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    WATCH: First Trailer for Xavier Dolan's Cannes Smash 'Mommy'

    Although it shockingly has yet to secure U.S. distribution, early reaction to Canadian auteur Xavier Dolan’s fifth feature “Mommy" --which took home the Cannes Competition jury prize--was upbeat. You can get a three-minute taste of this intense, emotional rocket ride of a family drama via the first ...

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    David Ansen's Departure from Los Angeles Film Festival Signals New Direction for Fest

    After five years at Film Independent's Los Angeles Film Festival, Artistic Director David Ansen is leaving to go back to writing. Also leaving is programmer Doug Jones, who takes 12 years of institutional memory with him. Very much in charge is LAFF's high-powered LAFF director, producer Stephanie A...

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    "From Addis To Cannes" An Interview With Ethiopian Filmmakers

    "We are 90% the same in the world. The 10% difference is based on where we live. The culture, political issues, or religions can separate us. When we make a film or write a script, whatever the language, we have to say something for everyone... that's why I'm here at Cannes, to share my story and se...

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    ISA of the Day: Andreas Rothbauer of Picture Tree Films

    Andreas Rothbauer shares Picture Tree's success, his experience, and his take on the transition and evolution of functionality in the industry. Picture Tree Films includes titles such as Metal Head and Fack Ju Goehte (Suck Me Shakespeer)

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    Drafthouse Films Picks Up Near-Silent Cannes Critics' Week Winner 'The Tribe'

    Intrepid distribution arm Drafthouse Films has acquired North American rights to director Miroslav Slaboshpytskiy's "The Tribe," winner of the Nespresso Grand Prize, the France 4 Visionary Award and a Gan Foundation grant at the 2014 Cannes International Critics' Week.

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    A gut feeling pushed me to go to the Cannes Film Festival, and this is what happened...

    There's something to be said about taking a leap into the abyss. This is what is was for me to leave my home in LA and embark on another worldly adventure. It was a risk, but I had to take it, as I had a strong feeling that I should go to Cannes since last fall.

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    How Indie Producer Jon Kilik Works with Mavericks, from Spike Lee and Gary Ross to Bennett Miller

    Independent film producer Jon Kilik is having a busy year, with the upcoming "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I," Tommy Lee Jones' "The Homesman," Bennett Miller's "Foxcatcher" and Spike Lee's "Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth." He's also celebrating the 25th anniversary of Spike Lee's "Do the Right T...

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    Emmanuelle Seigner On Roman Polanski's 'Venus in Fur': 'I Have to Be Much Better Than Another Actress Because I'm His Wife.'

    Paris-born Emmanuelle Seigner, who started out as a model at 14, has already proved herself as a talented performer in films like "La Vie en Rose" and "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly." Still, her lead turn in "Venus in Fur," a tense two-hander adapted from David Ives Tony-nominated play by Seigne...

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    UNESCO Fellini Award Went to United Nations Association Film Festival (UNAFF) Founder and Festival Director

    The International Council for Film, Television and Audiovisual Communication (ICFT) recently presented at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) headquarters in Paris the UNESCO Fellini Medal to Jasmina Bojic, Founder and Executive Director of the United Nation...

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