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    Bold New St. Petersburg Fest Unveils Controversial Cinema in Russia

    Despite an acronym – SPIMF – that sounds like Sputnik’s baby sister, the First Annual St. Petersburg International Media Forum, which ran from October 1 through October 10 when it closes with the world premiere of Susanne Bier’s Bradley Cooper-Jennifer Lawrence period piece 'Serena' is an unqualifie...

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    Watch: Trailer for Bertrand Bonello's French Oscar Entry 'Saint Laurent'

    The second Yves Saint Laurent biopic to come out of France this year, French auteur Bertrand Bonello's ("House of Tolerance") "Saint Laurent" stars heartthrob Gaspard Ulliel as the iconic fashion designer. France has submitted the film for the 2015 Foreign Language Oscar. Watch the trailer below.

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    Willem Dafoe To Play Andy Warhol In 'Saint Laurent,' Plus More Casting For Dakota Fanning, Common & More

    Willem Dafoe is now joining the diverse ranks of Bill Hader, David Bowie, Guy Pearce, Jared Harris and Crispin Glover in donning the platinum wig to play pop art icon Andy Warhol. The actor has joined French filmmaker Bertrand Bonello's "Saint Laurent," a biopic about the famed fashion designer. Not...

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    Sex, Tolerance and Camraderie in Bertrand Bonello's "House of Pleasures"

    An interview with Bertrand Bonello, whose "House of Pleasures" (L'Apollonide: Souvenirs de la maison close) opens Friday via IFC Midnight.

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    Cannes Review: 'L'Apollonide' A Preposterous, Misguided, Sensationalist Bore About Prostitution

    They say prostitution is the world's oldest profession and if that's true, then the discussion about legalizing it has been around just as long. Certainly the argument for doing so is not a bad one, and if done properly, it would create a safer environment for the women in the trade and their clients alike. For director Bertrand Bonello, "L'Apollonide" serves as his thesis on why prostitution needs to be legal but in championing the women he presumably made the movie for in such a woefully misguided, preposterous and exploitative piece of filmmaking, he undermines any point he's trying to make. Add to that a director who substitutes style for...

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