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    Cannes Update: Male Dinosaurs Misspeak, Jury and Jarmusch's 'Only Lovers Left Alive' Press Conferences (Videos)

    The Cannes Film Festival always unveils a few stragglers at the end of the fest, and the 66th installment was no exception. There were quite a few from the likes of Roman Polanski ("Venus in Fur") and Jim Jarmusch ("Only Lovers Left Alive"). While the Cannes jury stepped into the modern world with i...

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    Cannes Review: Emmanuelle Seigner A Raucous Revelation In Polanski’s Otherwise Stagy, Pointless ‘Venus In Fur’

    Ever had the feeling, when the credits roll and the lights go up, that you’ve been watching a completely different film to everyone else? Welcome to our morning, which was spent at a screening of the last Cannes 2013 competition film, Roman Polanski’s adaptation of the David Ives broadway play “Venu...

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    Roman Polanski's Rarely Seen Formula 1 Racing Doc 'Weekend of a Champion' Is Restored and Updated at Cannes

    In May 1971, Roman Polanski went to Monaco with documentarian Frank Simon to shadow the world's greatest Formula 1 racer, Jackie Stewart. The result, a personable chronicle in which Polanski appears on camera casually chatting with Simon and hearing about his craft, never received a proper U.S. rele...

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    Cannes: New Images From Roman Polanski's 'Venus In Fur'

    We're now less than a week away from the Cannes Film Festival rolling out the red carpet, and among the heavy hitters making their way to the Croisette will be none other than Roman Polanski. He's returning with another modest, character driven, largely one location movie and something that appears ...

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    First Look At Roman Polanski's Cannes Contender 'Venus In Fur' With Emmanuelle Seigner & Mathieu Amalric

    It's always a weird time in the lead up to the Cannes Film Festival, with arthouse news clashing with the latest intel from the summer blockbuster slate. So, keeping that in mind, we're taking a quick break to give you the first look at Roman Polanski's "Venus In Fur."

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    The Surprises & Notable Absences Of The 2013 Cannes Line-Up

    So the 2013 Cannes lineup has finally been unveiled and as usual, there were a fair few surprise inclusions, a fair few snubby exclusions/category decisions, and some mildly oh!-inducing title changes. The majority of our firm predictions made it in (the Coens, Soderbergh, Farhadi, Sorrentino, Gray,...

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    Roman Polanski Q & A Via Skype on 'Chinatown,' Upcoming 'Venus in Fur' and Dreyfus Affair Film

    A mini-retrospective devoted to Polanski at San Francisco's Roxie Theater yields not only a double bill of "Chinatown" and "Frantic," but a live Skyped interview with the director of both, Roman Polanski, from his now seemingly permanent place of exile, Paris. Thom Mount, the executive producer of P...

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    Costume Designer Anthony Powell Talks to BFI, from Polanski to Friedkin's Controversial 'Sorcerer'

    Three-time Oscar-winning costume designer Anthony Powell, who gave us the sumptuous sartorial designs in Roman Polanski's "Tess," Steven Spielberg's Indiana Jones films "Temple of Doom" and "Last Crusade" and William Friedkin's "Sorcerer," sat down recently with the BFI to discuss his career. Highli...

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    Doc Filmmaker Gets Deeply Embedded With Roman Polanski Case in Scene From 'Roman Polanski: Odd Man Out'

    Following the success of the documentary "Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired," director Marina Zenovich planned to make a short film about how that film reopened the case. She was scheduled to interview Polanski in November of 2009 after he completed "The Ghost Writer" -- but the Oscar-winner was a...

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    Watch: Roman Polanski Talks Sharon Tate, Young Women & Exile In Rare 1994 Interview With Diane Sawyer

    "I don't understand, why should I be punished for that penchant that I had for young women?" Roman Polanski asks Diane Sawyer in this rare 1994 TV interview. It's still a very provocative question, and this unearthed conversation with Sawyer from 1994 -- his first TV interview in a decade at the tim...

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