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Palme d’Or Winner Julia Ducournau on Groundbreaking ‘Titane’: ‘I Don’t Want My Gender to Define Me’

The lineup for this year’s Cannes Film Festival was filled with unpredictability, but at least one certain outcome: “Titane” would get people talking. By the end of the festival, the arrival of the second feature from 37-year-old French director Julia Ducournau would find her becoming the second female director in history to win the Palme […]

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Cannes 2021: Julia Ducournau’s ‘Titane’ wins Palme d’Or

Jury president Spike Lee appeared to accidentally let slip Titane’s win early on stage.Julia Ducournau’s Titane has been awarded the Palme d’Or at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival (July 6-17).Scroll down for full list of winnersDucournau becomes the first solo female filmmaker to take home the Palme d’Or (Jane Campion’s The Piano shared the award […]

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Cannes 2021: Julia Ducournau makes history as ‘Titane’ wins Palme d’Or

Jury president Spike Lee appeared to accidentally let slip Titane’s win early on stage.Julia Ducournau’s Titane has been awarded the Palme d’Or at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival (July 6-17).Scroll down for full list of winnersDucournau becomes the first solo female filmmaker to take home the Palme d’Or (Jane Campion’s The Piano shared the award […]

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Chloé Zhao, Emerald Fennell Make Oscars History as Two Women Nominated for Best Director

It’s about time. For the first time in its nearly hundred-year history, the Oscars have nominated a pair of female filmmakers in its Best Director category, with both Chloé Zhao and Emerald Fennell earning nominations for their films “Nomadland” and “Promising Young Woman,” respectively. Both filmmakers also received screenplay nominations for their films, and each […]

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Amy Pascal on Producing a ‘Radical’ Version of ‘Little Women’

With “Little Women,” producer Amy Pascal has scored her second Oscar nomination (after “The Post”). Writer-director Greta Gerwig’s adaptation of Louisa May Alcott is only the third best picture nominee ever to be produced, written and directed solely by women, following “The Piano” and “Winter’s Bone.” Pascal has another distinction: Of the nine nominated films […]

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Ben Mendelsohn, Essie Davis Star In Oz Pic ‘Babyteeth’, Ivanhoe Sets Vietnam Slate, Blockchain VOD Platform — Global Briefs

Celluloid Dreams has acquired world sales rights (excluding Australia and New Zealand) to Oz pic Babyteeth, which will star Ben Mendelsohn (Ready Player One) and Essie Davis (The Babadook). Production is due to get underway this summer on the Screen Australia-backed movie which is set to be directed by first-timer Shannon Murphy. Pic is being […]

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