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Cannes 2015 jury tried to "balance out" awards

19 hours ago | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Co-president Ethan Coen said the jury tried to “balance out” the awards while Jake Gyllenhaal addresses “controlled suicide”.

The Competition jury of the 68th Cannes Film Festival have spoken out after awarding the Palme d’Or to Jacques Audiard’s Dheepan and a host of other prizes.

Click here for full list of winners

The jury, made up of actors, filmmakers and a musican, was led by co-presidents Joel and Ethan Cohen.

Speaking at a press conference after the ceremony, Joel said of their approach to judging the 19 Competition titles: “We are not a jury of film critics - we are artists looking at work and deciding what to celebrate in each of the works.”

Ethan said: “We couldn’t give a top prize to every movie - but we did try to balance out the attention on each of the films.”

Joel added: “We would have given more films multiple prizes but those are the rules »

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Cannes 2015 jury reflect on their decisions

19 hours ago | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Co-president Ethan Coen said the jury tried to “balance out” the awards while Jake Gyllenhaal addresses “controlled suicide”.

The Competition jury of the 68th Cannes Film Festival have spoken out after awarding the Palme d’Or to Jacques Audiard’s Dheepan and a host of other prizes.

Click here for full list of winners

The jury, made up of actors, filmmakers and a musican, was led by co-presidents Joel and Ethan Cohen.

Speaking at a press conference after the ceremony, Joel said of their approach to judging the 19 Competition titles: “We are not a jury of film critics - we are artists looking at work and deciding what to celebrate in each of the works.”

Ethan said: “We couldn’t give a top prize to every movie - but we did try to balance out the attention on each of the films.”

Joel added: “We would have given more films multiple prizes but those are the rules »

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How the Cannes Film Festival Changed Its Jurors' Lives

21 hours ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: The 2015 Cannes Film Festival WinnersThe jury for the 68th Cannes Film Festival's main competition, led this year by Joel and Ethan Coen, likely all didn't see eye to eye when it came to judging the 19 films vying for the Palme d'Or. But as they revealed to the press following the closing awards ceremony, they did settle on one thing: the experience of being on the jury changed their lives.  No doubt echoing the sentiments of his fellow jurors, Xavier Dolan put it best when he said, "I have never discussed movies with such depth, with [such] generosity and emotion, with such intelligent company. It has transformed me -- not that it will change me an artist, but as a human being reflecting on what movies are. I'm amazed...I feel like a better person." "An experience as intense as this changes your life and perspective, and that affects what you do, »

- Nigel M Smith

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What This Year's Cannes Jury All Agree Upon

21 hours ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: The 2015 Cannes Film Festival WinnersThe jury for the 68th Cannes Film Festival's main competition, led this year by Joel and Ethan Coen, likely all didn't see eye to eye when it came to judging the 19 films vying for the Palme d'Or. But as they revealed to the press following the closing awards ceremony, they did agree on one thing: The experience of being on the jury changed their lives.  No doubt echoing the sentiments of the entire jury, jury member Xavier Dolan put it best when he said, "I have never discussed movies with such depth, with [such] generosity and emotion, with such intelligent company. It has transformed me, not that it will change me an artist, but as a human being reflecting on what movies are. I'm amazed...I feel like a better person." "An experience as intense as this changes your life and perspective, and that affects what you do, »

- Nigel M Smith

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68th Festival de Cannes Awards; Jacques Audiard’s Dheepan Wins Palme d’Or

22 hours ago | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The 12 days of the prestigious 68th Festival de Cannes came to a close on Sunday (May 24, 2015) when the winners were announced during the Awards Ceremony.

The Palme d’Or went to Jacques Audiard’s Dheepan. To escape the civil war in Sri Lanka, a former soldier, a young woman and a little girl pose as a family. They end up settling in a housing project outside Paris. They barely know one another, but try to build a life together.

The prize for Best Actress was shared by Rooney Mara for her role in Carol, by Todd Haynes and Emmanuelle Bercot, for her role in Maïwenn’s Mon Roi.

Best Actor went to Vincent Lindon for his role in Stéphane Brizé’s La Loi Du Marche (The Measure Of A Man).

The Best Director prize was awarded to Nie Yinniang (The Assassin) by Hou Hsiao-Hsien. In 9th Century China, a »

- Movie Geeks

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And the Cannes Film Festival Winners Are...

