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Quentin Tarantino Documentary ‘QT8: The First Eight’ Scores Sales (EXCLUSIVE)

Wood Entertainment has completed sales for France, Germany, Turkey, Italy and Russia for “QT8: The First Eight,” a documentary that chronicles Quentin Tarantino’s first eight films. The first buyers’ screening took place on Sunday at the Cannes Film Festival. Tarantino’s ninth film, “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” premiered at Cannes on Tuesday night. Producer […]
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French Producer Hugo Selignac Boards New Projects by Cedric Jimenez, Quentin Dupieux (EXCLUSIVE)

France’s top producer Hugo Selignac, who had a banner year in 2018 with “Sink or Swim” and “In Safe Hands,” is set to produce the next projects of high-profile filmmakers Cedric Jimenez (“The Man With the Iron Heart”) and Quentin Dupieux (“Deerskin”). Jimenez’s project, “Bac Nord,” is an ambitious thriller following a cop brigade working […]
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French Animation ‘I Lost My Body’ Tops Cannes Critics’ Week Winners

“I Lost My Body,” a dark French animated film from writer-director Jérémy Clapin, has come up trumps in this year’s Critics’ Week program at the Cannes Film Festival, taking the strand’s top honor, the Nespresso Grand Prize. The film, which follows a young man’s severed hand as it struggles to be reunited with its own, […]
Tags: Awards, Festivals, Cannes Film Festival, I Lost My Body, Vivarium


Argentina’s Juan Villegas on ‘Las Vegas,’ Featuring at Cannes’ ACID

CANNES – Buenos Aires’ director-producer Juan Villegas presented his debut “Saturday” at the Venice Festival and won awards at the Rotterdam and Sarajevo film festivals. “Suicidals” screened at San Sebastián. “Idleness,” his third feature, co-directed with Alejando Lingenti, screened at the Berinale. Produced by Salvador del Solar at Argentina’s Cepa Audiovisual and by Villegas’ production […]
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Cannes Film Review: ‘Matthias & Maxime’

If there’s one term that Xavier Dolan probably never wants or needs to hear again, it’s “enfant terrible.” Irresistible to use when the Québécois auteur was 19, rattling out of the gate with his antsy, angry lash-out of a debut, “I Killed My Mother,” it’s followed him doggedly through a series of variously spiky, variably […]
Tags: Festivals, Global, Markets & Festivals, Reviews, Cannes Film Festival, Matthias & Maxime, Xavier Dolan


Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ Enters Oscar Race Following Cannes Premiere

Let the Quentin Tarantino debates begin. “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” premiered on Tuesday night at the Cannes Film Festival to declarations of it being a “masterpiece” with comparisons to “Pulp Fiction” to others wondering aloud on social media that they needed more time to process and figure out how they really feel about […]
Tags: Awards, Festivals, News, Brad Pitt, Cannes Film Festival, In the Running, Leo Dicaprio, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Quentin Tarantino


Cannes: Agoraphobia Comedy-Drama ‘522’ Sells to South Korea (EXCLUSIVE)

Media Luna New Films has sold South Korean rights for comedy-drama “522. A Cat, a Chinese Guy and My Father” to Laon-I at Cannes. The film tells the story of George, an agoraphobic young woman who can’t walk more than 522 steps from her home. One day, her cat forces her to embark on a […]
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Cannes: Daniel Dae Kim Joins Joe Penna’s Sci-Fi Thriller ‘Stowaway’

Daniel Dae Kim, best known recently for ABC’s “The Good Doctor,” will join Anna Kendrick and Toni Collette in Joe Penna’s sci-fi thriller “Stowaway.” The movie marks the second feature from Penna and Ryan Morrison, the duo behind the Cannes Official Selection film “Arctic,” which released earlier this year. XYZ Films and CAA Media Finance […]
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Karim Ainouz on Cannes Un Certain Regard’s ‘The Invisible Life’

CANNES  —  Karim Aïnouz’s “The Invisible Life” begins with two  sisters, not much over 20, Eurídice (Carol Duarte) and Guida (Julia Stockler) sitting by the shore of one of the multiple bays around Rio de Janeiro, a lush tropical forest behind. They have all their life in front of them. Guida suddenly dashes off clambering […]
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Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Is One of Quentin Tarantino’s Most Affectionate Films. It’s Also One of His Best

How you respond to Quentin Tarantino’s dazzling elegiac fairytale Once Upon a Time in Hollywood—playing in competition here at the Cannes Film Festival—may depend on how much you like old guys, people who see how the changing of the guard is leaving them behind, who are beginning to reckon with the ways their bodies will…
Tags: Uncategorized, Brad Pitt, Cannes Film Festival, Leonardo DiCaprio, Margot Robbie, Movies, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, Quentin Tarantino, Sharon Tate


Cannes: Neon, Hulu Acquire Celine Sciamma’s ‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’

Neon and Hulu have acquired North American rights to Céline Sciamma’s love story “Portrait of a Lady on Fire,” which premiered in competition at Cannes. Neon is planning a theatrical release for the film this year, which will include an awards campaign in all categories. The film is set in Brittany, France in 1770. Marianne […]
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Cannes: European Auteurs Launch Appeal to Get E.U. Elections Vote Out

