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    iW NEWS | Littles Tickled "Pink"

    Steve Shill, known for writing and directing episodes of HBO series such as "The Sopranos," "The Wire" and "Deadwood," will make his feature film directorial debut with "Silky Pink." Robbie Little and Ellen Little announced at Cannes that The Little Film Company will be representing the film, which Ellen remarks as "that rare mixture of high drama, biting humor, and nail-biting suspense." Chris Coen and Kelly McCormick are producing together along with Shill. Lorna Nowve, who brought the project to the Littles, will co-produce. It will mark the first collaboration of Mosaic Media and The Little Film Company. Little Film is introducing th...

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    iW NEWS | Foresight adds Kafka and "Hangman" to Lineup

    Foresight Unlimited has added two new additions to its Cannes slate, including an adaptation of Franz Kafka's novella "Metamorphosis," and the murder thriller "Hangman," which is about a sex crimes detective whose mysterious childhood disappearance becomes her key to solving a series of murders.

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    iW NEWS | Relativity Media makes "Mary Queen" with Johansson

    Relativity Media has acquired the rights to produce the feature film "Mary Queen of Scots", starring Scarlett Johansson. The film about the epic Queen, who battles political enemies, scheming allies and affairs of the heart in order to reunite warring tribes of Scotland, will be produced by Relativi...

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    CANNES '07 DAILY DISPATCH | Michael Moore Unveils Kinder, Gentler "Sicko"; JA Media Announces Major

    "I decided to make a different film this time," director Michael Moore told a room full of journalists about "Sicko," his new film which screened for the first time this morning. "I wanted a different tone (and) to say things in a different way." Indeed, "Sicko" marks a distinctly different approach...

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    CANNES '07 ATELIER INTERVIEW | Vimukthi Jayasundara: "'Ahasinwitai' is a kind of climax of the idea

    In The Atelier entry "Ahasinwitai" ("The Fallen"), a young Sri Lankan man flees the violence of the city, venturing to a village where myth and legend still keep a strong hold on the inhabitants. Sri Lankan filmmaker Vimukthi Jayasundara previously won the Camera d'Or in Cannes 2003 with his first ...

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    CANNES '07 ATELIER INTERVIEW | Semih Kaplanoglu: "Time is the raw material of cinema."

    In Semih Kaplanoglu's Atelier project "Milk", a young man who sells milk with his mother watches his world change dramatically as their Turkish town faces globalization and his mother falls in love. Kaplanoglu already has a distinguished record in film. His first feature "Herkes Kendi Evinde" won ...

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    HWR: Almodovar Bringing "Purple" to screen

    "The Ice Storm" author Rick Moody's novel "Purple America" will be adapted for the big screen in an international co-production that includes Pedro Almodovar's production company. Directed by Spanish commercials director Jorge Torregrossa, the film is about "the story of a freelance publicist who i...

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    Reuters: Grim Romanian tale lights up Cannes Film Festival

    A hard-hitting Romanian film set towards the end of dictator Nicolae Ceausescu's rule is making the early running at Cannes Film Festival, with critics calling it a favorite only three days into the competition. "4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days," directed by Cristian Mungiu, is set in a single day and ...

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