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  • Cannes Film Festival shines light on maverick director Xavier Dolan

     Cannes Film Festival shines light on maverick director Xavier Dolan
    Spend a few minutes talking to Xavier Dolan and the 25-year-old will quickly demonstrate why he merits the enfant terrible tag that's been slapped on him. As the Cannes Film Festival wound down Saturday, a few hours before the competition prizes were to...
  • At Cannes Film Festival, will write a pun for tickets

    At Cannes Film Festival, will write a pun for tickets
    There were swarms of people in tuxedos and cocktail dresses, which meant it was time for Felix Hausfater to start working it. ‎The 19-year-old medical student from Paris caught the eye of a promising lead, gestured meaningfully, then realized it was...
  • Cannes: For Zhang Yimou, a return to roots amid a turn to Hollywood

    Cannes: For Zhang Yimou, a return to roots amid a turn to Hollywood
    Zhang Yimou tilts his head in reflection when asked if his new movie, "Coming Home," a period drama with an amnesiac hook, is a return to more political roots. The film, after all, tells of a couple torn apart by the Cultural Revolution, and it seems to...
  • Joseph Losey's restored 'Accident' high on shock value

     Joseph Losey's restored 'Accident' high on shock value
    Based on a Nicholas Mosley novel adapted by Harold Pinter early in his screenwriting career (after a decade as a playwright), Joseph Losey's "Accident" shared the Grand Prize at the 1967 Cannes Film Festival. The film was restored by the British Film...
  • Cannes Film Review: 'The Go-Go Boys: The Inside Story of Cannon Films'

    Both an affectionate tribute and a cautionary tale, "The Go-Go Boys" is a solid documentary that offers, as its subtitle promises, one version of the "inside story of Cannon Films." Israeli helmer Hilla Medalia ("Dancing in Jaffa") offers, as its subtitle...
  • Ferrara's DSK-Themed 'Welcome To New York:" A VOD Hit for Wild Bunch and a Potential Game-Changer for French Biz

    PARIS- While French industryites are still caught up in a seemingly stalled debate to shake up the country's digital-phobic release schedule for movies and implement a new anti-piracy law, Wild Bunch ruffled feathers with its masterfully-orchestrated...
  • Jolie, Depp perfect the art of celebrity-fan interaction

    Jolie, Depp perfect the art of celebrity-fan interaction
    So many things were shocking about Brad Pitt getting punched in the face by a deranged prankster at the Los Angeles premiere of "Maleficent" on May 28. The brazen, senseless hostility of the act, for one. Not to mention that the same self-described...
  • Variety Critics Weigh in on a Strong 67th Cannes Film Festival

    JUSTIN CHANG: Shortly after the Cannes Film Festival lineup was unveiled more than a month ago, I cautioned festival-goers against jumping to the conclusion that this year's slate would be dull, disappointing, a waste of time, etc. I'm happy, if hardly...
  • CANNES: Un Certain Regard Winner 'White God' Sells to Multiple Territories (EXCLUSIVE)

    CANNES -- Kornel Mundruczo's "White God," which won top prize in Cannes Film Festival's Un Certain Regard section on Friday, has proved an international sales standout for The Match Factory. The drama about how a girl's separation from her dog leads to a...
  • Setting Times stories to music: From Cinerama to P.M. Dawn

    Setting Times stories to music: From Cinerama to P.M. Dawn
    We had a cinematic vibe to the Great Reads this week, with stories about ultra-low-budget-filmmaking and French film buffs hustling for tickets at Cannes. For the Cannes story, I chose a soundtrack by a band that even has a movie-themed name: Cinerama...
  • Cannes Prize Winner 'Force Majeure' Gets U.S. Distribution

    Magnolia Pictures has acquired the U.S. distribution rights to director Ruben Ostlund's "Force majeure" following its Un Certain Regard jury prize win at the Cannes Film Festival. "Force majeure" tells the story of a Swedish family vacationing in the...
  • Man accused of attacking Brad Pitt has prior celebrity controversies

    Man accused of attacking Brad Pitt has prior celebrity controversies
    The 25-year-old man accused of battering Brad Pitt on the red carpet Wednesday night has been involved in previous red carpet controversies, including an incident earlier this month in which he crawled under actress America Ferrera's gown at the Cannes...