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    Que(e)ries: It Was an Impressively Gay Cannes, But 'Behind The Candelabra' Ended Up Having Little To Do With That

    Last night in Cannes, Abdellatif Kechiche's "Blue Is The Warmest Color" (La Vie d'Adele) made history by becoming the first film centered on a same-sex relationship to win the Palme d'Or in the festival's 66 year history.  The film -- about a lesbian romance between two French teenagers (Lea ...

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    Cannes Review: Worthy Medieval Parable 'Michael Kohlhaas' Nowhere Near Sum Of Impressive Parts

    Itself loosely based on a true story, the 19th century novella by Heinrich von Kleist, “Michael Kohlhaas," has been adapted several times for screen, notably by Volker Schlöndorff in 1969, even spawning “The Jack Bull," a pretty good HBO restaging starring Johns Cusack and Goodman, in 1999. But with...

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    Why This Year's Cannes Film Festival Prizes Went to the Right Films

    "I know that it would be nice to have some drama," Steven Spielberg said at the press conference with his fellow jurors at the Cannes Film Festival on Sunday. However, according to the jury's esteemed president, nobody "bumped heads about the films were privileged to see here."

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    How Cannes' Critics Week Section Heralds New Filmmaking Talent

    Cannes is first and foremost about the Palme d'Or and the main competition of some 20 or so films, though numerous sidebars contain at least as many interesting alternatives. The festival's leanest section, Critics' Week, programs first and second films from emerging directors. This year offered a s...

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    Cannes 2013 Wraps Up Another Festival Full Of Sexist Issues

    The Cannes Film Festival wrapped up Sunday evening with the announcement of the Palme D'Or and for a festival that continues to think and say that it does not have a "woman problem" this last festival proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that this festival has a major "women problem."

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    Sundance Selects Buys 'Like Father, Like Son,' Its 4th 2013 Cannes Film Festival Title

    Sundance Selects is acquiring U.S. rights to Japanese writer-director Kore-eda Hirokazu’s "Like Father, Like Son," which took a jury prize at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.

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    Blue is the Warmest Color Wins Palme D'Or at Cannes

    On a day where there was a march in Paris against gay marriage that turned violent (same sex marriage becomes legal in France on Wednesday), the three hour lesbian drama Blue is the Warmest Color (La Vie d'Adele - Chapitre 1 & 2) starring Adele Exarchopoulos and Lea Seydoux directed by Tunisian dire...

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    Cannes 2013: 'Blue Is The Warmest Color' Wins Top Palme d'Or Award; Coen Brothers Take Runner-Up Prize

    Ten days or so of the annual cinephile orgy that is the Cannes Film Festival draws to a close today, and Steven Spielberg and his jury have decided which movies were the best of heap on the Croisette. It was an interesting year at Cannes in 2013, with American films putting forth a strong showing in...

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    WATCH: Cannes Awards Ceremony Live

    The awards ceremony for the 66th edition of the Cannes Film Festival are currently underway at the Lumiere Theater. Soon, jury president Steven Spielberg will announce the winner of the venerable Palme d'Or.

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    'Blue Is The Warmest Color' Wins Cannes Palme d'Or

    In a twist in Cannes Sunday evening, director Abdellatif Kechiche's "Blue is the Warmest Color" not only won the Palme d'Or, but the jury, headed by Steven Spielberg, made the extraordinary gesture of also giving its actresses Adele Exarcholpoulos and Lea Seydoux honorary scrolls for their bravery i...

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