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    Cannes Winners: The Women

    The Cannes Film Festival concluded last evening and Poliss directed by Maiwenn won the jury prize (which is third place.) The film has been picked up Sundance Selects. None of the other films by female directors won any of the big prizes.

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    Jane Campion and Women Directors at Cannes

    When Jane Campion shows up at Cannes people take notice, especially because she is the only woman to have ever won the Palme d'Or. Let's say that again. The year is 2011 and only one woman has ever won the Palme d'Or.

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    Hanging With The Topp Twins

    The Topp Twins were in NYC last weekend for the opening of the documentary on their lives. Here's my conversation with them and a glimpse of them singing Untouchable Girls after the screening. Jools and Lynda will be in the SF area this coming weekend. Details here. Don't miss them.

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    Eve Ensler to Make Directing Debut With The Other Side Starring Jane Fonda

    Vagina Monologue writer and V-Day activist Eve Ensler will be making her directorial debut on The Other Side a film that will also focus on the epidemic of rape in the Congo.

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    Angelina Jolie's Directorial Debut Gets a Name and a Date

    Angelina Jolie's directorial debut, a love story set in Bosnia War in the 90s finally has a title - In the Land of Blood and Honey. The other news is that it will be released on December 23rd by Film District putting it right into the awards mix. Jolie also wrote the script.

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    Tickets Available to LA Screening of No Woman, No Cry

    More Magazine has made available several tickets to a special screening of Christy Turlington Burns' documentary No Woman, No Cry.

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    Cannes Watch: Reviews of Polisse directed by Maiwenn

    From Jordan Minzer in the Hollywood Reporter:A powerhouse of emotional jolts, free-wheeling comedy and socially-minded storytelling, Poliss (Polisse) reps an admirable step up for writer-director-actress Maiwenn, and one which should finally expand her audience beyond French borders. This extensive ...

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    Human Rights Watch Film Festival: The Women

    Women directors are dominant in the upcoming Human Rights Watch Film Festival in NYC from June 16-30.

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    Weinstein Co. Picks Up Meryl Streep Film The Iron Lady

    Looks like we will have a Meryl Streep film in Oscar contention this year. At Cannes, the Weinstein Co. has secured the US rights for the film.

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    Cannes Watch: First Reviews of Sleeping Beauty Directed by Julia Leigh

    From Sasha Stone on The Wrap:Much has been made of the supposed sexuality to be plumbed in Australian novelist and first-time auteur Julia Leigh’s "Sleeping Beauty." First, a teaser poster was released tantalizing the Cannes crowd with a shot of Emily Browning’s backside as she stared seductively in...

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