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    AFP: Iran's ire leaves Cannes cartoon-maker cold

    Iranian-born filmmaker Marjane Satrapi, whose black comedy about growing up under the ayatollahs is infuriating Iran, says Tehran is barking up the wrong tree and she will not return. With her animated feature "Persepolis," based on her eponymous comic book best-sellers, lined up as a front-runner f...

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    Reuters: Akin takes German-Turkish "Edge" to Cannes

    German-Turkish director Fatih Akin's latest film "The Edge of Heaven," showing at the Cannes festival, carries on from his 2003 success "Head On." Akin, who shot to prominence when "Head On" won the Golden Bear prize at the Berlin International Film Festival, looks at some of the same issues of iden...

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    CANNES '07 CRITICS NOTEBOOK | Competition Heats Up With Seidl, Van Sant, and Schnabel

    Cannes may have kicked off last week, but the race for the Palme d'Or really only began to pick up speed on days five and six of the festival, with screenings of Ulrich Seidl's "Import/Export," Gus Van Sant's "Paranoid Park," Carlos Reygadas' "Silent Light," and Julian Schnabel's "The Diving Bell an...

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    iW NEWS | Sony Announces New Asian Collaboration, Acquisition

    Columbia Pictures Film Production Asia announced a new multi-feature production collaboration with Stephen Chow's production company Star Overseas. The two companies will work on a series of films featuring new and emerging Asian talent. Chow's own film, "Jump," will be the first project of the joi...

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    CANNES '07 DISPATCH | Scorsese Foundation Aimed at Preservation, Distribution; New Line's "Compass";

    Martin Scorsese, joined by group of leading international filmmakers on Tuesday in Cannes, officially announced the creation of The World Cinema Foundation. The not-for-profit organization is dedicated to the preservation, restoration, and ultimately, distribution of neglected films from around the...

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    iW NEWS | Melbourne Fest Announces New Event

    The Melbourne International Film Festival announced at Cannes the establishment of Australia's first international film forum within its festival environment. 37 South: Bridging The Gap will be a major networking event taking place July 26-28. The event is designed to bring together Australia feat...

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    AFP: Cars clash! Girls strut! Tarantino's at Cannes

    The king of pop cinema, Quentin Tarantino, paid homage to 1970s car action flicks at the Cannes film festival Tuesday with "Death Proof," in which gears and girls grind for his camera in an exercise heavy on style but light on substance. Marc Burleigh reports.

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    CANNES '07 DISPATCH | Winterbottom's Latest Stirs Cannes Fest

    The true story of a murdered journalist was the high profile film in the Cannes spotlight on Monday. As expected, Michael Winterbottom's "A Mighty Heart," screening out of competition here at the Festival de Cannes, drew considerable attention for its world premiere. In a story that riveted news agencies around the world five years ago, Wall Street Journal South Asia Bureau chief Daniel Pearl was brutally murdered by al Qaeda days after his kidnapping in Karachi as he delved into research on a story relating to shoe bomber Richard Reid. Following his death, Pearl's wife Mariane recounted the story in her memoir A Mighty Heart: The Brave Life ...

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    CANNES '07 CRITICS NOTEBOOK | Complicated Lovers and Genders in Cannes Sidebars

    On the 60th anniversary poster for the Cannes Film Festival, familiar movie faces effortlessly bound through the air. The gravity-defying spectacle-designed by Christophe Renard from photographs of Wong Kar Wai, Bruce Willis, and several others spotlights a strikingly broad selection of craftsmen and performers from contemporary cinema. In addition to addressing the range of artistic contributors, such an astute proclamation of diversity is also applicable to the festival's organization. While nearly two dozen features compete for attention in the main competition and slightly fewer entries screen in Un Certain Regard track, the handful of mo...

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    iW NEWS | Niki Caro To Direct Screen Adaptation of "The Vinter's Luck"

    Niki Caro ("Whale Rider") will direct a screen adaptation of "The Vinter's Luck" from a screenplay adaptation she wrote herself of Elizabeth Knox's New Zealand novel of the same name. Principal photography should commence in February, 2008 for the film about a peasant wine maker in 19th century France and his life long relationship with an angel. The cast includes Keisha Castle-Hughes ("Whale Rider"), and production design by Academy Award Winner, Grant Major ("The Lord of the Rings" trilogy). "The Vinter's Luck" is an Ascension Films-Kortex co-production whose international sales are being handled by Kathleen Drumm of NZ Film, the sales arm ...

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