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Indonesian Women Come to Power in Film Industry

Indonesian Women Come to Power in Film Industry »

23 Jun, 2017
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The role of women in the industry, and the representation of female experience seem unavoidable in the discourse on Southeast Asian cinema. Mouly

Reed Hastings Says Netflix Will Invest More in French Films, Series

Reed Hastings Says Netflix Will Invest More in French Films, Series »

17 Jun, 2017
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Less than two months after lashing out at the “French establishment” for opposing the limited theatrical release of its two Cannes-competing pics (Bong

Sean Baker’s ‘The Florida Project’ Gets Awards Season Release in October

Sean Baker’s ‘The Florida Project’ Gets Awards Season Release in October »

12 Jun, 2017
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A24 has given an awards season release date of Oct. 6 to Sean Baker’s “The Florida Project.”

Variety first reported that A24 had

‘Mobile Homes’ Review

‘Mobile Homes’ Review »

12 Jun, 2017
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French-born, NYU Tisch-educated director Vladimir de Fontenay’s “Mobile Homes” is born out of a paradox: Inspired by the uniquely American sight of a

‘Makala’ Review: Cannes’ Critics Week Grand Prize Winner

‘Makala’ Review: Cannes’ Critics Week Grand Prize Winner »

12 Jun, 2017
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Simplicity is the key to the somber beauty of “Makala,”  a documentary depicting a Congolese charcoal-maker doing his utmost to raise his family

Isabelle Huppert Starrer ‘Souvenir’ Nabbed by Strand Releasing

Isabelle Huppert Starrer ‘Souvenir’ Nabbed by Strand Releasing »

12 Jun, 2017
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Strand Releasing will be distributing Bavo Defurne’s “Souvenir,” a music-filled romantic drama boasting Oscar-nominated actress Isabelle Huppert (“Elle”) and an original soundtrack by

‘Square’ to ‘Triangle’: Palme d’Or Winner Ruben Ostlund’s New Project

‘Square’ to ‘Triangle’: Palme d’Or Winner Ruben Ostlund’s New Project »

9 Jun, 2017
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After winning the Palme d’Or at last month’s Cannes Film Festival with “The Square,” Swedish director Ruben Ostlund is turning his attention to

‘The Merciless’ Review: Brutal Korean Crime Film

‘The Merciless’ Review: Brutal Korean Crime Film »

9 Jun, 2017
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Armed to the hilt with double-, triple- and quadruple-crossings between gangsters, moles and cops, “The Merciless” tries to be the whole “Infernal Affairs”

‘A Violent Life’ Review

‘A Violent Life’ Review »

8 Jun, 2017
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Back on the island where he’s wanted by local gangsters who just killed an old friend and former accomplice, a young Corsican reminisces

Netflix’s ‘Okja’ Shut Out of Hundreds More Screens in South Korea

Netflix’s ‘Okja’ Shut Out of Hundreds More Screens in South Korea »

7 Jun, 2017
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Lotte Cinema and Megabox, South Korea’s second and third largest cinema chains, will not screen “Okja,” the Netflix fantasy drama that controversially bowed

‘Bloody Milk’ Review

‘Bloody Milk’ Review »

7 Jun, 2017
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A lonely young dairy farmer obsessed with his work will stop at nothing to save his cows from the threat of an epidemic

Boycott of Netflix film ‘Okja’ Looms in Korea

Boycott of Netflix film ‘Okja’ Looms in Korea »

2 Jun, 2017
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CJ-CGV, South Korea’s largest cinema exhibitor, is poised to deny screen space to “Okja,” Korean maestro Bong Joon-ho’s Netflix-backed movie that inflamed Cannes

Chloe Moretz: ‘Appalled and Angry’ Over ‘Red Shoes’ Marketing

Chloe Moretz: ‘Appalled and Angry’ Over ‘Red Shoes’ Marketing »

1 Jun, 2017
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Chloe Grace Moretz has declared that she’s “appalled and angry” over a now-canceled marketing campaign for her upcoming animated comedy “Red Shoes &

‘Directions’ Review: Cannes Film Festival

‘Directions’ Review: Cannes Film Festival »

31 May, 2017
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Popular philosopher Alain de Botton once propounded the theory that road rage is the result of an overly optimistic nature: The pessimist expects

‘April’s Daughter’ (Las Hijas de Abril) Review

‘April’s Daughter’ (Las Hijas de Abril) Review »