A group of 500 prominent European auteurs – including heavyweights attending Cannes such as Céline Sciamma, Pawel Pawlikowski, and Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne – have launched an impassioned appeal to citizens of the 28 European Union nations to get out the vote at the upcoming May 23-26 E.U. parliamentary elections. “It is true, Europe is hardly […]
Tags: Festivals, Global, Markets & Festivals, News, Cannes Film Festival, Celine Sciamma, European Commission, European Union, Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, Pawel Pawlikowski, Ralph Fiennes


'I reject your hypothesis': Tarantino lashes out at criticism over female actors

Director reacts angrily to questions about limited screen time for Margot Robbie in Once Upon a Time in … Hollywood, and violence against female charactersQuentin Tarantino responded sharply to questions about the portrayal of women in his films and disgraced director Roman Polanski at a press conference in Cannes for his new drama Once Upon a Time in … Hollywood.The director, whose latest effort premiered to rave reviews at the Cannes film festival on Tuesday evening, was in no mood to discuss ...
Tags: Cannes 2019, Once Upon a Time in ... Hollywood, Quentin Tarantino, Film, Culture, Margot Robbie, Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, Roman Polanski, Cannes film festival, Festivals


Quentin Tarantino Snaps At Reporter When Asked About Margot Robbie’s Limited Role in ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’

Quentin Tarantino snapped at a female reporter from The New York Times who asked why Margot Robbie wasn’t given more to say or do in his latest film “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.” “I reject your hypothesis!” he said at a press conference for his new film on Wednesday morning at the Cannes Film […]
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‘Ma Vie en Rose’s’ Alain Berliner Directs Star Cast in ‘Second to Nun’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Page Three Media and Artemis Productions, which backed “The Danish Girl,” announced in Cannes “Second to Nun,” a new feature from Golden Globe winning director Alain Berliner. Berliner’s decades-ahead-of-its-time “Ma Vie en Rose,” the tale of a young transgender girl with dreams of growing into a mature woman and marrying the boy next door, was […]
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Cannes: ‘Fire Will Come’s’ Oliver Laxe on Classicism, Avant-Guard, Egos

CANNES  —    Spain’s Oliver Laxe returns to Cannes for the third time with“Fire Will Come” (O Que Arde), competing in Un Certain Regard— the first time a Galician-language film is selected for Cannes. He has pedigree. His first time round, in 2010, Laxe snagged a Fipresci nod for his Directors’ Fortnight title “You All […]
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Gael Garcia Bernal on Cannes Out of Competition Screening ‘Chicuarotes,’ Hope for Mexico

CANNES  —  There’s a scene right at the beginning of “Chicuarotes,” Gael García Bernal’s second movie as a director, where Cagalera and Moleteco, two teens from the humble San Gregorio Atlapulco district of Mexico City, board a bus in clown’s makeup, and launch into a clumsy comedic sketch. Maybe because it’s delivered in San Gregorio […]
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Gael Garcia Bernal on Cannes Special Screening ‘Chicuarotes,’ Hope for Mexico

CANNES  —  There’s a scene right at the beginning of “Chicuarotes,” Gael García Bernal’s second movie as a director, where Cagalera and Moleteco, two teens from the humble San Gregorio Atlapulco district of Mexico City, board a bus in clown’s makeup, and launch into a clumsy comedic sketch. Maybe because it’s delivered in San Gregorio […]
Tags: Festivals, Global, News, Cannes Film Festival, Gael Garcia Bernal


Cannes: Italy’s Notorious Pictures on Buying Spree Takes ‘Vivarium,’ Ups Production (EXCLUSIVE)

Italian distribution, production, and exhibition company Notorious Pictures is on a buying spree at the Cannes Film Market where they’ve acquired four high-profile titles, including Jesse Eisenberg and Imogen Poots sci-fi-fier “Vivarium,” which world-premiered in Critics’ Week. On the production side the expanding outfit has teamed up with Belgium’s Tarantula Productions on Islamic terrorism thriller […]
Tags: Festivals, Global, Markets & Festivals, News, Cannes Film Festival, Cannes Film Market, Guglielmo Marchetti, Imogen Poots, Jesse Eisenberg, Liam Neeson, Notorious Pictures, Vivarium


Lina Soualem’s ‘Their Algeria’ Wins First Docs-in-Progress Award

CANNES–Lina Soualem’s “Their Algeria” won the inaugural Docs-in-Progress Award, a €10,000 ($11,300) cash prize given out by the Cannes Film Market’s Doc Corner with the support of the Intl. Film Talent Association (IEFTA), which was presented Tuesday at a ceremony at the Plage des Palmes. Soualem’s directorial debut was chosen out of the 24 works-in-progress […]
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Cannes Film Review: ‘The Orphanage’

