, Stephen Re...

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    CANNES '08 NOTEBOOK | In Competition, Desplechin Out in Front; Ceylan and Jia Don't Disappoint Fans

    Rainy days here in Cannes may have dampened morale, but the films, and a much-needed burst of sunshine on Sunday morning, have boosted critics' spirits. Aside from "Blindness," Fernando Meirelles' apocalyptic opener, which received a mixed response, this year's competition slate has yielded a satisf...

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    iW NEWS | Hamptons Fest & indieWIRE Partner To Toast Barendrecht

    The Hamptons International Film Festival and indieWIRE will be partnering again to "celebrate a person who best exemplifies the spirit of the independent film world." This year's "Toastee" will be Founder and Co-Chairman of Fortissimo Films, Wouter Barendrecht. "Having recently honored Marcie Bloom, Bob Berney and Ted Hope, three of the most respected executives in the New York film business, we faced a tough decision in regards to this year's Industry Toast," exclaimed Festival Executive Director, Karen Arikian. "With thoughts of broadening our geographical scope, Wouter Barendrecht immediately stood out as an individual whose experience, b...

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