Cannes Film Festival News

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CANNES: Bac And Distrib Films Co-Acquire Un Certain Regard Jury Winner ‘Force Majeure’ (EXCLUSIVE)

variety.com – Winning one of Cannes’ significant bidding wars, Bac Films and Distrib Films have co-acquired French distribution rights to Scandinavian helmer Ruben Ostlund’s “Force Majeure,” a festival hit that won Un Certain Regard’s Jury prize. Sold by Philippe Bober’s Coproduction Office, “Force Majeure” (“Turist”) is a tragicomic tale of a Swedish family torn weathering a crisis... 9 weeks 2 days ago via donnieyen
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Cannes Buyers Flock To Amalric’s Un Certain Regard Player ‘The Blue Room’ (EXCLUSIVE)

variety.com – French actor-helmer Mathieu Amalric’s “The Blue Room,” one of the highlights of Cannes’ Un Certain Regard, is set to travel to a flurry of territories. Produced and sold by Paulo Branco’s Alfama, “The Blue Room” was snatched up by Germany/Austria (Arsenal), Latin America (Telexcel), South Korea (Nouveau Film), Switzerland (Look Now), Belgium/Luxembourg (Les Films.. 9 weeks 2 days ago via jackiechan
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Cannes: Strong Sales for Transgender Coming-of-Age Story 'Darker Than Midnight'

feedproxy.google.com – The feature, from first-time director Sebastiano Riso, follows 14-year-old transgender Davide who struggles to break free of a rough adolescence in Sicily. 9 weeks 2 days ago via brucelee
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CANNES: Will ‘Leviathan’ Win the Palme d’Or?

variety.com – Our critic lays down his predictions on which films and performances are likely to win the favor of Jane Campion's jury. 9 weeks 5 days ago via brucelee
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Cannes: Saban Saddles Up North American Rights To Tommy Lee Jones’ ‘The Homesman’

deadline.com – Freshly-minted distributor Saban Films has acquired North American rights to Cannes Competition entry, The Homesman. The sophomore directing effort from Tommy Lee Jones is Saban’s first acquisition after launching just last week. Jones also stars with Hilary Swank, and a supporting cast that includes Grace Gummer, Miranda Otto, Sonja Richter, Hailee Steinfeld, James Spader and Meryl Streep. 9 weeks 6 days ago via brucelee
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Cannes: Christina Hendricks Reveals Why She Joined Ryan Gosling's 'Lost River' (Video)

feedproxy.google.com – "I don't know visually how it's going to come across, but there was some scary stuff," says the "Mad Men" actress, who stars in Gosling's directorial debut. 10 weeks 11 hours ago via jetli
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WB shopping Ryan Gosling's critically panned Lost River to new distributors

joblo.com – Ryan Gosling's directorial career has taken some punches right out of the gate. His debut feature, LOST RIVER, premiered at the Cannes Film Festival the other day to a wide mix of cheers and boos. But, it seems the boos won out as Warner Bros. is now looking for a smaller company to acquire the film. 10 weeks 12 hours ago via jackiechan
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Cannes: TWC In Exclusive Talks For Russell Crowe-Helmed ‘The Water Diviner’

deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: I’m back on my feet after an awful case of jet lag, in time to lob a couple end of day stories as the Cannes Film Festival continues supplying splashy deals into the waning days. The Weinstein Company tonight is now in exclusive negotiations to acquire The Water Diviner, and is in position to land the directorial debut of Russell Crowe. 10 weeks 13 hours ago via brucelee
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CANNES: ‘Magic’ Sells to U.S. as ‘Macbeth,’ ‘Legend,’ ‘Bastille Day’ Power Studiocanal To Cannes Sales Record (EXCLUSIVE)

variety.com – Announcing its fifth U.S. sale in three weeks – Shout! Factory’s pick-up on 3D toon pic “The House of Magic” – Studiocanal, Europe’s biggest film production-distribution force, has had Cannes ever. Record Croisette sales drivers included “Macbeth,” with Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard, Tom Hardy starrer “Legend” and “Bastille Day,” with Idris Elba. 10 weeks 13 hours ago via donnieyen
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Cannes Film Festival: The Mid-Way Report & Those Chasing The Palme d’Or

fb.indiewire.com – Time for a little mid-Cannes Palme check-up. Out of a conservative eighteen films playing in competition, there’s only four left to go. In the madness of press lines, while fighting sleepless nights and ignoring growling stomachs, we have managed to see and review all fourteen films and our grades have covered all ranges; from near-failures (“The Captive,” “The Search”) to total winners (“Foxcatcher,” “Mr. 10 weeks 14 hours ago via jetli
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