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    Sofia Coppola on Her Reasons For Making 'The Bling Ring,' Casting Emma Watson and Getting to Know Paris Hilton

    After delving into the vacuous lifestyle of a celebrity in "Somewhere," Sofia Coppola tackles celebrity anew in "The Bling Ring," this time from the viewpoint of the teens who idolize them so much that they want to be them.

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    Paris Suburbs Censor Poster For Cannes' Explicit Gay Thriller 'Stranger By The Lake'

    Amid considerable, often violent protesting of France's recent legalization of same-sex marriage, Alain Guiraudie's explicitly sexual gay thriller "Stranger By The Lake" ("L'Inconnu du lac" in French) is hitting theaters in France today. But not without controversy.

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    Sofia Coppola and Emma Watson Talk All Things 'Bling Ring'

    The last time Academy Award-winner Sofia Coppola hit up La Croisette to unveil a new work, 2006's "Marie Antoinette," the Hollywood royal child was met with boos. History didn't repeat itself when "The Bling Ring" kicked off the Cannes' Un Certain Regard section this morning after screening to a pac...

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    Drafthouse Films and Films We Like Acquire Ari Folman's Cannes Entry 'The Congress,' Starring Robin Wright

    Drafthouse Films and Films We Like have co-acquired North American rights to Ai Folman's anticipated follow-up to "Waltz With Bashir," "The Congress," starring Robin Wright, Harvey Keitel, Jon Hamm and Paul Giamatti. The animated-live action hybrid opened the Cannes Director's Fortnight sidebar this...

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    Roman Polanski's 'Venus' Heading To U.S. Via Sundance Selects

    Roman Polanski's "Venus In Fur" will head to the U.S. via Sundance Selects, it was announced today. The film -- which just had its world premiere in Cannes -- stars Polanski's wife and frequent collaborator Emmanuelle Seigner as Vanda, an actress who shows up late to an audition for Thomas (Mathieu...

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    Nicolas Winding Refn On the Tepid Cannes Reaction to 'Only God Forgives' and Why His Second Time at the Festival Was Like 'Going to the Office'

    Few films at Cannes this year were more anticipated than Nicolas Winding Refn's follow-up to "Drive," the ultra-violent pic that netted him the Best Director award at the festival in 2011. Acquired by RADiUS-TWC prior to the festival, "Only God Forgives" had two things going for it that made "Drive"...

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    Lars von Trier's Alternative to Interviews for 'Nymphomaniac'? The Progressive Release of Chapter Teasers

    At the 2011 edition of Cannes, Lars von Trier caused quite a stir when he implied that he could understand how someone -- someone like himself -- could become a Nazi. As part of the publicity for his new film "Nymphomaniac," von Trier has released a new tape-over-his-mouth press photo (above) that ...

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    Cannes Wrap-Up: All the Interviews, News and Reviews from Indiewire's 2013 Festival Coverage

    Au revoir, Cannes. The 66th Annual Festival de Cannes has come and gone, but not without leaving an indelible impact on the industry. From the big winners to the unexpected disappointments, the early morning screenings in southern France were only part of the story. Deals were brokered left and righ...

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    Critical Consensus: What Worked and Didn't at the Cannes Film Festival This Year?

    "Every year at one festival or another there's something to shake up the troops. But this year at Cannes, the shocks did indeed seem greater."

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    'Only God Forgives' Composer Cliff Martinez on Reuniting With Nicolas Winding Refn and Why He Doesn't Consider Himself a Cinephile

    It might be hard to believe, but this year's Cannes Film Festival marked the first one to host in demand film composer Cliff Martinez, whose work with frequent collaborator Steven Soderbergh helped land the then first-time filmmaker the Palme d'Or for his debut "Sex, Lies and Videotape" back in 1989...

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