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    50 Cannes Photos & New Clips: 'Killing Them Softly,' Mungiu's 'Beyond The Hills,' Kiarostami's 'Like Someone In Love' & More

    In case you haven't guessed, today the Cannes Film Festival dropped a megabomb of clips, pics and assorted ephemera for the full slate of films hitting the Croisette next week. We've highlight some of the material from the bigger movies already, and for the rest we've decided to round th...

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    International Sales Agent: New for Cannes, Blue Galaxy launched by vets Marcy Rubin and Fiorenza Cella

    Born of the power and passion of two prominent members of the international film community, Blue Galaxy International takes sales, distribution, and media production to the next level.

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    Cannes Market Watch: Solution Takes 'Grand Piano' with Elijah Wood, High Point Media Group Gets John Boorman Documentary

    The Solution Entertainment Group acquired the international rights to "Grand Piano," starring Elijah Wood. The thriller from Spanish producing team, directed by Eugenio Mira ("The Birthday") tells the story of a piano virtuoso, crippled by stage fright, who fights to return to the stage. Currently W...

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    'Hemingway & Gellhorn' Debuts in Cannes and on HBO: Kidman & Owen Talk Sex and Hemingway's Boots

    Philip Kaufman's "Hemingway & Gellhorn" will premiere out of competition in Cannes before its Monday, May 28 debut on HBO. It stars Nicole Kidman and Clive Owen as the titular pair, as well as Peter Coyote ("Erin Brockovich"), David Strathairn ("Good Night and Good Luck"), Molly Parker ("The Road"),...

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    Cannes Market Watch: Polanski to Direct Period Thriller 'D,' on Dreyfus Affair

    Roman Polanski's next indie-financed film will be the political thriller “D,” based on the 19th century political scandal Dreyfus Affair in France.

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    The Playlist's 15 Most Anticipated Films Of The Cannes Film Festival

    A week from today, the 65th annual Cannes Film Festival will be getting underway on the south coast of France, opening with Wes Anderson's "Moonrise Kingdom," and as ever, it's possibly the biggest date in the cinephile calendar, with a host of hotly-anticipated films set to premiere over the ten da...

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    LatinoBuzz: Mexico's Young Filmmakers Are Breaking Records and Pushing Boundaries

    Mexico’s film industry broke records last year. Box office attendance reached an all-time high and due in part to increased public funding, local productions rose to more than 70 feature films. Yet, as is true in all of Latin America, Hollywood blockbusters edged out national films.

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    Pre-Cannes Buy: IFC and Sundance Selects Acquire 'On the Road' for Fall Release

    While Walter Salles' "On the Road" was up for sale before Cannes, many of the bigger buyers chose to wait to see how it would be received in Competition at the Festival. Just before the fest, however, AMC Networks' IFC Films and Sundance Selects scooped up for seven figures all U.S. rights to the ep...

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    IFC Films and Sundance Selects Pick Up U.S. Rights to Cannes Premiere 'On the Road'

    IFC Films and sister distributor Sundance Selects have jointly acquired all U.S. rights to the Walter Salles-directed adaptation of “On the Road” for a fall theatrical release. The long-in-the-works project, adapted from Jack Kerouac’s classic autobiographical novel by Jose Rivera,...

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    Cannes Market: Cassavetes Goes Gritty for Kristen Stewart's 'Cali'; Plot Revolves Around Faux Snuff Film

    Nick Cassavetes, known best for delivering one of the greatest chick flicks ever -- "The Notebook" -- is back to some grittier material; the "Alpha Dog" director is set to helm "Cali," reports Variety. Kristen Stewart will star (and co-exec produce) as one of a pair of ...

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