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Cannes Film Festival

Cannes Film Festival Photos

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    Salaviza and his Palme d'Or

    More from Cannes '09: Portuguese director Joao Salaviza inside the Palais following his win for the Palme d'Or for best short film. The short, "Arena" is the story of a man who is under house arrest and passes the time tattooing. Three local kids, however, taunt him through his window...
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    Jane Campion Sits in "Sleeping Beauty"

    Oscar-winner (and Palme d'Or winner) writer/director Jane Campion ("The Piano") took a seat in the audience for the "Sleeping Beauty" press conference Thursday in Cannes. The controversial film screening in competition drew mixed reactions Wednesday after its press screening, with the audience audibly divided. Fellow Australian director Julia Leigh met Campion before going into production (her first film) on "Sleeping Beauty" and said during the conversation in the Palais des Festivals that she sought her advice throughout the making of the film.
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    The Nun and the "Da Vinci Code"

    A nun attracted some relatively big attention after setting up her own make-shift shrine in front of the main steps of the Palais de Festivals in Cannes and said the Rosary in "protest" of the Cannes Film Festival's opening night film, "The Da Vinci Code" by Ron Howard. Workers were still laying down the red carpet on the steps, which will be the focus prior to the gala premiere for the film Wednesday evening.
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    "Da Vinci"'s Pyramid

    Perhaps the Luxor casino resort in Las Vegas is the inspiration for the venue that will house the "Da Vinci Code" party Wednesday night following its premiere? The luminous pyramid is located near old port in Cannes and will surely be a fun party for the lucky invitees (we're not among them). Incidentally, the "Da Vinci Code" crew reportedly broke a Guiness Book of World Records record for the longest continuous international train trip after traveling to Cannes from London via the Chunnel following a press conference in the British capital.
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    Bellucci in the Palais

    Italian actress Monica Bellucci ("The Passion of the Christ") gets her photo snapped as she leaves a press conference for the main jury in the Palais de Festivals Wednesday afternoon. Bellucci said during the discussion that she feels "privileged" to be working in a job that allows her to be exposed to many cultures and considers Italian, French and American cinema among her favorites.
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    Zhang is the Young One

    27 year-old actress Zhang Ziyi ("Memoirs of a Geisha") is one of the youngest serving jurors ever in the main competition at the Cannes Film Festival, a topic that wasn't lost among some journalists at the jurors press conference Wednesday afternoon in the Palais de Festivals. Juror president Wong Kar-wai had a quick ciggy in the lobby (background).
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    Noah and John at Grand Hotel

    Toronto International Film Festival co-director Noah Cowan (right) with IFC Center (New York) head John Vanco hanging out at the Grand Hotel Friday night in Cannes. The Grand Hotel's ground floor bar continues to be a popular nightspot following the parties for the North American fest attendees. The space got a facelift from its former '70s shabby chic.
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    "Fast Food Nation" in Cannes

    "Fast Food Nation" director Richard Linklater hanging out with South by Southwest Film Festival (SXSW) producer Matt Dentler at the after party for Linklater's film Friday night in Cannes. Both Linklater and Dentler serve on the Austin Film Society board together, which Linklater founded. The party was a good one.
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    Catalina Does Cannes

    Oscar-nominated best actress Catalina Sandino Moreno ("Maria Full of Grace") at the after-party following the premiere of Richard Linklater's "Fast Food Nation" Friday night. The party for the film was held off the Croisette late-night in one of the ubiquitous pavilions that line the beach in Cannes. (Also pictured is Ethan Hawke's back of the head.
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    Gore in Cannes

    Former U.S. Vice President Albert Gore joined the party for Paramount Pictures Friday afternoon off the Croisette. Gore is the subject of Davis Guggenheim's global warming documentary "An Inconvenient Truth" which is screening in Cannes. Gore and his wife Tipper chatted casually with party attendees.

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