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    WATCH: Marion Cotillard and Jeremy Renner in First Clip from James Gray's Cannes Competitor 'The Immigrant' (VIDEO)

    Check out this first brief clip from James Gray's Cannes competition title "The Immigrant," starring Marion Cotillard, Joaquin Phoenix and Jeremy Renner, which centers on a woman's turbulent immigration from her native Poland to New York City. In the clip, Renner's character offers some advice to Co...

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    CANNES 2013: Jia Zhang-ke's A TOUCH OF SIN

    Jia Zhang-ke sees modern day China as an expansive minefield of potential narratives, each one ready to trigger its own perspective on the countless institutional and societal issues that ultimately impact identity, gender roles, and economic expansion.

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    Watch: First Clip From James Gray's Cannes Competitor 'The Immigrant' With Marion Cotillard & Jeremy Renner

    We were only just talking about Playlist favorite James Gray, and his new secret sci-fi project, earlier this morning, and there's clearly something in the water, because the first tantalizing, albeit brief, clip from the "We Own The Night" director's new film, "The Immigrant," has arrived.

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    Cannes Review: 'Fruitvale Station' Recounts A Tragic True-Life Story With Good Performances & Intentions, But Little Subtlety

    There are now a few stories surrounding Ryan Coogler’s “Fruitvale Station,” which screened in Cannes yesterday. There’s the “Fruitvale Station” that as a debut, passion-project feature from an untested filmmaker, was plucked from obscurity, championed, notably by Forest Whitaker, and put into produc...

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    Cannes: Asghar Farhadi On Why He Still Feels Censored as a Filmmaker Despite Making 'The Past' in France and Not in Iran

    Even before it screened this morning for press at Cannes, Asghar Farhadi's anticipated French-language follow up to his Oscar-winning foreign smash "A Separation" had been touted by many here as a top contender for the Palme d'Or given the director's track record and a story that calls to mind many ...

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    Cannes: How Asghar Farhadi's 'The Past' Confirms His Mastery of Human Behavior

    Cannes: How Asghar Farhadi's 'The Past' Confirms His Mastery of Human Behavior

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    Cannes Review: Asghar Farhadi's 'The Past' A Mostly Powerful Look At The Messiness Of Stasis

    When "The Past" opens, we see a couple communicating through a thick pane of glass at an airport. They can't hear each other, but through gestures and mouthed words, they can get the gist of what the other is saying, but between them is an immovable object that prevents a full understanding of what ...

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    Cannes Virgin Festival Diary 1: From 'Gatsby' to 'Heli' and Back

    The first indication that things at Cannes weren’t going to be quite as I imagined them to be – red carpet and champagne, rinse and repeat – was the crush trying to get on the express bus from the Nice airport. The bus was 20 minutes late in arriving from Cannes, and there was a lot of jockeying go...

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    Thai Pitch Events Returns To Cannes

    Saturday May 18th from 10:00-15:30 at the Thailand Pavilion in Cannes’ Village International no. 140. This year, Thai Pitch will be coordinated by producer and film programmer Raymond Phathanavirangoon.

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    Watch: First Footage From James Toback & Alec Baldwin's Cannes Documentary 'Seduced & Abandoned'

    While this weekend sees the release of yet another Hollywood blockbuster, the global film industry at large has descended upon the South of France for the Cannes Film Festival. While most of us will never get to experience the festival ourselves, “Seduced and Abandoned,” a new documentary premiering...

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