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    Bruce Willis Will 'Rock The Kasbah,' Lindsay Lohan Plans 'Inconceivable' Project & Much More

    New year, new news! (How will I introduce these news posts come February? I'd better start thinking of something now...) Let's kick it off with a double bit of casting news about Vincent Cassel, everyone's favourite menacing Frenchman, who has boarded two European flicks.

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    Women's Films Opening - May 25

    Films About Women Now Playing

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    'Polisse' Director Maïwenn: "My passion is personal."

    With the Cannes Film Festival currently underway, last year's winner of the Jury Prize, Maïwenn's ensemble drama "Polisse," hits select theaters today. The film, which marks the actress' third feature as a director, explores the personal lives and daily grind of the Parisian Child Protection Unit.

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    Interview: Maïwenn Talks The Research And Multiple Cuts Of 'Polisse'

    After playing the victim in '70s horror throwback "High Tension" and directing the comparatively light dramedy "Actress' Ball," French thespian/filmmaker Maïwenn yearned for something a bit more serious. So what better topic to tackle than one focusing on France'...

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    Watch An Exclusive Clip from Maïwenn's Gripping Cannes Winner 'Polisse'

    This time last year, Maïwenn's "Polisse" was days away from winning the Cannes Jury prize. It would go on to travel the global festival circuit and pick up a pair of Césars along the way (it was nominated for thirteen). Sundance Selects releases the film May 18, and adult a...

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    Four Steps Back - NO Women Directors in Competition at Cannes

    I'm sitting in my hotel room in Cologne, Germany having arrived yesterday at International Frauen Film Festival for the second year in a row.  I came back this year because I had such a great time last year meeting and talking with so many women directors and I really love the people who ru...

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    Maiwenn's Poliss Scores 13 Cesar Nominations Including Best Director and Best Picture

    The Maiwenn directed film Poliss scored the most Cesar nominations -- 13 --  including best picture, best screenplay and best director. 

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    Maiwenn Included on Best Director List for France's Lumiere Awards

    When I was in Paris in October you could not escape the posters for Maiwenn's Polisse which premiered at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. The film was made for about $7 million and it has already grossed almost $20 million in France where it actually beat The Adventures of Tin Tin for two weeks. ...

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    Cannes Winners: The Women

    The Cannes Film Festival concluded last evening and Poliss directed by Maiwenn won the jury prize (which is third place.) The film has been picked up Sundance Selects. None of the other films by female directors won any of the big prizes.

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