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    Seattle International Film Festival 37: Galas, Tributes and Presentations

    The 37th Seattle International Film Festival has finalized its galas, tributes and special presentations for its 25-day festival, running May 19 - June 12, among the lengthiest fest programme in the world. SIFF will screen films hailing from 74 countries; 257 features and 184 shorts, 96 of which are...

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    SFIFF 54 Day Five: Time Travel, from Cave of Forgotten Dreams to Children of the Princess of Cleves

    Meredith Brody reports on the latest festival screenings from San Francisco:The Frenchwoman who introduced Children of the Princess of Cleves gave us an invaluable bit of information that cast the film in an interesting light. President Nicolas Sarkozy said that reading the required “Princess of Cleves,” published in 1678, made no sense for a high school student who would be working as a cashier in two years. Many in France were incensed by the comment, big surprise -- as am I – wasn’t Sarkozy, despite a wealthy background, posited as “l’homme du people” when he ran for President? Here’s real-time news: when I Google Sarkozy, the news pops ...

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    SFIFF 54 Day Four: Silent Souls, Crime After Crime, Christine Vachon vs. Miranda July

    Meredith Brody dives into her fourth day of San Francisco screenings, starting with one of my favorite films from Venice, Silent Souls (pictured):Easter Sunday was never a big holiday in my book – mostly I look forward to the half-price chocolates available the day after. The darkened cinema is my f...

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    SFIFF 54 Day Three: The Colors of the Mountain, Year Without a Summer, Le Quattro Volte

    Meredith Brody continues her SFIFF diary, day three:I rush along Fillmore to slip into a 1 p.m. screening of The Colors of the Mountain, too late today to do anything but grab three samosas for $5, so greasy that they turn their paper sack transparent before I reach the theater. Three is more than I...

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    Pedro Almodovar's The Skin I Live In: Horror Thriller Images Before Cannes Premiere

    Pedro Almodovar's horror thriller The Skin I Live In stars Antonio Banderas and Elena Anaya and is based on Thierry Jonque's 2005 crime novel, Tarantula. Forget the synopsis. We're waiting to see the movie, which debuts in competition in Cannes.

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    Cannes Fills Out Competition Jury, Led by Robert De Niro

    Robert De Niro will lead the 64th Cannes Film Fest competition jury. They are: actors Jude Law, Uma Thurman and Martina Gusman (Argentina), Chinese producer Nansun Shi, critic/writer Linn Ullmann (Norway), and directors Olivier Assayas (Carlos), Mahamat Saleh Haroun (Chad) and Johnny To (Hong Kong)....

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    Cannes Adds Fortnight, Shorts, Critics Week Lineups, More Films Directed by Women

    The Director's Fortnight sidebar sometimes offers a more varied and fresh line-up--and often more American indies-- than the mainbar selections, although this year more up-and-coming filmmakers made it into the competition than usual.

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    Trailer Watch: Lars Von Trier's Psychological Disaster Movie Melancholia Starring Dunst & Gainsbourg

    Check out the trailer for Danish director Lars von Trier's (Antichrist) latest, psychological disaster movie Melancholia, with Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Keifer Sutherland, Charlotte Rampling, John Hurt, Alexander Skarsgård and Stellan Skarsgård. The film releases in Denmark May 26. Magnol...

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    French Week in Los Angeles: City of Lights City of Angels Preview

    The French are coming! Francophile Cari Beauchamp, author of the must-read Cannes guide Hollywood on the Riviera (with Henri Behar) previews COLCOA:It’s the week that Los Angeles – like most American cities, often bereft of screens showing foreign language films -- can gorge on a smorgasbord of Fren...

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    Cannes 2011: Bong Joon-ho Serving as President of the Camera d'Or Jury

    Korean director Bong Joon-ho will serve as the president of the Camera d’Or jury at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. The jury will choose the best first film presented in the fest's official selection of Competition and Un Certain Regard contenders during the Critics' Week and Directors' Fortnight.

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