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Cannes 2018: Thierry Frémaux talks Netflix, selfies, and female representation

Netflix would be “hailed as heroes” if they released Alfonso Cuaron’s latest film Roma theatrically in France, says Cannes’ festival director.Cannes Film Festival delegate general Thierry Frémaux sat down with Screen International on Thursday (April 12) at the festival’s new offices on the edge of Paris’s trendy Marais quarter for a discussion on the selection […]

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Cannes Lineup Reaches From Spike Lee to Jean-Luc Godard

The 2018 Cannes Film Festival will include new films from directors Spike Lee, Pawel Pawlikowski, David Robert Mitchell and Jean-Luc Godard, as part of a lineup light on American films and long on international auteurs both young and old.Lee’s “BlacKKKlansman” and Mitchell’s “Under the Silver Lake” are the only American movies in the 18-film main […]

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Netflix Threatens to Pull Five Movies From Cannes, Including Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma’ — Report

The Netflix/Cannes divide appears to be growing. Vanity Fair reports that the streaming giant is threatening to pull five films from the festival following the news that only movies that receive a theatrical release in France will receive a spot in the vaunted Official Competition.The five films in question are Alfonso Cuarón’s “Roma,” Jeremy Saulnier’s […]

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Cannes Lineup Predictions: Will Women Directors Gain Ground?

Cannes kicks off nine days earlier this year, on May 8, but the official lineup announcement remains under wraps until April 12, which means the guessing games are already underway. Jake Gyllenhaal (“The Sisters Brothers”), Riley Keough (with three films in the mix), and Juliette Binoche are all expected to walk the red carpet, while […]

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Berlin: New Generation of Mexican Filmmakers on the Rise

It’s the third modern Mexican new wave. Near 30 years after Alfonso Cuaron’s 1991 debut and 15 after Carlos Reygadas’ “Japan” ushered in a second wave that brought off-the-wall style, high art and sometimes brutal violence to international festivals, a new generation of Mexican producers and directors is enjoying its industry consecration.Take the films on […]

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