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‘Tale Of Tales’ Trailer: Salma Hayek Dines On A Dragon Heart – Cannes

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French distributor Le Pacte has dropped a teaser for Cannes Film Festival competition entry Tale Of Tales. The movie is one of a trio in the section that hails from an Italian director. Reality and Gomorra helmer Matteo Garrone here turns his lens on a collection of 17th century fairy tales by Giambattista Basile. In English, though there’s virtually no dialogue in the trailer above, the film is a fantasy that stars Salma Hayek (digging with gusto into the bloody heart of… Read

International

Arnaud Desplechin’s ‘My Golden Years’ Lands In Directors’ Fortnight – Cannes

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Cannes Film Festival watchers reacted with dismay yesterday at the exclusion of Arnaud Desplechin’s Trois Souvenirs De Ma Jeunesse from the Official Selection. But fans of the Jimmy P, Un Conte De Noël, and Rois Et Reine helmer can now take solace that his latest film will play in Directors’ Fortnight next month. Going by the English title My Golden Years, it’s set to screen on May 15. Billed as an excruciating and glowing quest for time and lost loves, the drama stars… Read

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Cannes Competition Heavy On Euro Helmers, English-Lingo; Additions Coming – Analysis

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The Official Selection lineup for the 68th Cannes Film Festival is only 90% complete as it was announced this morning in Paris, but it's already full of a number of films that had been expected, along with strong representations for international directors — several of whom are working in English. Fest chief Thierry Frémaux is notorious for adding titles after the first unveiling and said he expects to have the full roster next week after a bottleneck hit in March as the… Read

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Cannes Film Festival 2015 Lineup – Full List: Gus Van Sant’s ‘Sea Of Trees’, Todd Haynes’ ‘Carol’, Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’

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UPDATED: The Official Selection roster for the 68th Cannes Film Festival was announced in Paris this morning. After another down-to-the-wire process this year with few details emerging ahead of today, we’ve now got a lot more clarity. Among the more high-profile titles are Todd Haynes’ Carol, Justin Kurzel’s Macbeth and Paolo Sorrentino’s Youth in Competition. Making out of competition appearances are Woody Allen with Irrational Man, Pete Docter with Pixar’s Inside… Read

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Cannes Film Festival 2015 Lineup Unveiled – Live Blog

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Cannes Film Festival chief Thierry Frémaux and incoming President Pierre Lescure announced the lineup for next month’s 68th edition this morning in Paris. From the Champs-Elysées they unveiled 44 titles that make up the Competition, Un Certain Regard, Out of Competition and Midnight Screening sections. I was in the house to live blog the proceedings, which included Frémaux promising no “selfie ban” on the red carpet — even if they are “ridiculous and grotesque.” Many of… Read

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Philippe Garrel’s ‘L’Ombre Des Femmes’ To Open Directors’ Fortnight – Cannes

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Another piece of the Cannes puzzle has fallen into place. As expected, Philippe Garrel’s L’Ombre Des Femmes has secured a berth at the festival — although not amongst the Official Selection that’s to be unveiled tomorrow. Rather, it has been chosen as the opening night film of Directors’ Fortnight, the parallel section that is organized by the Société des Réalisateurs Français. Garrell, whose credits include Les Amants Réguliers and La Frontière De L’Aube, here works with… Read

International

Cannes Film Festival: Official Selection Buzz Humming As Lineup Reveal Nears

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On Thursday, Cannes Film Festival chief Thierry Frémaux will unveil the lineup for the 2015 event, which kicks off on the Riviera in less than a month. He’ll be accompanied by Pierre Lescure, the new president of the festival — and former Canal Plus chief — who has taken over the role from Gilles Jacob. That much we know. The rest is less certain but, with two days to go, is coming into some focus. The festival itself has been slow to announce any of the particulars that… Read

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Cannes Film Festival To Open With Emmanuelle Bercot’s ‘La Tête Haute’

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UPDATE: After savvy fest-watchers pointed out an error in today’s Cannes Film Festival announcement that Emmanuelle Bercot’s opener this year, La Tête Haute, marked the first time a female director has been selected to start the event, organizers tweeted a mea culpa. French helmer Diane Kurys previously had opening night duties in 1987 with Un Homme Amoureux: ERRATUM Emmanuelle Bercot has indeed be preceded by Diane Kurys in 1987 to open the Festival. Congrats & thanks… Read

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Isabella Rossellini Named President Of Cannes Un Certain Regard Jury

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Isabella Rossellini was already due in Cannes to take part in the festival’s tribute to her mother, and to launch her own stage tribute to Ingrid Bergman; now she’s added Un Certain Regard jury president to her Riviera roles. The actress and director will preside over the judging panel for the sidebar that is the companion to the Official Competition. The 20 films to be selected will be announced next Thursday in Paris alongside the other main titles. The daughter of… Read

TV

Lucy Griffiths Cast In ‘Preacher’ Pilot

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True Blood alumna Lucy Griffiths has joined the cast of AMC drama pilot Preacher, based on Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon's cult 1990s comic. Dominic Cooper continues to be in negotiations for the lead in the project, from Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg, Sony TV and AMC Studios. It centers on Jesse Custer, a conflicted preacher in a small Texas town who merges with a creature that has escaped from heaven and develops the ability to make anyone do anything he says. Along with… Read

Video

‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Trailer: Tom Hardy In High Gear Across The Wasteland

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Here is the first full trailer for Mad Max: Fury Road, George Miller's reboot of his classic postapocalyptic franchise. Tom Hardy stars as "Mad" Max Rockatansky — and gets a bit more screen/voice-over time in this look compared to the previous tastes we’ve gotten from Comic-Con last year and more recently a teaser in December. The Warner Bros and Village Roadshow actioner last week secured an out-of-competition berth at the Cannes Film Festival, where it will screen on… Read

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Cannes In Focus On Femme Filmmakers; BAFTA Seeks Comedy Scripts: Global Briefs

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The Cannes Film Festival is partnering with luxury and sport brand group Kering to launch the first Women in Motion program at this year's event in May. The aim is to "celebrate the talent of women in cinema and encourage reflection on their contribution to and role in the film industry," Kering said. The partners will also launch two special awards from 2016, one recognizing a significant contribution to the cause of women in cinema, and the other celebrating a young… Read