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    NonStop Nabs 3 Cannes Competition Titles

    NonStop Entertainment has announced a slew of new acquisitions at the recently closed 2010 Cannes Film Festival, including three films that screened in competition.

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    UPDATE: "Kaboom" Claims First Queer Palm

    Gregg Araki's "Kaboom" was announced today as the winner of the inaugural Queer Palm, awarded to an LGBT film at the Cannes Film Festival, at a ceremony held at Zanzibar, the oldest gay bar in Europe and popular with gay fest goers. Sponsored by Gallic filmmakers Olivier Ducastel and Jacques Martine...

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    Box Office: Bollywood's "Kites" Doesn't Quite Soar; "Solitary," "Rollers" Strong (UPDATED)

    While Hollywood continued to roll out its summer big guns ("Shrek Forever After" opened to the tune of $71,250,000), the specialty market found good showings from its two most high-profile debuts: Brian Koppelman and David Levien's "Solitary Man" and Kevin Asch's "Holy Rollers" (which, incidentally,...

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    Hong Sangsoo Tops Un Certain Regard

    The new film by Hong Sangsoo, "Ha Ha Ha", won the top prize for a film in the Cannes Film Festival's Un Certain Regard section tonight in France.

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    Sony's Among "Gods and Men"

    Following its acquisition earlier this week of Mike Leigh's Cannes Competition title "Another Year," Sony Pictures Classics today announced they've taken all rights in the US and Australia/New Zealand for Xavier Beauvois' "Of Gods and Men," also screening in Competition on the Croisette.

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    IFC Goes "Kaboom"

    IFC Films continued its dealmaking on the Croisette today, scooping up US rights to two more films: Gregg Araki's "Kaboom," screening out of competition in the official selection; and Jorge Michel Grau's "We Are What We Are," from the Director's Fortnight. The latter title will be released through I...

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    Berthaud's "Limaces" Leads Director's Fortnight Winners

    Fabienne Berthaud's "Pieds nus sur les limaces" (Lily Sometimes) led the winners of the Director's Fortnight section of the 2010 Cannes Film Festival. Announced tonight in Cannes, Berthaud's film - which closed the program - won the program's Art Cinema Award, which was given by an international jur...

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    IFC Takes "The Princess" Out of Cannes

    IFC Films announced that it has acquired the U.S. rights from European studio STUDIOCANAL to director Bertrand Tavernier’s “The Princess of Montpensier,” which is screening in competition at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. The film was produced by Eric Heumann and coproduced by STUDIOCANAL, with a screenplay by Jean Cosmos, Francois-Olivier Rousseau and Tavernier, based on the novel by Madame de la Fayette. It stars Melanie Thierry, Lambert Wilson, Gaspard Ulliel, Gregoire Leprince-Ringuet, and Rapahel Personnaz. IFC Films will release the film theatrically and via its IFC in Theaters platform which brings films to theatrical and on-deman...

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    Magnet Acquires Critic's Week Title "Rubber"

    Magnet Releasing, the genre arm of Magnolia Pictures, announced today that it has acquired US rights to "Rubber", which is currently screening as part of Cannes Critic's Week. Directed by Quentin Dupieux ("Steak," "Nonfilm"), the film tells the story of Robert, an inanimate tire (yes, a tire) that h...

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    Good Pitch @ Silverdocs Announces Projects

    Silverdocs has announced the eight social issue documentaries that will participate in the second annual Good Pitch taking place during the festival, June 21-27 in the Washington, DC area.

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