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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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    Watch: 5 New Clips From Claire Denis' Divisive 'Bastards' Plus Listen To Full Score By Tindersticks

    For all of director Claire Denis' traditional fragmented narratives and elliptical editing techniques, her Cannes entry this year, “Bastards,” has unsettled audiences even further, causing a fest reaction that we wrote “not so much divided as cleaved” down the middle. Fashioning a tale of abuse, rev...

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    Your Week in Streaming: From Dolan's Punk Spirit to Ruiz's Final Farewell, TIFF Essentials on VOD (TRAILERS)

    With the Toronto International Film Festival coming up this month, here are some essential films from the TIFF archives now streaming across VOD platforms.

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    20 Great Debut Films From Female Directors

    One of the less reported stories of this August’s film schedule is that the month not only saw three films released that were directed by women, but they were in fact three feature debuts — Lake Bell’s “In A World” opened to a rapturous reception (including ours) on the 9th, Jerusha Hess’ “Austenlan...

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    Sundance Selects Picks Up Claire Denis' NYFF Selection 'Bastards'

    Sundance Selects/IFC Films is acquiring US rights to Claire Denis’ 'Bastards,' which debuted at Cannes in Un Certain Regard and will play the Toronto and New York film festivals.

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    Toronto Unleashes Final Wave of Programming, Includes Claire Denis, Jia Zhangke, Catherine Breillat and More

    The Toronto International Film Festival unleashed its final wave of programming announcements this morning. The final count of films is totaling 288 features and 78 shorts, representing 70 countries from around the globe. The fest is boasting 146 world premieres.

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    Cross Post: Heroines of Cinema: 15 Female Directors Who Made Their First Feature After Turning 40

    Two weeks ago, this column profiled ten female directors aged 40 or younger . My reasons for imposing an age limit were clearly stated, but it had the unfortunate side effect of excluding an entire demographic from the conversation - one that has a sorry history of receiving such treatment in Hollyw...

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    Heroines of Cinema: 15 Female Directors Who Made Their First Feature After Turning 40

    Two weeks ago, this column profiled ten female directors aged 40 or younger. My reasons for imposing an age limit were clearly stated, but it had the unfortunate side effect of excluding an entire demographic from the conversation - one that has a sorry history of receiving such treatment in Hollywo...

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    Air Scoring Norwegian Thriller 'Pioneer,' Mychael Danna Tuning Up 'Queen Of The Night' & Claire Denis' 'Bastards' Gets Soundtrack Release

    Mychael Danna, who has scored all of Canadian director Atom Egoyan's features for the last twenty years (including the as-yet-unreleased "Devil's Knot," starring Colin Firth and Reese Witherspoon), will, unsurprisingly, contribute music to Egoyan's new film, "Queen of the Night." The thriller, starr...

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    Watch: Career-Spanning, 1 Hour 45 Minute Conversation With 'White Material' & '35 Shots Of Rum' Director Claire Denis

    There is a film called “Chocolat,” released in 2000, about how a new chocolatier in a small French town brings a little sweetness – and even a little love – into the lives of everyone it touches. Lots of people saw it, mostly on dates, and it was nominated for some Oscars, and Johnny Depp was in it....

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