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    'Carol' Producer Christine Vachon Talks Being Queen of the Croisette

    Producer Christine Vachon has been to Cannes before. But it wasn't ever like coming to the festival with "Carol," which was a popular hit and won a shared Best Actress prize for Rooney Mara.

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    Why Pete Docter's 'Inside Out' Was So Tough to Make Into Must-See Pixar

    Crafting a radical original Pixar movie like 'Inside Out' is really, really hard, admits Pete Docter, who almost bailed on his best movie to date.

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    Jennifer Connelly: Gender Equality in Film and Society Are 'Inseparable,' One Needs the Other

    The "Aloft" star and her director Claudia Llosa discuss the magical film and the state of women in the industry.

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    Cannes's Thierry Fremaux Takes on the Women Question: "Attack the Oscars, not the festival!"

    As Cannes Film Festival General Delegate, Thierry Fremaux is accustomed to the limelight. But over the past few years he has been constantly on the defensive on the issue of the numbers of women directors in the Cannes Official Selection.

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    Cannes: 'The Lobster' Director Yorgos Lanthimos Explains Why Name Actors Need to See His Films Before Working With Him

    On Rachel Weisz and Colin Farrell: "There's this different chemistry between them that we hadn't thought about before. Then someone comes in and they're much funnier than you expect, or more serious, and it changes the tone."

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    Cannes: Directors from Fincher to Scorsese Revisit Truffaut's Famous Interview with Hitchcock

    New York Film Festival director Kent Jones' documentary "Hitchcock/Truffaut" debuts at Cannes Classics this Tuesday. It's a must-see for film wonks, expanding the original conversation to some insightful next-generation directors.

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    'Bessie' Director Dee Rees on Always Choosing the Hard Things

    "I'm always choosing the hard things, the things that aren't easy."

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    Blythe Danner on the Marginalization of Older Actors and Why She Loves Indie Film

    The acclaimed veteran actress spoke to Indiewire about her new film "I'll See You in My Dreams," gave us her thoughts on the state of the industry and what went into her most "complex" role to date.

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    Blythe Danner and Sam Elliott Play 70ish Leads in 'I'll See You in My Dreams'

    We talk to the two leads of Brett Haley's 'I'll See You in My Dreams,' which could prove an arthouse sleeper. Bleecker Street thinks so, as they acquired worldwide rights with their first big Sundance buy. The film opens May 15.

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    How Lucy Walker and Marianna Palka Faced Fear as They Made 'The Lion's Mouth Opens' (HBO, June 1)

    "The Lion's Mouth Opens" from two-time Academy Award nominated director Lucy Walker is shortlisted for the documentary short Oscar.

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