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Cannes Clicks: Day 5 at indieWIRE and Around the Web

Cannes Clicks: Day 5 at indieWIRE and Around the Web

Each day at the Cannes Film Festival (May 11 – 22), indieWIRE is publishing an updated compilation of articles from indieWIRE, our blog network and other outlets.

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Eric Kohn sees “The Artist” and gives the new silent black-and-white film from Michel Hazanavicius a B-. The film appears to be a tough sell, but the Weinstein Company believes that it can find an audience in the U.S.

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Sydney Levine has her sights on “The Girl From the Naked Eye” at Cannes. She recommends the film, which still has all its right available for sale.

Red Granite Pictures spared no expense to bring Kanye West to play at their Cannes party. Eric Kohn and Eugene Hernandez offer some interesting clips and pictures from the performance.

Sydney Levine profiles another sales agent today: House of Film.

Around the web

Julia Leigh’s “Sleeping Beauty” has been surprising audiences at Cannes. The novelist/director sits down with the New York Times to talk about her new film.

Melena Ryzik writes on the business side of Cannes for the New York Times. Ryzik reports on what is promising to be a “buyer happy” festival.

The Envelope from The Los Angeles Times has been keeping an eye on the Palm d’Or race. The frontrunners so far? “Footnore” and “We Need to Talk About Kevin.”

[Compiled by Daniel Loria]

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