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CANNES gets some LOVE

LOVE premiered on Wednesday night at Midnight

CANNES, France - The Croisette has been awash in semen since the midnight premiere screening of the new Gaspar Noé film LOVE. The director of ENTER THE VOID and I STAND ALONE said during a sparsely-attended press conference today that he submitted the film to fest a week after the April selection announcement. That this was going to be in 3D was a mystery, even to the filmmaker. Vincent Maraval ... more >

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CANNES | NEW FILMMAKER DISCOVERY

Kouros Alaghband is a California-based filmmaker whose short film WIGLUM (15 ‘) is being screened at this year’s Cannes Festival as part of the Short Film Corner showcase. WIGLUM, a surreal parable on our jaded vision of what life may be told from the point of view an office worker on a coffee binge. Film was lensed by cinematographer Alex Vendler (THE WOMAN) and stars the actor Barry del Sherman ... more >

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RONIT IN HER OWN WORDS | Israel’s best-known actress describes her first experiences in Cannes

In a recent interview that she gave to French magazine Télérama (France's answer to TV Guide, but on steroids) Roni Elkabetz recalled her earliest memories of the Cannes Festival: "The first time [I went to the Cannes Festival] was in 1997. It was a very strange experience. I had decided to leave Israel to live my life as an actress in France. I don't even speak the language, so it was a kind ... more >

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#CANNES2015, an aerial drone’s view

What's hot, potentially controversial and who's going to be there

The 68th Cannes Film Festival will open next Wednesday under the jury presidency of a pair of brothers from Saint Louis Park, Minnesota. The Coen Brothers aren't strangers to Cannes since most, if not all, of their films have been shown here over the years. The brothers will be in good company: A-listers, stars and outstanding actors and actresses and filmmakers--the likes of Cate Blanchett, ... more >

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PREVIEW | The Amish live in the Lower East Side

Siblings, locked in their LES apartment, a world waiting to be discovered outside

The six Angulo brothers have spent their entire lives locked away from society in an apartment on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Nicknamed "the Wolfpack," they're all very bright, home-schooled, have no acquaintances outside their family and have practically never left their home. All they know of the outside world is gleaned from the films they watch obsessively and recreate meticulously, ... more >

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BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB sequel is in the works | IT’S OFFICIAL

Film to be produced by Broad Green Pictures

Remember those cats from the BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB, which was directed by Wim Wenders in the late nineties? Broad Green Pictures announced today that production of BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB – ADIOS, sixteen years after the Academy Award- nominated BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB first debuted, ensuring that Cuba’s vibrant music and culture would have a lasting effect on the global stage. Along with the ... more >

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STRANDED IN CANTON

Congolese entrepreneurship. In China.

Måns Månsson and Hongqi Li’s STRANDED IN CANTON is a Swedish/Danish co-production about a Congolese businessman, his Cameroonian girlfriend, his struggles with a Lebanese storage facility owner, and his increasingly hopeless prospects in the Chinese city of Guangzhou. Truly, this is a post-globalization world: the boundaries between countries and continents have been rendered essentially ... more >