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Cannes 2015: For ‘Mediterranea’, Director Jonas Carpignano Draws on Real-life Events in Africa

As the crisis intensifies over Europe’s so-called boat people, Mediterranea takes their plight and examines it from the inside.

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Cannes 2015: ‘Hitchcock/Truffaut’ Looks at Great Directors’ Careers

Even people familiar with both directors will find elements of Hitchcock/Truffaut surprising, especially a moment where Hitchcock seems haunted by the question of whether he might have been looser behind the camera.

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26 May 2015 // 9:22 AM

Cannes 2015: ‘Amy’ Follows Late Singer’s Descent

In Amy, a new documentary about the late star Amy Winehouse, we learn just how unique and complicated a descent can be.

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Cannes 2015: Laszlo Nemes’ Distinctly Visceral Take on the Holocaust Gets Audiences Talking

Son of Saul, a movie from Hungarian filmmaker Laszlo Nemes, has become the consensus Cannes breakout.

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Cannes 2015: Pete Docter’s Animated and Abstract ‘Inside Out’ Is Lauded at Cannes

Inside Out, which premiered to ecstatic reviews at the Cannes Film Festival on Monday in advance of its theatrical opening June 19, is daringly original in its conceit, in which emotions serve as characters and a little girl’s head is the setting.

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Cannes 2015: Digital Upstarts Upend Tradition at Cannes Film Festival

Presentations by companies such as Netflix and virtual-reality outfit Oculus have been priorities for attendees. Agents who once never gave a second thought to nontraditional platforms are now courting them.

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Cannes 2015: ‘Youth’ Is a Memorable Meditation on Ageing and Art

Paolo Sorrentino’s arresting new film brilliantly pairs Michael Caine and Harvey Keitel as two elderly creators assessing their lives, loves and attitudes toward art.

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Cannes 2015: ‘La Tête Haute’ Is a Rosy View of France’s Juvenile Courts

Long takes of Malony gazing at harvested wheat fields and planted trees surrounding his rural rehab center -- a traditional, idyllic, cultivated French countryside -- suggest order and peace.

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Cannes 2015: Hirokazu Kore-eda Deftly Explores Family in ‘Our Little Sister’

“For the sisters to form a real family, you need a lot of time,” Hirokazu Kore-eda says. “That expresses the essence of this film.”

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Cannes 2015: Todd Haynes’ ‘Carol’ Could Have Been Better

Todd Haynes' adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's 1952 lesbian love story is a sumptuous visual treat, but the novel's emotional content has been softened and simplified.

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Cannes 2015: Woody Allen’s ‘Irrational Man’ Is More of the Same

The 2015 Cannes Film Festival finds Woody Allen mining the same tropes of crimes and misdemeanors that he does with each film.

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Cannes 2015: ‘An’ and ‘One Floor Below’ (Un Etaj Mai Jos)

Amid the hype and the hustle, Cannes 2015 yields two small scale but accomplished new features from Naomi Kawase and Radu Muntean.

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13 May 2015 // 10:52 AM

Cannes 2015 Preview: Pixar Tales to Murderous ‘Macbeth’

Whatever the local crime report, each year the Cannes Film Festival sets the stage for the next year’s worth of international cinema.

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19 May 2014 // 2:42 PM

American actors and directors projected to shine again at Cannes

CANNES, France — Seventy years ago next month, the Americans made a historic landing in France. They’re at it again. At this year’s Cannes

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Cannes 2012: Day 11 & 12 - ‘Mud’ + ‘Beyond the Hills’ + The Best of the Fest

Cannes finishes with up-and-comer Jeff Nichols' Mud and Romanian Cristian Mungiu's Beyond the Hills and we rank the best of Cannes 2012.

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Cannes 2012: Day 10 - ‘Cosmopolis’ + ‘11.25’ +‘The Taste of Money’

David Cronenberg directs and writes this adaptation of Don DeLillo’s Cosmopolis, Koji Wakamatsu's take on Yukio Mishima in 11.25, and the really weak The Taste of Money from Korea's Im Sang-soo.

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Cannes 2012: Day 8 - ‘On the Road’ + ‘Post Tenebras Lux’

Mexican filmmaker Carlos Reygadas' Post Tenebras Lux is the most visionary film of this year's Cannes festival. Meanwhile Walter Salles takes on Jack Kerouac’s cult coming-of-age novel, On the Road.

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Cannes 2012: Day 6 - ‘You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet’ + ‘Barbara’

Day six brings perhaps the final film from French legend Alain Resnais, whose You Ain’t See Nothin’ Yet has a shot at the big prize. Meanwhile New German Cinema movement director Christian Petzold returns with Barbara.

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Cannes 2012: Day 5 - ‘Amour’ + ‘In Another Country’ + ‘Like Someone in Love’

Day five witnesses a trio of films from some of the artform's leading lights: Michael Haneke returns with Amour, Hong Sang-soo competes with In Another Country, and the incomparable Abbas Kiarostami produces a new masterwork.

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Cannes 2012: Day 3 - ‘Tabu’ + ‘No’

Cannes offers up Pablo Larrain’s No, the rising Chilean director’s latest and most direct indictment of the Augusto Pinochet reign yet and Miguel Gomes’ Tabu, which is something of a new cinematic landmark.

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