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    Cannes 2012: "Beasts Of The Southern Wild" Picks Up FIPRESCI Prize

    As the festival comes to a close, wrapping up another year, the award winners will be announced throughout the weekend, starting with S&A favorite, Ben Zeitlin’s feature film debut, Beasts Of The Southern Wild, which continues its streak of accolades, picking up the FIPRESCI...

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    'Después de Lucía' Takes Top Prize In Un Certain Regard At Cannes; 'Laurence Anyways,' 'Djeca' & More Also Earn Honors

    The Nice airport is getting a bit less busy, and the cafés and hotels on the Croisette are quieter as the Cannes Film Festival wraps up today. Awards are starting to be handed out and first up are the prizes for the festival's Un Certain Regard category, which tends to feature newer, less...

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    IFC Midnight Buys Im Sang-Soo's Sexy Cannes Competition Title 'The Taste of Money'

    IFC Midnight is buying North American rights to Im Sang-Soo's provocative Cannes Film Festival competition title "The Taste of Money." "The Taste of Money" goes inside a privileged Korean family in which a private male secretary is the subject of lust by his employer, a ...

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    'Despues de Lucia' Leads Cannes' Un Certain Regard Winners

    Michel Franco's "Despues de Lucia" led the winners of the Un Certain Regard section of the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, taking its top prize.

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    Cannes Review: Sprawling 'Hemingway & Gellhorn' Worthy Of The Rough & Tumble Life Of Two Great Writers

    Ernest Hemingway is the kind of grandiose figure that it seems it would be difficult to contain within the framework of a feature film, and the decision to pair his life with that of his ex-wife Martha Gellhorn only adds to the task at hand. But with the leisure of a two-and-a-half hour running time...

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    Cannes 2012: "Mud" Review Round-Up

    For many critics "Mud," Jeff Nichols' follow-up to well-reviewed "Take Shelter," which won the Critics' Week Cannes sidebar last year, was one of the most highly anticipated films this year. It is also one of the few films, along with Lee Daniels' "Paperboy," that is up for grabs by American distri...

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    CANNES REVIEW: Cannes Critics' Week Winner 'Aqui y Alla' Establishes Antonio Mendez Esparza as a New Directing Talent

    CANNES REVIEW: Cannes Critics' Week Winner 'Aqui y Alla' Establishes Antonio Mendez Esparza as a New Directing Talent

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    Cannes Review: 'Mud' Starring Matthew McConaughey Is An Underwhelming Anti-Fairy Tale

    "Mud," American writer/director Jeff Nichols' underwhelming follow-up to the masterfully visceral "Take Shelter," is a shallow and contrived coming of age story. While both 'Shelter' and "Shotgun Stories," Nichols' promising debut feature, explore their respective characters' motives and emotions, "...

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    The Doc Corner at Cannes and a Pick-Up

    The Doc Corner, a new initiative of Marche Directeur Delegue, Jerome Paillard, is designed to help Marche participants to find distribution, sales and festival play for their feature length (70 minutes plus) documentary new and completed films.

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    Oscar Talk Is Back! Special Cannes Edition

    My computer was running out of juice after hours in the Cannes Palais press room, and my headset was broken. But somehow, Kris Tapley, Guy Lodge and I reconvened for our first Oscar Talk podcast since Oscar season.

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