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    Cannes: Guillaume Gallienne's 'Me Myself and Mum' Takes Directors' Fortnight Prize

    Guillaume Gallienne's "Me Myself and Mum" won the two top prizes at the 45th Directors' Fortnight, earning both the Art Cinema Award and the Society of Dramatic Authors and Composers' Prize.

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    RADiUS-TWC Makes First Major Deal Of Cannes: Jeremy Saulnier's 'Blue Ruin'

    RADiUS-TWC has made the first major deal of a film screening at Cannes: Jeremy Saulnier's "Blue Ruin," which is world premiering in the Director's Fortnight.Full press release below.Cannes - May 18, 2013: RADiUS - TWC proudly announced tonight that it has acquired North American rights to BLUE RUIN...

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    Why This Year's Cannes Directors Fortnight Looks Better Than the Main Competition

    The family of filmmakers welcomed into the main competition of the Cannes Film Festival each year are an exclusive bunch, and this year is no exception. With American heavyweights of the arthouse world like the Coen brothers, James Gray and Alexander Payne premiering new movies alongside work from E...

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    Cannes' Directors Fortnight Announces 2013 Lineup

    The Directors Fortnight section of the 2013 Cannes Film Festival was announced this morning, with 21 features and 9 short films making the cut.

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    Ari Folman's 'The Congress' To Open Cannes' Directors Fortnight

    A day after the official Cannes lineup was announced, the Directors Fortnight section has set its opening film -- and it's one many thought would be in official competition.

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    CANNES 2012: Gael Garcia Bernal's 'No' and 'El taaib' Are Among Directors' Fortnight Films Honorees

    Though the Cannes Film Festival does not give awards to its Directors' Fortnight films, several organizations annually honor films of note. This year, Pablo Larrain's Gael Carcia Bernal film "No" and "Merzak Allouache's "El taaib" led the honorees.

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    CANNES INTERVIEW: 10 Things You Should Know About New Directors Fortnight Artistic Director Edouard Waintrop

    Many things at Cannes don't change, but leadership at Directors Fortnight is a different story. This year, there's a new team in town, led by artistic director Edouard Waintrop. Formerly in charge of Switzerland's Fribourg Film Festival, the longtime film critic replaced Frederic Boyer, ...

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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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    International Sales Agent of the Day: MPM Film

    Congratulations to Marie-Pierre Macia and Juliette Lepoutre. Their start-up international sales company MPM Film is in Toronto with a beautiful, quietly moving and totally aesthetic film in Toronto's Discovery section (and in Venice Days and in San Sebastian's Horizontes section). A U.S. sale on St...

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    Boyer Responds to Directors' Fortnight Abrupt Dismissal

    Frédéric Boyer whose edition for Directors' Fortnight in Cannes this year showed eight feature debuts has not been reappointed for the coming year. Boyer also serves as director of Les Arcs European Film Festival held in December and which is now calling for entries.

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