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    Daily indieWIRE Clicks: Cannes Kicks Off, Oprah Debuts her Doc Club & More

    Today Cannes kicked off, Oprah debuted her new doc club on OWN and much more.

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    Woody Allen, Bernardo Bertolucci and Robert De Niro Kick Off Busy Cannes

    The 64th Festival de Cannes got rolling Wednesday morning with the packed press screening of Woody Allen's latest, "Midnight in Paris," which will have its official premiere tonight. Starring Kathy Bates, Adrien Brody, Marion Cotillard, Rachel McAdams, Michael Sheen, Owen Wilson (and even featuring ...

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    Weinsteins Continue Buying Spree; Take Cannes' Martial Arts Epic "Dragon"

    Rumors of the Weinstein Co.'s buying spree started even before the festival began. While there is still no official confirmation that Weinstein has acquired late competition entry "The Artist", the company has confirmed the purchase of another competition title, Peter Ho-Sun Chan's martial arts epic...

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    CANNES REVIEW | "Midnight in Paris" is Enjoyable, but Another Typical Woody Allen Story

    When Woody Allen left his treasured New York setting and took his movies abroad, he brought his characters with him. With "Midnight In Paris," his second feature shot in Europe since his brief return home for 2009's "Whatever Works," Allen assembles a familiar cast of troubled people with a slight, ...

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    Playing Jeopardy! in Cannes: See If You Can Guess Which Projects Will Make The Cut

    Today is the official opening of Cannes. But it's only 3pm local time, which means the action so far has been limited to the open floodgate of press releases announcing new productions. Releases that, judging by prior years' track records, represent films that may (or may not) get made and/or receiv...

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    The Top 20 Films We Can't Wait To See In Cannes

    Compared to many festivals, Cannes is downright petite. A mere 20 films vie for attention in the main competition, with another 21 in the Un Certain Regard sidebar. With an additional eight titles receiving out of competition slots, that's a total of 49 movies -- not counting the Cannes Classics sid...

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    Publicist Richard Lormand's Choices for Cannes

    Richard Lormand (World Cinema Publicity) is not the only great publicist one meets at the festivals, but he is unique and his missives are so unique that I want to just publish them as he writes them. I wrote about him last year and will not repeat it here. Richard limits his work to the top festiv...

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    When are Films Political? When They're Iranian

    As Cannes comes, so do political issues expressed in various forms. Before it begins, the press is already buzzing about films to be shown by the imprisoned filmmakers in Iran, Jafar Panahi and Mohammad Rasoulof. We wrote about this last year and will continue to do so. We'll bring up other films as they begin to make waves (if they do this year).Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi at his home after he was freed from jail on bail after more than two months in custody, in Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, May 25, 2010. (AP Photo)Films may be political in content covering a political subject or they could have a political affect which polarizes people aroun...

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    Jailed Iranian Filmmakers Jafar Panahi & Mohammad Rasoulof to Show New Work in Cannes

    Jailed Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi along with Mohammad Rasoulof will have two films in this year's Official Selection at the Festival de Cannes. Panahi, is currently serving a six years sentence in prison and a 20 year employment ban, while Rasoulof is also incarcerated.

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    La Queer Palm Every Night

    The Queer Palm is awarded by a jury of journalists and organizers of LGBT film festivals which rewards a movie for its artistic qualities and its treatments about gay, lesbian, bi or trans and gender questions. Gregg Araki’s Kaboom was the first movie awarded in 2010. The Queer Palm is a collaborat...

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