Cannes Daily Buzz: The Responsible Violence of Escalante’s “Heli” image

Cannes Daily Buzz: The Responsible Violence of Escalante’s “Heli”

In the first of our podcast interviews from the Cannes Film Festival, Amat Escalante discusses his Palme d'Or competitor, being a spokesperson for his native Mexico, and why he thinks the brutal depiction of violence in Heli is more responsible than in American blockbusters.

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Cannes: Folman’s “The Congress” Is a Sci-Fi Movie About the Movies image

Cannes: Folman’s “The Congress” Is a Sci-Fi Movie About the Movies

Ari Folman's followup to his Oscar nominated Waltz With Bashir blends futurism with retro animation to paint a dizzying and bleak portrait of the future of moviemaking. As if that weren't enough, it's based on a Stanisław Lem novel and stars Robin Wright as herself (sort of).

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Cannes: The “Assimilation” of Asghar Farhadi

Oscar winning director Asghar Farhadi spoke about his fascination with spousal relationships and his internal assimilation of censorship during a Cannes press conference for his new film Le Passé (The Past).

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Trailers: Boys, Bears and Burt!

Check out the trailers for this weekend's offerings at Film Society: New Releases Augustine and Cape Spin!, Burt Lancaster gems The Leopard and The Flame and The Arrow, and animated family delight The Boy Who Wanted to Be a Bear!

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Cannes: Fame is Fickle in Coppola’s “The Bling Ring” image

Cannes: Fame is Fickle in Coppola’s “The Bling Ring”

Sofia Coppola returns to Cannes with her latest film, based on the true story of a group of teens whose obsession with celebrity and fashion lead them to rob the homes of Hollywood's young and famous. The Bling Ring opened Cannes' Un Certain Regard section as mobs outside vied for a seat.

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Discover: Alice Winocour Pulls the Strings in “Augustine” image

Discover: Alice Winocour Pulls the Strings in “Augustine”

"A hysteric is a slave looking for a master to rule over." Director Alice Winocour talks about hysteria, dirty jokes, and her directorial debut feature Augustine, which opens Friday at Film Society.

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Film Society Enters the Whedonverse

We've got some shiny news! Joss Whedon is coming to Film Society on May 29 for a conversation about his career and sneak preview of his bold and modern Shakespeare adaptation Much Ado About Nothing, which opens here on June 7!

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Quentin Tarantino Wins “Most Popular” at Cannes (per IMDb) image

Quentin Tarantino Wins “Most Popular” at Cannes (per IMDb)

Two Tarantino films topped the movie site's survey, which asked users to pick their favorite Palme d'Or competitors. Also: Lars Von Trier's Nymphomaniac is set for a Christmas debut; Justin Timberlake parties at Cannes; and Scarlett Johansson readies directorial debut.

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Cannes Diary: Who Said What at the Jury Press Conference? image

Cannes Diary: Who Said What at the Jury Press Conference?

Read our dispatch from the press conference of the nine filmmakers and actors serving on this year's Cannes competition jury, then play a little guessing game with us! Who said press conferences couldn't be fun?

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Cannes Braves the Rain as “The Great Gatsby” Opens the Festival image

Cannes Braves the Rain as “The Great Gatsby” Opens the Festival

Just as the weather put a damper on last year's Closing, wind and rain greeted the 66th Festival de Cannes Opening Night. Also in news: Locarno will honor Werner Herzog; Thomas Vinterberg will receive a European prize in Cannes; and Nantucket launches Haiti initiative with the Academy.

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