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CANNES ’08 | Wrapping Up Two Weeks in Cannes: Dispatches, Notebooks, Deals and Snapshots

CANNES '08 | Wrapping Up Two Weeks in Cannes: Dispatches, Notebooks, Deals and Snapshots

Highlighting two weeks of continuous coverage from France for the 61st Cannes Film Festival, indieWIRE offers links to all of this year’s festival dispatches, critics notebooks, deal news, daily biz round-ups, and snapshots featuring the filmmakers and famous faces from the Croisette. Additional coverage will continue in iW’s special Cannes festival section.

Editors and writers covering Cannes this year for indieWIRE included: Brian Brooks, Eugene Hernandez, James Israel, Anthony Kaufman, Glenn Kenny, Peter Knegt, Eric Kohn, and Jenny Sung.


Best actor award winner Benicio del Toro (“Che”). Photo by Eugene Hernandez/indieWIRE

May 23, 2008: CANNES ’08 DISPATCH | Just Like the Weather, Biz Prospects Mostly Cloudy On Fest’s Final Weekend

May 23, 2008: CANNES ’08 NOTEBOOK | And Then You Die: Charlie Kaufman’s Synecdoche, New York

May 22, 2008: CANNES ’08 NOTEBOOK | The Revolution By Night: Steven Soderbergh’s “Che”

May 22, 2008: CANNES ’08 NOTEBOOK | Divided Reactions: “Headless Woman,” “Sonata,” “Liverpool,” “Robbed” Find Detractors and Fans

May 20, 2008: CANNES ’08 NOTEBOOK | Auteur Fatigue, “Gomorra” Pops and Wayward Youths

May 21, 2008: CANNES ’08 DISPATCH | Voices from the Croisette: Woody Allen, James Gray, and the Dardennes on the Delicate State of Personal Cinema Today

May 18, 2008: CANNES ’08 NOTEBOOK | In Competition, Desplechin Out in Front; Ceylan and Jia Don’t Disappoint Fans

May 15, 2008: CANNES ’08 DISPATCH | Serious, Silly Intersect In First 24 Hours of 61st Cannes Festival

May 13, 2008: CANNES ’08 DISPATCH | Rain or Shine? Cannes Market Opens Amidst Changing Forecast


Catherine Deneuve in Cannes. Photo by Eugene Hernandez/indieWIRE

SYNECDOCHE, NEW YORK | ‘Charlie Kaufman’

SYNECDOCHE, NEW YORK | Spike and Anthony

CHE | Guerrilla Film

ASHES OF TIME REDUX | Wong Kar-wai and Chris Doyle

THE PALERMO SHOOTING | Wim Wenders and Ha Jung-woo at Korean party

CHANGELING | Eastwood and Drama

TWO LOVERS | Gray and Gwyneth

LORNA’S SILENCE | Arta Dobroshi

LORNA’S SILENCE | Belgian Brothers


TYSON | Tyson and Toback


LINHA DE PASSE | Salles, Thomas and De Oliveira

THE THIRD WAVE | Morgan and Jeremy

A CHRISTMAS TALE | Desplechin on Cinema


BLINDNESS | A “Blindness” Quicky

BLINDNESS | McKellar and Handling Doing “Blindness”


Penelope Cruz, at a lunch for “Vicky Cristina Barcelona.” Photo by Eugene Hernandez/indieWIRE

May 21, 2008: CANNES ’08 BIZ DAILY | Film Department’s Gill and Sacker Chat At AmPav, Arthouse Deals With Fortissimo, Jaman Takes Two, and More

May 20, 2008: CANNES ’08 BIZ DAILY | Spike Lee’s “Miracle,” Young Europeans, Cyrte Buy, Fortissimo and John Woo, and More

May 19, 2008: CANNES ’08 BIZ DAILY | Europe Day, Another Pick-Up For IFC, Optimum Takes “Whiteout,” Celluloid Options “UBIK,” The Hungarian Pavilion, and More

May 18, 2008: CANNES ’08 BIZ DAILY | Weinstein Takes “The Alchemist,” Reliance Gives Funding To Hollywood, MGM Discusses New Plans, the Korean Pavilion, and More

May 17, 2008: CANNES ’08 BIZ DAILY | IFC Takes Two More, WMA Launches $100M Fund, Celluloid Gets Animated & Scandinavian, Seville Evolves, Unifrance’s Pavilion, and More

May 16, 2008: CANNES ’08 BIZ DAILY | Reliance Talks Big Numbers, Weinsteins Acquire “Lake” & Make Asian TV Deal, GreeneStreet Takes “Long Time,” The Argentine Pavilion, and More

May 15, 2008: CANNES ’08 BIZ DAILY | Update: Hyde Park Million Dollar Asian Fund; Celluloid Follows “Prophet,” MTV Wants Their Elephant Eye, Canadians All Business, and More

May 14, 2008: CANNES ’08 BIZ DAILY | IFC Takes Two, Salt Launches, Fortissimo Busy, Delpy Pre-Sales, Ukranian Pavilion, and More

May 13, 2008: CANNES ’08 BIZ DAILY | Cannes Market Kickoff, Fortissimo Gets Killer Film, AmPav Turns 20, and More


Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, winners of the screenplay prize in Cannes. Photo by Eugene Hernandez/indieWIRE

iW NEWS | Sony Classics Gets “Waltz With Bashir”

INSIDE WORD | Magnolia Planning “What Just Happened” Release

INSIDE WORD | Magnolia Planning “What Just Happened” Release

iW NEWS | IFC Gets “Hunger” in Cannes

iW NEWS | Liberation Takes “Tokyo!”

iW NEWS | IFC Films Catches “The Chaser” in Cannes

iW NEWS | Hamptons Fest & indieWIRE Partner To Toast Barendrecht

iW NEWS | Focus Spotlights Amenabar’s “Agora”

iW NEWS | Celluloid Dreams in Darkness

iW NEWS | Magnet Takes “Surveillance”

iW NEWS | IFC Brings “Pleasure” to North America

iW NEWS | Overture and Vantage Team For Moore


iPOP: Images from Cannes

LINEUPS: Official Selection | Director’s Fortnight | International Critics Week

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