Cannes Film Festival 2012 Dailies

FIPRESCI Awards Critic Prizes At Cannes

FIPRESCI, the International Federation of Film Critics, has given its top Cannes prizes to Russian director Sergei Loznitsa’s IN THE FOG, American indie Benh Zeitlin’s Sundance sensation BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD and the French film RENGAINE (Hold Back) from … Continue reading

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Top Prize Winner At Cannes Directors Fortnight

The prestigious Directors Fortnight section of the Cannes Film Festival, which has introduced myriad film talents over the past two decades, chose the Chilean director Pablo Larrian for his political drama NO as the best film of the section this … Continue reading

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Brad Pitt’s Newest Film Is Not Anti-Capitalist

Brad Pitt, certainly the biggest star so far to grace the soggy Cannes red carpet, has denied that his newest film, the gangster saga KILLING THEM SOFTLY is a chronicle of the failures of capitalism and an attack on America … Continue reading

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IFC Films Buys Rights To Directors Fortnight Film

IFC Films has acquired North American rights to SIGHTSEERS, a British comedy by Ben Wheatley that had its world premiere earlier this week in the Directors Fortnight section at Cannes. Wheatley, the director of critically acclaimed films KILL LIST and … Continue reading

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Weinsteins Acquire Gaddafi Documentary

The Weinstein Company has acquired domestic rights to THE OATH OF TOBRUK, a documentary about the fall of Libyan strongman Moammar Gaddafi. French philosopher and journalist Bernard-Henri Levy made the film during the months of conflict and unrest in Libya, … Continue reading

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Jailed Actor Misses Cannes Red Carpet Premiere

Aniello Arena, one of the stars of the Cannes competition entry REALITY, was a no show at the film’s red carpet gala premiere this past weekend……for good reason. For the past 20 years, he has been incarcerated in an Italian … Continue reading

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Memoir Of Roman Polanski

One of the few high profile documentaries in official sections at the Cannes Film Festival is a potent film memoir of one of the world’s most celebrated yet controversial figures. ROMAN POLANSKI: A FILM MEMOIR has the director narrating his … Continue reading

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Cannes Deals Keep Coming

In spite of what has been, so far, a rather quiet deal making season at the Cannes Film Festival, there have been a significant number of announcements made. With only a few days more before the industry begins to leave … Continue reading

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Canadian Film Sold At Cannes

A Canadian film being promoted by Telefilm Canada has been picked up for international distribution. THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF ROSALIND LEIGH, an indie pic starring Vanessa Redgrave, Aaron Poole, Julian Richings, Stephen Eric McIntyre and Charlotte Sullivan, has … Continue reading

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Weinsteins On A Shopping Spree

The Weinstein Company is one of the few companies making multiple buys at the Cannes Film Festival as it rounds the corner of its first weekend of premieres and parties. Word comes that the company has just acquired French food-centric … Continue reading

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