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    OSCAR ODDS: The Great Beauty, Child’s Pose, The Past and Gloria

    Among all the national Oscar ® submissions for consideration, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) will nominate 5 on January 16, 2014 to compete for Best Foreign Language Film. One of those five films will receive the Oscar ® for Best Non-English-feature at the Oscar ® Awards Mar...

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    Asghar Farhadi On Oscar Odds For 'The Past,' Iranian Filmmaking, Directing An Opera And Making An English-Language Movie

    It is a good time to be Asghar Farhadi. The Iranian director's last film, "A Separation," received acclaim all over the world, a journey that culminated with its Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2012. Farhadi became the first Iranian to be accorded with this honor. Later that year, he...

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    Cannes Deal UPDATE: Sony Pictures Classics Gobbles Up 'The Lunch Box,' Critics Week Audience Winner

    Sony Pictures Classics has picked up all North American distribution rights to Ritesh Batra's "The Lunchbox," starring Irrfhan Khan ("The Life of Pi"). The film centers on a mistaken delivery in Mumbai's famously efficient lunchbox delivery system, and the budding relationship between a young housew...

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    'The Artist' Star Bérénice Bejo On Returning to Cannes With 'The Past' and Working With Asghar Farhadi For Half a Year

    Returning to Cannes following her international breakthrough performance in 2011's awards juggernaut "The Artist," directed by her husband Michel Hazanavicius, Oscar nominee Bérénice Bejo returned the Croisette this year with another film to sure to bring her back at the forefront of awards talk, As...

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    Sony Pick Up Cannes Hit 'The Past,' Sundance Selects Take The Dardennes' Marion Cotillard-Starring Next Project

    With every major festival that arrives there’s more chances for hopeful filmmakers to ink deals that would put their films in front of paying audiences, so of course with the Cannes Film Festival in full swing there’s a whole smorgasbord of distribution news.

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    Cannes: Asghar Farhadi Talks Fest Favorite 'The Past,' Starring Actress Winner Berenice Bejo

    In what’s turning out to be a very strong year for the Cannes Competition, it’s hard to pick a front-runner at the festival’s midway point. As many critics rate the chances of Hirokazu Kore-Eda’s “Like Father, Like Son” (not least because of a family-ties dynamic many assume will appeal to Jury pres...

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    Cannes: Asghar Farhadi On Why He Still Feels Censored as a Filmmaker Despite Making 'The Past' in France and Not in Iran

    Even before it screened this morning for press at Cannes, Asghar Farhadi's anticipated French-language follow up to his Oscar-winning foreign smash "A Separation" had been touted by many here as a top contender for the Palme d'Or given the director's track record and a story that calls to mind many ...

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    Cannes: How Asghar Farhadi's 'The Past' Confirms His Mastery of Human Behavior

    Cannes: How Asghar Farhadi's 'The Past' Confirms His Mastery of Human Behavior

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    Cannes Review: Asghar Farhadi's 'The Past' A Mostly Powerful Look At The Messiness Of Stasis

    When "The Past" opens, we see a couple communicating through a thick pane of glass at an airport. They can't hear each other, but through gestures and mouthed words, they can get the gist of what the other is saying, but between them is an immovable object that prevents a full understanding of what ...

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    10 Movies That Might Sell Big at Cannes 2013

    For buyers at the festival, the question is less about the quality of various movies and more about their marketability.

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