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    Sony Classics Bringing Cannes Doc About Alejandro Jodorowsky's Failed 'Dune' Film Adaptation to North America

    Sony Pictures Classics has acquired all North American rights to Frank Pavich's documentary "Jodorowsky's Dune," which played in the Director's Fortnight section at this year's Cannes Film Festival. The film profiles cult film director Alejandro Jodorowsky and his ambitious yet doomed mid-70s film a...

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    How Jeremy Saulnier Went From Corporate Videos to Premiering 'Blue Ruin' at Cannes

    In early April, Brooklyn-based cinematographer and filmmaker Jeremy Saulnier was en route to shooting a corporate video in Cleveland when he learned that his movie had been accepted to the Cannes Film Festival. It was quite the validation: To make the tense, violent crime drama "Blue Ruin," the firs...

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    Cannes: Why Directors Fortnight Didn't Decide On Its Lineup Until the Last Second

    The Cannes Festival's official competition may garner more attention, but the Directors Fortnight provides a hip alternative. With just 21 features, Fortnight offers a leaner take on the latest noteworthy cinema from around the world, but that doesn't make artistic director Édouard Waintrop's job an...

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    Watch: 2 New Clips From Sundance & Cannes Thriller 'We Are What We Are'

    In spite of carrying the stigma of being an American remake of a foreign film, director Jim Mickle’s "We Are What We Are" received some positive buzz when it debuted at Sundance earlier this year. Since then, we haven’t seen very much of the film, which has been rather disappointing. However, now th...

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    Watch: Clip From Sundance & Cannes Thriller 'Magic Magic' Starring Michael Cera & Juno Temple

    The Cannes Film Festival is just around the corner and, as usual, clips from some of the prospective films are starting to make their way to the internet. One such film, which is premiering at the Directors’ Fortnight, is “Magic Magic.” Directed by Sebastian Silva (“The Maid”) and starring Michael C...

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    Films By Alejandro Jodorowsky, Lynne Ramsay & More Slated For Cannes Directors’ Fortnight

    Well, here's one name we didn't expect to figure so prominently at Cannes this year -- Alejandro Jodorowksy. The 84-year-old director will not only have his first feature in over twenty years unveiled, but he will also be the subject of a documentary that is sure to get cinephiles very, very excited...

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    'Waltz With Bashir' Director Ari Folman's 'The Congress' To Open Cannes Directors' Fortnight

    Yesterday, the 2013 Cannes Film Festival lineup was formally announced, and among the titles selected were a few that surprised us, while we noted others that seemed like eye-opening omissions. And today comes word of one filmmaker who is going from competing in the main line up at Cannes, to openin...

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    Cannes Poster Roundup: Sergei Loznitsa's 'In The Fog,' Im Sang-soo's 'Taste Of Money' & 'Dangerous Liaisons' With Zhang Ziyi

    May is here, spring has sprung, and film fans from around the world are beginning to pack their bags, as in a couple short weeks they will be headed to the south of France for the Cannes Film Festival. Images and clips from the various films unspooling on the Croisette will continue to drip out unti...

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    Marilyn Manson Confirmed As Star Of Quentin Dupieux's Cannes Short Film 'Wrong Cops'

    Well, in some alternate Quentin Dupieux universe, full of non-sequiturs and ironic detachment, this completely makes sense. Fresh off news of the Cannes Directors' Fortnight line-up earlier today, which listed Dupieux's short film "Wrong Cops" alongside many other exciting offering...

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    Michel Gondry, Ben Wheatley, Quentin Dupieux Among 2012 Cannes Director's Fortnight Selection

    Following yesterday's announcement of the Cannes Critic's Week lineup, the 51st edition of the festival has unveiled the Director's Fortnight selection. Michel Gondry's "The We and the I" will open this year's sidebar, while Noemie Lvovsky's "Camille Redouble&q...

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