Cannes Film Festival 2012 Dailies

The New Hannibal Lecter

Just one week after winning the Best Actor prize at the Cannes Film Festival for his role in THE HUNT, word comes out of Hollywood that Danish actor Mads Mikkelson will play the lead character in NBC’s upcoming HANNIBAL, portraying … Continue reading

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Indomina Group Buys Rights To Leos Carax Film

The Indomina Group has acquired U.S. distribution rights to French director Leos Carax’s HOLY MOTORS, one of the strangest and most divisive films to screen in the main competition at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. The wildly experimental film drew … Continue reading

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Oscilloscope Gets Real With Italian Film

Oscilloscope Laboratories has acquired U.S. rights to Italian director Matteo Garrone’s REALITY, a film in the Cannes main competition about a Neapolitan fishmonger whose life is turned upside-down when he thinks he’s going to appear on a reality-television show. The … Continue reading

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Magnolia Pictures Goes On The Hunt

Magnolia Pictures had picked up the U.S. distribution rights for THE HUNT, the latest film from Danish dogme director Thomas Vinterberg. The film, which screened in the competition section at the Cannes Film Festival, won a Best Actor prize for … Continue reading

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Sundance Selects Has Busy Cannes Buying Season

Sundance Selects has had a busy buying season at the Cannes Film Festival. The company, a specialty arm of IFC Films, has acquired some of the Festival’s most notable titles. Its latest pickup is SOMEONE IN LOVE by Iranian director … Continue reading

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Reality Show Dreams

While there remain strong differences in the world, a common theme in these economically challenging times is the dream of simple people who, stuck in their difficult circumstances, dream of a way out. And yet, if you have no discernible … Continue reading

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Cannes’ Wildest Experiment

HOLY MOTORS, the latest film fantasmagoria from French director Leos Carax, was probably one of the strangest and most divisive films at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. A true love-it-or-hate-it art film, the wildly experimental film drew scattered boos but … Continue reading

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The Talents Of An Austrian Auteur

With his win this past weekend of a second Palme d’Or in less than 3 years, director Michael Haneke has assuredly climbed into the pantheon of great directors. Not that this prolific auteur has not been hailed for many seasons … Continue reading

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2012 Cannes FF Winners

AMOUR, a quiet and emotionally devastating story of the bonds of love in a long term marriage and the precariousness of that emotion in the relationships with children, was the winner of the Palme d’Or at the 2012 Cannes Film … Continue reading

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Mexico-Set Drama Wins Top Prize At Cannes Critics Week

ACQUI Y ALLA, a US/Spanish co-production set in Mexico, took top honors at the International Critics Week, the oldest parallel section at the Cannes Film Festival. The film by director Antonio Mendez Esparza was given the prize by the French … Continue reading

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