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    CANNES INTERVIEW: 10 Things You Should Know About New Directors Fortnight Artistic Director Edouard Waintrop

    Many things at Cannes don't change, but leadership at Directors Fortnight is a different story. This year, there's a new team in town, led by artistic director Edouard Waintrop. Formerly in charge of Switzerland's Fribourg Film Festival, the longtime film critic replaced Frederic Boyer, ...

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    Alec Baldwin & James Toback Team Up For Secret Cannes Documentary 'Seduced and Abandoned'

    Cannes. Cannes, Cannes, Cannes, Cannes, Cannes. CANNES! Okay, now that I’ve gently eased you into it, here's some news from everyone’s favourite film festival - you know, the one that kicked off today. This piece of news comes from Cannes, and is about a film that’s being made at Cannes, which is ab...

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    CANNES: Nanni Moretti, Ewan McGregor and Alexander Payne Survive Pointless Competition Jury Press Conference

    The competition jury for this year’s Cannes Film Festival, presided over by Italian director Nanni Moretti, set a new standard for mind-numbing vacuousness at its official press conference Wednesday. The nine jury members, which include Palestinian filmmaker Hiam Abbass, designer Jean-Paul Gaultier ...

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    Cannes Review: Wes Anderson's 'Moonrise Kingdom' Is A Tender Triumph Of Design, Decor & Rich Emotion

    Wes Anderson's "Moonrise Kingdom" seems like an odd choice to open the 65th Cannes Film Festival, with its deadpan Americanism, retro-set timeline and movie-star cast; at the same time, Anderson is clearly influenced by the New Wave, both cinematically and personally, he's a distinctive authorial vo...

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    CANNES REVIEW: Why the Delectable 'Moonrise Kingdom' Will Please Diehard Wes Anderson Fans

    There are diehard Wes Anderson fans and then there's everyone else. "Moonrise Kingdom," the idiosyncratic auteur's seventh feature, eagerly pitches itself toward that first group of audiences and ignores the rest. But if those open to Anderson quirks will find a rewarding experienc...

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    CANNES 2012: Wes Anderson's MOONRISE KINGDOM

    "Moonrise Kingdom" is a great success, both within the context of Wes Anderson's body of work and as a work unto itself. Initially, however, its Wes- Anderson-y-ness is almost off-putting.

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    Wes Anderson Goes Camping with 60s Cannes Opener 'Moonrise Kingdom'

    As I entered the Palais this morning, Wes Anderson and his entourage were climbing the escalator in the Palais to embark on their first round of press and photo calls. For my money, Wes Anderson can be hit or miss. Sometimes his arch artificiality is winning ("The Fantastic Mr. Fox"), others, irrita...

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    CANNES 2012: FilmDistrict Grabs Rights to Horror Flick 'Oculus,' Focus Int'l Selling

    FilmDistrict has acquired the horror feature "Oculus," which director Mike Flanagan will expand from his short film. Flanagan (“Absentia”) wrote the script with Jeff Howard.

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    The Weinsteins Acquire Cannes Pic 'The Sapphires' & Have Their Eye On James Gray's 'Low Life'

    Everything kicks off tomorrow, but the dealmaking has already begun at the Cannes Film Festival and Harvey Weinstein is already busy shaking hands and signing contracts.

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