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Julia Ducournau Reunites with ‘Raw’ Composer for Pulsating ‘Titane’ Score — Exclusive First Listen

The U.S. release of Julia Ducournau’s historic Palme d’Or winner “Titane” is right around the corner, and IndieWire is marking the occasion by exclusively premiering the first track from Jim Williams’ wild original score. “Titane” reunites Ducournau and Williams after their breakthrough work on the filmmaker’s feature directorial debut “Raw.” The first track released from […]

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The Oscar Race Gets Clearer After the Toronto International Film Festival

No question there’s more to learn from a live film festival than a virtual one. In 2021, live Cannes and Telluride events provided scads of intel on how movies played for audiences and media. Participants were on solid ground. You feel it in a room when a movie plays, from Cannes Palme d’Or-winner “Titane” to […]

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TIFF 2021: In a Weird Year for Festivals, Filmmakers and Programmers Defend the Exclusive Physical Event

This year’s Toronto International Film Festival was a tough gamble by any metric, but even as it scaled back the size of the program and held minimal in-person events, evidence abounded that filmmakers and audiences were eager to get back to the moviegoing experience. Despite pandemic fears, some TIFF attendees found plenty of silver linings.Despite […]

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NYFF 2021 Reveals Spotlight Section: ‘Dune,’ ‘The French Dispatch,’ ‘Red Rocket,’ and More

Film at Lincoln Center on Thursday revealed the lineup of the New York Film Festival’s Spotlight section, showcasing some of the season’s most significant films. They include Denis Villeneuve’s highly anticipated “Dune” adaptation, which will play NYFF after its Venice premiere earlier in September; the North American premiere of Wes Anderson’s “The French Dispatch;” Maggie […]

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Venice 2021 Lineup: ‘Last Duel,’ ‘Dune,’ ‘Spencer,’ ‘Power of the Dog,’ and More

The 2021 Cannes Film Festival brought the international film circuit back to life in roaring fashion earlier this month (French filmmaker Julia Ducournau became the second woman director to win the Palme d’Or thanks to Neon release “Titane”), and next up are the trio of major fall film festivals in September: the Venice Film Festival, […]

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Cannes Chief Thierry Fremaux on the Festival’s Emotional Return and the ‘Joyful Mess’ of the Palme d’Or Ceremony

With the 74th edition of the Cannes Film Festival in the rearview mirror, Variety caught up with the festival’s chief and artistic director Thierry Fremaux to discuss the highlights and surprises of this year’s event. He also praised the “audacity” of Spike Lee’s jury and said this edition was “historic” with female directors winning top […]

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Cannes Palme d’Or goes to female director for only the second time

Julia Ducournau’s serial killer film Titane scoops top award, while best actor and actress go to Caleb Landry Jones and Renate ReinsveThe Palme d’Or, the most prestigious of cinema festival prizes, has gone to Titane, an unconventional and violent film directed by the 37-year-old French director Julia Ducournau.Related: Cannes 2021: Titane didn’t deserve the Palme, […]

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