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    CANNES '08 NOTEBOOK | Divided Reactions: "Headless Woman," "Sonata," "Liverpool," "Robbed" Find Detr

    Cannes' perennial post-screening boos are not to be trusted. Neither, for that matter, are the standing ovations. To each his own cinema, to be sure: one viewer's masterpiece is another's misstep, depending upon your taste and even where you sit. It's been alleged that the Salles Bazin screening roo...

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    The Clue Crew Feels Very... 1992

    The Clue Crew Feels Very... 1992

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    CANNES '08 NOTEBOOK | And Then You Die: Charlie Kaufman's Synecdoche, New York

    In terms of the political/social engagement of competition films at the 61st Cannes Film Festival, it isn't too much of a stretch to say that Charlie Kaufman's "Synecdoche, New York" makes Arnaud Desplechin's dysfunctional family drama "A Christmas Tale" look like "Che," or even "Waltz With Bashir."...

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  • THE BACK ROW MANIFESTO by Tom Hall
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    Notes From The Sidelines

    Or actually, I think "notes from the desktop" is probably more accurate, given that the sidelines are probably adjacent to the event itself.

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    Godard's 60s: Un Film comme les autres / Le Gai savoir

    Godard's 60s: Un Film comme les autres / Le Gai savoir

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    CANNES '08 BIZ DAILY | Film Department's Gill and Sacker Chat At AmPav, Arthouse Deals With Fortissi

    Continuing coverage of the Marche du Film in Cannes, indieWIRE reports on the latest deals and news from the Croisette. The Film Department's Mark Gill and Neil Sacker sat down with Mike Goodridge at the American Pavilion to update on the nearly one-year-old company's progress, Arthouse Films signs...

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    No Cannes Do. Late-Night Karaoke.

    No Cannes Do. Late-Night Karaoke.

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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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    Godard's 60s: Weekend

    Godard's 60s: Weekend

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    iW NEWS | Karlovy Vary To Open With "Guitar"

    The 43rd Karlovy Vary International Film Festival will open on July 4, 2008, with the international premiere Amy Redford's "The Guitar." "Guitar," Redford's directorial debut, played at Sundance and follows the story of a woman who is diagnosed with terminal cancer, fired from her job and abandoned by her boyfriend all in the same morning. The festival will close with the world premiere of Tom Thurman's docu-portrait "Nick Nolte: No Exit." The film sternly analyzes actor Nolte, as well as interviewing Ben Stiller, Jacqueline Bisset, Patricia Arquette and Alan Rudolph. Nolte himself will attend the screening. The festival will additionally fea...

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