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    Cannes: Marion Cotillard On Learning Polish to Play 'The Immigrant' for James Gray (Who Reveals He Was Unfamiliar With the Actress)

    After a few title changes and long wait for James Gray fans (his last feature "Two Lovers" came out five years ago), the helmer's first period project "The Immigrant" finally premiered today in Cannes with many clamoring to know if it would deliver the requisite goods to come out of the festival as ...

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    James Gray's Marion Cotillard-Starring Period Drama 'The Immigrant' Is the Most Divisive Film in Cannes Competition

    Moments after leaving an early morning press screening of James Gray's "The Immigrant" in the final stretches of the Cannes Film Festival, I immediately encountered two extreme perspectives on the movie. Conversing with a pair of knowledgable cinephiles, one extolled the classical virtues of directo...

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    Sundance Selects Takes Cannes' 'Selfish Giant'

    Sundance Selects has acquired all North American rights to Clio Barnard's "The Selfish Giant," which premiered in the Directors' Fortnight section of Cannes this past week.

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    'Salvo' Tops Cannes Critics' Week Winners

    Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazza's "Salvo" won the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival's 52nd Critics' Week. The film -- about a romantic relationship between a hitman and the sister of someone he's murdered -- took both the Grand Prix and the France 4 Revelation Prize.

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    'Like Father, Like Son, Oscar Isaac and Adèle Exarchopoulos Lead Odds For Cannes Winners On Website

    Every year, Neil Young's website keeps a running list of odds for major prizes at major festivals, including Berlin, Venice and indeed Cannes. For the past week or so, he's been updating the latter for the ongoing edition of the fest, listing odds for the Palme d'Or and best acting prizes.

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    Cannes: Lesbian Coming-of-Age Epic 'Blue Is the Warmest Color' Offers Honest, Sexually Frank Insights

    The first sex scene in "Blue Is the Warmest Color," Abdellatif Kechiche's French coming-of-age drama about a young lesbian couple, lasts longer than any other sequence in the movie. To dwell on its length, however, shortchanges its relevance to this three-hour-long feature. After a brief heterosexua...

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    Cannes: Alexander Payne Explains Why He Shot 'Nebraska' in Black and White and Cast Will Forte as His Dramatic Lead

    With this year's edition of the Cannes Film Festival in its winding down phase (it concludes on Sunday), it's easy to forget there are still some heavy hitters left to screen in the Competition, one of which, Alexander Payne's "Nebraska," screened this morning for press before its gala later on.

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    'The Artist' Star Bérénice Bejo On Returning to Cannes With 'The Past' and Working With Asghar Farhadi For Half a Year

    Returning to Cannes following her international breakthrough performance in 2011's awards juggernaut "The Artist," directed by her husband Michel Hazanavicius, Oscar nominee Bérénice Bejo returned the Croisette this year with another film to sure to bring her back at the forefront of awards talk, As...

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    Sundance Selects Takes Ozon's 'Beautiful' Out of Cannes

    Sundance Selects has acquired U.S. rights to Francois Ozon's Cannes Film Festival competition title 'Young & Beautiful.'

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    Cannes: How 'Only God Forgives' Suggests Ryan Gosling's Schtick Has Worn Thin

    Ryan Gosling is a talented actor who has faced the same challenge most distinctive performers inevitably must confront: the danger of turning into a walking cliché. To that end, the decision to avoid traditional blockbuster vehicles in favor of Nicolas Winding Refn's ultra-violent B-movie-turned-art...

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