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Winners and losers at Cannes 2012

Love Conquers All
"KIDMAN PEES ON EFRON!" lacks the historic heft of "GARBO TALKS!", but that's one of the contextually apt things that happens in Precious director Lee Daniels's florid 1969-set The Paperboy.
By: LISA NESSELSON  |  May 30, 2012

Cannes: Rust and Bone

Cannes turns 65 and shows no signs of retiring

Socialist security
Sixty-five is the age at which people think of retiring. Arguably the world's greatest film festival, Cannes — whose 65th edition began the day after beaming Socialist François Hollande was sworn in as President of France — has no such plans. This year it overflows with riches.
By: LISA NESSELSON  |  May 25, 2012

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Reichs and wrongs on the Croisette

Cannes we all just get along?
"I beat my kids regularly. Seems to do the trick. And I deprive them of meals."
By: LISA NESSELSON  |  May 26, 2011


Sweaty Palmes

The Cannes 2010 jury picks some winners, but some head-scratchers, too
Apichatpong Weerasethakul must have done something right in one or more of his previous incarnations.
By: LISA NESSELSON  |  May 28, 2010


Cannes job

Five films to watch for
Five goodies coming out of Cannes
By: LISA NESSELSON  |  May 27, 2009


Cannes goods

Tarantino, Antichrist , and a well-lit genitalia show; why the French film festival is like no other
Quick — name a world-class film-festival administrator willing to reveal that at age 12 he was titillated by the sight of clodhopper-shod Minnie Mouse stomping on Mickey's tail in a French comic book.
By: LISA NESSELSON  |  May 27, 2009


Cannes International Film Festival 2009

62nd Festival de Cannes
The latest dispatches and reviews from one of the world's most influential film festivals
By: LISA NESSELSON  |  May 19, 2009
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