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Cannes Film Festival 2016: Day 2

Cannes Film Festival 2016: Day 2

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Today’s red carpet arrival highlight was undoubtedly the presence of Julia Roberts making her debut at the Cannes festival, accompanied by George Clooney and Dominic West for the premiere of Money monster, a failed satire of the media and finance worlds from Jodie Foster. Besides Ms. Foster’s film which was presented out of competition, Mohamed Diab’s Clash opened Certain Regard […]

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Cannes Film Festival 2016: Day 1

Cannes Film Festival 2016: Day 1

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The opening of the 69th Cannes film festival was marked by the screening of Woody Allen’s Café Society (out of competition), the American filmmaker being accompanied by his leading cast including Kristen Stewart, Blake Lively and Jesse Eisenberg. While the jokes about Jews and a cruel movie industry are pretty effective, the love story is reminiscent of James Gray’s Two […]

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George Miller, President of the Cannes film festival 2016 Jury

Cannes 2016 – A First Impression

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After making a successful comeback last year with the stunning Mad Max: Fury Road which was shown out of competition, the Australian filmmaker George Miller presides this year’s Cannes jury. While this is great news, the experience shows that a visionary president doesn’t mean the most groundbreaking works will win as choices made by the Coen brothers and David Cronenberg’s […]

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Vincent Lindon at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival

Cannes Film Festival 2015 Recap

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When we heard that the Cohen brothers would be president of the Cannes 2015 jury, we were hoping that some audacious work would take home the glorious Palme d’or. As the festival was unfolding, day after day, it became clear that several movies could pretend winning the much-coveted prize – at least in most festivalgoers’ eyes – the likes of […]

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Michael Fassbender at the 2015 Cannes film festival

Cannes Film Festival Day 11: Final Predictions

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In its final hours, the Cannes film festival is slowly turning into a desert reminiscent of Mad Max: Fury Road. Barely surviving on Nespresso coffee capsules, festival-goers and journalists are exhausted and the screening rooms are not as crowded as they were on peak days. Now that it’s time to forecast these much-anticipated awards, we will deliver two lists: One […]

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Gérard Depardieu at the 2015 Cannes film festival

Cannes Film Festival 2015 Day 10: A selection lost in the desert

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Now that there’s only one movie left to catch in competition (Justin Kurzel’s Macbeth), it seems to be a good time to start conjecturing about the winners. According to the buzz, any of the latest entries from the following filmmakers is a strong contender: Jia Zhangke, Sorrentino, Hou Hsiao Hsien, Jacques Audiard, Todd Haynes and Nanni Moretti. What all these […]

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Klara Kristin at the 2015 Cannes film festival

Cannes Film Festival 2015 Day 8 ½: Sex in 3D

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Following Jia Zhangke’s Mountains May Depart which ended on a standing ovation, one of the festival’s most-anticipated films, Gaspar Noé’s 3D romp Love was finally screened, keeping Cannes’ perverts journalists up in the wee hours as it debuted 45 minutes late, around midnight. The movie was introduced by the festival’s president as well as the filmmaker and his cast who came […]

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The Cohen Brothers at a Cannes film festival 2015 press conference

Cannes Film Festival 2015 Day 8: Festival Favorites

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It’s already been a week since the festival opened and people are already claiming they know which film will get the much-coveted Palme d’Or, even though the subject of their praise seems to vary from one festival-goer to another. Nanni Moretti’s Mia Madre, Paolo Sorrentino’s Youth and Todd Haynes’ Carol seem to be in the lead while, on our end, […]

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Benicio Del Toro at the Cannes film festival 2015 press conference for Sicario

Cannes Film Festival 2015 Day 7: Gloomy Times

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A Cannes film festival without an animated movie wouldn’t be the same and this year is no exception, Pixar bringing us its latest production Inside out. The same could also be said about thrillers, Denis Villeneuve’s Sicario following previous years’ entries such as Killing The Softly, We Own the Night and Captives. Somewhat less pompous than its predecessors, Sicario creates […]

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Vincent Lindon at a Cannes film festival 2015 press conference.

Cannes Film Festival 2015 Day 6: Mid-Festival Recap

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We’re already half way through the festival and it’s still too early to give some award predictions.  What is sure is that we’re already feeling the fatigue. What we can say so far is that two movies left an indelible mark: Laszlo Nemes’s Son of Saul and George Miller’s Mad Max : Fury Road, the latter being out of competition. […]

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