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    CANNES: Atom Egoyan's West Memphis Three Drama 'Devil's Knot' Gets Financed, via Worldview Entertainment

    Atom Egoyan's West Memphis Three project “Devil’s Knot” will be financed and produced by Worldview Entertainment. Reese Witherspoon and Colin Firth star in the film, which begins shooting next month in Georgia.

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    CANNES REVIEW: 'After the Battle' Brings an Activist Romance to Tahrir Square

    Now that a number of documentaries have dealt with the 2011 Egyptian uprising at Cairo's Tahrir Square -- most prominently, the scrappy "1/2 Revolution" and broadly focused "Tahrir" -- it comes as no surprise that the events have been applied to a fictional scenario, and by n...

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    Cannes 2012: Halle Berry Thriller "The Hive" Being Shopped At The Marché; June Start Date Planned

    Film sales company Sierra/Affinity has come onboard to rep Brad Anderson's (Vanishing On 7th Street, The Machinist) Halle Berry thriller The Hive, and is currently in Cannes shopping the project (and a few others) around to international buyers.

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    Cannes 2012: Ken Burns' New Documentary "The Central Park Five"

    I'm an unabashed admirer of the work of doumentary filmmaker Ken Burns. His PBS extensive muti-part documentaries which chronicle the culture and history of America such Jazz, Frank Lloyd Wright, The Civil War and most recently last fall, Prohibition are amazing examples of documentary film...

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    Cannes Review Capsule: 'Moonrise Kingdom'

    Wes Anderson's latest has premiered at Cannes. What do the critics think?

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    CANNES 2012: Yousry Nasrallah's AFTER THE BATTLE

    Governments are inherently evil. Commoners are redeemable imbeciles. Academics are clueless do-gooders. These cookie-cutter generalizations about character motivation and social institutions define Yousry Nasrallah’s "After the Battle."

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    Cannes Watch: Why We Need Films Directed By Women AND Films About Women

    Cannes is kicking off right now.  I've spent the last two days putting together a petition that will be sent to the festival about the lack of female directors in competition.  You can sign the petition here.  (Just so you know every signature generates an email to the Cannes offi...

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    The Top 10 Critics to Follow on Twitter During Cannes

    The Cannes Film Festival starts in mere hours. Here's who to follow on Twitter to stay tuned in to it all.

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    Cannes Watch: The First Female Saudia Arabian Director Hits Cannes

    Haifaa Al Mansour may not be able to drive in her country but she seems to have accomplished something no other woman -- or man -- has done in Saudia Arabia -- directing the first feature film shot in the country.

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    Sony Pictures Classics Hits the Croisette, Buys 'Love is All You Need'

    Always a major North American presence on the Cannes Croisette, Sony Pictures Classics covers the official selection and market screenings like a blanket. In many ways it's the unfinished material that tests the mettle of the buyers. Which movies are ready to bid on, sight unseen, off bits of footag...

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