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Cannes Film Festival 2012

Cannes Film Festival 2012

in Cannes Film Festival

The 2012 Cannes Film Festival (65th edition) was taking place from May 16th to May 27th in Cannes, France. >> Check out the Cannes film festival blog for festival pictures, recap & more. The president of the jury was Italian filmmaker Nanni Moretti who won the Palme d’or in 2001 for The Son’s Room. The jury also included actress/director Hiam Abbass, […]

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The Princess of Montpensier

The Princess of Montpensier

in French Movies

During his presentation at Cannes, Bertrand Tavernier had explained at a press conference his intentions with his period piece, La Princesse de Montpensier, adapted from a short story by Madame de La Fayette: by centering the film on the feelings of the main protagonists, that of four men vying for the favors of a woman, and giving the project a […]

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Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty

in Australian Movies

The premise was somewhat intriguing: In exchange of a pretty large amount of money, young women are getting lulled to be delivered to wealthy customers; when they wake up, they don’t remember anything. For her first film, writer/director Julia Leigh delivers a work that aims at teasing the spectator’s sensitivity without falling into gratuitous provocation. But it is not enough […]

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We Need to Talk About Kevin

We Need to Talk About Kevin

in American Movies

  What are the reasons that push a teen to commit an irreparable act? To this question, which consumes both the victims’ parents and the murderer’s distraught relatives, Lynne Ramsay provides no real answer. Probably because Kevin, as he himself admits to his mother, does not even know himself. And this is where lies the power of  We Need to […]

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Cannes Film Festival 2002 – 2011

Cannes Film Festival 2002 – 2011

in Cannes Film Festival

Plume Noire has been covering the Cannes Film Festival since 2002. Here is our coverage of the festival from 2002 to 2011, which is located in our archive, on our old site: Cannes 2011 Cannes 2010 Cannes 2009 Cannes 2008 Cannes 2007 Cannes 2006 Cannes 2005 Cannes 2004 Cannes 2003 Cannes 2002  

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A Prophet

A Prophet

in French Movies

While one might have expected another prison movie, A Prophet goes far beyond the limits of this sub-genre. Supported by a scenario of infinite richness, Jacques Audiard’s film takes the time to breath, halfway, taking the audience on surprising roads with unpredictable ends… Beginning with a 50 franc bill and ending with thousands of euros, A Prophet is about the […]

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The White Ribbon

The White Ribbon

in Austrian movies

One recognizes great directors by their capacity to renew themselves without abandoning their signature style or their faith in their art. Michael Haneke is among these authors and each one of his films is accompanied by feverish anticipation and suspicious curiosity. Knowing the Austrian filmmaker’s taste for shocking spectators, we can’t help but be on guard, as the provocative director […]

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