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    TIFF Review: Benoît Jacquot's 'Three Hearts' Starring Charlotte Gainsbourg, Chiara Mastroianni & Catherine Deneuve

    The word "melodrama" tends to be used as a pejorative these days, and that's because there are few movies or TV shows that execute the specifics of the genre well. When it works, an accomplished melodrama allows the audience to fully invest in the emotional lives of its characters, even if the plot ...

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    Watch: First Trailer For 'Three Hearts' With Charlotte Gainsbourg & Chiara Mastroianni Playing Venice & TIFF

    Benoît Jacquot is a festival veteran, last doing the rounds with 2012's costume drama "Farewell, My Queen." Now he's back with a more contemporary tale, riffing on an old theme, while rounding some exciting talent to tell his story. The film is called "Three Hearts," and with screenings at Venice an...

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    Watch: 'Venezia 70 - Future Reloaded' Short Films By Claire Denis, James Franco, Paul Schrader & Many More

    Not all of us have the luxury of being able to drop everything and head off to world’s most prestigious film festivals, but that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on all the fun. In celebration of its 70th anniversary, the Venice International Film Festival commissioned “Venezia 70 - Future Reloaded...

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    Léa Seydoux, Charlotte Gainsbourg & Catherine Deneuve Are 'Three Hearts' For Benoit Jacquot

    Things are going very well for Lea Seydoux. After having a very short appearance in the opening of Quentin Tarantino’s “Inglourious Basterds” -- she played one of the daughters of the French farmer Christoph Waltz interrogates -- Seydoux appeared in the films of Ridley Scott and Woody Allen, and she...

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    Marion Cotillard In Talks for 'Diary of a Chambermaid,' Adapted by 'Farewell, My Queen' Director Benoit Jacquot

    Marion Cotillard is circling the lead role of Celestine in Benoit Jacquot's "Diary of a Chambermaid," adapted from the novel by Octave Mirbeau. Celestine is an ambitious Parisian maid working at wealthy families' estates from 1890 to 1900; the novel underscores the upstairs-downstairs dynamic and th...

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    Marion Cotillard Getting Dressed Up For 'Diary Of A Chambermaid'

    We've seen Marion Cotillard as Edith Piaf, as a femme fatale, and more recently as a disabled whale trainer, so on the surface, playing a chambermaid doesn't exactly seem challenging. However, when you're treading on territory already tackled by the greats Jean Renoir and Luis Bunuel, th...

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    Berlinale 2012 Review: 'Farewell, My Queen' Introduces Lesbianism Into The Marie Antoinette Story To No Great Effect

    In the land of the costume drama, truly, films about Marie Antoinette are Queen, promising lavish sets, romantic intrigue and shocking decadence -- but they don't always deliver. Director Benoit Jacquot's uninspiring take on the period opened the Berlin Film Festival days ago, but something about th...

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    BERLIN REVIEW: Opening Night's 'Farewell My Queen' a Smart, Personal Take on the French Revolution from Benoit Jacquot

    BERLIN REVIEW: Opening Night's 'Farewell My Queen' a Smart, Personal Take on the French Revolution from Benoit Jacquot

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    Benoit Jacquot's 'Farewell My Queen' Starring Diane Kruger as Marie Antoinette to Open Berlin Festival

    The period drama "Farewell My Queen" starring Diane Kruger ("Inglourious Basterds"), Lea Seydoux ("Midnight in Paris") and Virginie Ledoyen ("Army of Crime") will open the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival on February 9. The film, directed by Benoit...

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    Diane Kruger Replaces Eva Green In 'Farewell, My Queen'

    Man, can Eva Green get a break these days? Gemma Arterton has taken over the role previously slotted for the actress in Michael Mann's gestating "Capa" and now, Diane Kruger has stepped in for the actress in Benoit Jacquot's adaptation of Chantal Thomas' novel, "Farewell, My Queen."

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