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    Cannes Review: Vincent Cassel and Emmanuelle Bercot Can't Save Maïwenn's Middling 'Mon Roi'

    The French director's follow-up to "Polisse" is the tale of a doomed relationship we've seen before.

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    Digging Into the Cannes Lineup: More Vet Auteurs and Women, No Netflix

    Clearly trying to step up to an exciting lineup, Cannes has chosen a mix of proven auteurs, women and rookies for the Official Selection, which is still a work in progress. But docs and animation are still on the sidelines. And many big names are missing in action.

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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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