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    Cannes 2014 What I Saw #2: Palme d’Or Winner 'Winter Sleep'

    Winter Sleep , Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s epic and yet personally intimate story of a wealthy self-absorbed Anatolian hotelier and landowner and his uneasy relationships with those around him. Is he evil? Is the power of evil best resisted by giving in to it?

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    Cannes 2014 What I Saw #3: Timbuktu

    Timbuktu , a French-Mauritanian drama film directed by Abderrahmane Sissako won the Ecumenical Jury Prize.

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    Cannes 2014 What I Saw #5: Two Days, One Night

    Two Days, One Night (Deux Jours, Une Nuit) by the Dardennes Brothers shows the fight of a working class young woman to hold on to her financially precarious and hard-won section of the workforce.

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    Cannes 2014 What I Saw #6: Amour Fou

    Amour Fou by Jessica Hausner, one of my favorite directors, was, as all her films are, a surprise, rising out of a quietly building plot whose ending punctuates a philosophic idea that plays out like a melodic line of a larger song.

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    Cannes 2014 What I Saw #7: Brooklyn

    Written about here before Cannes, Brooklyn which screened in ACID, the newest sidebar to the Cannes Film Festival was the first feature by French filmmaker Pascal Tessaud. His films are part of France’s “New Vibe” film movement, films made by those filmmakers living in the “banlieux” or suburbs, tha...

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    ISA of the Day: Matteo Lovadina of Reel Suspects

    Matteo Lovadina of Reel Suspects talks about his reasonably budgeted films, the first Reel Suspects co-productions, and gives realistic advice to first-time filmmakers who are looking for distribution:

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    Recapping the Cannes Sales: A Complete List of Festival Pick Ups

    Sony Pictures Classics went on a buying spree at Cannes. Check out the complete list of Cannes buys.

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    Cannes Review: Bizarre, Unsettling, Brilliant Critics’ Week Winner ‘The Tribe’

    A group of comedy writers, pushing for a “Tropic Thunder”-style gag about the type of pretentious, foreign, arthouse guff that wins festival awards, might very well land on the logline “unsubtitled Ukrainian sign-language drama” and we’d grimace and laugh accordingly. But then we watched unsubtitled...

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    Cannes Review: Prize-Winning Survivalist Love Story ‘Les Combattants’

    So we’re electing to go with the French title of this film (which translates to “The Fighters”) rather than the mooted English language versio — “Love at First Fight”— because we’re quite fond of the English language and also of this little film, and slight as it is, it doesn’t deserve to be lumbere...

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    Magnolia Pictures Acquires Cannes Prize Winner 'Force Majeure'

    Magnolia Pictures has scooped up US rights to Swedish director Ruben Ostlund's dark family comedy "Force Majeure," winner of the Un Certain Regard Jury Prize at this year's Cannes Film Festival.

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