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CANNES – A day in the life, Franco Lolli’s LITIGANTE

Franco Lolli's last feature film is "Gente de bien" (2014)
Carolina Sanin and Leticia Gómez
Directed by Franco Lolli

Life sometimes requires us to swallow our ego, put out fires and resolve crises on a variety of fronts--family, work, children. What if you were in crisis mode all the time? How do we confront these adversities, but more to the point, where do we find the gumption to do so?  In Franco Lolli’s very personal film “Litigante,” there’s something almost invasive about watching Silvia (Carolin Sanin) go ... more >

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CANNES FESTIVAL – “The Dead Don’t Die,” a manichean take on our unraveling society

Film came out in French theaters today
Bill Murray, Adam Driver and Chloe Sevigny
Directed by Jim Jarmusch

After planetary disaster strikes the planet one naturally turns to country-music for solace. Wouldn't you? I would. The country song used in Jim Jarmusch's "The Dead Don't Die" was written by Grammy-nominated country music singer Sturgill Simpson for the movie and keeps making an encore throughout the film. The song is a mantra, something for the inhabitants of a small American town named ... more >

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Doris Day leaves us — she was 97

Her favorite role? Calamity Jane

Doris Day’s death at age 97 was announced today. A star in a league of her own, mainly between 1948 and 1968, she was one of those dainty American women living in a world of charming comedies where the most forward move possible in a couple would be a chaste kiss, where a housewife wearing high heels and an apron like those of a French maid busily put meatloaf or casserole in the oven, where blond ... more >

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ANNETTE BENING and Michelle Pfeiffer to star in Gideon Raff’s “Turn of Mind”

Some Cannes Festival-related announcements

Academy Award nominees Annette Bening (“The Kids Are All Right,” “American Beauty”) and Michelle Pfeiffer (“Murder on the Orient Express”) have signed on to star in director Gideon Raff’s (“Homeland”, “Tyrant”, “Dig”, and the upcoming “The Red Sea Diving Resort” and “The Spy” thriller “Turn of Mind.” Adapted by Pulitzer Prize winner Doug Wright (“I Am My Own Wife,” “Quills”) and based on Alice ... more >

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BELLA THORNE JOINED BY JAKE MANLEY IN JOSHUA CALDWELL’S SOCIAL MEDIA HEIST THRILLER “SOUTHLAND”

Highland Film Group announced today that Jake Manley (“The Order,” Roland Emmerich’s upcoming "Midway") has joined Bella Thorne in writer-director Joshua Caldwell’s Southland. Colin Bates and Michael Jefferson of Lucidity Entertainment are producing alongside Thor Bradwell and Scott Levenson. Garrett Clayton, Katie Leary, Bennett Litwin and Adam Litwin will serve as executive producers. Highland ... more >

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WOMEN IN FILM: Jane Campion

A new series on women of influence in cinema

A recipient of the Palme d’Or, the Silver Lion, and an Academy Award, Jane Campion is one of the most successful women directors in the history of cinema. Campion’s first feature film, “Sweetie” premiered at Cannes in 1989 where it was greeted with boos but has since been claimed as a hallmark of the director’s iconoclastic style, with its black humor, striking visuals and its penetrating look ... more >

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Six minutes into the future: a conversation with Karim Huu Do, director

"I have this Westernized mind, and at the same time, I have roots that are not coming from here. All this stuff mixed together creates something interesting"

What would it be like if you existed six minutes in the future, ahead of everyone? Things around you look familiar, being young is still cool and institutional repression hasn’t caught on with your latest act of rebellion. This is the world of Karim Huu Do, director. Some of the most esthetically-intense, visually-rousing short films come from advertising work. And some of the most ... more >