30 May, 2017
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If April and her daughter Valeria were guests on “The Jerry Springer Show” — or the trashy talk show’s south-of-the-border equivalent, José Luis

China, Asia Drives Cannes Film Market to Record Attendance

China, Asia Drives Cannes Film Market to Record Attendance »

30 May, 2017
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2017 may go down in history as the year when China finally made the difference at the Cannes Film Market. Up 21% to

Watch Jessica Chastain Decry Female Representation in Film

Watch Jessica Chastain Decry Female Representation in Film »

30 May, 2017
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Actress calls for more women storytellers, filmmakers after serving as a Cannes jurist

Jessica Chastain criticized what she called "disturbing," low representations

‘Jeune femme’ (Montparnasse Bienvenüe) Review

‘Jeune femme’ (Montparnasse Bienvenüe) Review »

29 May, 2017
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In the final shot of “Jeune femme,” a brittle yet unbreakable young lady named Julia stares directly into the camera, peering out through

‘After the War’ Review

‘After the War’ Review »

29 May, 2017
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Italy’s “years of lead,” when the leftist Red Brigade and their right-wing counterparts instituted an unprecedented reign of terror, remain a sensitive subject

Fipresci Cannes Critics Prize ‘BPM,’ Closeness,’ ’Nothing Factory’

Fipresci Cannes Critics Prize ‘BPM,’ Closeness,’ ’Nothing Factory’ »

27 May, 2017
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CANNES — Robin Campillo’s “BPM (Beats Per Minute),” Kantemir Balagov’s “Closeness” and Pedro Pinho’s “The Nothing Factory” won International Critics’ Prizes Saturday afternoon

‘Based on a True Story’ Review

‘Based on a True Story’ Review »

27 May, 2017
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It’s hard to talk about Roman Polanski’s “Based on a True Story” without revealing the twist, although it’s much harder trying to imagine

‘Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts’ Review

‘Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts’ Review »

27 May, 2017
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At the age of 36, Indonesian director-writer Mouly Surya has made the first Satay Western, and a flamingly feminist one at that. Following

‘I Am Not a Witch’ Review: Cannes Film Festival

‘I Am Not a Witch’ Review: Cannes Film Festival »

27 May, 2017
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Perhaps more beautiful and strange than wholly satisfying, it’s nonetheless easy to see why Rungano Nyoni’s debut film arrives in the Directors’ Fortnight

Cannes Talk: Russell Levine, Route One Topper

Cannes Talk: Russell Levine, Route One Topper »

27 May, 2017
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Russell Levine, who heads Route One, is heading for the Cannes Film Festival for the third time. Route One is a producer on

Cannes Talk: Producer Uri Singer of Passage Pictures

Cannes Talk: Producer Uri Singer of Passage Pictures »

27 May, 2017
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Producer Uri Singer launched Passage Pictures in 2016, taking its drama ‘Marjorie Primes,” starring Jon Hamm and Lois Smith,  to Sundance earlier

China’s Weying Extends Reach Into Content, Asian Neighbors

China’s Weying Extends Reach Into Content, Asian Neighbors »

26 May, 2017
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China’s Weying Technology may be the clearest cut example to date of a movie company that is driven by data.

The three-year-old company

Cannes: Chloe Zhao’s ‘The Rider’ Tops Directors’ Fortnight

Cannes: Chloe Zhao’s ‘The Rider’ Tops Directors’ Fortnight »

26 May, 2017
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CANNES — Chloe Zhao’s “The Rider,” Sony Pictures Classics’ second pick-up at this year’s Cannes Festival, won the Art Cinema Award, the top

Cannes: Valentina Maurel’s ‘Paul Is Here’ Wins Cannes Cinefondation

Cannes: Valentina Maurel’s ‘Paul Is Here’ Wins Cannes Cinefondation »

26 May, 2017
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CANNES — “Paul Is Here,” from Costa Rica’s Valentina Maurel, a student at Belgium’s Institut National Supérieur des Arts du Spectacle et des

‘You Were Never Really Here’ Review: Lynne Ramsay’s Stunning Return

‘You Were Never Really Here’ Review: Lynne Ramsay’s Stunning Return »

26 May, 2017
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Some filmmakers rust during periods of inactivity; Lynne Ramsay arches and tenses, lying in wait like an attack dog. And attack she does,

‘In the Fade’ Review

‘In the Fade’ Review »

26 May, 2017
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First off: Fatih Akin’s “The Cut” was an aberration, as we all suspected. The director celebrated for his edgy takes on intriguing characters