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2024 Cannes Film Festival: Rúnar Rúnarsson, Céline Sallette, Jessica Palud & Emanuel Parvu in Final Add-Ons
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Today we’ve got a baker’s dozen thirteen added to the Cannes 2024 edition. We learned beforehand that Mohammad Rasoulof and Michel Hazanavicius we competition entries and one more title trickled in from Romanian actor/director Emanuel Parvu and his Trois kilomètres...
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2024 Cannes Film Festival: Hazanavicius’ “The Most Precious of Cargoes” & Rasoulof’s “The Seed of the Sacred Fig” in Comp
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Are we capping off the Palme d’Or competition at twenty-one? This might be the case as we learned this morning (looks like Variety has red phone direct access to Thierry Frémaux) that the anticipated (we briefly discussed it in our...
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Cabin Pressure: Keanu Reeves First Passenger to Board “The Entertainment System Is Down”
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Following in the footsteps of Woody Harrelson, Keanu Reeves is the next actor in line for a special kind of miserablism reserved for air travellers in Ruben Östlund’s The Entertainment System Is Down. The project which was set to shoot...
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Pressing the Mute Button: Maysaloun Hamoud to Direct Taxi Driver-esque “Beretta”
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A project that has been on our radar since it was an invited spec at Sundance’s January Screenwriters Lab back in 2015, Beretta has found a director in Maysaloun Hamoud. Written by Qatari-American artist, writer and filmmaker Sophia al-Maria, Variety...
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2024 Cannes Film Festival: Lynne Ramsay, Abdellatif Kechiche & Jessica Palud Among 11th Hour Film Options?
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The films from the Critics’ Week and Directors’ Fortnight sections are now on firm grounds and as we anticipate the unveiling of the Cannes Short Film Competition and Cannes Classics selections, there’s also anticipation surrounding those last additions to the...
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2024 Cannes Film Festival: Elena López Riera, Anna Hints & Lucie Borleteau Among Lucky 13 Shorts in Critics’ Week
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After unveiling their feature film line-up on Monday, now the spotlight is on the shorts this morning. La Semaine de la Critique aka Critics’ Week have a set of ten competition films (those filmmakers can workshop their eventual feature in...
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2024 Cannes Film Festival: Josh Mond, Camila Beltrán & Guillaume Brac Drop ACID
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With the likes of Maciek Hamela’s documentary In the Rearview and Chiara Malta and Sébastien Laudenbach’s animated film Chicken for Linda!, 2023 turned out to be an epic edition for the ACID (Association for the Distribution of Independent Cinema) section....
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2024 Cannes Film Festival: Matthew Rankin, Tyler Taormina, Poggi/Vinel & India Donaldson Lock in Directors’ Fortnight
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This year’s edition of the Directors’ Fortnight will begin with Barbie and end with…plastic. Julien Rejl‘s selection committee have lassoed a total of twenty-one features for a slate that will bookend with Sophie Fillières‘ final feature (she passed away shortly...
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2024 Cannes Film Festival: Jonathan Millet, Saïd Hamich Benlarbi & Emma Benestan Load Up Critics’ Week
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Last year the Critics’ Week section introduced us to first and second features from the likes of Vladimir Perišić, Iris Kaltenbäck, Amanda Nell Eu, Amjad Al Rasheed and Marie Amachoukeli. In 2024, Ava Cahen’s team viewed 1050 feature films have...
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2024 Cannes Film Festival: Sergei Loznitsa, Leos Carax, Alain Guiraudie, Claire Simon & Noemie Merlant Pack Cannes
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The Cannes Premiere section stocked up on films from France with Alain Guiraudie’s Misericorde among the mix, the Out of Competition section added a Canuck oddity from Winnipeger Guy Maddin and co., the Midnight Section Screenings landed Nicolas Cage starring...
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