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    Live at the Oscars: Supporting Actor Goes to Bale for The Fighter, In a Better World Wins Foreign

    "You're the best," Christian Bale says to the man he played in The Fighter, Dicky Eklund, as he accepts the best supporting actor Oscar, and pitches his website (UPDATE: which promptly crashed). Bale was considered the front runner and didn't have to campaign for the prize, as he was shooting a film...

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    France's Cesars Go To Of Gods and Men and Ghost Writer; No Impact on Oscar Index Video

    France's Cesar awards, much like the European Film Awards, gave a lot more credit to Paris-based filmmaker-in-exile Roman Polanski's The Ghost Writer than it has received stateside, where the Academy shut out the film. But the Cesars awarded best director, editing, score and adapted screenplay to th...

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    Mark Your Ballots: Anne Thompson Predicts Oscar Winners

    The Oscar polls closed on Tuesday at 5 PM. No more campaigning, lobbying or pitches for attention will make a difference now. It's all in the hands of the PriceWaterhousecooper counters, and will be revealed Sunday. Meanwhile the rest of us want to win our respective Oscar pools. This year, I must w...

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    Development Watch: Kiarostami's The End, Assayas's Carlos Follow-Up, Gatsby & Gretel in 3-D

    - Abbas Kiarostami, whose Certified Copy (starring Cannes Best Actress winner Juliette Binoche and William Shimell, above left) opens March 11, is developing The End, a Japanese-language relationship drama through MK2 Productions. MK2's Nathanael Karmitz says the film, to star Aoi Miyazaki, is a "co...

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    Poster Exclusive: Ozon 70s Comedy Potiche Stars Deneuve, Depardieu

    One of my favorite films at the Venice Film Festival was writer-director Francois Ozon's feminist 70s comedy Potiche, starring Catherine Deneuve and Gérard Depardieu. Here's an exclusive first look at Music Box Films' new poster for the American release on March 25.

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    New Directors/New Films Opens with Margin Call, Features Incendies, Happy, Happy, Attenberg, Octubre

    The Museum of Modern Art and the Film Society of Lincoln Center announce the 2011 New Directors/New Films Festival lineup, running March 23 - April 3. J. C. Chandor's Margin Call (here's our Sundance video interview) will open the festival and Maryam Keshavarz's Circumstance will conclude the festiv...

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    Berlin Dealbook: Godard, Holland, Bobby Fischer, Wong Kar Wai, Black Power Mixtape, Herzog's Next

    Julie Bertuccelli's The Tree, with Charlotte Gainsbourg, has gone to Zeitgeist Films for a NY and LA summer debut to be followed by national distribution. The film was Cannes' closing night feature. Set in Queensland, Australia, the film is based on Judy Pascoe's book Our Father Who Art in the Tree,...

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    Sundance & Berlin Dealbook: Higher Ground, Magic Trip, Madonna's Love Epic, Take Shelter

    Higher Ground - Actress Vera Farmiga's directorial debut, which premiered at Sundance, has gone to Sony Pictures Classics for North American, Australian and New Zealand distribution. Farmiga co-stars with Winter's Bone Oscar nominee John Hawkes, Donna Murphy and Joshua Leonard. The film is based on Carolyn S. Briggs' memoir This Dark World: A Memoir of Salvation Found and Lost, in which a woman tries to find her own voice within a close-knit spiritual community. Briggs co-wrote the screenplay with Tim Metcalfe. SPC calls the film “one of these rare independent films—perfectly crafted, honest and inspiring. Vera Farmiga not only delivers a gre...

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    Berlin Dealbook: Pina, Midnight's Children, Tyrannosaur, Hot Potato, House of Horror (UPDATE)

    The deals keep coming at the European Film Market in Berlin.

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    Berlin Dealbook: Point Blank, Being A Wallflower, La Mission, Wettest County, Old Fashioned Orgy

    The Berlin Film Festival market is taking off fast with deals announced on several pictures selling rights there, as many other sellers hope that the market favors their wares as well.

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