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    CANNES '06 DAILY DISPATCH: As Festival de Cannes Kicks Of..."The Da Vinci Code," The Jury, and More

    At an opening ceremony hosted by French actor Vincent Cassell, the 2006 Festival de Cannes kicked off Wednesday night in France, with the actor presenting the jury, including its president Wong Kar-wai. The esteemed auteur, a favorite of the festival, was greeted with a clip from his film, "2046" and a live operatic performance. He responded with a few words in Chinese. Actor Sidney Poitier officially opened the event and the cast and crew of the opening night film "The Da Vinci Code" were welcomed to the festival. Unfortunately for those involved with the movie, however, the high spirits of the evening may have been dampered a bit by the tep...

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    Variety: Cannes Classic fetes Canuk

    This year the Cannes Film Festival will pay tribute to Canadian animator Norman McLaren in their Cannes Classic retrospective series in conjunction with the National Film Board of Canada. Founded by McLaren in 1941, the NFB animation studio in Montreal has put forth a multitude of short animated fil...

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    BBC: Spain Honors Director Almodovar

    Spanish film director Pedro Almodovar has won his country's prestigious Asturias Prize for art. The director, whose films include "Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown" and "All About My Mother," said he was "overwhelmed" by the honor. The annual prize is awarded in eight categories, including ...

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    CANNES L'ATELIER '06 INTERVIEW: Dev Benegal: "I spent a year traveling with a touring cinema, which

    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: Focus Features In Spotlight; Goldwyn/Fox Go With "God", Kaufman's Latest, A

    The recent promotion of David Linde to the co-chairman post at Universal Pictures has paved the way for a bit of a re-alignment at Focus Features, the international production, financing, and worldwide distribution label that Linde formed five years ago with Good Machine business partner James Schamus. The company, planning to introduce new leadership at a breakfast for buyers and sellers, is touting what its leaders are calling its strongest slate ever at the Marche du Film. Newly named CEO James Schamus and new company president Andrew Karpen sat down with indieWIRE (with new Rogue Pictures co-president Andrew Rona on the phone from the U.S...

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    Reuters: China censors delay approval for Cannes contender

    Chinese director Lou Ye seems ready to go ahead with the Cannes premiere of his film "Summer Palace" on Wednesday even though he may face reprisals at home because the movie has yet to receive official approval. Chinese censors on Tuesday refused to review the Palme d'Or contender, alleging flaws wi...

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    Reuters: French actress Aimee set for tribute at Cannes

    The Cannes Film Festival will pay tribute to Anouk Aimee, doyenne of French cinema, on May 27, organizers said Tuesday. Described by festival director Gilles Jacob as "one of the cinema's most beautiful embodiments of femininity," Aimee found success at age 16 in Cayette's "The Lovers of Verona." Sh...

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    AP: "Da Vinci Code" Protests Widespread

    "Anger over 'The Da Vinci Code,' premiering Wednesday at the Cannes Film Festival, escalated as Christian groups from South Korea, Thailand, Greece and India planned boycotts, a hunger strike and attempts to block or shorten screenings. The plot of the movie, adapted by Ron Howard from Dan Brown's w...

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    NY Times: The Ingenuity of Sundance Comes to Brooklyn

    "The Sundance Institute, already an alluring brand name for films, is bringing a snapshot of its creative process in an array of disciplines to New York City. A 10-day series of film screenings, musical performances and theater, as well as discussions with filmmakers and other events, begins tomorrow at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. The Sundance Institute at BAM, as the series is called, is a first-time collaboration between the two institutions and comes as the institute celebrates its 25th anniversary. At the heart of the program are 38 screenings of 14 feature and documentary films and 8 shorts, importing the freshest Sundance Film Festiv...

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    BBC: Cannes police set festival strike

    Police in Cannes are to stage a two-hour strike during the town's famous film festival later this month. The walkout could disrupt security arrangements at the 12-day gathering, which is expected to attract stars including Tom Hanks and Kirsten Dunst. Unions are hoping to grab the spotlight on the e...

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