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    "Tree of Life" Tops Cannes Critics Poll

    As the 2011 Cannes Film Festival comes to a close, indieWIRE's poll of 19 critics and bloggers has made clear the critics' favorites of this year's festival. Hundreds of grades have been entered, leaving six films in the official competiton with a "B+" level average: Terrence Malick's Palme d'Or win...

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    Everything You Would Ever Want to Know About Cannes 2011

    This weekend saw the 64th Cannes Film Festival come to a close, with Terrence Malick's long-awaited opus "The Tree of Life" taking the festival's top honor. indieWIRE was on the scene to review the anticipated titles and to report on everything from the Lars von Trier debacle,...

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    Cannes '11: Five Lessons From This Year's Festival

    After 12 long days and even more sleepless nights for hundreds of people, the Cannes Film Festival finally came to an end Sunday. As with each year at this massive spectacle of media chaos and cinematic discovery, many moments and images (not to mention movies!) will continue to reverberate.

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    CANNES FUTURES | Rookie Director Mikael Schleinzer Wants to Provoke With "Michael"

    Fun Facts Although Schleinzer has made his directorial debut with the divisive Cannes competition entry "Michael," he has more than 60 credits as a casting director working with some of Austrian's biggest names, including Michael Haneke and Ulrich Seidl.

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    CANNES INTERVIEW | "Drive" Director Nicolas Winding Refn: "Lars von Trier is getting old"

    By the middle of last week, everyone was talking about Lars von Trier. Then another Danish filmmaker came to town and stole some of his thunder: Nicholas Winding Refn, in competition with the ultra-violent Ryan Gosling vehicle "Drive," premiered his crowdpleasing action pastiche on Thursday and rece...

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    The Complete Woody Allen: A Retrospective Pt. 2 (1992-2011)

    Woody Allen's latest, "Midnight in Paris," begins its roll-out in theaters today, and with it comes the second part of our complete retrospective on the great writer-director's work. (check out yesterday's Part One here). We pick up in 1992, with "Shadows and Fog."...

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    Lars von Trier: "I will never do a press conference again."

    After its much-praised prologue of mostly stills that prefigure the film’s narrative arc, Melancholia becomes a brilliant study of how the troubled, disintegrating state of mind of one character, Justine (a brilliant Kirsten Dunst), echoes the demise of the world as we know it. With his c...

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    FUTURES | Rogue & AMC's Big Break Movie Contest Winner Sean Kirkpatrick

    Age: 28Hometown: Norristown, PA (in the outskirts of Philadelphia)

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    indieWIRE @ Hulu Docs: Portrait Gallery

    While Cannes traditionally doesn't put much of an emphasis on documentary programming, Eric Kohn's review of Jonathan Caouette's portrait, "Walk Away Renée" inspired this week's indieWIRE at Hulu Docs, iW's regular curation of Hulu's Documentaries page. For this edition, we're looking at a few notab...

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