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    In Cannes, Haneke Wins Palme d'Or for "White Ribbon"

    Michael Haneke's "The White Ribbon" (Das Weisse Band) won the Palme d'Or tonight as the Cannes Film Festival came to a close. The festival's coveted top award was presented by jury president Isabelle Huppert, star of his 2001 film "The Piano Teacher," which won three awards at the Cannes Film Festiv...

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    "Dogtooth" Wins Top Cannes Un Certain Regard Prize

    Yorgos Lanthimos' "Dogtooth," from Greece, won the top prize in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival, while Corneliu Porumboiu's "Police, Adjective" won the second prize in the section.

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    "Gary" and "Wind" Win Cannes Critics' Week Prizes

    Nassim Amaouche's "Adieu Gary" from France won the Grand Prize of the International Critics' Week and Shahram Alidi's "Whisper in the Wind" from Iraq won a number of awards as the annual Cannes sidebar came to a close.

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    ROUND UP VIII: "Dr. Parnassus" Descends, Noe Fills Avant-Garde "Void," and "Time" Remains Contender

    Nearly overshadowing the film itself is the story of "The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus"'s troubled production which, after the death of star Heath Ledger last year, was nearly shut down. Speaking at Cannes earlier today, however, director Terry Gilliam noted that “everybody in the cast and everbody in the crew was determined that this film would be finished... It was people’s love for Heath that propelled this thing forward. We finished the film for Heath.” As for the film itself, indieWIRE's Eugene Hernandez called the it "a messy spectactle" in which "Terry Gilliam is exploring the importance of storytelling and imagination, taking viewers ...

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    Suleiman's Palestinian Story, More Personal Than Political

    Meeting the media today at the Cannes Film Festival, filmmaker Elia Suleiman was first asked to simply explain the title of his new, personal movie, "The Time That Remains."

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    Gilliam: "It was people's love for Heath that propelled this thing forward."

    The words, "A film from Heath Ledger and friends," appear on screen at the conclusion of Terry Gilliam's latest, "The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus." Finished in the wake of Ledger's death last January, Gilliam initially shut down the film, but eventually re-grouped and found a way to sort out the st...

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    Gaspar Noe: "To make a good melodrama you need sperm, blood and tears."

    Just when you think you've seen everything on a movie screen over the course of ten plus days at the Cannes Film Festival, another film comes along to shake things up. At more than 160 minutes, Gaspar Noe's latest, "Enter The Void," is first and foremost an endurance test. Stirring boos and bravos t...

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    Your Easy Girlfriend is a Burma VJ: Memorial Day at the Movies

    Ben Stiller fighting historical figures and formerly inanimate objects in a museum, and McG destroying what semblance of respectability was left in "Terminator" franchise. That's what Hollywood is offering you this Memorial Day weekend, and indieWIRE's advice is to turn your back to them, and check out our calendar of specialty offerings. Because I mean, how can you go wrong: Steven Soderbergh giving porn star Sasha Grey a chance at a mainstream role as a high-end "relationship simulator"? A Jessica Biel-Kristin Scott Thomas cat fight in Stephan Elliot's Noel Murray adaptation (and, uh, long awaited follow-up to 1999's Ashley Judd vehicle "...

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    Cannes Winner Predictions

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    Luke Meyer and Andrew Neel On Their "New World Order"

    Luke Meyer and Andrew Neel's doc "New World Order" premiered at the 2009 SXSW Film Festival. The film is a behind the scenes look at the underground anti-globalist movement. This growing movement targets the annual Bilderberg conference, and the 9/11 attacks as focal points in the alleged global conspiracy. Alex Jones, a celebrity radio host, and underground cult hero, is the main character of the film. The film chronicles Alex, and four other conspiracy theorists, on their ceaseless quests to expose the 'massive global conspiracy' that they believe threatens the future of humanity. indieWIRE talked to the filmmakers about "New World Order," ...

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