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    Reuters: Zidane Takes To Big Screen in Offbeat Documentary

    With World Cup fever building, French soccer star Zinedine Zidane appears on the big screen at the Cannes Film Festival this year in an offbeat documentary that took many viewers by surprise."Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait" is impressionistic and experimental, far removed from the standard documentary treatment of famous people. The midfielder is filmed in real time from 17 different cameras during a home game in April last year between his club Real Madrid and Villarreal, using closeups of his face, ankles, hands, legs and torso or panning out to show the whole stadium. Images move in and out of focus and the sound is at times a deafening r...

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    Reuters: U.S. Film Looks At The Future Through Dark Lens

    U.S. director Richard Linklater has turned a bleak 1977 science fiction novel into an animation film starring Keanu Reeves, and believes its vision of a country ruled by fear and heavy surveillance proved prescient."A Scanner Darkly" is based on a Philip K. Dick novel of the same name, and tells the story of a group of friends who end up spying on each other as the authorities seek to crack down on "drug terrorism." Linklater, whose "Fast Food Nation" is also being presented at the Cannes Film Festival but in the main competition, is wary of drawing direct comparisons between Dick's vision and today's reality, but he told reporters on Thursda...

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    CANNES L'ATELIER '06 INTERVIEW: Luiso Berdejo: "If you don't finish what you have to do, what you ha

    Every day through the end of the 2006 Festival de Cannes, including weekends, indieWIRE will be publishing interviews with filmmakers participating in the L'Atelier du Festival, which according to Cannes, "was created in 2005 to reveal a new generation of filmmakers through the world, whose works, s...

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    CANNES '06 DAILY DISPATCH: Sofia Coppola on "Marie Antoinette;" Industry Folks on Distribution; and

    The Festival de Cannes welcomed its second France-filmed feature here today with the debut of Sofia Coppola's "Marie Antoinette." While the festival's opening night movie, "The Da Vinci Code," was shot at The Louvre in Paris, Coppola's third feature (opening today commercially in this country) was s...

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    CANNES L'ATELIER '06 INTERVIEW: Santiago Palavecino: "The idea for this film was born during a time

    Every day through the end of the 2006 Festival de Cannes, including weekends, indieWIRE will be publishing interviews with filmmakers participating in the L'Atelier du Festival, which according to Cannes, "was created in 2005 to reveal a new generation of filmmakers through the world, whose works, s...

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    CANNES '06 MARKET DAILY: Magnolia Makes a Deal For "Host"; Weinstein Goes Asian; TF1 Acquires Trio o

    Buyers and sellers began checking out of the Marche du Film Wednesday, some heading back to their home offices. But many others stayed longer in Cannes to try to close another deal or two before exiting Cannes. In a rare deal from an American company in Cannes, Magnolia Pictures worked into the earl...

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    CANNES L'ATELIER '06 INTERVIEW: Jose Luis Torres Leiva: "I am interested mainly in speaking about so

    Every day through the end of the 2006 Festival de Cannes, including weekends, indieWIRE will be publishing interviews with filmmakers participating in the L'Atelier du Festival, which according to Cannes, "was created in 2005 to reveal a new generation of filmmakers through the world, whose works, s...

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    CANNES L'ATELIER '06 INTERVIEW: Ursula Meier: "I wanted to change the perspective, to look at things

    Every day through the end of the 2006 Festival de Cannes, including weekends, indieWIRE will be publishing interviews with filmmakers participating in the L'Atelier du Festival, which according to Cannes, "was created in 2005 to reveal a new generation of filmmakers through the world, whose works, s...

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    Reuters: Cannes Market Proves Buoyant For Industry

    While stars like Tom Hanks and Penelope Cruz grabbed the limelight on the red carpet at the Cannes film festival this week, deal-making for global movie rights proved fast and furious, industry players said. To the general public, images of the A-listers as they are dazzled by walls of paparazzi and TV crews are what the world's biggest film shindig is best known for. Behind closed doors, or over a bottle of champagne aboard a luxury yacht, the money does the talking, although more than ever this year players are having to grapple with technological changes on the Internet and devices like the iPod. Even though worldwide box offices suffered ...

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    CANNES '06 MARKET DAILY: Sony Classics to Release Satrapi's "Persepolis" Memoir; IFC Picks Up "Destr

    In a deal with Celluloid Dreams, Sony Pictures Classics announced Tuesday it will release "Persepolis" (based on Marjane Satrapi's best-selling graphic novel autobiography) in North America. Satrapi co-wrote and is co-directing the project with Vincent Paronnaud. Executive produced by Kathleen Kenne...

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