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    Jane Campion Close to Deal to Direct The Flamethrowers for Producer Scott Rudin

    We will see a lot of Jane Campion over the next two weeks as she chairs the jury in Cannes.

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    Megan Ellison Heads for Cannes with 'Foxcatcher,' Rebrands Her Foreign Sales Arm

    Heading into the Cannes International Film Festival -- which opens Wednesday with Nicole Kidman vehicle "Grace of Monaco"--producer-financier Megan Ellison (Oscar contenders "Zero Dark Thirty," "Her," "American Hustle") is launching Sony Pictures Classics' much-anticipated true murder drama "Foxcatc...

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    Cannes Trailer Watch: Alice Rohrwacher's Le Meraviglie

    The trailer for Alice Rohrwacher's Cannes Competition entry "Le Meraviglie" is here. Rohrwacher is one of only two women up for the Palme d'Or this year. The film focuses on "the eldest daughter of a provincial bee-keeping family, whose summer is upended by the arrival of a young German boy and loca...

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    New Pics From Olivier Assayas' Cannes Competition Pic 'Clouds Of Sils Maria' Starring Kristen Stewart & Juliette Binoche

    While every day at the Cannes Film Festival is worth paying attention to, and though festivities kick off on Wednesday, it's next week when all the major high-profile films will get screened, with Olivier Assayas' "Clouds Of Sils Maria" showing on the last day. So until the verdict comes in, these s...

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    No Cannes Do - The Status of Women Directors at Cannes Over the Last Decade

    A look at how many women directed films have been in competitions over the last decade.

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    Watch: First Clip From Dardennes' Cannes Drama 'Two Days, One Night' Starring Marion Cotillard

    "That was one of my best experiences," Marion Cotillard tells the LA Times plainly about working with Luc and Pierre Dardenne on their upcoming "Two Days, One Night." "They offered me everything I had always wanted in a relationship between an actress and a director — well, two directors in that cas...

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    Watch: First Clip From Atom Egoyan's Cannes Thriller 'The Captive' Starring Ryan Reynolds Plus New Pics & Poster

    Can Atom Egoyan get his groove back? It has been a while since the director showcased the skill he brought to films like "The Sweet Hereafter" or "Felicia's Journey," and last weekend's "Devil's Knot" was another in a string of recent pictures that were tepidly received by both critics and the publi...

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    Cannes Update: Complete Camera d'Or and Un Certain Regard Juries

    In 2014, fifteen films will be vying for the Camera d'Or award to be presented during the Awards Ceremony on Saturday May 24th. French director Nicole Garcia will preside. Here's the jury.

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    Cannes Head Thierry Fremaux Explains The Programming Policy, And How Films Are Chosen For Un Certain Regard

    The Cannes Film Festival kicks off next week, and perhaps less so than in other years, there are always questions about the lineup. From the diversity (or lack of it) or why some films are playing in Competition while others aren't, it can seem somewhat mysterious how programmers for the world's mos...

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    BBC Films Unveils Lavish Film Slate Ahead of Cannes

    Before closing Cannes Directors' Fortnight with Matthew Warchus' "Pride," about gay activism in the time of Margaret Thatcher, BBC Films has unveiled its upcoming roster of star-studded films.

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