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    CANNES INTERVIEW | "Drive" Director Nicolas Winding Refn: "Lars von Trier is getting old"

    By the middle of last week, everyone was talking about Lars von Trier. Then another Danish filmmaker came to town and stole some of his thunder: Nicholas Winding Refn, in competition with the ultra-violent Ryan Gosling vehicle "Drive," premiered his crowdpleasing action pastiche on Thursday and rece...

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    Sundance Selects Acquires Cannes' "Poliss"

    Continuing to prove a big player at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, Sundance Selects announced today that it has acquired U.S. rights to Maiwenn's competition title "Poliss" from Wild Bunch. That's the fourth competition title the distributor has picked up out the festival, after "Sleeping Beauty," ...

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    IFC Midnight Takes North American Rights to "Snowtown" at Cannes

    IFC Midnight today took North American rights to the psychological thriller "Snowtown" in Cannes. The film marks the directorial debut of Australian filmmaker Justin Kurzel.

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    "Atmen," "Geants" Lead Director's Fortnight Winners In Cannes

    Karl Markovics' "Atmen" (Breathing) and Bouli Lanners' "Les géants" led the winners of Cannes' Director's Fortnight section, which were announced this evening.

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    iPOP | This Week on the Scene: Cannes & NYC

    While Lars von Trier's rant in Cannes kept indieWIRE's editorial side busy, iPOP hit up La Croisette this week to offer a peek into what else is going down at the event.

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    Weekly indieWIRE Clicks: The Best News, Reviews & Features

    This week our Cannes coverage took center stage. Below find links to the highlights so far, in addition to non-Cannes related news and features.

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    Cannes Clicks: Day 10 at indieWIRE and Around the Web

    Each day at the Cannes Film Festival (May 11 - 22), indieWIRE is publishing an updated compilation of articles from indieWIRE, our blog network and other outlets.

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    Cannes '11 | "The Letter" Nabs Top Cinéfondation Prize

    Doroteya Droumeva's German student film "The Letter" received First Prize on behalf of the Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury today in Cannes. Second prize went to Kamal Lazraq's French title "Drari," while third went to South Korea's Son Tae-gyum for "Fly by Night."

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    Lars von Trier: "I will never do a press conference again."

    After its much-praised prologue of mostly stills that prefigure the film’s narrative arc, Melancholia becomes a brilliant study of how the troubled, disintegrating state of mind of one character, Justine (a brilliant Kirsten Dunst), echoes the demise of the world as we know it. With his c...

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    CANNES REVIEW | Norwegian Director Joachim Trier Studies Addiction in Moving "Oslo, August 31st"

    Norwegian director Joachim Trier showed serious promise with his feature debut, "Reprise," a thoughtful coming-of-age drama about growing artist types with plenty of verve and style. His effective follow-up, "Oslo, August 31st," takes the opposite route. With its moving lead performance by "Reprise"...

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