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    CANNES '08 BIZ DAILY | Update: Hyde Park Million Dollar Asian Fund; Celluloid Follows "Prophet," MT

    Continuing coverage of the Marche du Film in Cannes, indieWIRE reports on the latest deals and news from the Croisette. Hyde Park hypes a multi-million dollar fund for Singapore productions, MTV acquires "Planet B-Boy from Elephant Eye, Celluloid Dreams begins pre-sales of Jacques Audiard's latest, ...

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    CANNES '08 | Wed AM Roundup

    indieWIRE offers a select take of Cannes 2008 news around the world.

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    CANNES '08 BIZ DAILY | IFC Takes Two, Salt Launches, Fortissimo Busy, Delpy Pre-Sales, Ukranian Pavi

    Continuing coverage of the Marche du Film in Cannes, indieWIRE reports on the latest deals and news from the Croisette. IFC has acquired a pair of Cannes festival entries, Arnaud Desplechin's "A Christmas Tale" and Josh Safdie's "The Pleasure of Being Robbed." Meanwhile, Fortissimo has had a busy ro...

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    CANNES '08 | Wed PM Roundup

    indieWIRE offers a select take of Cannes 2008 news around the world.

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    Delpy's "Countess" Closes Pre-Sale

    Director Julie Delpy's second feature directorial effort, "The Countess" has closed pre-sale agreements with the UK's Halcyon and France's Bac Films, Paris-based film sales company Celluloid Dreams announced Wednesday. "The Countess" is described as a "period thriller" about the notorious Countess B...

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    AFP: Some like it hot! Cannes' caviar n' champ

    The Cannes Film Festival opens officially to red-carpet glory on Wednesday but already the whining about the steep prices enforced for the yearly global invasion of stars and celluloid has begun. Pierre Pratabuy herereports.

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    CANNES '08 DISPATCH | Rain or Shine? Cannes Market Opens Amidst Changing Forecast

    Rainy skies and industry-wide gloom-and-doom hover over this year's Cannes, but the nearly 11,000 registrants attending this year's festival and Market can't all be depressed. With thousands of new films on offer, from auteur visions to star-driven genre pictures, and hundreds of distributors in nee...

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    CANNES '08 BIZ DAILY | Cannes Market Kickoff, Fortissimo Gets Killer Film, AmPav Turns 20, and More

    In the first of a series of daily dispatches focusing on the business side of the 2008 Cannes Film Festival: indieWIRE talks to Marche du Film director Jerome Paillard; Fortissimo acquires the rights to "Gigantic;" TFI is set to show some of Spike Lee's "Miracle at St. Anna," Arthouse Films acquires...

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    LAT | FIRST LOOK: Cannes colors "Blindness"

    If eyes are the window to the soul, then Cannes Film Festival organizers' choice of "Blindness" as the opening night film promises a 24-frames-per-second allegory about the fragile state of civil society and the human spirit. Sheigh Crabtree reports with a trailer sneak peak.

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    AFP: The year that shook Cannes

    A year of revolt the world over, tumultuous 1968 also brought high drama to Cannes, the single time the film festival had to be cut short, with no one taking home a prize and no red-carpet finale. Claire Rosemberg herereports.

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