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    REVIEW | The Body Politic: Cristian Mungiu's "4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days"

    Cristian Mungiu's Palme d'or winner "4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days" is as good as you've heard -- ravaging, provocative, deeply moving, and expertly crafted -- but it may not be what you expect. Billed by many as the "Romanian abortion movie" (something akin to labeling "There Will Be Blood" the "Am...

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    Sunglasses At Night

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    iW NEWS | Weekend Estimates: "Persepolis" Leads iW BOT; "Cassandra's Dream" Opens Modestly

    According to indieWIRE Box Office Tracking (iW BOT) estimates from Rentrak, Vincent Paronnaud and Marjane Satrapi's "Persepolis" looks to lead the three-day portion of Martin Luther King weekend's iW BOT with an average of $9,379 from 30 locations. The Sony Pictures Classics film, which was controversially snubbed from last week's Academy Award foreign-language film shortlist, has grossed $909,603 in four weeks. Just behind it was Paul Thomas Anderson's "There Will Be Blood," which expanded to 389 screens and saw its average cut in half, taking in $2.99 million for a per location of $7,710. The Paramount Vantage release has now grossed $8.03 ...

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    PARK CITY '08 10:51 a.m. | "Polanski" & HBO?; Buzz Docs: "Teen," "Secrecy," "Recruit" Closing In

    Docs remain the hot on day four of Sundance... Marina Zenovich's "Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired" seems likely to land at HBO, according to insiders, but contacted this morning HBO said that nothing is confirmed yet. Following an international deal with The Weinstein Company, HBO's high six-figure offer tops a combined ThinkFilm/History Channel/Netflix proposed pact, in a deal being brokered by Submarine and Cinetic. A theatrical run for the film is being considered but indieWIRE is awaiting more details from any official annoncement. Warner Independent Pictures and Roadside Attractions were also apparently in the running for the Polanski...

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    Hammer to Nail

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    Sundance Watch: Polanski Doc Goes to HBO Docs

    Sheila Nevins' HBO documentary unit has acquired all U.S. rights including theatrical and video to Marina Zenovich's Polanski: Wanted and Desired, the hot buzz title of the 2008 Sundance Film Festival. Magnolia Films was also chasing the pic. It is revealing that the movie may not get a theatrical r...

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    Sundance 2008 | Delirious

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    My Sundance So Far

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    iW PROFILE | "Be Kind, Rewind" Director Michel Gondry

    Rundown French cinemas inspired Michel Gondry's latest, "Be Kind Rewind," which had its world premiere at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival and opens this Friday (February 22, 2008) in U.S. theaters. "I noticed in my district in Paris there were so many abandoned movie theaters," Gondry noted last mo...

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    Sundance 2008.4: Train in Vain

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