Amusing, at times poignant Bollywood re-creations are used in “The Orphanage” much as Afghan director Shahrbanoo Sadat mixed folklore with realism in her award-winning “Wolf and Sheep,” in both cases to add heightened levels of cultural significance and an element of fantasy as necessary correlatives to hardscrabble lives. While Sadat’s second feature is something of […]
Tags: Festivals, Reviews, Cannes Film Festival, Shahrbanoo Sadat, The Orphanage


Bong Joon-ho’s ‘Parasite’ Earns Five-Minute Cannes Ovation

Just days after the announcement of the selection of “Parasite” for main competition at the Cannes Film Festival, South Korean director Bong Joon-ho warned members of the local press not to expect his film to win the Palme d’Or. He also suggested that the film was “hyper local” and possibly difficult for foreign audiences to […]
Tags: Asia, News, Global, Festivals, Cannes film festival, Bong Joon, Bong Joon-ho, Parasite, Song Kang-ho, Cannes Ovation


Cannes Film Review: ‘Parasite’

A laugh turns into a snarl which gets stuck in the throat like a sob — or an arrow through the neck — in Bong Joon-ho’s latest wild, wild ride, “Parasite.” On paper, that might not sound so very different from the experience of watching Bong’s “Snowpiercer,” “Memories of Murder” “The Host” or “Okja.” The […]
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Parasite review – creepy invasion of the lifestyle snatchers

Bong Joon-ho’s bizarre black comedy about a rich Korean family and a poor one in a modern-day Downtown Abbey situation gets its tendrils in youBong Joon-ho has returned to Cannes with a luxuriously watchable and satirical suspense drama. It runs as purringly smooth as the Mercedes driven by the lead character, played by Korean star Song Kang-ho. Parasite is a bizarre black comedy about social status, aspiration, materialism and the patriarchal family unit, and people who accept the idea of havin...
Tags: South Korea, Downton Abbey, Film, Culture, Asia Pacific, Festivals, World cinema, Cannes film festival, Mercedes, Cannes, Parks, Chung, Ki, Bong Joon, Yeon, Lee Chang


Cannes: Central Partnership Inks Multiple Deals on ‘Billion’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Russia’s Central Partnership has closed several territory sales on Roman Prygunov’s comedy crime thriller “Billion.” Central Partnership has sold the movie to China (Jetsen Huashi Media), Turkey (ATV), France and French-speaking territories (Trade Media), Bulgaria (A Plus Film) and Baltics (GPI). The film centers on banker Matvey Levin, who goes to great lengths to avoid […]
Tags: News, France, Russia, Global, Cannes film festival, Cannes, Central Partnership, Roman Prygunov, China Jetsen Huashi Media Turkey, Trade Media Bulgaria, Matvey Levin


Cannes: Four Polish Female Directors Embark on ‘Erotica 2022’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Four Polish female filmmakers have partnered with four top female Polish authors on film project “Erotica 2022.” The producer Marta Lewandowska is in Cannes seeking financing. The pic, set in the near future in Poland, is composed of four stories about women’s issues, loosely connected, and all with an erotic element. The film is directed […]
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Cannes Film Review: Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood’

It has been 25 years to the day since Quentin Tarantino’s “Pulp Fiction” premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, crystalizing a cinema revolution, and we have never looked back. Yet here’s one more QT anniversary, a bit less monumental but, in its way, as meaningful: It has been 10 years since the premiere of “Inglourious […]
Tags: Reviews, Hollywood, Leonardo Dicaprio, Brad Pitt, Quentin Tarantino, Cannes film festival, Margot Robbie, Cannes Film Review, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood


‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ First Reactions: The Film Quentin Tarantino Was Born to Make

After a four year break, Quentin Tarantino is back. The acclaimed writer/director’s ninth feature film, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, has just debuted at the Cannes Film Festival in France, and while we’ll have our own full review coming from the festival shortly, we wanted to gather some of the earliest reactions from critics to give you a sense of how people are reacting to his new period piece. Take a look below. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood First Reactions I reeeeally liked ONCE UPON...
Tags: Comedy, Hollywood, Movies, Drama, France, Sony, Leonardo Dicaprio, Brad Pitt, Charles Manson, Manson Family, Quentin-Tarantino, Cannes film festival, Cannes, Tarantino, Phoenix, Pitt


Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood review - Tarantino's dazzling LA redemption song

With Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt playing a TV actor and stuntman who cross paths with the Manson cult, Tarantino has created outrageous, disorientating entertainmentQuentin Tarantino’s exploitation black-comedy thriller Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood finds a pulp-fictionally redemptive take on the Manson nightmare in late-60s California: a B-movie loser’s state of grace.It’s shocking, gripping, dazzlingly shot in the celluloid-primary colours of sky blue and sunset gold: colours with the wa...
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First Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Reactions Praise Tarantino’s 9th Feature

BEGIN SLIDESHOW First Once Upon a Time in Hollywood reactions praise Tarantino’s 9th feature After asking audiences to remain silent on any potential spoilers, Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood has premiered at Cannes and the early reactions are calling it one of the most passionate projects from the legendary director and his most tender film yet. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAu...
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