22 hours ago | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

The Cannes Film Festival is the most prestigious film festival in the world, and its top prize, the Palme d’Or, is film's highest honor. Consequently, people have really fervid feelings about what they think should win. Regardless of which film takes whichever award, it’s usually controversial. This year, the main competition jury, considered by some to be one of the best juries in the festival’s long, illustrious history, was headed by Joel and Ethan Coen (Fargo, No Country for Old Men, The Big Lebowski), and featured Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth), Jake Gyllenhaal, Xavier Dolan (Mommy), Sophie Marceau, Rossy de Palma, Rokia Traoré, and Sienna Miller. Here are the films that won at this year’s Cannes, as reported by Indiewire. Let the angry think pieces commence.Palme d'Or: Dheepan, directed by Jacques Audiard Grand Prix: Son of Saul, directed by Laszlo Nemes Best Director: Hou Hsiao »

- Greg Cwik

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Cannes: Jacques Audiard's 'Dheepan' wins Palme d'Or

23 hours ago | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Other winners include Son Of Saul, The Assassin, Chronic, The Lobster, The Measure Of A Man, Carol and Mon Roi.Scroll down for full list of winners

Jacques Audiard’s Dheepan has won the Palme d’Or at the 68th Cannes Film Festival (May 13-24).

Review: Dheepan

Critics had predicted that Todd HaynesCarol or Hou Hsiao-hsien’s The Assassin would take the top prize, while momentum appeared to shift to Laszlo Nemes’ Son Of Saul when it picked up the Fipresci prize. Even the bookies favoured a different title, pegging Yorgos LanthimosThe Lobster for the prestigious honour.

But while they each left the Lumiere Theatre with one prize apiece, it was Dheepan that claimed the top honour.

The drama centres on a Tamil freedom fighter (Antonythasan Jesuthasan, one of three non-professional Tamil leads) who, near the end of the Sri Lankan Civil War, flees to Europe with a makeshift family hoping to claim asylum »

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Daily | Cannes 2015 | Dheepan Wins the Palme d’Or

23 hours ago | Keyframe | See recent Keyframe news »

The Jury of the 68th Cannes Film Festival, presided over by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen and including Rossy de Palma, Guillermo Del Toro, Xavier Dolan, Jake Gyllenhaal, Sophie Marceau, Sienna Miller and Rokia Traoré, has presented the Palme d'Or to Jacques Audiard's Dheepan. Laszlo Nemes wins the Grand Prix for Son of Saul. The Prix du Jury goes to Yorgos Lanthimos for The Lobster. Best Director: Hou Hsiao-hsien for The Assassin. Best Screenplay: Michel Franco for Chronic. Best Actress is a split: Rooney Mara for Carol and Emmanuelle Bercot for Mon roi. Best Actor: Vincent Lindon for The Measure of a Man. » - David Hudson »

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Cannes: ‘Son of Saul’ Wins Grand Prix

24 May 2015 10:21 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Cannes — The jury of the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival handed out its awards on Sunday night.

Taiwanese auteur Hou Hsiao-hsien received the festival’s director prize for “The Assassin,” a visually dazzling martial-arts epic set in ninth-century China.

The actress prize was awarded, in a tie victory, to Rooney Mara for her performance as a 1950s shopgirl in Todd Haynes’ lesbian love story, “Carol,” and to Emmanuelle Bercot for her turn as a Frenchwoman in an emotionally destructive relationship in Maiwenn’s “Mon roi.” One of the most prominent faces of the 2015 festival, having directed the opening-night film, “Standing Tall,” Bercot gave an effusive speech during which juror Xavier Dolan could be seen brushing away tears.

Haynes accepted on behalf of Mara, who had already returned to New York from the festival. “She would be so completely blown away by this prize,” he said. “I’m just so proud of her work, »

- Justin Chang

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"Dheepan" Takes The Cannes Palme d'Or

24 May 2015 10:10 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

After nearly two weeks of screenings, the 68th Cannes Film Festival has come to a close with this year's awards having now been handed out.

Jacques Audiard's "Dheepan" has taken the top prize of this year's Palme d’Or, a surprising choice considering reviews for the film were mixed. Jesuthasan Antonythasan stars in the film as a Sri Lankan Tamil warrior who flees to France and ends up working as a caretaker.

Laszlo Nemes' raved about "Son Of Saul" scored the second place Grand Prix award, whilst Yorgos Lanthimos' "The Lobster" took this year's Jury Prize. Also scoring honors were Rooney Mara ("Carol") and Emmanuelle Bercot ("Mon Roi") sharing a best actress win, and Vincent Lindon ("The Measure Of A Man") winning for best actor.

