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    Jim Jarmusch's Tilda Swinton Vampire Pic 'Only Lovers Left Alive' Heads From Cannes To Sony Classics

    A day before its official premiere in Cannes, Jim Jarmusch's "Only Lovers Left Alive" has been picked up by Sony Pictures Classics for U.S. Release. Starring Tilda Swinton, Tom Hiddleston, Mia Wasikowska, John Hurt, Anton Yelchin and Jeffrey Wright, the film follows a love story between two vampires...

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    Cannes Review: Droll, Louche & Languidly Playful 'Only Lovers Left Alive' Is Jarmusch At His Most Enjoyable & Accessible

    From the very first opening titles, written in a Germanic font that immediately conjures everything from “Triumph of the Will” to images of big-busted ladies screaming in campy close-up in 1970s cheapie horrors (it may be the only time in Cannes that a film got a big laugh for a typeface) it’s perfe...

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    Cannes Review: J.C. Chandor Puts Robert Redford Through Watery Hell In Bruising, Formally Rigorous 'All Is Lost'

    It almost feels like JC Chandor is showing off. In what is only his second feature film, after the chalk-and-cheese financial collapse movie “Margin Call," he sets himself a kind of exercise in filmmaking rigor, in the bare-bones, one-man survival-at-sea story “All Is Lost” and delivers. From the st...

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    2013 Cinéfondation Awards Prizes to 'Needle,' 'Waiting For The Thaw,' 'In the Fishbowl' and 'Pandas'

    At Cannes today, the Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury announced the 2013 Cinéfondation Prizes in a ceremony held at the Buñuel Theater. The first prize went to Anahita Ghazvinizadeh, a student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, for her short film "Needle," which follows a young girl wh...

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    Discussion of Women About Women

    At Cannes a short week ago, the European Women's AudioVisual Network, held an informal and intimate coffee klatch at the Scandinavian Pavilion. This was a followup to the larger more formal meeting in Berlin sponsored by Dortmund Women's Film Festival and Indiewire blogger Melissa Silverstein (Women...

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    Well Go USA Acquires Filipino Thriller 'On The Job' Ahead of Its Cannes Premiere

    Ahead of its world premiere in the Director's Fortnight at Cannes today, Well Go USA has acquired all North American rights to "On The Job." Directed by Erik Matti, the Filipino crime thriller was inspired by a real-life scandal in which prison inmates were temporarily released from prison to work a...

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    Cannes: Guillaume Gallienne's 'Me Myself and Mum' Takes Directors' Fortnight Prize

    Guillaume Gallienne's "Me Myself and Mum" won the two top prizes at the 45th Directors' Fortnight, earning both the Art Cinema Award and the Society of Dramatic Authors and Composers' Prize.

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    Cannes Winner 'Blue Is the Warmest Color' Review Roundup: Epic, Explosively Sexy Lesbian Romance

    UPDATE: "Blue Is the Warmest Color" has won the Palme d'Or. Review roundup below.

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    Cannes Review and Roundup: James Gray's 'The Immigrant' vs. 'Nebraska'

    A pair of films addressing very different aspects of the American experience, and set 92 years apart, have screened in Competition over the last couple of days: Alexander Payne’s "Nebraska" and James Gray’s "The Immigrant." Sad to say, I had expectations for both but didn’t engage with either, altho...

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    Cannes Deal UPDATE: Sony Pictures Classics Gobbles Up 'The Lunch Box,' Critics Week Audience Winner

    Sony Pictures Classics has picked up all North American distribution rights to Ritesh Batra's "The Lunchbox," starring Irrfhan Khan ("The Life of Pi"). The film centers on a mistaken delivery in Mumbai's famously efficient lunchbox delivery system, and the budding relationship between a young housew...

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