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CANNES 2012 DIARY: Smith & Foundas on the Festival (So Far)

Film Comment editor Gavin Smith and associate editor Scott Foundas debate the films that screened in the first half of the lineup for our latest podcast from the Cannes Film Festival.

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NYFF50: Roman Polanski Then & Now

Nearly 50 years ago, at the 1st New York Film Festival, Roman Polanksi posed for a photo session with another acclaimed director.

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CANNES 2012 DIARY: Is This Year’s Festival a Washout?

The mood around Cannes is as gray as the weather here among many film critics and industry types. Is there a silver lining?

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NYFF30: Victor Erice’s “Dream of Light”

Celebrate NYFF '92 on Tuesday at 6:15pm with this haunting masterpiece from the director of "The Spirit of the Beehive."

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Mother Nature, Father Film: Green Screens Returns!

From lightbulbs to elephant training to traditional rope making, the 12 environmental and cultural films in "Green Screens: Cinema Planeta" (June 1 –3) explore some of the world's most fascinating and overlooked issues.

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CANNES 2012 DIARY: For Xavier Dolan, An Unlikely Inspiration

Fifteen years ago, Xavier Dolan saw a movie that changed his life. It also dramatically influenced the beautiful film that brought him back to Cannes this year.

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CANNES 2012 DIARY: Where Are the Women?

The Cannes Film Festival is facing charges of sexism this year, but some feel the future looks bright for women.

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20 Films from a Singular Cinematic Master

In his remarkable, 35-year career, Ridley Scott has seemed just as intrigued by the distant past as the distant future, and by those eternal conflicts between men and nations that echo from the ancient myths into the present day.

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CANNES 2012 DIARY: The Best Actor You Won’t Meet in Cannes

An imprisoned Italian murderer is the unlikely star of one of the strongest new films to screen in competition at Cannes so far.

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CANNES 2012 DIARY: The He (Michel Gondry) and the They (Seven Young Actors)

The Oscar-winning filmmaker's funny and touching new film "The We and the I" follows a group of kids on a long MTA bus ride in the Bronx on the last day of school. The film opened Directors' Fortnight today at Cannes.

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