Hou Hsiao-hsien won best director for "The Assassin," Michel Franco took a best screenplay award for "Chronic," "La Tierra Y La Sombra" took the Camera d'Or, »

- Garth Franklin

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Cannes: Jacques Audiard's Dheepan Wins Palme d'Or

24 May 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

The 68th Cannes Film Festival has wound down after 12 days of premieres screenings and controversies about shoe policies, and all that was left was the award ceremony to wrap things up. Winners this year included Jacques Audiard’s Dheepan, which took the Palme d’Or and Rooney Mara for Todd HaynesCarol. Audiard winning seems something of a controversial choice, since, while it was admired, it hasn’t been as praised as the likes of Son Of Saul or Carol. Still, the other films got their due alongside quirky romantic drama The Lobster and Hou Hsaio-hsien’s impressive martial arts epic The Assassin. The Jury for the Main Competition this year included Joel and Ethan Coen, Guillermo del Toro, Sienna Miller, Sophie Marceau, Jake Gyllenhaal, Rossy de Palma, Rokia Traoré and Xavier Dolan. Here’s the full list of winners: Palme d’OrJacques Audiard, DheepanGrand PrixLaszlo Nemes, Son Of Saul Best DirectorHou Hsiao-hsien, »

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'Dheepan' takes Palme d'Or, and all the other 2015 Cannes Film Festival winners

24 May 2015 9:40 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Cannes — The 2015 Cannes Film Festival has officially come to an end and, in something of a surprise, the winner of the Palme d'Or went to Jacques Audiard's "Dheepan."  The presidents of the jury, Ethan and Joel Coen, reminded the media during the final press conference these honors weren't determined by critics.  Instead, they were chosen by a nine-member jury which included notable names such as Guillermo Del Toro, Jake Gyllenhaal, Xavier Dolan, Sienna Miller and Sophie Marceau. Other major winners included "Son of Saul," which took the Grand Prix, "The Assassin," which took Best Director for Hsiao-hsien Hou; "The Lobster," which won the Jury Prize; and "Chronic," which won Best Screenplay. Veteran French actor Vincent Lindon was a mile surprise picking up the Best Actor prize for "La Loi Du Marche," but the bigger story was Best Actress. There was a split in the category amongst Rooney Mara ("Carol »

- Gregory Ellwood

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Cannes: Will ‘The Assassin’ Slay the Competition?

23 May 2015 5:28 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Given the number of films in competition (19), the correspondingly infinite number of possible award/talent configurations, and the sheer impossibility of guessing at the individual and collective tastes of nine jurors, predicting the major award winners at the Cannes Film Festival is obviously a fool’s errand — and one that our critics on the Croisette have gladly undertaken.

Guy Lodge

Palme d’Or: “The Assassin.” Word on the street — and among British bookies — is that my own favorite film of the fest, Yorgos Lanthimos’ high-wire relationship fantasy “The Lobster,” is the one to beat, though whether that’s based on honest hearsay or a projection of the Coen brothers’ taste for dryer-than-dust comedy, I can’t say. As much as it would thrill me to see such a singular combination of concept-y formalism and perverse heart-tugging take the prize, I have a hard time seeing it as the unifying consensus »

- Guy Lodge and Justin Chang

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Leonardo DiCaprio Sells Yacht Dinner for $280,000 at Cannes amfAR Gala

22 May 2015 6:27 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In a mansion-sized tent at the Hotel du Cap-Eden Roc outside Cannes, Tom Ford and Eva Longoria were trying to sell a collection of dresses to the highest bidder. The garments up for grabs at the Thursday night’s amfAR Cinema Against AIDS auction had just been showcased in a fashion show on steroids, which featured 40 models strutting up and down the runway and then returning onstage for an impromptu dance. The crowd of A-list celebrities, oligarchs and other rich-and-famous were impressed.

But nobody seemed to love the spectacle more than “Blurred Lines” singer Robin Thicke, 38, who sat a table close to the action. He kept standing up, sitting down, standing up and clapping, like he was cheering on his favorite sports team. His date, 20-year-old April Love Geary (also a model), didn’t seem to mind.

This annual amfAR event feels like the Golden Globes (or the Met Gala) of France. »

- Ramin Setoodeh

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Frameline Film Fest Slates Auteurs and Indies, From Rw Fassbinder to Peter Greenaway

20 May 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Frameline turns 39 this year and in spirit, the fest has programmed an ambitious showcase of hot circuit titles, world premieres and retrospectives, with juried and audience awards to follow. In total there are 180 films lined up from 33 countries, including 18 first features and 64 films directed by women. For San Francisco movie lovers, Frameline offers a wonderful West Coast counterpart to La's Outfest in July. On June 18, the world's longest-running Lgbt film fest opens with Justin Kelly's 2015 Sundance premiere "I Am Michael," a compassionate portrait of gay activist turned born again heterosexual Michael Glatze (James Franco) and his strained relationship with his longtime partner (Zachary Quinto). The festival closes with writer/director Natalia Leite's Tribeca "Bare," a rural lesbian romance set in nowheresville Nevada that premiered at Tribeca this year. Read More: Stream These Ten Lgbt Art Film Classics, From Jean Genet to Xavier Dolan In between, »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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Watch: Xavier Dolan Doing Voice Work For Pixar's 'Inside Out' In New Featurette Plus Two Clips From The Film

