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CANNES: European Film Promotion Unveils 24 Participants

LONDON — Twenty-four up-and-coming European producers have been selected to take part in European Film Promotion’s networking platform Producers on the Move at the Cannes Film Festival. 579 more words

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Tribeca Film Review: 'Gabriel'

Giving an electrifying performance as a mentally disturbed young man, Rory Culkin dominates every scene of “Gabriel,” writer-director Lou Howe’s indie debut. But that domination proves both the film’s greatest strength and its biggest weakness: As different aspects of the character’s unchanging mentality are skillfully revealed, Howe successfully alters viewers’ perceptions. 482 more words

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Film Review: 'The Truth About Beauty'

A woman unlucky in love and work discovers the perks and perils of cosmetic surgery in Hong Kong helmer-scribe Aubrey Lam’s “The Truth About Beauty,” a Beijing-set romantic comedy that’s occasionally fun as a Pygmalion fantasy, but doesn’t cut deep in its exploration of China’s new vanity culture or age-old sexist double standards. 742 more words

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Cannes: 'Whiplash,' 'Cold in July' Set to Screen at Directors' Fortnight

Damien Chazelle’s “Whiplash” and Jim Mickle’s “Cold in July,” two well-received American dramas that world premiered at the recent Sundance Film Festival, are among the 19 features set to screen in the 46th annual Directors’ Fortnight sidebar at Cannes. 1,780 more words

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6 Sales Boards ‘Darker Than Night’ (EXCLUSIVE)

MADRID – In the run-up to May’s Cannes Festival, Madrid-based 6 Sales has closed down international sales rights to what is shaping up as one of Mexico’s biggest releases of 2014: Horror classic reboot, “Darker Than Night.” 328 more words

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CANNES: Program for the Russian Pavilion in Cannes Unveiled

LONDON — The program of events for the Russian Pavilion at the Cannes Film Festival has been unveiled.

The gala opening of the Pavilion will be held May 15, at which speakers will include Vyacheslav Telnov, head of the Cinema and Modernization Programs Department of the Russian Ministry of Culture, Catherine Mtsitouridze, director general of ROSKINO, and Dmitry Litvinov, general director of Planeta Inform Communication Group. 624 more words

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Film Review: 'Our Family'

A harder-hitting companion piece to Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s “Tokyo Sonata” that might well have been titled “Tokyo Requiem,” “Our Family” depicts a Japanese household imploding under the strains of a crumbling economy. 766 more words

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