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    Lars von Trier Apologizes For Controversial "Melancholia" Press Conference Comments

    After this morning's press conference for "Melancholia" quickly caused a spread of controversy on the Croisette and across the internet, Lars von Trier has offered a brief apology via an official Cannes press release. The release notes that the festival was "disturbed" by Trier's comments, which in...

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    Lars von Trier on 'Melancholia': "Maybe it's crap"

    Is Lars von Trier happy with his latest film, "Melancholia?" "Yes," the director said emphatically Wednesday morning following the initial screening of his latest in Cannes. But as part of an often hilarious press conference peppered with nervous laughter from both the film's star Kirsten Dunst and ...

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    Magnolia and Madman Pre-Buy Lars von Trier and Martin Scorsese Collaboration "Five Obstructions"

    Magnolia Pictures and Madman announced that they have pre-bought North American and Australia/New Zealand rights to the anticipated Martin Scorsese-Lars von Trier project "The Five Obstructions: Scorsese vs. Trier." Slated to be completed in 2013, the documentary collaboration is a follow-up to Trier's landmark 2003 documentary collaboration with Jorgen Leth, wherein von Trier challenged Leth to remake his 1967 short film "The Perfect Human" five times, with an increasingly difficult set of strict rules, or obstructions, that he had to follow. Scorsese subjecting himself to Trier's challenge was one the biggest announcements out of Cannes thi...

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    CANNES REVIEW | Aki Kaurismaki's "Le Havre" Is a Deadpan Delight

    With its bouncy soundtrack, deadpan humor and good-natured disposition, Finnish director Aki Kaurismaki's "Le Havre" is an endearing affair. Combining his clownish storytelling with a life-affirming plot, Kaurismaki churns a fundamental scenario through his own unique narrative te...

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    The Five Smartest Things Said at the Cannes Distribution Panel

    All this week, the American Pavilion in Cannes has been hosting a series of industry and talent conversations. On Friday afternoon, AmPav took on the always tidy subject of releasing a film in its panel, "Indie Film Innovators: Keeping Up with New Thinking in Distribution." As usual, ...

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    CANNES REVIEW | Jailed Iranian Filmmaker Mohammad Rasoulof Delivers An Indictment With "Goodbye"

    With his fifth feature, "Goodbye," jailed Iranian filmmaker Mohammad Rasoulof delivers a suspenseful and moving portrait of modern censorship in the country that has currently placed him in its governmental crosshairs. Along with fellow Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi, Rasoulof has been sentenced to ...

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    Everything You Would Ever Want to Know About Cannes 2011 (So Far)

    inidieWIRE's been on the scene at the 64th Festival de Cannes covering the flurry of activity rocking La Croisette since last Wednesday. Below find links to all our coverage, plus that from our blog network.

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    Cannes Clicks: Day 7 at indieWIRE and Around the Web

    Each day at the Cannes Film Festival (May 11 - 22), indieWIRE is publishing an updated compilation of articles from indieWIRE, our blog network and other outlets.

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    Does The Palme d'Or Ever Equal Box Office Receipts?

    Whatever wins the Palme d’Or at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, statistics say that the prize offers no assurance of box office success. The last 10 winners totaled just $161.8 million in North America, with a whopping $119.2 million - or 74% -  coming from Michael Moore’s 2004 winner “Fahrenheit ...

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    'Return' Actress Linda Cardellini: "I didn't think I grasped being on screen every second"

    Linda Cardellini had her work cut out for her in her latest role as Kelli in Liza Johnson's subtly riveting "Return," which premiered in the Directors Fortnight at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. She's in virtually every scene.

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