19 May 2015 9:22 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Disney's "Inside Out" has premiered at Cannes receiving strong reviews (here's ours), and assuring fans of Pixar that the company still has plenty of creative, non-sequel juice in the tank. And while Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Lewis Black, Mindy Kaling, and Phyllis Smith provide the English voices for the film, as is usually the case, for international releases, different celebrities voices are used to deliver the movie in local languages. And for French Quebec, current Cannes jury member, and wunderkind filmmaker Xavier Dolan is lending his voice to the character of Fear (voiced by Hader in the English version).  In a new behind-the-scenes featurette (in French), you can watch Dolan perform his lines en francais. It's fun watching him get animated (sorry) for Pixar's movie, and as fans of the filmmaker know, he's long been a go-to voiceover artist in Quebec playing Ron Weasley in the "Harry Potter" films, Tad in "Finding Nemo, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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MK2 Bows Second Cinema Paradiso Edition, Eyes Expansion (Exclusive)

18 May 2015 10:41 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

MK2, the Paris-based arthouse exhibition and sales company, is ramping up its alternative moviegoing projects with the second edition of Cinema Paradiso.

Created and spearheaded by MK2 Agency’s boss Elisha Karmitz, Cinema Paradiso is an 11-day festival dedicated to movies, food and clubbing housed at the Grande Palais, one of Paris’ most prestigious venues. For the occasion, the Grand Palais will be transformed with two 2,000-seat theaters featuring front-row beds, France’s biggest nightclub, a bowling alley and a restaurant. Karmitz, who started his career in the music industry, has secured a strong lineup of DJs and musicians such as Breakbot.

Cinema Paradiso will host the French premiere of “Entourage” for Warner Bros. on the festival’s opening night on June 16. Xavier Dolan’s “Mommy” will also playing on opening night.

Cinema Paradiso has also attracted Chanel as a sponsor. The fashion house will customize the bowling alley inside »

- Elsa Keslassy

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Dolan's 'End Of The World' draws buyers

18 May 2015 10:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Seville International has closed a raft of deals here on Xavier Dolan’s upcoming It’s Only the End Of The World (Juste La Fin Du Monde) featuring arguably the most prestigious cast of any film in the market.

Anick Poirier and Natalie Kampelmacher have licensed rights in Australia (Transmission), Germany (Weltkino), Switzerland (Praesens), Poland (Hagi), South Korea (Atnine), former Yugoslavia (Discovery), Russia (A-One) and Portugal (Alambique).

Production on the Sons Of Manual and MK2 drama is expected to begin at the end of May after Dolan completes his Cannes jury duty.

The drama about a man who returns to the family fold to announce his imminent death will star Marion Cotillard, Léa Seydoux, Vincent Cassel, Nathalie Baye and Gaspard Ulliel.

The slew of sales complements several deals that closed in the run-up to Cannes that saw Curzon Artificial Eye license the UK, Lucky Red acquire Italy and Pictures Dept for Japan.

MK2 will channel »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Cannes Europe-Latin America Buyers Guide: Titles Cross Over

18 May 2015 8:10 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In international, every territory is its own story and that includes arthouse markets — but patterns emerge. In some parts of Latin America, such as Mexico and Colombia, arthouse audiences may be growing, though from a low base. The key: Dedicated arthouse/alternative circuit construction, and support from major exhib circuits. Many, but not all, European markets suffer diminishing youth attendance and TV sales.

Big hits can be spectacular, including “Beauty and the Beast” for Peru’s Delta and Cine Colombia’s “La Famille Belier.” Individual initiatives are encouraging: ABC Cinemien’s monthly Lgbt night creates an event out of theatrical attendance. One problem for Latin American movies in Europe is that they are frequently not European films. Euro titles, in contrast, far more often tap Euro distribution awards. But Latin American films will always have Paris. The surprise isn’t that Brazil’s Tucuman Films has set up a French distribution op there, »

- John Hopewell and Christopher Pickard

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Week in Review: Cannes ’15 Pickups Coming Soon

15 May 2015 10:49 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

While there’s a film festival going on in Cannes, so much of the festival and the buzz comes, like it is with Sundance, from purchases and pickups of many of the titles being screened there, and even those that aren’t. There are countless deals being struck, but we did our best to round up just a few of the more notable titles that will some day be arriving stateside.

First up, Gus Van Sant’s The Sea of Trees with Matthew McConaughey and Ken Watanabe will be distributed in the U.S. by Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions. Atom Egoyan’s Remember, starring Christopher Plummer, was picked up by A24. The comedy Geezer, starring Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong, has been picked up by Hyde Park International. Werner Herzog’s Queen of the Desert with Nicole Kidman has been picked up by Atlas Distribution for a planned September release. »

- Brian Welk

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