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    ISA of The Day: Noori Pictures

    Noori Pictures is the new name for Sherahazad, Katayoon Shahabi's independent, Iranian international sales agency. After spending 11 months in one of Iran's most notorious prisons for "collaborating with the BBC", she has pitched her tent in Paris where she spent her college years before returning t...

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    CANNES EXCLUSIVE: Ari Folman Talks Fortnight Opener 'The Congress,' Which Predicts Hollywood's Chilling Future (TRAILER)

    The Cannes International Film Festival gets under way Wednesday with the international premiere of Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby," a perfect opening night choice given its already established hit status stateside (TOH review here). And on Thursday the edgier Cannes sidebar Director's Fortnight (o...

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    Cannes 2012 Recap: How Did Last Year's Edition Hold Up in the Shadow of One of the Festival's Most Successful?

    Going into last year's Cannes, we knew the crop of films had some mighty shows to fill. The 2011 edition of the festival resulted in one of the most successful Cannes slates ever, both in terms of the films' commercial success in America and how they played in awards season.

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    New Pics From Cannes Closer 'Zulu' Starring Orlando Bloom & Forest Whitaker

    We may not be head over heels excited about Jérôme Salle’s “Zulu,” which will be the closing film at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, but what’s great about Cannes are all the hidden possibilities. A greatly anticipated film might get booed at, while a film under everyone’s radar can be the talk of...

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    Watch: First 2 Clips From Jim Jarmusch's Cannes Entry 'Only Lovers Left Alive' With Tilda Swinton & Tom Hiddleston

    When Jim Jarmusch's "Only Lovers Left Alive" was missing from the initial lineup announcement for the Cannes Film Festival, we were a bit bummed out, but about a week later, it was slotted as a late addition to the Competition lineup, adding another great title to an already stacked slate. There ha...

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    Gilles Jacob Resigns As Cannes Head

    Just before the 66th Cannes Film Festival will begin on the Croisette, president Gilles Jacob let it out that he will step down in 2015, after finishing his current three-year term.

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    Watch: Trippy, Meta Trailer For Ari Folman's Cannes Flick 'The Congress' Starring Robin Wright

    The long, long wait for "Waltz With Bashir" director Ari Folman's next effort "The Congress" is now nearly over. Whilst we're still surprised that the director, who was in contention for a Palme d'Or in the main competition at Cannes in 2008 with 'Bashir,' has been relegated to the Directors' Fortni...

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    The Germans Are Out In Force

    Germany has a large number of films in Cannes this year both as coproducer and single producer. Three German co-productions are in the competition including Heli by Amat Escalante (Mexico/ Germany/ France/ Netherlands), the adaptation of the Heinrich von Kleist novella Michael Kohlhaas by Arnaud des...

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    Cannes Market: Michael Nyqvist of the 'Millenium Trilogy' Stars in Dramedy 'My So-Called Father'

    Actor Michael Nyqvist, who played journalist Mikael Blomkvist in the Swedish "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" films, has been cast in the dramedy "My So-Called Father." The Swedish production is written and directed by Ulf Malmros, and co-stars Vera Vitali.

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    Watch: First Trailer For James Franco's Cannes Contender 'As I Lay Dying

    Tackling an adaptation of a William Faulkner novel, featuring no less than fifteen different characters, in a narrative that doesn't lend itself easily to a cinematic interpretation would be a challenge for anybody. But not everybody is James Franco. In the past year, he's dropped a documentary abou...

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