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    IFC Midnight Acquires Brandon Cronenberg's 'Antiviral,' Father and Son Interview at Cannes (VIDEO)

    The fruit doesn't fall far from the tree. Thus Brandon Cronenberg, whose debut feature "Antiviral" premiered in Un Certain Regard at Cannes, shares plenty of horror DNA with his father David, who admitted during a Cannes father-son interview with Toronto Film Festival's Cameron Bailey that they both...

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    Colombia Leads the Latin American Contingent in Cannes

    Colombia had three films in the various sections of Cannes this year. And the Colombian producers, Diana Bustamente and Jorge Forero of Burning Blue, produced two of them along with Thierry Lenouvel’s Cine-Sud. La Sirga (Directors Fortnight) was just picked up for U.S. by Film Movement and La Playa...

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    IFC Midnight Acquires Brandon Cronenberg's Cannes Debut 'Antiviral'

    IFC has been on its annual late Spring buying spree. Its latest pick-up is Brandon Cronenberg’s debut feature “Antiviral,” which had its world premiere in the Un Certain Regard section at the Cannes Film Festival last month. The indie distributor picked up U.S. rights for its IFC M...

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    Film Movement Takes Cannes Title 'La Sirga' For North America

    Film Movement has acquired all North American rights to Colombian director William Vega's first feature film "La Sirga." The film recently screened in the Director's Fortnight section of the Cannes Film Festival.

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    Coproductions with Canada Total Budgets Climb to Over $1 Billion in the Last Five Years

    An Outstanding year for Canadian coproduction at the 65th Cannes Film Festival with Cosmopolis (ISA: Kinology), Laurence Anyways (ISA: MK2) and Hors les murs (Beyond the Walls) (ISA: Films Boutique).

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    The Amazing Race: Which Films Came Out Of Cannes As Potential Oscar Contenders?

    Gosh, it feels like only yesterday we were talking about the 2011 Oscar season, with films like "The Artist," "Hugo," "The Descendants," "The Help" and "Moneyball" jostling for position in the chase for little gold statues. And that's because, well, it basically was yesterday: we're only a little ov...

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    Critical Consensus: Robert Koehler and Michael Phillips Let Loose on the Best and Worst of Cannes 2012

    "I'm in the minority about "Beasts of the Southern Wild." It's flashy and imaginative; the filmmaker's got real skill, but I found that movie's technique awfully pushy."

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    5 Surprising & Controversial Cannes Film Festival Winners From Years Gone By

    As much as people have quibbles with (much more democratically voted on) awards like the Oscars, the decisions by juries at film festivals tend to be even more contentious. Usually drawn from practitioners, actors, with a few other curious participants in there as well, jurors often come in with the...

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    Which Stars Came Out Ahead at Cannes? Who Should Have Stayed Home? From Pitt, Kidman & Mikkelsen to Hardy, Cotillard, Pattinson & Stewart

    Cannes can have a huge impact on careers--as the world media watches. That walk up the red carpet can be dazzling for talent, but boos and reviews can be deadly, too. Ask Lee Daniels, who had to pull out the race card to explain the devastating pans for "The Paperboy," which Avi Lerner's Millennium ...

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