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‘Summer of 85’ Trailer: Bask in the Beauty of François Ozon’s Retro Gay Romance

“Call Me by Your” what? François Ozon’s new film “Summer of 85,” based on the latest international trailer, looks to be the gay summer-of-love story to end them all. The queer romance, set in 1985, boasts a killer soundtrack including The Cure and Bananarama, gorgeous cinematography, a coastal setting, striped T-shirts, and, of course, a […]

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Luxbox to launch Joachim Lafosse’s ‘The Restless’ at virtual Cannes (exclusive)

Leila Bekhti and Damien Bonnard to star in drama exploring impact of bipolar disorder.Paris-based sales company Luxbox will kick-off sales on Belgian filmmaker Joachim Lafosse’s upcoming drama The Restless at the upcoming Marché du Film Online.Leiïa Bekhti and Damien Bonnard are set to star as a couple, who share a child together, whose life together […]

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Why Cannes’ Canceled Lineup Still Holds Impact (Opinion)

Film festivals are indefinitely on hold, canceled so long as the global coronavirus outbreak makes it unsafe to hold mass gatherings — especially those that bring together guests from different corners of the world. And yet, the lineups keep coming, even though the programmers know their festivals won’t be happening this year.Case in point is […]

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‘The French Dispatch’ is Wes Anderson’s Biggest Film Yet, According to Alexandre Desplat

Wes Anderson is a fastidious filmmaker. We all know this. It’s hard not to watch one of his confectionary creations, full of symmetrical images, controlled performances, and impeccable production design and come away with any other conclusion. But I would not call the auteur a maker of “epic movies.” Until now. Because the composer of […]

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Alexandre Desplat Raves About Wes Anderson’s “Amazing” ‘French Dispatch’: “It’s Fun, It’s Mad, It’s Everything”

Without a doubt, Alexandre Desplat is one of the most talented and respected composers in the film industry. His music has won numerous awards, including Best Original Score Oscars for “The Grand Budapest Hotel” and “The Shape of Water” (he’s been nominated 11 times total). So, this is a person that knows what makes a […]

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‘The French Dispatch’: Wes Anderson Wanted His Cast & Crew To Study Films From Godard, Clouzot & More

It’s fairly common for a filmmaker to present their cast and crew with recommendations of which films to watch in preparation for working together on a new project. However, when you talk about a director as eccentric and unique as Wes Anderson, you have to wonder what films he might recommend for those working on […]

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What a Delayed Cannes Film Festival Means for World Cinema (Column)

When it comes to film festivals, everyone follows Cannes’ lead, which is why it’s curious that the influential French event, originally scheduled to unspool from May 12-23 this year, waited more than a full week after the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic — and two weeks after the French government banned […]

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Wes Anderson’s ‘French Dispatch’ Budget Rivals ‘Grand Budapest,’ Film Will Not Be Four Hours Long

A new Wes Anderson movie is arriving in theaters later this year titled “The French Dispatch,” but it will not be a four-hour epic as advertised this week on IMDb, which listed the film’s runtime at four hours and one minute. IMDb also stated the movie was made up of two parts, with part one […]

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Angouleme Delivers for Wes Anderson’s ‘The French Dispatch’ Shoot

Dotted by hilltop views and an historic city-center, Angouleme in the Southwest of France has, in recent years, developed into a minor production hub for the Gallic industry. Benefiting from its status as France’s cartoonist and graphic arts capital, the city has become renowned for its animation and post-production infrastructure, boasting more than 30 animation […]

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James Mangold To Direct Timothee Chalamet In Searchlight’s ‘Going Electric;’ Bob Dylan’s Move From Folk To Rock Music

Exclusive: Searchlight Pictures has closed a deal with Ford V Ferrari helmer James Mangold to direct Going Electric. Timothee Chalamet is attached to play Bob Dylan during the period when he was poised to become folk music’s most seminal figure. When Dylan instead embraced rock n roll and traded his acoustic guitar for an amp […]

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