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    CANNES REVIEW | Pedro Almodóvar's "The Skin I Live In" Is a Messy Medical Thriller

    Based on Thierry Jonque's novel "Tarantula," Pedro Almodóvar's "The Skin I Live In" is a medical revenge thriller about genre identity. It's also a meandering, tonally confused work. Teaming with Antonio Banderas for the first time in two decades and working with genre elements he hasn't touched in ...

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    L'Affaire Von Trier: Reactions to Cannes' Controversial Ban on Lars Von Trier

    Lars Von Trier had sound reason to be in a good mood when he sat down for the press conference of his new film, "Melancholia," on Wednesday in Cannes. The 'enfant terrible' of Cannes had begun to generate strong Palme d'Or buzz immediately following the first screening of his latest. Much of that go...

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    "Take Shelter" Takes Top Honors at Cannes' 50th Critics Week

    A jury headed by Lee Chang-Dong has decided that Jeff Nichols' "Take Shelter" is best-in-show at the Cannes Film Festival's 50th Critics' Week.

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    Cannes | Pedro Almodóvar: "Thrillers fit in with my life at present"

    Twenty-four hours after the most controversial press conference of the 2011 Festival de Cannes, director Pedro Almodóvar sat at the helm of assembled journalists in the Palais des Festivals. Before asking a more serious question, Showbiz 411's Roger Friedman said to the celebrated Spanish filmmaker ...

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    CANNES REVIEW | Takashi Miike's 3-D "Hara-Kiri" Falls Short Of Its Bloody Potential

    In Japanese filmmaking machine Takashi Miike's loose adaptation of the 1962 "Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai," the best moments come at the end. A despondent samurai faces down the minions of a feudal lord, staging a ferocious battle for the memory of the relatives whose lives were lost to the lord's ...

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    Cannes Clicks: Day 9 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 REVIEW | Jafar Panahi Turns Censorship Into Art with Stunning "This is Not a Film"

    Jafar Panahi has taken risky circumstances and turned them into art. "This is Not a Film" delivers a sharp, measured critique of the conditions that now find him on his way to jail. A first-person account of the Iranian filmmaker at home awaiting news of his upcoming prison sentencing, it puts a hum...

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    Updated: Lars Von Trier Declared "Persona Non Grata" at Cannes, Effective Immediately

    Using wording that may have far-reaching effect in Lars Von Trier's relationship with the Cannes Film Festival, the event's Board of Directors declared the Danish director "persona non grata" today after his controversial press conference Wednesday when he seemingly joked that he had some sympathy f...

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    Sundance Selects Buys U.S. Rights to the Dardenne Bros.' "The Kid With a Bike"

    Sundance Selects has acquired all U.S. rights to Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne’s Cannes competition title "The Kid With a Bike" from Wild Bunch. The Cannes competition title made its world premiere May 14.

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    With "Melancholia," Lars Von Trier Delivers a Dark Apocalyptic Masterpiece

    Editor's note: This review was originally posted as part of Indiewire's coverage of the 2011 Cannes Film Festival.

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